Metalheadz at London's Blue Note by RBMA

Check out this interview about Metalheadz and their seminal residency at London’s Blue Note by RBMA.
Goldie performs with Benga at Koko, London on June 3rd, 2012
Goldie performing live © Steve Stills/Red Bull Content Pool
By Red Bull Music Academy

The latest instalment of Red Bull Music Academy's 'Nightclubbing' series sees Todd L Burns track down the likes of Goldie, Photek, Grooverider and more to piece together the story of one of drum 'n' bass's most important club nights...

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.

Photek, Goldie and friend © Eddie Otchere

There are other, vitally important things to mention. A lack of traditional MCs. A fierce dubplate rivalry. A DJ who put together one of the best DJ sets ever – after not spinning records in public for more than a year. But instead of listing all of them, we’ll simply let the people that were there tell the story. Over the past few months we interviewed a majority of the night’s major players. Here is their take on Metalheadz at Blue Note....

Read the full interview at Red Bull Music Academy here

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