#TBT: Fabio & Grooverider Top 10 – 1990-97

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Not one #TBT rewind today. Not even five.

Fabio & Grooverider are celebrating 25 years of solid b2b badness this year. File under: Scene Godfathers, the London duo were hugely influential foundation setters for drum & bass. With roots as house and funk DJs, they were some of the first DJs to apply the breaks and transform hardcore into jungle.

They’re celebrating this quarter century hallmark with a massive rave-up in The Forum, London, on May 8. They’ll be joined by the likes of Matrix & Futurebound, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ Die, Randall and many many more including three big headliners who will be announced a week before the event.

D&B history in the making, full event details are below. But first, 10 slabs of authoritative D&B history, as picked by Fabio & Grooverider themselves. Get to know (if you don’t already) – each one of these cuts helped shape the genre we know and love today.

Lennie De Ice (Reel 2 Reel) – We Are I E (1990)

“The original gamechanger and firm favorite in our sets for a long time.  Never failed to set Rage on fire.”

 Adam F – Metropolis (1996)

“A dark dancefloor destroyer, no soundsystem was safe from this.”

LTJ Bukem – Music (1993)

“End of night classic. Full respect for GLR output back those days… Forward thinking music.”

DJ SS – The Lighter (1995)

“SS never left our record box back in the day. Tune after tune! This one was a firm favorite.”

Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune (1993)

“Pure original vibes on this… It sent Dreamscape nuts.”

LTJ Bukem – Horizons (1995)


“Once again Bukem gives us the feel good vibes.”

 P-Funk (Pascal) – P-Funk Era (1995)

“So many good memories from this track. It redefined an era.”

DJ Die – Someting Special (1997)

“Heavyweight subs that tore the place apart every time.”

DJ Krust – Soul In Motion (1997)


“One for the heads, proper filth.”

Goldie & Rufige Crew – Terminator (1992)

“A tune way ahead of its time that came good and turned hardcore upside down.”

Celebrate 25 years of Fabio & Grooverider on May 8 at The Forum, London.

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