Heritage is proud to present our two room event - 4 hand-picked legendary artists, 2 rooms of classic dance music, and one of the best dancefloor atmospheres you will ever experience.
An individual who is undoubtedly synonymous with the birth, growth and rise of UK Dance music particularly Drum N Bass is DJ Grooverider and two words synonymous to him are Pioneer and Icon. Having been integrally involved within the UK underground scene for well over 15 years he has participated in and supervised its evolution to it now being an highly eclectic club culture regarded and revered globally for being one of the most dynamic and developed.
Despite being for the most part associated with Drum N bass and regarded by both avid listeners and his fellow artist and peers as being the Godfather of this genre, he himself is quick to publicise his own musical journey charting his other creative influences and exploits prior to the birth of Drum and Bass. I’ve listened to black music all my life. Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Disco the whole thing. I started cruising to house then Hardcore. Now its drum n bass but house is what I know inside out.
That’s what I grew up with, my first love. I know everything about it. Drum n bass is something we formulated out of house. Its this cultured journey which qualifies him for almost unrivalled praise and recognition as clearly his efforts and his contributions have been critical in helping to establish and nurture UK Urban music as we know it today, which is flourishing as one of the most lucrative mainstream genres. As a DJ his credentials are phenomenal and testament to this is the fact that despite the underground club scene having unbelievably calmed since the memorable and tumultuous years of the 80 and 90s rave era, Grooverider is of a select few DJs who continues to play out at numerous events many of which are worldwide.
This acclaim and notoriety is a far cry from the so called early days and his time on a sound systems and pirate radio station Ill always be a DJ first. I used to DJ on a sound system years ago then I got on to a radio station It was called Phase 1 I was playing acid house every Sunday morning, like, 8 ’til 10 in the morning sometimes we would start 3 am and go on ’til the next day The guy who owned the station opened a club after-hours and booked me and Fabio, cause we were both on the station This association with Fabio also considered by many as a forefather to the scene, proved not to be a flash in the pan and the two of them remain close friends, sidekicks and business partners and presently cohost the weekly radio 1 Drum n Bass show. Amongst Grooverider’s lasting legacy will be not that he simply helped establish the genre but also he helped it grow and expand it by exporting this energetic and progressive music to those who traditionally would not have listened to it.
“It’s not just about me and Fabio, its a whole platform for drum n bass. It’s about what’s happening in drum n bass, taking it on the road and showing people who dont necessarily go to drum n bass parties that this is what we do.” This aim is clearly something that motivates him and it is clear that his long journey to where he is today had many challenges and struggles but with tenacity and resilience he started also to gain the respect of larger legitimate mainstream radio stations who could no longer ignore the genre or Grooverider, eventually he was given a set on Kiss Fm. We were on Kiss before and when Radio 1 called us in we ran at it.
In closing Grooverider has had a profound influence on UK music in general and in several different capacities as he has successfully assumed the both mantles of being a pioneering DJ and Producer. He is also the recipient of countless underground and global dance awards but perhaps his most reputed achievement was the MOBO best DJ award he won in 2002. As long as he continues to play at massive events, produce great tunes and pursue his Radio 1 shows it is likely that he will receive many more awards yet and each one will be deserved.
About Full Intention
Full Intention are enjoying their success with a string of strong releases and DJ sets. The guys have gained full Club & Radio support from the coolest DJ’s inc Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Mista Jam, Danny Howard, Claptone, Solomun, Sonny Fodera, Nic Fanciulli, Sam Divine, Franky Rizardo, Low Steppa, Eats Everything, Ricky Ahmed, Simon Dunmore, Dario D’attis & Purple Disco Machine.
Michael Gray and Jon Pearn need no introductions. Spreading their dominating sound for the last 20 years they have been a pioneering force on the global dance music scene. The pair have secured a seemingly non-stop string of successful releases and remixes, escalating the twosome to true global status.
They’ve produced numerous huge club and charts hits, nearly all of them becoming all-time classics. Their discography includes such great tunes like “I Love America”, “I’ll Be Waiting, “Spanish Hustle”, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and Sex-o-sonique “I Thought It Was You”, to name but a few.
Working with some of the biggest names in the industry like Todd Terry, Eric Morillo, Frankie Knuckles, Jamiroquai, Duke, Barbara Tucker, Dajae, Ultra Nate, Aly-us & Inner City and not forgeting their Grammy nomination for the remix of George Michael’s “Amazing” it’s no wonder their innovating sound has had such a huge impact on the whole scene and influenced many other big producers
About Shades of Rhythm
Shades of Rhythm Rayan Gee, Nick Slater and Lanx met when they were very, VERY young and started off producing music to play out in their hometown of Peterborough.
Things soon changed in 1989 when multiple tracks from their self pressed album 'Frequency' took hold of the emerging Rave scene; Homicide, Exorcist, Sweet Sensation, Sound of Edenand Frequency not only changed the lives of these three young producers, but also the lives of thousands of people around the globe... and thus began the success of Shades.
Shades of Rhythm were thrown into a rave whirlwind and played alongside groundbreaking artists The Prodigy, N-joi and K-Klass at raves and clubs such as Raindance, Fantazia, The Astoriaand The Haçienda.
The band were soon snapped up by the Warner Brothers imprint, ZTT and found themselves the subject of every magazine, TV show, DJ and clubber throughout the world. A constant stream of LIVE shows continued and Shades of Rhythm were soon entering the Top 20 of the UK National charts and appearing on Top of the Pops on BBC 1.
