The first international artist Star Warz ever invited was the mighty Ed Rush and now he’s back. Not only with an exclusive showcase of Virus Recordings, but also to present his latest album with Optical ‘No Cure’.
Virus Recordings is without a doubt one of the world's best loved Drum ‘n’ Bass record labels. It has released genre defining music since 1998 and is the label that started neuro-funk: the baddest, darkest music that pushed the boundaries of Drum ‘n’ Bass to places where other labels were and are too scared to go. Founded by Ed Rush & Optical for their joint productions, it became the home for several well received 12” and then the mythical album ‘Wormhole’ appeared. Dropping that immense debut album upon an unsuspecting scene, Ed Rush & Optical literally created an entirely new set of rules for succeeding in Drum ‘n’ Bass: take a set of tracks considered too edgy for the major players of the time, add your own label and a pinch of self determination and you end up with what is still widely regarded as the best Drum ‘n’ Bass LP of all time!
Ed Rush & Optical have since moved through three more critically acclaimed albums, ‘The Creeps’, ‘Original Doctor Shade’ and the incredible semi-live project ‘Chameleon’, all with their own individual styles and personalities. 2009 saw them tackle the release of their fifth long player, ‘Travel The Galaxy’ a project which once again proved them as true masters of their trade and many claimed was their best work since Wormhole.
The duo have now finished their latest album ‘No Cure’, a project which brings an eagerly awaited injection of that classic Virus future funk with a blend of today’s production techniques and is again very hard to resist. We are delighted to be part of the worldwide tour presenting these new, defining sounds to the public!