Fabriclive 91

Fabriclive 91

by Special Request


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Fabriclive 91

Paul Woolford uses his Special Request moniker to pay tribute to U.K. pirate radio, with tracks recalling the darker edges of jungle and rave music. His contribution to the Fabriclive mix CD series plays more like a creative free-form radio set than a night out at a club, weaving tense ambient interludes in between left-field electro and jungle tracks. The mix's first half includes tracks by two early Aphex Twin aliases (Caustic Window and Polygon Window), as well as electro producers such as Detroit's DJ Stingray and the Netherlands' Dexter, with a seamless foray into U.K. garage courtesy of Plastician's "The Lift." After the bright, breezy electro cut "The True Knot" (one of several Woolford originals included), the mix swiftly takes a turn for the dark side. Following a scientific interlude by Cristian Vogel, Shapednoise and Justin Broadrick signal oncoming doom with the corroded bass and swarming synths of "Enlightenment." The fury is unleashed with several head-spinning jungle tracks, including Dillinja's "Deadly Deep Subs [Remix]" and two more excellent Special Request originals (both of which were also released in unmixed form on the Stairfoot Lane Bunker EP). Woolford seems to prefer the type of jungle that includes complex, heavily edited breaks and shocking bass rumblings, but he finds room for Rood Project's lush, slow-building intelligent drum'n'bass classic "Thunder." Other than a few older tracks such as that, Woolford places more emphasis on tracks by newer artists taking tear-out jungle in explosive new directions. The storm clears out by the end of the mix, concluding with a majestic ambient composition by Abul Mogard. Fabriclive 91 is a breathtaking mix that drifts between conflicting moods, yet still holds together as a cohesive journey.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2017
Label: Fabric
UPC: 0802560018224
catalogNumber: 182
Rank: 167024

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Special Request   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Richard D. James   Composer,Producer
Nick Sykes   Composer
Joe Baker   Composer,Producer
Justin Broadrick   Composer
Carl Craig   Composer,Producer
DJ Trace   Producer
Cristian Vogel   Composer
Nico   Producer
Antonio Pedone   Composer
M. Jalal Tanur   Composer
Duncan Hutchison   Composer
Alden Tyrell   Composer,Producer
Paul Woolford   Composer,Producer
Remy Verheijen   Composer,Producer
Keith Fullerton Whitman   Composer,Producer
Claro Intelecto   Composer,Producer
Aleksi Perala   Composer,Producer
Bay B Kane   Producer
Christopher Reed   Composer,Producer
214   Composer,Producer
Karl Francis   Composer,Producer
James Clements   Composer,Producer
Stanislav Tolkachev   Composer
Abul Mogard   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Stefan Vincent   Composer
Mika Vaino   Composer,Producer
Shaun Bateman   Composer,Producer
Sheryl Morrison   Composer

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