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On the packed timeline of Bristol’s musical history, Full Cycle’s presence dominates the years from its Music Box debut in 1993 to its eventual closure in 2008.
As the outlet for the productions of friends Roni Size, Krust, Die and Suv (who achieved critical acclaim and Mercury Prize success with their Reprazent project), Full Cycle was home to classics such as Krust’s Soul In Motion, Die’s Clear Skyz and Roni Size’s Snapshot.
In 2003, the label was rejuvenated by the signing of a new Bristolian producer named Clipz. He became one of the most loved and loathed producers on the scene with insanely catchy, bleeping tracks such as Cocoa and Slippery Slopes, and while some mockingly called his music ‘Nokia-step’, there’s no denying that it spawned a whole new direction for drum ‘n’ bass.
Fabio: One of DnB’s founding fathers, Fabio shares BBC Radio 1’s DnB show with fellow visionary Grooverider and is known for pushing the more musical, deeper shades of the DnB spectrum.