Ali B - FABRICLIVE 02 Digital

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A FABRICLIVE mainstay since the opening night, Ali was offered his residency immediately after playing at the venue's pre-launch press party. A vinyl-hunter long before he knew what DJing was, his music industry background included working at Acid Jazz Records and spells as Press Officer to the Plump DJs, Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson. He was once resident DJ at the Blue Note in Hoxton Square.

"Capturing fabric's Friday nights is hard because there are so many different sides to it. I tried to include the more funk-driven breaks I'd spin in the early part of a set, before getting a little harder, a little deeper and mellowing out at the end. I included a lot of American breakbeat from artists like DJ Icey, Tony Faline and Mike and Charlie. I think their sound has had quite an impact on the UK breaks scene. " Ali B

Comfortable in any of fabric's three spaces, Ali's break-centred sets commonly expand to include rare groove, funk, hip hop and soul. A varied collection of straight-aimed breaks, this mix exhibits Ali's underground interests, moving from Shakedown's huge hooks, through DJ Icey's bass-drenched drops to Mr. Scruff's blissed-out breakbeat and Ils' string-tinged, foundation-threatening 'Next Level'.


  1. Intro
  2. DJ Love Underground Funk Stellar Music
  3. Redtape Worldwide A. Bennett
  4. Shakedown Get Down Sony Music
  5. Bassbin Twins Number 2 Bassbin Records
  6. Mike & Charlie Body Rock Just Funkin' Records
  7. DJ Technique My Definition (The Lee Coombs Acid House Breaks Mix) Mob Records
  8. Huda Hudia & DJ Volume As The Hotheadz Let Me See If You Can Dance Kaleidoscope Music
  9. DJ Spice Groove Operator Version 3.0
  10. Lee Coombs Sky Juice Finger Lickin' Records
  11. Outcast Criminals Kingsize Records
  12. Dreadzone Believing In It (Drumattic Twins Mix) Rufflife UK Ltd
  13. Tony Faline Feel The Funk Union Records
  14. Laidback God Can't Stop Rumour Records
  15. DJ Icey Surreal Zone Records
  16. PMT Gyromancer Big Fish Music
  17. DJ Who Feel the Bass Kaleidoscope Music
  18. Plump DJs Big Groovy Fucker Finger Lickin' Records
  19. Bassbin Twins ESW Bassbin Records
  20. Jammin Hold On Bingo Beats
  21. Ils Next Level Marine Parade
  22. Mr Scruff Night Time Pleasure Music Ltd