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RAGE - 30 year anniversary

New Release Forthcoming – RAGE PART 1 & PART 2 RELEASED FRIDAY 31 MAY

RAGE - 30 year anniversary
RAGE – 30 year anniversary

RAGE

A STORY OF THE BIRTHPLACE OF BASS MUSIC TOLD WITH TRACKS SELECTED BY FOUNDERS FABIO & GROOVERIDER.
FIRST & SECOND VINYL INSTALMENTS ‘RAGE PART 1 & PART 2’ RELEASED FRIDAY 31 MAY

VARIOUS ARTISTS
LABEL: ABOVE BOARD PROJECTS
4 2xLP, 2CD & DIGITAL RELEASE
LP1 & LP 2 RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 31 MAY
LP3 & LP4, 2CD & DIGITAL: RELEASE DATE FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019
https://lnk.to/RAGE-LP

Above Board Projects has announced the release of ‘RAGE’, a story of the birthplace of bass music told with tracks selected by Fabio & Grooverider. The album celebrates 30 years since the launch of RAGE, the seminal weekly club night that gave a platform to the
emergent UK street sounds of acid, techno, breakbeat, hardcore, jungle and drum & bass.

The RAGE compilation, a 32-track album, released in a series of four separate double vinyl LPs, double CD, digital and stream, with all tracks available on vinyl and digitally, captures the energy of the halcyon days of rave with a collection of highly-influential, game-changing records famously associated with Fabio & Grooverider, who have been at the forefront of electronic music for over 3 decades. The two London DJs are part of the DNA of the global jungle/drum & bass movement and they have remained relevant, cutting edge, authoritative and essential to this truly underground artform since its inception.

The first and second double vinyl instalments of the album will be released on Friday 31st May. ‘RAGE PART 1’ and ‘RAGE PART 2’ sees selections from Fabio & Grooveriders’ groundbreaking archive including proto-jungle, breakbeat and New York deep House classics rubbing shoulders with acid house, techno and UK rave tracks. Each track is accompanied by liner-notes from Fabio & Grooverider that map out some of the intense musical journeys these tunes took the RAGE crew on. Highlights of the first brace of 2 X 12 inch releases include Wots My Code’s infamous ‘Dubplate’ bubbles nicely alongside Ritchie Hawtin’s Cybersonik motor city anthem ‘Technarchy’, 33 1/3 Queen’s technoid house banger ‘Searchin’ sits shoulder to shoulder with Tic Tac Toe’s monstrous ‘Ephemerol’. Truly a masterclass in the sound of the underground, from the inside out.

RAGE is an album of classic underground electronic tracks that rumbled and echoed through the dark, labyrinthine, cavernous halls of London’s Heaven nightclub, bringing an essential new darker alternative to club land and the global festival and rave scenes. Fabio & Groove rider’s RAGE was borne out of acid house and housed in the same venue that also hosted acid house clubs Spectrum, Land Of Oz, Garage, and Pyramid in 1988 with Future and Troll in its Sound shaft back room. However, Rage added an essential grimy, urban street credibility to the genre, creating a schism in dance music when house music separated from techno and its urban, bass-fuelled manifestation on the dancefloor, known collectively at the time as hard-core, which further developed into the faster jungle and drum & bass sounds Fabio & Groove rider also pioneered at RAGE, arguably the ground zero of jungle.

The party was started by Fabio & Groove rider in 1988, at the height of Acid House fever that was making it’s way up and down the motorways, slip-roads, fields and warehouses of the M25 and further beyond every weekend, troubling the nation, the police, your parents and the press as it went. RAGE was a different beast, it certainly channeled some of that Acid energy but pitted it against the new and exciting sounds emanating from Belgium, Amsterdam, Detroit, Sheffield, Essex and Hackney and in turn created a new style, a new sonic attitude and energy in the process. Rumbling bass-lines, narcotic synth rushes and roughly chopped and sped-up break beats all merged into a style that we now know as Jungle. Nothing like this had been heard before, this was a brand new style and it was coming out of London’s West End and Fabio & Groove rider were the people firmly behind it.

The sonic and cultural legacy of RAGE is still being felt today, Fabio & Groove rider are still shutting down raves and festivals every weekend all over the world with their superior DJ sets and musical knowledge guided by their pioneering spirit. This musical selection you hold in your hands, the first of 4 parts, sees them delve into their prodigious memories and record boxes to select a true musical representation of the very beginning of one of the UK’s most unique and influential musical movements of the last 50 years.

