Diplo FabricLive 24

[Fabric; 2005]

Styles: instrumental hip-hop, art-hop
Others: DJ Shadow, Jel, Massive Attack, Odd Nosdam, Blockhead

Diplo proved he could produce for himself with last year's superb DJ Shadow-like trip-hop treat Florida, while also providing a base for M.I.A.'s debut album. But well before that, Wes Pentz was busy earning his name and reputation by spinning parties and releasing a series of mixes that reflected his Miami upbringing. This dude can definitely spin records, make no mistake there. I've never heard Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" mixed into or out of anything so seamlessly before, and The Cure's "Love Song" melded into Outkast's "B.O.B." here is nothing short of spectacular. But the overall track selection leaves much to be desired; it's about half and half timelessly wicked and utterly lame. Most of the cheesy old-school electro tracks and sounds don't seem to have aged well. So the whole thing feels like you're listening to a mix tape made for someone you've never met. You'll prolly want to download 24 and compare it to any 2 Many DJs Soulwax mix first before you think about buying it.

1. Plantlife - Love 4 the World (Why They Gotta Hate?) Nina Sky - Turnin' Me On
2. Killer Mike feat. Big Boi - My Chrome
3. Cybotron - Clear
4. Yazoo - Don't Go
5. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
6. Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
7. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
8. Model 500 - Nightdrive (Thru Babylon)
9. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
10. Cajmere - Percolator
11. Solid Groove - This Is Sick
12. Two Culture Clash feat. Ms Thing - Love Guide
13. Ludacris feat. Shawnna - What's Your Fantasy
14. Diplo feat. Pantera Os Danadinhos - Percão
15. Gaiola Das Popozudas - Vem Cristiano
16. MC Biro Leyby - Cria Asa Periquita
17. Gaiola Das Popozudas - Ô Darcy
18. Diplo - Way More (remix) M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
19. Jammer - Destruction VIP
20. The Cure - Love Song
21. Outcast - B.O.B

22. Le Tigre - Deceptacon
23. DJ Nasty - Hurricane
24. DJ Deeon - Freaks
25. Turbulence - Notorious
26. Cat Power - Free