Fabio & Grooverider

The Fortress


Fabio and Grooverider, the Godfathers of Drum & Bass and legends of modern music who are idolized worldwide. Industry heavyweights, fans and artists regardless of genre will readily respect and praise the ongoing influence of the two.

Since aligning professionally 30 years ago, Fabio & Grooverider have been at the forefront of a genre which just seems to get stronger and more ‘global’ year on year, with names such as Chase & Status, Sigma, Pendulum and DJ Fresh enjoying huge commercial success, these are just some of the names that received their initial exposure from the pair on their 14 Year Award-winning show on BBC Radio 1.

The scene, in general, owes much to Fabio & Grooverider’s dedication, focus, and longevity. They were part of the very few UK DJs to first play House music, and to then fuse and formulate something entirely new which would eventually evolve into Jungle/Drum and Bass. It is no understatement to say that the respective streams and offshoots of D&B that Fabio & Grooverider both represent from those early times now stretch so wide – that it’s effectively the fabric of D&B itself.

Fabio & Grooverider don't simply DJ. And they don’t simply present radio. They are both respective auteurs and the collective embodiment of a pleasing paradox: they love the past and are impatient for the future, and this shines through.