Relay & Front

Real Name:
Mark-Ramon Varlashev & Roman Lobanev
Relay & Front, two producers from Finland and Estonia, teamed up in summer 2011 when they were both 19 years of age. Initially meeting regularly online, they eventually started working together after Front successfully enticed Relay into the world of drum ‘n’ bass. Their style, often described as liquid drum ‘n’ bass, has a lot in common with material from known acts like Makoto, Camo & Crooked and Netsky.

Long time before the summer of 2011 Mark-Ramon has already been playing the guitar for a huge period of time & he often tried to produce music with computer but his productions were strongly limited by progressive trance & house, he used his other alias “Nightrunner” for all progressive tunes he made, he even managed to release one of his tracks as single (Mega Noise released Big Boys Don’t Cry on 5 May). By the way Front was devoted fan of drum & bass long before the time when UKF received his 1000 subscriber.

As the interest to music increased they started to discuss music production more often. Front was one of few guys whom Relay could send his work for feedback. Several times Front tried to entice Relay in the world of drum & bass, but the result was achieved right after Relay got his copy of Drum&BassArena Evolution compilation. It impressed boy so much that he decided to try himself in another genre. Nevertheless, he felt that he won’t be able to succeed without help of drum & bass guru well experienced as front so that is how the project was created.

Thanks to Front’s great drum & bass experience of & Relay’s huge interest in music production guys managed to develop their own side of drum & bass with more real instruments such as guitars, pianos, flutes & saxophones. Now their primary goal is producing more & more, to be sure that their music is interesting and demanded.


Relay & Front Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

AW 01382 Relay & Front - Soul Directions album art Relay & Front Soul Directions(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) DOOH! Records AW 01382 Germany 2011
RAD 006 Relay & Front - Farewell Letter / Farseer album art Relay & Front Farewell Letter / Farseer(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Rub-A-Duck RAD 006 Netherlands 2011


LQT010 Relay & Front - Meant To Stay album art Relay & Front / Skit (5) Relay & Front / Skit (5) - Meant To Stay(2xFile, MP3, 320) Liquid Tones LQT010 UK 2012

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