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Good Lord, this is absolutely incredible
on 2 June 2006
It takes alot to impress me where mix albums are concerned. Of the vast collection I own, only a handful get played with any kind of frequency. The likes of Sasha & Digweed's Northern Exposure, the classic 2 Many Djs mash-ups, GU's Nick Warren in Reykjavik & Sasha in Ibiza....all legendary mixes in their own varying ways. But now I can safely add another to the Elite - Fabric22.
You just know Scratch Perverts are going to be good before you even hear them. Prime Cuts, Tony Vegas & Plus One? It doesn't get much better as a collective! In short, you need this cd in your life. As is typical of many of their sets, the first half concerns itself with hip-hop, mixing classic tracks like Roots Manuva's Witness (One Hope) with other British hip-hop like Skinnyman; bringing in Mr Scruff beats and taking the cream of the US crop in the likes of the Kanye West assisted Dilated Peoples track This Way. The Pervs very own Stand By (now used on Lucozade adverts) signals the departure of the hip-hop (but only after the monstrous bass of Dead Prez) and careers off into energy-rush inducing drum n bass, via the indie/rock tones of Ian Brown and Radiohead. The album reaches its crescendo on the ridiculously catchy Another Planet, by which time you are probably exhausted.
But not too exhausted that you couldn't listen to it again straight away. The highest praise I can give this album is that I am yet to come across anyone who doesn't love it. So many people have borrowed it off me, I've barely had it myself these past few months.
It's the mix cd for people who don't like commercial hip hop. It's the mix cd for people who don't like dance. It's the mix cd for people who don't like mix cds. It's the mix cd for people who don't even know what a mix cd is.
Just buy it - you won't regret it.
And try and get hold of their Radio One Essential Mix from 2004 - an even superior mix than this. Take the above, and throw in the likes of Metallica, RHCPs, Dizzee Rascal, Chemical Brothers and Prodigy to name but a few. Yes, exactly.