Selected by Don Crispy


Courtesy of Liquid Room

Drum ' bass VIP Fabio pulls into town to headline Liquid Room in another installment of Drum & Bass Sessions' long-running parties, this time entitled "Liquid Funk 2000."

Hooking up with fellow breakbeats innovator Grooverider at the dawn of dance in 1987, the pair launched what would be a long and fruitful partnership at pirate radio station Phase One. With Fabio dropping funk and soul numbers on top of Grooverider's hip hop beats, the pair began the experimentation which would lead to breakbeats, jungle, and as it later came to be known, drum 'n' bass.

After establishing their reputation at Phase One, they went on to DJ together at acid house club Mendoza and at the burgeoning numbers of raves across the UK, spinning a mixture of Detroit house and early rave sounds.

Their pivotal work was to happen as an outgrowth of their residency at the seminal Rage parties, where much of the early '90s breakbeats experimentation was tested out on audiences.

Fabio and Grooverider can currently be heard on BBC Radio 1, where they host "One in the Jungle," an attempt, they say, to "push drum 'n' bass firmly under the nose of the masses."

Coming soon - King Krimson Night
Coming Soon - King Krimson Night

Everybody's favorite shot bar in Shibuya and one of the very few rock bars in Tokyo, Rock City Noize, is organizing an evening of drinks and special musical selections on the eve of the first Japanese tour by British progressive rock legends King Crimson in five years. Set for October 5, King Crimson Night will feature DJed tracks from the bar's complete collection of King Crimson recordings, as well as side projects by band members, rarities, and of course tracks from the band's new album The ConstruKction of Light, released in May. All drinks are 30-40 percent off until 8:30pm and a unique cocktail, The Crimson King, will define the flavor for the evening.

Liquid Funk 2000: Liquid Room,10/6, 11:30pm, JY3500 (adv), JY4000 (door). Tel: 03-3200-6831.

King Crimson Night: Rock City Noize, 10/5, 6pm-2am. Tel: 03-3462-2983.

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