My no 1 top drum and bass song ever!
Grooverider, widely recognised as a “godfather” of drum and bass for his pioneering work in the development of this genre, began his DJ-ing career at illegal raves and warehouse parties in Britain in the late 80’s, and rose to prominence with partner Fabio through his innovative sets at influential club nights such as Rage and Speed. At these nights, Grooverider championed the emerging UK breakbeat culture that would eventually split from house and techno to become hardcore, from which developed jungle, which would in turn become known as drum and bass.
Grooverider was arrested 24 November 2007 in Dubai after flying in for a nightclub gig with 2.16g of cannabis and a pornographic DVD in his luggage. He claimed he had forgotten it was in a pair of his trousers. On the 19 February 2008 he was sentenced to four years imprisonment, to be followed by immediate deportation.