DJ Craze

Fabriclive.38

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AllMusic Review by Rick Anderson

A DJ who is both a great selector and a skilled cutter and scratcher is a rare and wonderful thing; one whose tastes are Catholic enough to include both current club figures and obscure old-school gems is a thing of wonder. DJ Craze has made a name for himself not only as a scratch DJ and a club DJ, but also as a drum'n'bass producer; however, on his contribution to the Fabriclive series he sticks to breaks and hip-hop flavors, creating a Miami-tinged fusion that incorporates sounds from Bangers & Cash, Chromeo, and Kid Sister as well as downright paleolithic entries from the likes of Miami Jam Crew and even (get this) Earth, Wind & Fire. The first two-thirds of the program are lighthearted party fare: the crazy funk of Tuff Crew's "My Part of Town" (punctuated by Craze's truly wicked turntablism), the complex and propulsive beat of Bangers & Cash's "Loose," and the brilliant "Set It Off" by N.O.R.E.. Towards the end things turn a bit darker, in particular with Deekline & Wizard's downright creepy "Keep It Pushin'." Throughout the program, Craze is careful to give the ladies plenty of rapping room, and that gives the album a particularly colorful feel. Very nice.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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DJ Craze feat: Armanni Reign 01:50 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Swizz Beatz / N.O.R.E. / J. Ru$$ 02:16 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Cool Kida 02:12 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Cool Kida 02:38 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Bangers & Cash 03:22 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Tuff Crew 03:00 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Jan Hammer 01:20 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Blaqstarr / Miami Jam Crew / Rye Rye 03:24 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Lushus 03:07 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Beat Club 02:33 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Chromeo / Pase Rock 03:19 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Treasure Fingers 02:48 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Blaqstarr 01:01 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Coldcut / Roots Manuva 02:50 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Earth, Wind & Fire Horns 02:59 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Armand Van Helden 02:44 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Debbie Deb 01:29 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: DJ Magic Mike 01:48 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Quadrant Six 02:46 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: DJ Laz 01:15 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Fresh Celeste / M-4 Sers 02:29 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Bangers & Cash 02:13 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Pase Rock 02:11 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Kazey & Bulldog 01:55 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: The Chemical Brothers 02:15 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: Kid Sister / Kanye West 03:06 Amazon
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DJ Craze feat: DJ Assault / DJ DeeKline / The Wizard 03:48 Amazon
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