Seb Fontaine / Yousef

Creamfields 2001

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The populist yin to Prototype, Vol. 4's judiciously unfamiliar yang, the first half of Creamfields 2001 emphasized Seb Fontaine's ability to abuse designer dance's big guns. Mirroring Britain's strained retro-house, Fontaine was quick to pull out Roger Sanchez's top-end disco-house favorite "Another Chance," Orinoko's 4AD-like "Island," the Chemical Brothers' vast but itinerant remix of Fatboy Slim's "Song for Shelter," and X-Press 2's cribbed Orbital attempt, "Smoke Machine." But Yousef had other ideas, and his stateside set of bleached 4/4 funk spelled more trouble for the Creamfields name, implicitly refusing to take British dance anywhere but the '70s.

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