Above Board are releasing the first two instalments of a series of four double vinyl albums ‘RAGE’ on Friday 31st May 2019, ahead of the second two vinyl volumes and full album release including CD, digital and streaming versions on Friday 21st June.

Grooverider – Metalheadz Platinum Breakz Tour


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metalheadz_logo– Zap Club, Brighton – 16.09.1996

Im digging through our audio archive folders and a heap of old DAT recordings (ahead of our History session event at Phonox, Brixton, London on the 4/11/2015) we found this absolute classic mix from the great Grooverider. Recorded at the historic Zap club in Brighton. Enjoy.

You can catch the man himself performing a special ‘Prototype Years’ history set at Phonox on the 4/11/2015… Tickets are currently as of today close to selling out:

7 Headline acts (including our host) will be performing on the night right from 9PM up until 3AM close, Blue Note sets & History sets from start to finish, taking you back to the 90’s where this music was built.

Artists are being announced gradually in the lead up to the event, watch this space…

(ARTIST 1 TBA on 01/11/2015)
Grooverider ‘Prototype Years’ set
Dj Randall ’92 to 94′ set
Dj Lee
Bailey
(ARTIST 6 TBA on 24/10/2015)
Hosted by Cleveland Watkiss

We take you back to our early days, back to where it began – The legendary Blue Note. On the night you can catch DJ’s from that era (and beyond) laying it down just how they did back then.

*Earlybirds – SOLD OUT
*1st release – SOLD OUT
*2nd release – SOLD OUT.
*Final Release – On sale now (70% sold).

Buy your ticket directly from the Metalheadz store and save with a reduced booking fee (ticket confirmation must be clearly printed and brought to the event with no exceptions):
bit.ly/1Lxg454

Tickets via RA:
www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?763515

Important ticket information:
– You will be required to show ID matching the ticket buyer’s name or proof of purchase.
– Duplicated tickets are automatically detected upon entry and will be refused admission.
– Barcodes (for RA) must be presented clearly for them to be successfully scanned.
– Re-selling these tickets for profit or commercial gain will render them void.
– All tickets are purchased at risk of changeable weather conditions.
– The venue or promoter reserves the right to refuse admission.

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Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com

DnBShare.Com – 10 years of Drum and Bass Downloads #WeLoveDnBShare

DnBShare.Com – Celebrating 10 years of Free Drum and Bass Downloads #WeLoveDnBShare

Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com
Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com

It seems almost like yesterday every DJ around the world found somewhere to upload and share their mixes. The site has kept its very minimal look with only very minor updates, as the original was simply PERFECT for what was needed!

Of course like any site it has its flaws (they would call them features), your mix would only stay on their database as long as it was receiving downloads. Its fair enough really as disk space maybe cheap these days, but it doesnt pay for itself! And maybe also that searching for something is a bit simplistic (it works 100%, but maybe could be better)

Advertising on the site has always been kept to a single standard rotating banner which on many occasions actually has some products Ive been interested in and purchased.

Basically the site has been there almost constantly (i remember 1 glitch 2-3 years ago it was down for a day), and been relied upon by DJs around the world since 2006.

That day when the site did go down a few years ago was around the time when Chemical Records closed down I think, and it made me think of the importance to the DnB Scene DnBShare.com actually is!!! Could DJs live without it? What alternatives are there out there? Mixcloud and Soundcloud may all look very nice, but they are hugely more complicated to put in track names, maybe pay a fee, graphics and artwork, description, hashtags etc etc when all a DJ wants to do is upload a mix and share a link !!!

We are not sure the exact date when DNBSHARE.COM came into existance in 2006, but it also could be regarded as a timeline of the Drum and Bass scene around the world, featuring the headline DJ acts, seeing the evolution of internet radio stations both past and present, as well as sets from bedroom DJs around the world, or producers trying to get their music heard. Weve done a search for mixes we have featured here on drumandbasslines.com over the last few years and come up with the following historical DnB gems you can download for free from the links below direct from the dnbshare.com website. Heres a collection of the best from the nineties- GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN :

1992

PHANTASY innersense nye 92 – http://sh.st/vFskq HERE
LTJ BUKEM 92 seduction 3 ltj bukem 92 seduction 3 – http://sh.st/vFaBK HERE

