60 Seconds With… There is no getting away from it, the man Grooverider is quite simply a dance music legend. From his early days spinning funk to today where he stands proudly at the top of the Drum n’ Bass tree. A Radio 1 show, DJ sets at every major club in the world and a number of revered productions in his catalogue…we grab a minute with the don.
What is it you love about the sounds you play?
“One thing – the bass.”
Do you have the hunger after all of these years, what keeps you motivated?
“New inspiring artists keep you current if you’re willing to accept change.”
What have been the biggest evolutions you have seen in your time?
“The rise of drum and bass music from nothing to where it is today.”
How have you stayed relevant?
“Just always looking for the next artist…”
What are your proudest musical achievements?
“Picking up a MOBO award for my first album ‘Mysteries of Funk.”
What got you most excited musically recently?
“I’m always excited musically…!”
What is next on the Grooverider horizon?
“Loads and loads – but I’m really looking forward to getting back to Australia – it’s been a long time since I’ve been…”
What fills your time outside of music?
“I’m just dad…”
What can people expect at ‘Innovation?’
“Rider will be bringing the Innovation sound…lots of bass…”
Finally, do you still set yourself targets?
“Just to be as open to new music as I am now…and hopefully not lose the edge…”
Catch Grooverider at ‘Innovation’ on Sunday August 28th at Proud 2 London with Hype, Goldie and many more…