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Disenfranchised and frustrated with Britain's early-'90s rave scene, former club promoters and DJs Charlie Hall and Lol Hammond formed the Drum Club as a combination production/remix act. Inspired by groups like Spiral Tribe, DiY and Tonka on the emerging free-festival circuit, the duo toured with Orbital on the MIDI Circus during 1993, and their debut album Everything Is Now appeared soon after, on Big Life Records (also the home of the Orb). After remixing Hardkiss, Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia and System 7 among others, the pair was soon tagged as one of the hottest remixing teams in Britain. Their follow-up Drums Are Dangerous was a breakthrough of sorts, earning an American release through Instinct in 1994. Instinct also documented Hall and Hammond's crucial concert appearances on 1995's Live in Iceland. Later that year, however, Hammond formed the breakbeat act Slab! with Nina Walsh. ~ John Bush