Fast-forward to 2018 and the Shades are still very much at the top of their game headlining bills on the Oldskool circuit for Fantazia & Raindanceand performing at award-winning festivals such as Arcadia stage at Glastonbury ’16 alongside Carl Cox and Heidi, Boomtown Fair and Slammin Vinyl’s festival Tranzmission.
About Chris and James
What can you say about James with a career spanning over 20 years his experience and knowledge to read a crowd whether doing a warm-up or a main time slot.
So it all started in a Local Pub in his home town of Romford. With his love of House music and clubbing he soon was spending all his time tracking down tunes and going to the clubs around London, where he met up with Chris Day ( one halve of Chris and James).
Spending every Saturday in the Gardening Club they then handed Shelly Boswell a mix tape and she liked it next thing they where offered a Residency with Jeremy Healy to play at CLUB FOR LIFE a new night starting up at the Famous Gardening Club.
Club for Life became on of the busiest nights in London at the time, So they then started there own night with the help of Shelly “The Pinch “on a Tuesday night with longer sets they were given freedom to play pretty much what they liked. With great guested from UK and Worldwide it soon became a must for a mid-week clubbing jaunt and a place to hang out and listen to great music.
As the DJ’ing took so did the studio work signing to Stress Records with a string of records such as Club for life, Calm down, Fox force five and Ghosts then they started doing remixes. Also signing to Cream records as a solo artist. Talizman - only you, Spirits - Dont bring me down Is-ha D - stay, Everything But the girl - missing Phats and small - turn around, Cathy Brown - Turn me out Medium High - The Pleasure, D:Ream - Take Me Away To name put a few.
They soon joined up with Renaissance Dj agency to take care of their booking as their style of music suited there ethos. Being heavy influenced by the prog- house scene at the time. James started playing regularly at most of the UK leading nights Renaissance, Gatecrasher, Turnmills, The Rhumba, Wobble, MOS, Progress, Cream and also Worldwide. James also has worked in some of the Best records shops in London working in City sounds and then Tag Records back in the 90’s.
About DJ SS
DJ SS a.k.a. DJ Scratchen Stein was born and bred in Leicester and found fame as a self-taught scratch DJ as a teenager in the early 1980s. He also breakdanced his way on the streets of his home city.
When the hardcore scene exploded in the UK in the early 1990s, SS was there. He and his partner Eidris started promoting their own parties called Total Kaos every Friday in their home city of Leicester. They also put on one of the first large indoor parties at Donington Park in the summer of 1991. It was an amazing success and 6,000 people danced till dawn. Since then he has gone on to DJ worldwide.
SS is the co-founder and head of the Formation Records label, and has released over 100 tracks using a number of aliases. The label came to prominence from 1992 onwards releasing countless classics of darkside hardcore/jungle over the next couple of years. The label evolved with the times and by 1994 was one of the leading jungle labels. In the wake of this, the label created a number of subsidiary labels, each showcasing a differing style of music from the main imprint, including 100% Records, 5HQ Recordings, Reformed Records, New Identity, Easymen, F Project, Dubform and lately, Digiform.
Successful Formation tracks produced by SS included the 'Color Series' 'The Psycho E.P', 'Rollidge', 'Rhythm For Reasons', 'Breakbeat Pressure'and the 'Country Series', MA3 'Those DJs'.
The label's biggest hit is the piano-theme-from-Love Story-sampling 'The Lighter' originally released in 1995. It is a track that has remained incredibly popular and still continues to be played years on. It was re-released in 2002 and reached number 63 on the UK Singles Chart. He has also remixed 'No Good (Start the Dance)' by The Prodigy.
SS has featured on radio shows such as BBC 1Xtra's D&B M1X, on which he put together an hour-long mix of Formation tracks and was interviewed about his career.
Not only has his label Formation during the years had many big tunes released, they have also had many big DJ/producers release records on the label. The list is strong, big and endless including Carl Cox, Grooverider, Shy FX, Ray Keith, Bryan Gee, Jumping Jack Frost, Roni Size, DJ Krust, Kenny Ken, Ratty, Matrix, John B, Mickey Finn, Twisted Individual and Distorted Minds.
In between this huge success SS has also been the driving force behind some of the finest talent now established within the scene, of Twisted Individual. Adding to the successful list of A&R projects, DJ SS is also responsible for launching the careers of successful artists like John B, Greenlaw, Multi Platinum selling artists Nero, and is continuing on that path bringing on new blood.
Fast forward to 2015 and we saw Formation events team up with the UK’s premier event company, Outbreak Festival to host Formation & World of Drum&Bass Arena’s at their massives. Simultaneously DJ SS has built his World of Drum & Bass brand to become the biggest Drum & Bass events promoter in Russia averaging over 4-6,000 people per show.
About Heritage Nights
A friendship cemented by a shared love of electronic music, Will Letterese and Alex Hammond have both worked and been part of dancefloors since the mid-90's, both as clubbers and DJs. Both grew up listening to music from an early age, drawing on so many influences from early acid house trax, hip house, electro, french house, synth-pop, techno, US garage, breakbeat, tribal house, hip hop, jungle, progressive house, UKG, bashment, speed garage, rave and disco. Both are seriously avid musical trainspotters and take pride in a love and deep knowledge on all kinds of electronic dance music.
Keeping the spirit of this amazing music alive, Will and Alex present Heritage; featuring vintage dance music from 1982 to 2002. Bringing celebrated guest DJs who have influenced us and have shaped this world into the phenomenon that it is today.
This will be an historic and educational journey into the world of quality dance music, providing an insight into how new artists draw upon classic inspiration and influence from these genres. The actual clubbing experience will take you back to the golden US/UK era of the 1990's.....
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