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Grooverider Broadcasted on Sunday 26th January, 1997

UF1 - "The River [V.I.P Mix]" (actetate)
FM - "Crusin Detroit" (Moving Shadow)
Matrix - "untitled" (acetate)
DJ Peshay - "Jazz Lick" (Metalheadz)
DJ Krust - "Slow Motion" (acetate)
Boymerang - "Mind Control" (acetate)
Optical - "untitled" (acetate)
Fierce - "untitled" (actetate)
Codename John - "Warned" (Prototype Recordings)
Lemon D - "City Lights" (Prototype Recordings)
DJ Krust - "untitled" (acetate)
Alex Reece - "Jazzmaster" (Island)
Matrix - "Mute" (Prototype Recordings)
Optical - "untitled" (acetate)
Cybotron - "untitled" (acetate)
Photek - "Two Sounds" (acetate)
Technical Itch - "untitled" (acetate)
Doc Scott - "Shadow Boxing Remix" (31 Recordings)
Cybotron - "untitled" (acetate)
LTJ Bukem - "Music Rework" (acetate)
Subject 13 - "Jazz Style" (Creative Source)
Matrix - "untitled" (NU-D)
DJ Krust - "12 Mins" (Fulll Circle)

 ad1mt  - 10
 sam500  - 10
 madgoose  - 10
 snoopkat  - 10
 Bindermosa  - 9
 As Pasty As They Wanna Be  - 9
 matrix  - 8
 nayga73  - 8
 ninjaalex  - 8
 Desyn  - 8

 ad1mt writes: one of the very best
[ Posted on 2004-06-23 12:08:49 ] [homepage]

 nayga73 writes: Good old rider!
Pumping drum and bass from one of the godfathers of DJing,deserves a place on my hard drive!!
[ Posted on 2004-09-17 14:04:32 ]

 sam500 writes: Top mix from the 'rider
Drum & Bass was at the top of its game when Grooverifer knocked this mix out and unfortunately (in my opinion) it was all down hill from here . For me, the genre post 1998 just hasn't progressed as i'd hoped.

Anyway, this mix is a great document of a time when D&B was generally exciting and really pushing boundaries. I love the way Grooverider mixes hard and soft together - who wants to here one banging tech stepper after another. I certainly don't. Nor do i want to hear 2 hours of Bukem style D&B. So he gets the balance just right.

If you don't already own it, go and seek it out. You won't be disappointed.
Sam, London
[ Posted on 2004-10-01 14:35:17 ] [email]

 snoopkat writes:
Goldie did his mix in April '96 and Tong said at the end that it would keep Grooverider on his toes. Fast forward 8-9 months or so and it sounds like, to me, that 'Rider has not only blown Goldie away but reaffirms his standing in dance music as a whole. Numero Uno. Dub influenced D+B, hard step they are all here. The mixing is top notch, track selection superb. Dis is da real Don Dadda!!!
[ Posted on 2007-03-19 20:16:23 ] [email]

 As Pasty As They Wanna Be writes: Top mix
A top mix.
There was some really good drum and bass around at the time.

A mix full of contrast too.
Like the other person mentioned above -Grooveriders tune selection varies through the light and the dark sounds of drum and bass . Some great material on here and is all effortlessly mixed nicely.
[ Posted on 2007-05-01 18:13:02 ]

 madgoose writes: militant!
finally d/l a complete copy of this set. as someone who used to go to jungle raves throughout the 90s i can say hand on my heart that it doesn't get much better than this. heavyweight track seleckio, sublime mixing. as 5ive-o used to say "the darth vader of the turntables, and remember, he's darker than ever. wicked mix rider!"
[ Posted on 2007-05-22 22:58:32 ] [homepage]

 Bindermosa writes:
Good mixing, too dark for my taste. Overall, a nice mix indicative of the time.
[ Posted on 2013-05-30 20:01:01 ]

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