Grooverider celebrates ‘25 Years of The Prototype Years’ at XOYO London

As another year of unforgettable shows draws to an end in the capital, London’s XOYO keeps its foot on the gas as it welcomes drum & bass royalty Grooverider to present a one-off ’25 years of The Prototype Years’ show on Friday 29th December. Reliving one of the single most iconic albums in the history of the genre, Grooverider alongside a stable of secret special guests, yet to be announced, are steadying themselves for one of the landmark drum & bass events of the year. For more info and tickets, visit https://www.xoyo.co.uk/clubnights.

Released on his Prototype imprint in 1997, ‘Grooverider Presents: The Prototype Years’ is arguably one of the most significant drum & bass compilations ever, featuring many of the genre’s most respected figureheads, including Ed Rush, Optical, John B, Matrix, Dillinja and Codename John, amongst others. 

A quarter of a century later, Grooverider and Prototype have stood the test of time, trailblazing a distinct sonic path and paving the way with releases from Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Furniss, Damage Report, DJ Limited, Stompz and many more. 

With December fast approaching, Grooverider prepares to take a leap back in time and celebrate two and a half decades of this revered piece of D&B history. Descending on one of the most-respected venues in London for cutting-edge bass music events, clubbers can expect a night of top-notch club bangers from the era and captivating DJ performances from a specially selected squad of selectors. 

Joining the likes of DJ Hazard, Andy C, S.P.Y, Randall, Goldie, and many more, including his longtime musical cohort, Fabio; Grooverider now adds his name to the list of drum & bass sovereignty to host standout events at XOYO, further cementing its place in the mantle of London’s richly diverse clubland culture. 



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