Deadly Avenger

Fabriclive.04

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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
1 2:55
2
feat: DJ LBR
4:29
3 3:46
4 4:17
5
feat: Frank Delour
3:10
6
feat: LL Cool J
3:53
7
feat: DJ LBR
2:10
8
feat: DJ LBR
2:36
9 1:47
10 5:43
11 4:13
12
2:28
13
feat: The Nextmen
4:12
14 3:08
15
feat: DJ Ace
2:26
16 3:00
17
feat: DJ Ace
2:02
18 2:46
19
feat: DJ Aphrodite
2:25
20 2:12
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