Interview by Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages Audio, 4 February 2005
The Drum & Bass pioneer talks about his Brixton background, blues parties and sound systems; his love soul as well as reggae, and lunchtime funk dances at Crackers; collecting records, and starting to DJ; Tim Westwood and the emergence of electro hip hop; pirate radio; Paul Oakenfold's house nights, and meeting future partner Grooverider; nights like Spectrum and Rage; techno, break beats and jungle; the dangerous jungle club nights; evolution of Drum & Bass, and Garage; taking the name Fabio, and his memories of the big outdoor raves like Sunrise.
File format: mp3; file size: 71.7mb, interview length: 1h 14' 39" sound quality: ****
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Overview by Chris Campion, URB, 1995
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Report by Andrew Smith, The Guardian, 8 May 1995
The Criminal Justice Act put the rave under House arrest. But it's out and it's phat in Oxfordshire ...
Guide by Kodwo Eshun, The Face, January 1996
CALL IT drum & bass, breakbeat science or hardstep. As jungle accelerates faster into the future, it is splintering into a million different theme tunes ...
Interview by Rob Young, The Wire, September 1998
As one of the few drum 'n' bass starfighters still standing, is it too late for the lone Grooverider to save Jungle from burning out? ...
Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 4 September 1999
THE SCOUSE THAT JAXX THRILLED ...
see also Fabio
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