Prototype Recordings

Prototype Recordings

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Grooverider's high profile label
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Email: prototyperecs@gmail.com
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
487219 1 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(3x12", Comp) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings 487219 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
487219 2 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed + Ltd) Prototype Recordings, Higher Ground 487219 2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
487219 9 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years (Comp) 487219 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
COL 666886 2 Where's Jack The Ripper ?  album cover Grooverider Where's Jack The Ripper ?(CD, Maxi, Sli) Columbia, Prototype Recordings, Higher Ground COL 666886 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CT 68560 Grooverider The Prototype Years(Cass, Album + CD, Mixed) Prototype Recordings CT 68560 US 1997 Sell This Version
FRECD01 Freestyle  album cover Various Freestyle(2xCD, Comp) Beechwood Music FRECD01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
HIGHS13CD Rainbows Of Colour  album cover Grooverider Rainbows Of Colour(CD, Maxi, Car) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings HIGHS13CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
HIGHS13T Rainbows Of Colour  album cover Grooverider Rainbows Of Colour(12") Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings HIGHS13T UK 1998 Sell This Version
HIGHS13T2 Rainbows Of Colour  album cover Grooverider Rainbows Of Colour(12") Columbia, Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings HIGHS13T2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
HIGHS20CD Where's Jack The Ripper?  album cover Grooverider Where's Jack The Ripper?(CD, Maxi, Car) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings HIGHS20CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
HIGHS20T Where's Jack The Ripper?  album cover Grooverider Where's Jack The Ripper?(12") Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings HIGHS20T UK 1999 Sell This Version
JELEC-1 Old School Vs. New School  album cover A Tribe Called Quest / The Stone Roses A Tribe Called Quest / The Stone Roses - Old School Vs. New School(12", Promo) Jive Electro JELEC-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
MMLCD022 Mixmag Live! Volume 22 - Breakbeat Experiments  album cover Doc Scott Mixmag Live! Volume 22 - Breakbeat Experiments(CD, Mixed) DMC Publishing Ltd., DMC Publishing Ltd. MMLCD022 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NIR LP03 Jazz & Bass Session II  album cover DJ SS Jazz & Bass Session II(6x12", Comp, Ltd) New Identity Recordings, New Identity Recordings, New Identity Recordings NIR LP03 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Future (Prototype Night 1998)  album cover Grooverider & MC GQ Grooverider & MC GQ - Future (Prototype Night 1998)(Cass, C90) Prototype Recordings none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Inta Natty Style / Dreams Of Heaven  album cover Grooverider / Inta Warriors Grooverider / Inta Warriors - Inta Natty Style / Dreams Of Heaven(Acetate, 10") Music House (4), Prototype Recordings, Metalheadz none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Flavour Of A Sound  album cover Photek Flavour Of A Sound(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Prototype Recordings none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Feeling Up / Ricky (Ray Keith & Nookie Remix)  album cover Photek / Remarc Photek / Remarc - Feeling Up / Ricky (Ray Keith & Nookie Remix)(Acetate, 10") Prototype Recordings none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Still (Dom & Optical Vip) / Structure Of Red  album cover Boymerang, Codename John Boymerang, Codename John - Still (Dom & Optical Vip) / Structure Of Red(Acetate, 12") Prototype Recordings none UK 1997 Sell This Version
PR00K 003 Planet Dust  album cover Bad Company Planet Dust(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Prototype Recordings PR00K 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PRO 001 Deep Inside Of Me / (Inta) The Anthem - The Warriors  album cover Codename John Deep Inside Of Me / (Inta) The Anthem - The Warriors(12") Prototype Recordings PRO 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRO 001 UK The Pulse / China Cup  album cover BC* The Pulse / China Cup(12") Prototype Recordings PRO 001 UK UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRO 002 Dreams Of Heaven (Shorty's Mix) / Kindred  album cover John* Dreams Of Heaven (Shorty's Mix) / Kindred PRO 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRO 002UK Connexions EP  album cover Various Connexions EP (EP) PRO 002UK UK 2000 Sell This Version
PRO 003UK Planet Dust / Speedball  album cover BC* Planet Dust / Speedball PRO 003UK UK 2001 Sell This Version
PRO 004 Threshold / Got To  album cover Cybotron Featuring Dillinja Threshold / Got To PRO 004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO 005 Killamanjaro / Subway  album cover Ed Rush Killamanjaro / Subway PRO 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO 006 One Nation / Say It  album cover Photek One Nation / Say It PRO 006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PRO 007 Going Gets Tough / Subphonic  album cover Lemon D Going Gets Tough / Subphonic PRO 007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO 008 Still / Urban Space  album cover Boymerang Still / Urban Space PRO 008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO 009 Moving 808s / High Tek Dreams  album cover Optical Moving 808s / High Tek Dreams PRO 009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRO 010 Light Years / Revelations  album cover Cybotron Feat. Dillinja* Light Years / Revelations PRO 010 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PRO 011 Mute '98 / Convoy  album cover Matrix Mute '98 / Convoy PRO 011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRO 012 Sonar / Sphere  album cover Trace* Sonar / Sphere PRO 012 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRO 014 Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl  album cover Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl PRO 014 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PROREC001 The Odyssey VIP / The Illiad  album cover Drumsound And Bassline Smith* The Odyssey VIP / The Illiad(12") Prototype Recordings PROREC001 UK 2017 Sell This Version
PRO UK 001 The Pulse / China Cup  album cover BC* The Pulse / China Cup(12", W/Lbl) Prototype Recordings PRO UK 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PRO UK 004 The Odyssey / Body Movin'  album cover Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith The Odyssey / Body Movin' PRO UK 004 UK 2004 Sell This Version
REACT CD112 Artcore 4 - Drum & Bass Beat Technology  album cover Various Artcore 4 - Drum & Bass Beat Technology(2xCD, Comp) React, React REACT CD112 UK 1997 Sell This Version
REG 13 Balance Of The Force  album cover Boymerang Balance Of The Force(2xLP, Album) Regal REG 13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RIDER 1 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Muzik Magazine RIDER 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XPCD 856 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(CD, Promo, Smplr) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings XPCD 856 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XPR 2338 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(12", Promo, Smplr) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings XPR 2338 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XPR 2339 The Prototype Years  album cover Grooverider The Prototype Years(3xLP, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Higher Ground, Prototype Recordings XPR 2339 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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dj_gruv04

