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“15 Years of Metalheadz” – Various (Metalheadz) [ALBUM] September 23, 2009

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TITLE: 15 Year of Metalheadz / ARTIST: Various / LABEL: Metalheads / RELEASE DATE: 30th November 2009

To many people, Metalheadz needs little introduction. The pioneering drum and bass record label was founded in 1993 by Doc Scott and Goldie, and has been home to some of the drum and bass scene’s brightest talent. The Metalheadz back catalogue features almost every major figure in the history of the genre, with artists such as Photek, Dillinja, Adam F, Source Direct, Ed Rush & Optical contributing major productions to the imprint.

Additionally, Metalheadz released the groundbreaking Platinum Breaks series of compilations, hailed by critics as the uniquely futuristic sound of young, multiracial Britain. They showcased a maturing genre of music that displayed the influences of reggae, hip-hop, house and techno that is highly-sophisticated and intricately-produced, and quite contrary to the image of the music that had been presented by the mass media up to that point. Before their release, drum and bass compilations had been more closely associated with live DJ mix albums of varying quality, and the interest in the Platimum Breaks series proved instrumental in bringing the scene from its underground origins to the brink of mainstream success (at least in the UK).

The “15 Years of Metalheadz” album you have before you is a testament to the labels excellent back catalogue, with groundbreaking dancefloor hits such as Adam F’s “Metropolis”, John B’s “Up All Night” and the awesome “Pulp Fiction” by Alex Reece.

It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride, but Metalheadz has plenty more in store. Here’s to another 15 years!

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Metalheadz are celebrating their 15th Birthday on Friday November 20th at The Arches in London Bridge (where they’ll be doing 4 parties a year from now on). The stellar line up includes Goldie, Fabio, Randall, Storm, Commix, Spectrasoul, Jubei, Lenzman, Spor, Marc Mac, Jumping Jack Frost, Breakage and Flight, with MC support from Rage, Moose, Fozz. Please get in touch for more info or guestlist…

If you would like some more information or you want to preview or review this release and would like to receive a promo copy, please contact simon@rocketsciencemedia.com

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