Born in West London, renowned Drum & Bass producers and DJs Ed Rush &
Optical played a major part in development of D&B on labels including
Nico’s No U Turn, Grooverider’s Prototype & Goldie’s Metalheadz. In 1998
they founded Virus Recordings and in 1999 released their debut Album
Wormhole to much critical acclaim. The second album “The Creeps”, took the
duo to new production heights, collaborating for the first time with
vocalists and giving the Virus imprint its first national chart placing.
In 2003 Ed Rush & Optical released their third album “The Original Doctor
Shade”. As well as working on their own albums the duo have collaborated
with and produced tracks for artists including Goldie, Grooverider, Roni
Size, Skunk Anansie and Ram Trilogy.