Kode9 & Burial present FABRICLIVE 100, with the final instalment of this iconic series seeing the two pioneers of UK bass music unite for a hypnotic 74-minute mix. While Burial has famously never DJ'd in public, he paired up with Kode9 for a one-off mix for Mary Anne Hobbs' final Experimental show on BBC Radio One broadcast on Sept 9th 2010. Kode9 has also on very special occasions performed 'All Burial' DJ sets. While they kept the tracklisting secret until the day of release, a move that sent the masses into a spiral of speculation, Kode9 and Burial's Fabric mix shows the pair are very much plugged into the fast-paced footwork and its influenced soundsystem burners that have defined much of Kode9's Hyperdub imprint over recent years...
While it's no surprise that both Kode9 and Burial are both well-researched junglists disciples, the tempos on FABRICLIVE 100 hit many of the same speeds as those foundational early to mid/late 90's LDN sound. Yet the artists are for the majority of the mix entirely contemporary (minus the odd Intense, Jacob's Optical Stairway and classic trance and DNB roller!!) while the 2-step RNB night cry and the Durban sound of Gqom Oh! get a strong look in also.
By far the standout moments are the bubbling bassline funky of Cooly G's Magnetic, the euphoric robotics of Luke Slater's Euro-trance sidewinder 'I Can Complete You', while the impossibly hard to get a hold of 'Underwater Fireworks' by Nut-E-1 and 'Drug Me' by Jungle Buddh, both of which we'd wager that it's worth buying the unmixed 4 x LP edition of alone just to own these classics on wax!! With ease and skill they mix Vladislav Delay into DJ Spinn, Babyfather into 4Hero's Jacob's Optical Stairway alias, before ending on an RP Boo banger that is slowly engulfed by the falling rain atmospheres, the signature Burial sound that makes his music such a perfect soundtrack to cold nights spent atop endlessly running night buses in deepest South London boroughs.
FABRICLIVE 100 is sure to be not only one of the most talked about mixes of 2018, but it's also the key that unlocks the sounds and influences of Burial's after-studio-hours sessions.
Digital Track List
- 1 Untitled Untitled feat. David Hykes 0:46
- 2 Hurry Klein 1:06
- 3 Magnetic Cooly G 1:20
- 4 Deaths Effect Julz Da Deejay 2:46
- 5 Triple Beat Roman Rodney 1:31
- 6 Skim Skam (dbn dance) TLC Fam 1:44
- 7 Konvoy Nazar 1:28
- 8 Agua y Puerta Lechuga Zafiro 0:29
- 9 Black Pepper (Tzusing Remix) Hyph11e 1:32
- 10 I Can Complete You Luke Slater 3:22
A1 Klein - Hurry
A2 Cooly G - Magnetic
A3 Julz Da Deejay - Deaths Effect
A4 Roman Rodney - Triple Beat
B1 TLC Fam - Skim Skam (dbn dance) B2 Lechuga Zafiro - Agua y Puerta B3 Hyph11e - Black Pepper (Tzusing Remix) B4 Virgin - B9
C1 Nut-E-1 - Underwater Fireworks C2 David Hykes - Rainbow Voice
D1 Jungle Buddha - Drug Me D2 Black Acid - Black Acid D3 Vladislav Delay - Otan Osaa
E1 Mr Fingers - SPY (Kode9 Remix) E2 Scratcha DVA feat. Clara Le San - Pink 33 (DJ Phil Remix) E3 TEDDMAN - Baby E4 ONTHEGROUND - Fallen
F1 Intense - The Quickening F2 Genecom - Polyphonic Raid F3 Clementine - The Opening
G1 Victim Rebirth - Metamesonyxtia Narkogyra G2 Friends Lovers & Family - The Lift G3 AK1200 feat. Junior Reid - Junior’s Tune (Digital Remix) G4 Ben Frost - Ionia (Jlin Remix)
H1 DJ Taye - Nu Summer Shit H2 Jacob’s Optical Stairway - Solar Feelings (Claude Young’s Kyoto Soul Dub) H3 DJ Chap - Brujeria H4 RP Boo - Wicked‘Bu
- Unravel In The Designated Zone / Morphing Into Brighter
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- Release Date
- April 9, 2021