dj_gruv04

March 28, 2017
From Prototype Recordings Facebook page: Thanks for the overwhelming support so far. We'll be making announcements on the digital re-release of our back catalogue over the coming weeks.
StopTheWarOnVinyl

StopTheWarOnVinyl

June 19, 2015
Grooverider's Prototype Recordings was a landmark of Drum and Bass and a deeper and harder approach. Over its run, there were huge releases like Sonar by Trace and China Cup by Bad Company. These went on to spread appreciation for our genre, and to allow many more artists influenced by what they heard to break through and bring us their own individual interpretations of what Drum & Bass is about.

A stand out moment for Prototype was when it caught the eye of none other than musical aficionado John Peel. He played Alien Girl by ER & O & Fierce on his Radio 1 show, spreading it to a national audience and championing other releases in collaboration with the Rider. Never afraid to back a new genre, Peel spent many years playing lesser known and some completely unknown Jungle tracks from other labels and by unsigned artists. Without turning this into a tribute to the man, his shows consisted of a fair few releases on Prototype in the late 90's, and to me that's something to be grateful for.

To sum up, Prototype was definitely a stand out moment of Drum & Bass, and a label with such a deep catalogue and so much to offer, I'm glad to have heard on the grapevine that it MAY be coming back.
mm96

mm96

April 16, 2012
interesting
croftots

croftots

November 30, 2011
Obviously "Deenis" never heard "Feeling Up" by Photek.

Like he says "Grooverider only put out the VERY best stuff, no filler " Total Crap
croftots

croftots

November 30, 2011
Its a great Pity Photek signed Feeling up & Flavour of a sound to this label. because for some crappy reason Grooverider never released them. lost forever.
Deenis

Deenis

August 29, 2010
A legendary label which was founded by non-other than Grooverider himself. Half the 12"s on this label are straight/up jungle classics! And the other half is just as good too, for those who may not have heard it. Amazing is the quality control on this label too: 20 releases over a span of 10 years: Grooverider only put out the VERY best stuff, no filler.

SO many crucial junglist essentials:
"Planet Dust" a tune so classic, we've probably all heard it
"Moving 808s" a flawlessly produced techstep masterpiece
"Alien Girl" classic Ed-Op action
"Still / Urban Space" one of the most interesting DnB 12"s I've ever heard
"Killamanjaro" some good 'ol "No U-Turn" gangsta techstep
Also: Some very excelent ragga jungle on the one-off 12" on Hard Step Records, the sub-label.

I Garuntee quality from the entirety of the Prototype catalog ...except maybe the Drumsound & Simon Smith record, that one is shit.