10 Essential Grooverider Tracks

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The 'Rider. Many can lay claim to helping drum & bass rise to where it is now, but many haven't been around as long as Grooverider has. He's been a longstanding pioneer within the scene, helping nurture the switch from the hardcore sounds to the jungle and drum & bass sounds that have emerged since. And while many know of Groove as the supreme DJ that he is, he's also been producing for just as long. He spent most of the 1990s releasing tunes on Metalheadz and his Prototype Recordings imprint, culminating with the release of his critically-acclaimed Mysteries of Funk album. He's also been a sought-after remixer, reworking everyone from Bjork to UB40.

While he's not as active as a producer anymore (although he's mentioned getting back into it), it's great to look at what he's done over his career. So much is heaped onto the feats he's achieved while putting the drum & bass scene on his back that his work as an artist can be cast to the side. Let's look at 10 essential Grooverider tracks, hoping that we can get some more new material from him in the near future.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/benxo Ben XO

    You can hear Optical all over this one… ahhhh wish I hadn’t been reminded about how much I’ve wanted this track for the last 15 years.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      true indeed. Need to do a feature on just Optical tunes, really.

  • http://soundcloud.com/the-colonel-mc The Colonel

    Good on you, Khal, for focusing on an unsung hero of DnB production. His “Jeep” remixes were a thing of glory, if only for a minute.

    I though I was the only person alive who remembers the “Pacifc” remix. I had it on CD single, wtf.

    • http://r4ns0m.tumblr.com R4NS0M

      808 State’s “Cubik”

      • http://soundcloud.com/the-colonel-mc The Colonel

        Shit yes, what was I thinking.

    • draft

      yeah dig those jeep mixes too, like the one of share the fall by roni size was deep. also the good times remix from ed case & skin.

  • http://r4ns0m.tumblr.com R4NS0M

    That “Charade” remix still does it for me 14+ years since it was written.

    “Dreams Of Heaven” on Formation should have gotten a nod though, 5AM music through & through.

    • draft

      yea was after that too at one point, heard it was because rachid got dropped from universal after his album prototype flopped. so the remixes never eneded up getting put out, shame really.