Deadly Avenger


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Fabriclive.04 Review

by Joshua Glazer

Since opening its doors in 1999, London's Fabric nightclub proved that there was a U.K. audience (and a big one) looking for something other than the mainstream trance that was populating the clubs at the time. But rather than trying to peg down what that something might be, which in turn would just create another trendy glut over time, the wise programmers at Fabric decided to open the club up to an impossibly wide variety of music, from techno and tech-house to garage and even old-school hip-hop. This installment of the club's mixed-CD series covers the final element with a flare that seems extremely unlikely coming from a British DJ. Deadly Avenger lays forth a non-stop mega-mix of party jams stretching as far back as the Jackson 5 and reaching up to underground hip-hop revivalist Nextmen. But in fairness, Deadly Avenger should share the headline with French producer DJ LBR, whose three sampledelic bootlegs found on this disc bring Snoop Dogg and Prince into the mix. Purists might not take a liking to what might seem like "cheating" instead of true turntable skills, but if you don't hold such things sacred, then it would be hard to do better than this disc for an old-school celebration that doesn't rely on the obvious classics to rock the house.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Deadly Avenger 02:55 Amazon
2 Deadly Avenger feat: DJ LBR 04:29 Amazon
3 Deadly Avenger 03:46 Amazon
4 Deadly Avenger feat: Crooklyn Clan 04:17 Amazon
5 Deadly Avenger feat: Frank Delour 03:10 Amazon
6 Deadly Avenger feat: LL Cool J 03:53 Amazon
7 Deadly Avenger feat: DJ LBR 02:10 Amazon
8 Deadly Avenger feat: DJ LBR 02:36 Amazon
9 Deadly Avenger feat: Jimmy "Bo" Horne 01:47 Amazon
10 Deadly Avenger feat: Ceasefire Vs. Deadly Avenger / Ceasefire 05:43 Amazon
11 Deadly Avenger feat: Jackson Sisters 04:13 Amazon
Deadly Avenger feat: Dynamo Productions 02:28 Amazon
13 Deadly Avenger feat: The Nextmen 04:12 Amazon
14 Deadly Avenger feat: Maceo & the Macks 03:08 Amazon
Deadly Avenger feat: DJ Ace 02:26 Amazon
16 Deadly Avenger feat: Crooklyn Clan 03:00 Amazon
Deadly Avenger feat: DJ Ace 02:02 Amazon
18 Deadly Avenger feat: The Jackson 5 02:46 Amazon
19 Deadly Avenger feat: DJ Aphrodite 02:25 Amazon
20 Deadly Avenger feat: Neil Petricone 02:12 Amazon
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