Our roots can be traced back to 1996 when James Cotterill identified the potential for a dedicated online portal for the then-fledgling drum & bass scene. Drum&BassArena was born. The first site of its kind, it united the genre’s global audience and created a firm platform for a wide variety of media developments. By 1998 James and Diluk Dias had established AEI. In the years that followed, the company has naturally expanded, incorporating recorded music, unique content, live events, digital sales and artist and brand development. An organic growth, driven by our passion for the music and our aim to be the household name in bass music, AEI Media is now recognised as an industry leader in music-based content publishing to youth audiences in this growing field. Now able to develop and nurture talent and deliver them to the focused audiences via our tried and tested branded platforms, we provide 360° support for each artist while providing fans with the best bass music experience possible.