Leaving Fabio behind to run things for their show on BBC Radio1, Grooverider is set to tour Australia in July 2005.
Grooverider has come a long way since his early days when he began DJing in London during the mid-eighties for Brixton-based pirate radio station, Phaze 1, and small-scale soundsystem, Global Rhythm. He was unable to mix and unexposed to acid house, yet offered something unique as he merged The Jam, The Clash and X-Ray Spex into soul, jazz, hip hop and funk.
Believing that ‘what you play is more important than how you play it’, he found a likemind in fellow Phaze DJ, Fabio. The two honed their skills with early basement beats made in Detroit and Sheffield, and within three years they’d held their first residency, become circuit DJs and given drum ‘n’ bass a seminal club: Rage.
Grooverider and Fabio then moved from Phaze to London’s Kiss FM, and then Radio 1 in 1998, where they can be heard each week hosting ‘1 In The Jungle’, where they drop d'n'b bombs week in week out and recount great stories of the London scene.
Grooverider also operates the Prototype label, home to Trace, Ed Rush, Optical, Fierce and Codename John, his own production alias. His Australian tour kicks off in July and is sure to be a lot of fun for lovers of the Grooverider's tunes and style.
Grooverider Australian Tour
Wed July 6th - Hobart, Halo
Thurs July 7th - Sydney, The Gaelic Club
Fri July 8th - Melbourne, Hi Fi Bar
Sat July 9th - Adelaide, Enchanted (day set)
Sat July 9th - Perth, Ambar