Todd Edwards, Shermanology, And Rudimental Unite For Seminal Defected Record Release “Rain”

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Defected Records presents a series of extra special collaborative releases Together, integrating talent from the label’s storied past and the stars of its future, as legendary UKG pioneer Todd Edwards, Caribbean-Dutch duo Shermanology, and UK band Rudimental come together for ‘Rain.’

The three artists are household names in their own right, and their ongoing friendship has resulted in this extra special record born out of ‘a place of love.’

Todd’s history with Defected is well documented, and the relationship has grown exponentially since the acquisition of his back catalog in 2021, decorated by frequent sets at the label’s landmark events and flagship festivals – culminating in a Deluxe Edition of his House Masters compilation featuring remixes from modern house and garage legends. One such remix includes Andy and Dorothy Sherman as Shermanology, with their hearty mix of UKG, Caribbean, and soul influences permeating Todd’s ‘Show Me A Sign.’ The duo made their highly anticipated Defected debut in 2023 with ‘Sometimes,’ a record that received major radio play globally and soundtracked the following summer.

They are joined by Rudimental, the platinum-selling band whose success in both underground and commercial scenes is widely respected. The band earned UK #1s and showcased its new-era sound; the group first teased this collaboration at Defected’s ambitious 2024 Livestream, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, featuring 25 DJs playing B2B.

Throughout the bright and uplifting release, ‘Rain’, ‘Todd’s unmistakable signature sound blends with Shermanology’s joyous vocals and production plus Rudimental’s underground electronic style for a match made in heaven, a seminal release in the Defected catalog and a triumph of its recently launched Together series.

‘Rain’ is available April 12th on Defected