Grooverider ‎– The Prototype Years

Label:
Higher Ground ‎– 487219 9, Prototype Recordings ‎– 487219 9
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CD, Compilation
CD, Mixed
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1-01 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Dreams Of Heaven
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
6:06
1-02 John B.* Secrets
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – John B
8:57
1-03 Optical Grey Odyssey
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Optical
6:12
1-04 Matrix Mute
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Matrix
4:21
1-05 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Deep Inside
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
7:52
1-06 Dillinja Silver Blade
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Dillinja
6:10
1-07 Ed Rush & Fierce Locust
Producer [Additional] – Nico (4)Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush, Fierce
8:50
1-08 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Warned
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
6:11
1-09 Boymerang Still
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Boymerang
7:54
1-10 Lemon D City Lights
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Lemon D
6:49
2-01 Optical Grey Odyssey
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Optical
3:45
2-02 Ed Rush Subway
Engineer, Mixed By – Dom & RolandWritten-By, Producer – Ed Rush
3:48
2-03 Matrix Mute
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Matrix
3:04
2-04 Lemon D.* Going Gets Tuff
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Lemon D
4:51
2-05 John B.* Secrets
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – John B
4:49
2-06 Dillinja Silver Blade
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Dillinja
3:46
2-07 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Dreams Of Heaven
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
3:58
2-08 Boymerang Still
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Boymerang
4:32
2-09 Cybotron Feat. Dillinja* Threshold
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Dillinja
3:24
2-10 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Deep Inside
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
4:56
2-11 Ed Rush & Fierce Locust
Producer [Additional] – Nico (4)Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush, Fierce
5:51
2-12 Lemon D City Lights
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Lemon D
3:33
2-13 Codename John Feat. Grooverider Warned
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – GrooveriderWritten-By – R. Bingham*
3:24
2-14 Boymerang Still V.I.P. Mix
Remix, Producer, Engineer – Dom & Roland, OpticalWritten-By – Boymerang
5:06

Credits

Notes

Grooverider Presents The Prototype Years.

Tracklist for disc 2 is given on the tray, back cover lists only tracklist for disc 1.

Track 2-14 is credited to "Dom And Roland with Optical"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099748 721990

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
487219 1 Grooverider The Prototype Years(3xAcetate, 12") Metropolis Mastering 487219 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MC II Various Prototype Years(Cass, Promo) Columbia MC II Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
487219 9 Grooverider The Prototype Years(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings 487219 9 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
ESCA 6746-7 Grooverider The Prototype Years(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Epic, Higher Ground ESCA 6746-7 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
487219 1 Grooverider The Prototype Years(3x12", Comp) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings 487219 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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Original-Danger

Original-Danger

January 7, 2017
Great album and considering it's oldskool era as it's from 1997 I think it still sounds as fresh today as it was back then so Grooverider has done a good job with this album as it stands the test of time and not only that as it never gets boring no matter how much you listen to it. An album flooded and plagued with nothing but wicked tunes and my favourites on here are "Secrets" from John B, the "Locust" tune from Ed Rush & Co (my way of putting it easier lol) and of course "Silver Blade" by the legendary Dillinja. The godfather of drum & bass shows us why he's called exactly that with this excellent album and some tunes sound more on the jungle tip than others but I like how Grooverider takes us on a non-stop drum & bass journey. Some of these d&b tracks to me sound quite dreamy and I like that on any album but more importantly Grooverider never ruins the album with cheesey tracks which I've witnessed by other artists but won't mention names. I thoroughly recommend this album to all those who are new to the drum & bass scene or music. Great tunes at their best and I've read reviews about Rider not mixing well on this album but I think he's done well so I ignore all negativity. This is one of the best drum & bass albums ever released and d&b probably wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Grooverider so all haters please jog on, grow up and show some respect... Great album from the best dj in the genre!
Sloofman

Sloofman

October 31, 2016
excellent album but real bad mix by Grooverider :) someone should have another go...
JohnnyTLuxury

JohnnyTLuxury

November 22, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
John B. - Secrets. Nothing else. To this day.
That track made D' n' B for me. It was all Drum n Bass had. It couldn't get heavier, funkier, dancier...Nothing else.
And yes, to this day, the styles have evolved, for the better, for the worse. This track, singularly, will remain what it is: perfect.