When it comes to drum & bass imprints, it’s hard to ignore the rise of the Born On Road juggernaut. A Bristol-based label that has been flying the flag for the underground scene for just over a decade, Born On Road are quickly becoming a global force. Beatport sits down with label founders Kelvin 373 and Aries to discuss their 10-year deep venture.
2023 was a huge year for the label’s growth, in amongst a seminal year for D&B exposure globally. From touring New Zealand and Australia to a huge UK tour hitting eight cities before finally culminating this March with a finale at London’s Drumsheds. It all comes as part of Born On Road’s ten-year-anniversary celebrations, where the label has been toasting a decade of longevity. Despite the milestone, Aries is quick to highlight Born On Road’s focus on pushing the label further. “We’ve always been about progressing forwards, that’s the way we work” he says. “If we’d stayed in the same place with what we’re doing, or our sound, we wouldn’t be sitting here right now.”
Born On Road launched their label with Cygnus Music and we look forward to many more years of success with them!