Delta Heavy – influenced as much by UK drum & bass as the recent explosion of dance music in the US – have truly international appeal. In fact, they recently submitted a track for inclusion on a Rihanna album and have already played to 20,000-capacity crowds in the States. But Si and Ben’s dream is for Delta Heavy to eventually make the transition from purveyors of club bangers to architects of a more song-based sonic assault.
“That’s the dream for everyone, selling out the 02,” decides Ben. “We feel like we’ve taken the dancefloor tracks to the limit. The next step is to craft tunes that are more song-based.
Delta Heavy – their name taken from a 2001 tour by progressive house duo Sasha & Digweed, – are taking what Si correctly describes as “forward-thinking, impact-based electronic music with a twist” to the next level.
We’ve definitely been known as one of the heavier hitters of the game,” admits Si. “Now we’re going to expand on what we do. Our debut album will hopefully make that happen.”