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All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
Few artists can claim to represent whole genres of electronic music, what with records being released at a breakneck pace by anyone with a home computer and sound card. Yet when the phrase nu-skool breaks comes into conversation, all heads turn to Adam Freeland. Perhaps Freeland's domination of the sound has part to do with his early instigation of the style that melded the warping bass of jungle with crafty techno bleeps, all while slowing down the breakbeat to a manageable tempo. Or perhaps it's because so few artist have really gotten over to the general public, which might actually be a result of Freeland's and a few other's Rennie Pilgrem, Meat Katie, and Tayo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joshua Glazer
Few artists can claim to represent whole genres of electronic music, what with records being released at a breakneck pace by anyone with a home computer and sound card. Yet when the phrase nu-skool breaks comes into conversation, all heads turn to Adam Freeland. Perhaps Freeland's domination of the sound has part to do with his early instigation of the style that melded the warping bass of jungle with crafty techno bleeps, all while slowing down the breakbeat to a manageable tempo. Or perhaps it's because so few artist have really gotten over to the general public, which might actually be a result of Freeland's and a few other's Rennie Pilgrem, Meat Katie, and Tayo dominance. It's a chicken-or-the-egg debate. But the fact is, out of the 16 cuts on Freeland's mix for Fabric, exactly half feature the involvement of Freeland himself and Evil 9, perhaps the most active artists on Freeland's Marine Parade label. Although, while the roster might seem limited, the variety of tunes is anything but. Opening with the fizzing indie rock of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club might be stretching the boundaries just for the sake of stretching them, but Freeland and Evil 9's own work covers a variety of sounds, from the shocking 4/4 Kompakt-esque atmosphere of "Hired Goons" and "F-Groove" to the slower groove of "Burn the Clock," the only traditional nu-skool sound comes from PFN's "Flow" and the incredibly brief "Xylophone" by Precision Cuts. The rest of the time, Freeland grabs from multiple bins, including the classic bleep sound of LFO, to his own attempt at his ancestral drum'n'bass, "Mindkiller." Such diversity is presumably something to strive for, although the mixing suffers as a result, usually segueing from one track to the next and missing out on the magical "third record" that can occur when a skilled DJ is on his game. It's made more frustrating by the fact that Freeland most likely could have blended several of these transitions if only he had applied himself. So while Freeland proves himself an excellent selector of tracks everyone should appreciate, he failed to go the extra mile to make this mix a stunner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Fabric
  • UPC: 802560003220
  • Catalog Number: 32
  • Sales rank: 193,136

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Burns - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (2:16)
  2. 2 Flow - PFN (4:21)
  3. 3 Hired Goons/Heel and Toe - Evil Nine (4:51)
  4. 4 Xylophone (1:44)
  5. 5 Crooked - Evil Nine (5:40)
  6. 6 Superpet /We Want Your Soul (5:33)
  7. 7 Steamulation (3:42)
  8. 8 SQSH - Bassbin Twins (3:47)
  9. 9 Words Don't Come Easy - M.A.N.D.Y. (1:51)
  10. 10 Burn the Clock (5:39)
  11. 11 Reign - UNKLE (7:46)
  12. 12 F Groove (5:17)
  13. 13 In All Nothing (4:19)
  14. 14 Freak - LFO (4:13)
  15. 15 Mindkiller (5:27)
  16. 16 Airlock - Radioactive Man (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Freeland Primary Artist
Juice Aleem Vocals
Technical Credits
Scott Engel Composer
Joe Gray Composer, Producer
Antony Genn Composer, Producer
J.M. Griffiths Composer
James Lavelle Composer
Jeremy Haynes Producer
Keith Tenniswood Producer
Bassbin Twins Composer, Producer
Adam Freeland Composer, Producer
D. Taylor Producer
Damian Taylor Composer, Producer
Marc Woolford Producer
Richard File Composer
Will Brunner Producer, Remixing
Tom Beaufoy Composer, Producer, Remixing
Mark Thomas Bell Producer
Tam Cooper Composer
Evil Nine Producer, Remixing
P. Pardy Composer
Chelonis R. Jones Composer
Pat Pardy Composer
Sven Brede Composer
Ian Bavitz Composer
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