1993

DOC SCOTT live at dance trance 1993 – http://sh.st/vFaCM HERE
KENNY KEN, FEARLESS, NAVIGATOR scarlet quest 1993 – http://sh.st/vFsTf HERE
MOVING SHADOW mix1 late93mid94 – http://sh.st/vFs2V HERE

1994

KENNY KEN studio mix volume 1 1994 – http://sh.st/vFaLK HERE
DOUGAL with mcs JUICEMAN mutley hooligan evolution 4 30 04 94 – http://sh.st/vFssV HERE

1995

LTJ BUKEM dreamscape 21 december 31 1995 – http://sh.st/vFseo HERE
GROOVERIDER philosophy november 1995 – http://sh.st/vFsfU HERE
jungle 1995 telepathy steppin MICKEY FINN, SHABBA yank – http://sh.st/vFsUO HERE

1996

jungle slammer best of 96 DJ BROCKIE easy d youtube – http://sh.st/vFak9 HERE
BROCKIE, SHY FX heat 96 brockie shy fx heat 96 2 – http://sh.st/vFaLE HERE
KENNY KEN b2 DR S GACHET desire 3rd feb 1996 – http://sh.st/vFaB0 HERE
MICKEY FINN desire 96 – http://sh.st/vFaNs HERE
radio one ZINC hype ron mc navigator gq 15 11 96 – http://sh.st/vFssS HERE

1997

NICKY BLACKMARKET live helter skelter energy 97 b – http://sh.st/vFaZW HERE
ANDY C telepathy 1997 feat shabba d bassman spyda part 1 mp3 8460 – http://sh.st/vFaMk HERE
PHOTEK essential mix 28121997 – http://sh.st/vFa4c HERE
MAMPI SWIFT w navigator kool fm 97 side a by p culmann – http://sh.st/vFa8l HERE
ED RUSH i sko above the cloudz iceland 14 01 1997 – http://sh.st/vFstC HERE
GROOVERIDER helterskelter 1997 – http://sh.st/vFscS HERE
BROCKIE alongside the SKIBADEE and MC DET jungle fever 97 – http://sh.st/vFscK HERE

1998

ZINC helter skelter energy 98 08 08 1998 1 – http://sh.st/vFsxy HERE
SHY FX, MICKEY FINN fever 1998 side a – http://sh.st/vFsOx HERE
SHY FX, MICKEY FINN fever 1998 side b – http://sh.st/vFsOu HERE

1999

BROCKIE, SHABBA 1999 – http://sh.st/vFa68 HERE
ANDY C 1999 kiss 100 fm 11 11 1999 – http://sh.st/vFsZF HERE
ANDY C at kiss fm 29 09 1999 – http://sh.st/vFsZK HERE
RAY KEITH, SKIBADEE helter skelter halloween 1999 – http://sh.st/vFde1 HERE

#WeLoveDnBShare

In recognition of the service DnBShare has done the community, we would like to propose a hashtag

#WeLoveDnBShare

for DJs, producers or fans to use when they upload a mix or track to the dnbshare.com site. This hashtag then pushes dnbshare fully onto Twitter and Facebook as well, and gives people an easy hashtag to search for new downloads for the next 10 years.

Share the hashtag, share this post, and help spread the word!

CONGRATULATIONS DnBSHARE.COM !!! LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER 10 YEARS !!

The Invaderz

Forthcoming Release – The Invaderz – New Found Dialect

The Invaderz
The Invaderz

The Invaderz
New Found Dialect

3rd November 2014 on Commercial Suicide
(beatport exclusive sampler on 20.10.14
After years of mythical status within the D&B world, The Invaderz finally return with their debut long player “New Found Dialect”.
Delicately forged over the last year the London based trio have come up trumps with 13 superb tracks that cross many boundaries and sub-genres within the drum & Bass frame- work.
Roller, jungle, bristolian steppers, liquefied vocal outings amen smashers, you’ll find theres a bit of everything on this excellent set.
Previous to this The Invaderz have released on Metalheadz, Soulr, Commercial Suicide, V Recordings, CIA & DJ Marky’s Innerground.
Much DJ support from: BAILEY, FABIO, KLUTE, NYMFO, BRYAN G, GROOVERIDER etc.
The new Invaderz album is out on 3.11.14. There will be a 2 track sampler on Beatport exclusive from 20.10.14. The album will be 13 tracks on digital and a 4 track vinyl will be on sale in the shops.