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Mahatma Coat
09-07-2013, 06:39 AM
A casual look at the history of Metalheadz/the Blue Note club from the people that were there:

Nightclubbing is a series on RBMA where we tell the story of the spaces that have forever changed the world of music. In this edition, Todd L. Burns interviews the likes of Goldie, Grooverider, Photek and many more to stitch together an oral history of Metalheadz’s seminal residency at London’s Blue Note.

The Metalheadz night at Blue Note was a party that will go down in history as one of drum & bass’ most important. Alongside Rage and Speed, it’s the one that is most frequently cited by the genre’s luminaries in spreading the sound worldwide. Like most nights that eventually take on a historical significance, its success is a combination of factors. Drum & bass was in its beginning stages and Metalheadz, the label, had gathered together some of its finest, young producers. It was held on a Sunday, a day that lured out the rave-shy beatmakers. And heading it all up was this irrepressible, Goldie, a producer who was just about ready to take the whole thing global.

Nightclubbing: Metalheadz at Blue Note (http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/nightclubbing-metalheadz-at-blue-note)

And for all our listening pleasure, here's a mix from Ben UFO I found on Soundcloud the other day mixing up a load of oldschool DnB type tunes: