- Legion


Comprised of Hunter Watson and Lee Griffin, the American production outfit Legion was recently announced by DJ Hype as the first U.S. production team to sign to the venerable UK based True Playaz label. The group was forged in 2009 from early tech-step and jungle roots dating back to the No- U turn, Renegade Hardware, Virus, DSCI4 days at the heart of the UK scene. Residing from NYC, Atlanta and Denver, the three had been existing as touring Dj’s and producers since before the turn of the millennia.After managing to get a few demos ready in spring of 2009 with the collaborative help of NC-17 and Koldfront, the team landed a track inVirus Recordings bosses Ed Rush & Optical’s hands. This soon lead to their naturalization to the musical world under this new moniker and was officially stamped by Ed Rush & Optical live at their Travel The Galaxy LP TV Launch.Not wanting to conform to the current sound of any resident labels, long time friend Nathan Vinaill aka Skynet and Drum and Bass Arena’s own, The Risky, helped them slate their Debut EP to their brand new label, Sine Language Imprint. The Signal of Design EP ft. NC-17 and Koldfront was then well received by the myriad of Drum and Bass elite. It debuted with multiple Top 20 spots on Beatport’s Drum and Bass Top 100 Charts as well as the #4 release on the DNBA store. It was upon this very momentum in early 2010 which lead them to slate singles in the form of Devil with Aces ft. Genr8 to Bad Chemistry Recordings and the vocal track entitled Both Sides ft. Adam Wright to Grid Recordings’ sister label All Sorts Recordings.With this new inclusion of Rnb/Pop singer Adam Wright, Legion was breaking ground on a deeper side of Drum and Bass. It was this new sound for them that caught the attention of Hospital Records artist Netsky and received mainstream radio airplay by the likes of Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1ʹ′s Essential Mix series with Netsky. The song was also receiving heavy rotation by Dj Hype on his Kiss100 FM Radio show in the UK. Realizing this new sound was taking hold, Dj Hype specifically called the producers forth live on his Kiss100 FM Radio show to forge another piece like this for his upcoming Flavours series on Playaz. The team quickly began gaining unanimous support from the very same artists that influenced their sound.Artists like Teebee & Calyx, Cause4Concern, Dieselboy, Upbeats, Dom & Roland, and Pendulum were supporting their productions on a global platform.Sharing a studio space with long time friend Mayhem, they were soon introduced by the Shadow Law Recordings boss to the likes of a fresh techno-fueled producer named Logam. They soon hit it off and teamed up for the dance floor stormers Blackout and House of Cards ft. Adam Wright earlier this year. The songs were a perfect marriage of classic Drum and Bass and future minimal experimentation. Blackout was immediately sent to Dj Hype’s inbox and slated for Flavours Vol. 5 with a release date of February of 2013 on Hype’s Playaz imprint. House of Cards has received global play from Kiss FM in the UK to Groningen Holland for the live taping of Noisia Invite’s #6 and is currently in the works for release on Ram Records Sublabel Program LTD with a release date of August 24th 2014.