Grooverider

  • Artist

    Grooverider

  • Agent

    Clive Mill

Grooverider has, over the years, become almost synonymous with the London drum’n’bass scene. A DJ for over 3 decades and spinning everything from soul-jazz and acid-house to hip-hop and hardcore breakbeat. Grooverider has followed the evolution of drum’n’bass up from its earliest roots in Jungle techno and hardcore on through to contemporary styles such as ambient and techstep. A residing DJ at some of London’s biggest-name clubs, Grooverider’s influence, not only on the sound but also the politics and ideology of jungle, is probably rivaled only by¬†Goldie’s. A DJ since his early teens, Rider (born Raymond Bingham) spun everything from acid jazz and deep house with the South London Sound System and pirate station FAZE FM before landing a residency with Rage, an institution of early-’90s hardcore thrown under the umbrella of London’s biggest weekly, Heaven. Fired from an apprenticeship in accounting when he couldn’t make it jibe with nights out spinning ’til 4 A.M., Grooverider went full-time with DJing when he was hired on at Rage, and began producing music shortly after. In 1998 he released “Mysteries of Funk” LP on Sony and held a Radio One residency alongside Dj partner Fabio for 14 years.

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