Bass Driven Gods...

 

During my college days I wrote a novel about the emergence of Jungle music in London. Somewhere between the cracks of a failing conservative government, groups of us – youngsters – started building a sound based on the raves where we experience absolute freedom, and reggae, which gave spiritual awareness. Hip Hop joined in and began bringing B-Boying into the mix and between a few promoters/dealers we began gathering and dancing and doing our own thing. By 1994 when ‘The Junglist’ came out, the culture was in full swing and like all good things was ready to go pop. What began as a melting pot started to become a cliché and out of that Goldie emerged as the bass driven God with a fresh propane fuelled attitude. Being an original school B-Boy he brought to it a posse and I became a part of the Metalheadz crew. I was his club photographer, documenting his seminal club nights. It is my hope to produce a book about those years because it’s been the template for most all the sonic sub cultures in Britain.

 
FATBOY SLIM

FATBOY SLIM

THEO PARRISH

THEO PARRISH

APHEX TWIN

APHEX TWIN

TRICKY

TRICKY