15 years Logical Progression – Friday January 15th 2010 – Melkweg Amsterdam
From 1995 LTJ Bukem and the Logical movement have constantly pushed drum&bass into a new galaxy of sound, combining chilled atmospherics, sultry strings and crisp basslines. Logical Progression’s conception came from the passion and belief that a unique musical voice needed an uninhibited platform to express itself from.
On January 15th 2010, Melkweg Amsterdam is that platform, as LTJ Bukem returns for an installment of the infamous Logical Progression club night. 2010 is a year for celebration. Not only for Logical Progression as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary. Also the Melkweg venue has a reason to party. In 2010 Melkweg celebrates 40 years of underground music. From 1960 on Melkweg has been groundbreaking. From flower power to techno and rock to hip hop. Melkweg has introduced it all to the Dutch audience. During the mid nineties Melkweg was one of the first club in the Netherlands to host drum&bass nights, where young LTJ Bukem made his first appearance in 1996. Now almost 15 years later it is time to look back. The first overseas edition of Logical Progression offers a selection of celebrated DJs, all of whom have inspired or influenced LTJ Bukem himself, in a master class of drum&bass featuring the best music from 1994 till 1998.
LTJ Bukem needs little introduction: ground breaking DJ, inspirational musician, record label entrepreneur (‘Good Looking’), club visionary (‘Speed’)… This is the man who took the drum & bass concept from a small venue off London’s Charing Cross Road and catapulted it onto the international stage, introducing his advanced sound to the masses with ground breaking releases on his label Good Looking Records and the Logical Progression and Progression Sessions parties. Alongside Bukem will be the Godfathers of drum&bass, Fabio and Grooverider who will be serving up double portions of rolling basslines and melodic drum&bass beats.
Fabio was one of the early pioneers of in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He started clubnight Speed with Bukem and from thereon taking the music from the raves to the radio. First on Kiss FM, then onto BBC Radio 1 where he hosted legendary ‘One In The Jungle’ and now together with Grooverider the weekly ‘Drum & Bass Show’ where Fabio still continues to champion new talent and sounds.
Grooverider was at the heart of the music, releasing influential tracks as Codename John and building reputations of many big stars of today on his Prototype label. In 1997 Grooverider compiled a seminal LP entitled Prototype Years which featured the best tracks by various artists who appeared on his label. It is considered one of the most influential LP's in drum&bass history.
Also playing will be Storm, a woman who has sat at the forefront of the D&B evolution together with partner in crime, the late, Kemistry. Along with Goldie they founded the Metalheadz label in 1994. Pioneering new styles and sounds with releases on Metalheadz and Reinforced. In 1999 they released an edition of DJ Kicks on K7. Still acclaimed as one of the best dj mixes in drum&bass.
This is not all! No Logical Progression without vocal support! With the lyrical talents of MC’s Conrad, Stamina, Moose and Five-O binding it all together, expect serious magic on this legendary edition of Logical Progression.
The milestone party will glance back and celebrate some of the standout cuts of the past decade and as Bukem himself states: “The music is still very much alive. Fifteen years ago a lot of doubters said the music, the people, the soul of what we were all trying to create wouldn’t last a year...it’s all a matter of opinion”.