James Lavelle - FABRICLIVE 01 CD
Guiding FABRICLIVE since it started, resident James Lavelle's sets skirt around the cutting-edges of electronic music. An untroubled, rock 'n' roll mixing style and plenty of powerful tracks are the hallmarks of Lavelle's energetic weekly performances.
"I wanted this mix to reflect the diversity and sound of FABRICLIVE, past, present and future. In some ways this album is like a diary, inspired by the energy and mood of the dancefloor. It's dedicated to all the regular Friday heads for keeping me up." James Lavelle
This CD merges soundclash spirit with street-smart sounds. Bushwacka's anthemic 'Feel It' exemplifies FABRICLIVE's lack of formula, and elsewhere, James joins the dots between rock n roll, hip hop, breaks, house and techno, fearlessly showcasing future classics like Green Velvet's twisted-to-fit 'La La Land', next to slept-on standouts like Smokey Robinson's scream from Motown, 'People Get Ready'. Aided in part by UNKLE partner Richard File, tracks are cut, chopped, spliced and stitched into a 70 minute throwdown of headstrong sonics.