Billon was formed at the start of 2013 by London based producers Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond.
Combining crisp, cutting edge production with a love of classic analogue synths, Billon create a sound that both nods to the past and looks to the future of electronic music, drawing influence from classic house, techno and UK garage.
Their first productions as Billon that were uploaded to Soundcloud – ‘Turn It Around’ and ‘Hurt Me’- were discovered within a couple of days by Skream and supported on BBC Radio 1, with Skream proclaiming ‘Hurt Me’ ‘…is a fucking belter!’
Their debut EP was released in July 2013 on Rinse and added Mistajam, EZ, Bondax, and Simon Dunmore to their list of supporters. The lead track ‘Hurt Me’ landed in the Beatport Deep House Chart. In the same month Annie Mac selected their collaboration with Yasmin – a reworking of Whitney Houston’s song ‘Thinking About You’ – for a ‘Free Music Monday’, clocking up over 200,000 streams on Soundcloud as well becoming a favorite on the Eton Messy YouTube channel.
Their second EP, titled The Meditate EP, was released on March 24th 2014. i-D Magazine, Planet Notion, Eton Messy, Pitchfork, Clash, Hunger TV and Less Than Three supported the EP online, and Mistajam and Rob Da Bank played tracks on their radio shows, with Kiss, Capital Xtra also supporting.
With summer 2014 just round the corner, Annie Mac gave their newest track its debut on Radio 1. Titled ‘Special’, it features the powerful, vital vocal of Maxine Ashley over Billon’s finest production to date. Subsequently, Mistajam, Skream, DJ Target, MK, Lee Foss (Hot Natured), Tensnake, Groove Armada, Oliver Helden, Todd Edwards, The Magician, Ben Pearce, Moon Boots, Kaskade have all supported.
Billon are also chalking up a great run of remixes, having added their stamp to releases from Katy B (Still), Route 94 (My Love), All About She (Higher (Free)), and Joel Compass (Astronaut), Ella Eyre (If I Go), Kiesza (Giant In My Heart), and Wanklemut & Emma Louise (Head Is A Jungle)