Monday, April 21, 2008


London nightclub/label Fabric has been responsible for so many great mixtapes I lost count what feels like years ago. Browsing through their catalogue should make any musicappreciator more than excited. Flipping through the records proves to be a journey through many music styles represented by legendary DJs which are all famous for it's own unique thing. Let the namedropping begin: Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, Spank Rock (probably my favorite along with their bootleg version Fabricdead), Diplo, The Herbaliser, Aim, Spinbad, Jacques Le Cont, Scratch Perverts, Krafty Kuts and sooo many more.

While this month they added another of my favorites to their repertoire. UK Cut'n'paste guru DJ Yoda puts together another wildly entertaining mixtape. If you're not familiar with his sound, jump to his MySpace page and listen to the Annie Mac Mini Mix, it basicly explains his thing in 5 minutes.

On the Fabriclive 39 mix, Yoda fuses rap, dub, d&b, indie, soul and about anything with his own little twists and turns, which always tends to give the original songs (he so masterly selects) new life and sounding danceable again. Great examples are Skibadee - Tic Toc and Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep which are touched up Yoda style. Throw in the amazing Marvin Gaye cover of Sexual Healing by The Hot 8 Brass Band and you start to get a feel for what I mean.

01 - The Thunderclaps - Judgement Day (Donkey Work Re-Edit)
02 - Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
03 - Skibadee - Tika Toc
04 - Handsome Boy Modeling School - Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
05 - Ice Cube - Jackin' For Beats (Explicit)
06 - Ghost - It's All Love
07 - Jurassic 5 - Swing Set
08 - The Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
09 - D Nice - Crumbs On The Table
10 - Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep (Explicit)
11 - Jean Jacques Perry & DJ Yoda & Herve - EVA (Bonus Beats)
12 - The Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Explicit)
13 - The Coral - In The Morning
14 - Bell Biv Devoe & Tittsworth - Poison (Bonus Beats)
15 - Run DMC - It's Tricky
16 - Salt N Pepa - Push It
17 - DJ Class - Tear Da Club Up
18 - Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina
19 - Minnie Ripperton - Loving You (Bamabounce Bonus Beats)
20 - Come Around - Collie Buddz
21 - Chatterbox - DJ Yoda ft Sway
22 - Adam F - Circles (Original)
23 - DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
24 - Wiley & Skream - Gangsters (Make Me)
25 - Lord Kitchener - London Is The Place For Me

And while we're on the subject of Fabric, next month will feature yet another favorite of mine. King of Mushroom Jazz, Mark Farina is mixing up some laidback lofi for Fabric 40.

I previewed the set, and fans of of the Chicago/SF DJ will not be disappointed. Yet another splendid addition to vault of beautiful music compiled by Fabric.

“When making the mix, I played a sort of fictitious set at fabric on a night that doesn't exist. Musically, I tried to capture the techy, jackin' Chicago/SF side of the house spectrum - dubby, chunky tracks. I tried to pick tunes from all over the world. I picked a good variation of underground goodies, a lot of which are unreleased or hopefully not on any other compilations. Tracks that have a good "shelf life" but that aren't proven hits; hidden gems that might go over looked in this fast paced music era.”
- Mark Farina

01 - Giom – Together
02 - Chuck Love – Yellow Truth (Atnarko Mix)
03 - JT Donaldson & Uneaq – Why Not Rock?
04 - Ricardo Rae – Lead The Way
05 - John Larner & Slater Hogan – Gettin’ Ready
06 - Inland Knights – Where Ya At ?
07 - Homero Espinosa - Got This Feeling (LNS Disco Dub)
08 - Alexander East – Believe En Me
09 - Frank Solano – The Blues Line [Tommy Largo Remix]
10 - Kris G – Feel My Love [Bobby Valentine Remix]
11 - Non Believers – Stasera
12 - Johnny Fiasco – Last Word
13 - Mood II Swing – Closer [Oliver Desmet & Fred Everything Mix]
14 - James Curd – Pick Up What I’m Putting Down
15 - Rylan White Ft. Olly Brunton– There Goes The Neighbourhood
16 - Lawnchair Generals – Broke Acid
17 - Jeremy Joshua – Make Dat Shit [Derrick Carter Mix]
18 - DJ Sneak – Mumbler
19 - Prztz – Brutality
20 - Mark Farina – Das Shibuya [Cheeba Mix]
21 - King Kooba – Hoose Musik

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