Fabriclive.26

Fabriclive.26

by The Herbaliser
     
 

The Fabriclive series has suffered few misses -- nearly every volume has featured high-class DJs mixing more dangerously and adventurously than they would anywhere else, with better results than appear on any other commercial releases. Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba of the…  See more details below

Overview

The Fabriclive series has suffered few misses -- nearly every volume has featured high-class DJs mixing more dangerously and adventurously than they would anywhere else, with better results than appear on any other commercial releases. Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba of the Herbaliser certainly haven't lacked for opportunities to host freewheeling mix albums -- they do record for Ninja Tune, after all -- but another chance is always welcome. Fabriclive.26 is equal to their 2003 mix Herbal Blend for the Solid Steel sessions, and that's heavy praise. Differences, though, are apparent, beginning with an indication that the Herbaliser is less willing to dredge the vagaries of pop culture than on Herbal Blend. This is a straight hip-hop mix for all practical purposes, with only a few choice funk nuggets strategically placed when necessary. And for energy, it's unmatched by any recent hip-hop releases, beginning with the opener, "Dogsz N Sledgez," where Million Dan punctuates his dancehall raps with interjecting growls and whistles. An up-to-the-minute track from Blufoot with Yungun moves into a golden-age classic from Hurby Luv Bug and Antoinette without pausing a beat (or sounding like they're reaching for material). Most of the transitions are quick cuts that fit the mood perfectly, even when they drop their own "None Other" (featuring Cappo) in the middle of the mix. British rap specifically, and underground rap in general, never get enough exposure (and don't think the grime fad solved anything), but with any luck, hip-hop fans will be hearing a lot more of British producer Blufoot and 7L & Esoteric disciple Apathy (who might get an album out on Atlantic if the White Stripes don't mind the sample).

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560005224
catalogNumber:
52

Tracks

  1. Dogz N Sledgez  - Million Dan
  2. Southern Lady  - J. Sands
  3. Ghostwriter/Ground Zero  -  Rjd2
  4. Alphabet Man  -  Blufoot
  5. I Got an Attitude  -  Hurby's Machine
  6. Surprize  -  Yungun
  7. None Other/3 Feet Deep  -  Abdominal
  8. Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing  - James Razor Brown
  9. Welly Wanging  -  Lefties Soul Connection
  10. Play This (One)  -  J-Rocc
  11. Paid in Full  - Eric B.
  12. Glimity Glamity  -  Demon Boyz
  13. I.D.S.T.  -  Cappo
  14. Spin It Round  - Dynamite MC
  15. It's Great to Be Here  -  Jackson 5
  16. Family Rap  -  Wolf
  17. It Takes a Seven Nation Army to Hold Us Back  - Emilio Lopez
  18. Gadget Funk
  19. Mr. Matatwe (Keep It Up)  -  Flying Fish
  20. Keeping It Real?  -  Hero No. 7
  21. Boom!  -  Roots
  22. Just Give the DJ a Break  -  Dynamix II
  23. News Flash  -  Diplo
  24. Botty La La  -  Bugz in the Attic

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbaliser   Primary Artist
Andrew Ross   Flute,Saxophone
Pete Eckford   Bongos,Conga,Timbales
Nigel Wallace Price   Electric Bass
Matt Black   scratching
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Soup   Track Performer
D-Sisive   Track Performer
Bembe Segue   Vocals
Ollie Parfitt   Keyboards
Ollie Teeba   scratching
Jake Wherry   Moog Bass
Ralph Lamb   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Abdominal   Track Performer
Verb T   Track Performer
Yungun   Track Performer
Blufoot   Track Performer
Hero No. 7   Track Performer
Hurby's Machine   Track Performer
Lefties Soul Connection   Track Performer
Emilio Lopez   Track Performer
Wolf   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Marion Williams   Composer
Clifford Scott   Remixing
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Mark Gamble   Engineer
Berry Gordy   Composer
D.D. Jackson   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Raine Shine   Remixing
Deke Richards   Composer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Peanut Butter Wolf   Executive Producer
Eric B.   Producer,Composer
Herbaliser   Producer
William Griffin   Composer
William Pentz   Composer
Malachi Trout   Composer
Freestylers   Producer
?uestlove   Composer
Tariq Trotter   Composer
Nathaniel Wilson   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
A.J. Bernstein   Composer
Orin Walters   Remixing
M. Dunn   Composer,Producer
C. Stewart   Composer
M. Turner   Composer
C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson   Composer
Bugz in the Attic   Arranger,Producer
James Razor Brown   Producer
Million Dan   Producer
Akai Professionals   Composer
Edson Moris   Composer

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