“Friday night business at Bongo and we’re pretty gassed to be welcoming up Randall!” say the Disorder crew. “Being undisputed drum & bass royalty and everyone’s favourite DJ with his top-tier selection and blends, this is set to go off! Locked in for a 2 hour set it’s fair to say we’ll be rolling with Randall.
With a solid local support on the bill, including Scottish dnb queen and Kool FM resident Anikonik! Alongside we have Disorder head-honcho Harry Jackson and his co-conspirator Peski going b2b. Upstairs for your techno wants and needs is provided by UNTITLED all night!
Tickets are in the usually place on RA. Handful of early bird tickets available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
ROOM 2 (Techno / Hard Dance):
Owen Hardgroove (Dobbie’s Point)
DJ Randall (MacII/Metlaheadz/Reinforced)
Having been introduced to DJ’ing at the early age of 17 by a college friend, Randall’s head was turned by Acid House for the first time at 1987’s Notting Hill Carnival. From there on he was hooked, spending his money on vinyl and listening to the likes of Rhythm Doctor, Rob Atkinson, Lindon C and Mr C, all members of the legendary ‘Hypnosis’ crew. Randall found that mixing came naturally to him, learning the basics in only a week but he pushed himself to hone his own style, refining his skills by making weekly mix-tapes. One of those tapes did the rounds, resulting in a chance to play at the ‘Delirium’ crew’s warehouse parties in Stratford, London. He quickly began to get noticed, leading to a spot on the legendary East London pirate radio station, Centreforce in ’89.
With his reputation steadily growing, not content with just playing across the London airwaves and illegal raves, the big break came with a gig at ‘Living Dream’, a huge 10,000 capacity event in London where, thanks to another DJ not showing up, Randall got to play an extended three-hour set which had everyone talking. Things spiralled from there, picking up a Saturday night residency at ‘Orange’ at the Rocket Club in London, playing alongside the likes of DJ Hype, Grooverider, Fabio and Rap. He also secured another major regular slot for AWOL/World Dance at the Paradise Club with Mickey Finn, Kenny Ken, Darren Jay and MCGQ.
Over the years, his reputation has helped him forge close links with a number of major record labels and artists, especially Reinforced and Goldie’s Metalheadz, ensuring that he was one of the first DJs to gain access to their highly-prized dubplates for testing the crowds. His moves into production, while only occasional have also been memorable, providing the classic ‘The R’ for Reinforced Enforcers series also linking up with Andy C for the ‘Sound Control’ on Ram Records. He is also no stranger to the business side of running a record label, holding the reins at Mac II Recordings and Stepback Sessions, the latter in particular exhibiting the respect he has garnered within the scene compiling brand new remixes of legendary tracks from the likes of 4 Hero, Omni Trio and Doc Scott, to name but a few.
It’s as a DJ that he best known. Aside from his live performances Randall has been commissioned by Mixmag, Drum & Bass Arena, Dreamscape, Ministry of Sound/AWOL and many others for studio mixes. With his fluid style and a career that has taken him all over the globe from the UK throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Asia. Randall’s ability to move with the times and reflect what is going on around him has ensured that his talents continue to be heavily in demand today. A term all too loosely bandied about, after 25 years at the top, Randall is the true definition of a legendary DJ loved by the public and the industry alike!
The Bongo Club