Thursday July 25, 2013
Randall is what they call an original junglist. He’s the DJs DJ; ask either Andy C or Friction who inspired their DJing style, and they’ll say Randall. He started DJing in the mid 80s and after hearing acid house at Notting Hill Carnival in 1987 and fell in love with rave culture. After making a name for himself on pirate radio station Centreforce, and on the illegal rave circuit, Randall’s career took off with his legendary sets at AWOL and World Dance. He established himself as one of the elite of the emerging drum & bass scene, with an impeccable reputation behind the turntables that he has maintained to this day. Although not a prolific producer, his discography is littered with classics, not least his collaboration with Andy in 1995, ‘Roll On’, which remains a huge tune to this day. Randall launched his own label in 1997, Mac II Recordings, which featured several of his own collaborative productions with Cool Hand Flex. The label is still active, with some exciting new music in the pipeline, whilst he is also heavily involved with new label J-Tek Records, a new imprint set up to release music that evokes the dance music of the early 90s before restrictive pigeonholes begun to be enforced. Over two decades since he started spinning tunes, Randall remains a forward thinking musician and DJ. Randall is was an unofficial resident at Friction’s Shogun Audio at UK’s legendary club, The End, which closed in ’09. Randall’s sets of late have taken on a darker vibe, repping some of the latest cutting edge producers. Couple that with his top notch mixing and it’s no wonder Randall is still tearing up dancefloors like it’s 1995.
The drum n’ bass legend and official Metalheadz DJ is back in Boston for the first time since the summer of 2000! Opening set by Lenore. Visuals by Bonk.
Residents: Crook, Lenore & Fox
Visuals by VJ Bonk & Czargb