Time to explore the tastes and inspirations of a true scene pioneer.
Developing on their recently-launched weekly label takeovers, the I ❤ Drum & Bass collective will now roll out monthly DJ takeover days where a selector has free reign of the full playlist: From seminal scene-shaping classics to hidden gems via current bangers, the entire playlist is open for them to represent their own unique perception of the genre from its roots to its future.
DJ Takeover Days will take place every first Wednesday of the month and they kicks off this Wednesday, March 7, with none other than Fabio.
A key figure in jungle since before it even showed signs of becoming a movement, Fabio has helped to sculpt the genre since day one; whether it was at his and Grooverider’s seminal weekly breakbeat melting Rage, his own soulful Swerve sessions, his ten year tenure as one of the leading drum & bass ambassadors on Radio 1 or his imprint Creative Source… The label that gave us early and breakthrough releases from the likes of Calibre, Digital, TeeBee, John B, Lynx, Carlito and saw the selector coining the term liquid funk.
“It’s just a random selection of some of my favourite tunes of the last 20 years or so. Hope you enjoy,” Fabio tells us. With such a rich history and finely-tuned ear for soul and groove we suspect we will.
A unique opportunity to understand drum & bass through Fabio’s vision and history, check the full playlist on Spotify and expect more high profile playlists each month on the first Wednesday.
For the full story of I ❤ Drum & Bass with the project founders Simon Bassline Smith, DJ SS, DJ Fresh, Micky Finn and Futurebound read the interview we ran last year when the project launched.