The Amalgamation Of Soundz - fabric 12

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Some apt artist names: Little Richard, Scratch Perverts, Foxy Brown, The Amalgamation of Soundz. Jean-Claude Thompson was born in London to an Italian mother and Latin/Caribbean father. Mark Harbottle was born in Tehran to Persian/English parents. As respected members of the underground music scene, TAOS continue to exhibit the wide range of taste and influence their upbringing encouraged. Their fabric sets are voyages of discovery (with four hands on decks), that explore the ocean of generic name tags and expand the notion of nightclub soundtracks. As producers, TAOS resolutely re-think dance music's code of practice, refusing to put different projects under different titles. In a market-minded industry they are awkward, exciting and inspiring.

"Jean-Claude: People said you can't have a club of fabric's size and have that music policy. But people that don't want to hear obvious things have found their home. From top-to-bottom it's a great environment to work and party in. This represents the deeper side of our sets down there." The Amalgamation of Soundz

fabric 12 flies by in a storm of moods and grooves. It starts with soundtrack elegance, blending music from Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film, Traffic, Mark Forster's 'Monster's Ball' (2002) and Mike Figgis' 'One Night Stand' (1997). Geche's warped breaks bridge a string tribute to Bjork and Akasha's shuffling, horizontal vibe; Chris Cousin's lush 'Pump Da Ball' sets up TAOS' heart-stealing re-work of Richard Davis; then some classic 'Future Sound...' precedes Hakan Libdo's weirdbeat house, the genius beats of RjD2 and another TAOS standout, the siren-sounding 'Simply So'. Angelo D'Onorio, Hi-Lo and Jeff Bennett toughen things up before a suitably cinematic ending: Soultek's dubbed-out trip, TAOS' addictive 'Summer Nights' and Still Phil's jaw-dropping 'Bey un Bey'.

Tracklisting

  1. Cliff Martinez Helicopter Compulsion Inc
  2. Asche & Spencer Hank's Transition Lions Gate Records
  3. Nick Ingham Orchestra Heart Noir Polydor
  4. The Vitamin String Quartet Come To Me Vitamin Records
  5. Geche Htrs (Instrumental) Statra
  6. Akasha Brown Sugar Wall Of Sound
  7. Sofalofa Pump Da Ball Deep-water
  8. Richard Davis Meaning (The Amalgamation Of Soundz Rework) Punkt
  9. The Future Sound Of London Papua New Guinea Translation 3 Passion
  10. Hakan Lidbo Cuba Libra Poker Flat
  11. Rjd2 Chicken Bone Circuit Definitive Jux
  12. The Amalgamation Of Soundz Simply So Axed
  13. Angelo D'Onorio Save Your Soul Carbonrecordings
  14. Hi-Lo Are You Sure About That? Central Music
  15. Jeff Bennett Systemizing Intrinsic Design/Rhythmic
  16. Soultek Groove Control Kompure
  17. The Amalgamation Of Soundz Summer Night Axed
  18. Still Phil Bey Un Bey (MKL Vs SoySos Remix) Natural Resource