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.”