The Fabriclive series has consistently showcased the hottest talent in dance music, and the winning streak continues with the thirtieth edition: Stanton Warriors, the United Kingdom-based production duo, delivers a mix set of staggering intensity and style. A high-velocity mix of Miami bass and U.K.-style and funky breaks, Fablirclive.30 grabbed me from the beginning and held my attention in a death grip.
The album embarks on a true musical voyage as Stanton Warriors mix through several styles of breakbeat, dropping a cappellas over old-school beats and balancing hard-hitting bass with subtle atmospherics. Whenever things start to cool down a bit, the Warriors whip things back up again. Tracks such as Kerri Chandler’s “Planet Sonic,” Wahoo’s “Make ‘Em Shake It,” and Deekline & Edd Solo’s “Touch It” are the sort of tracks that will make you stop what you’re doing and shake your ass. The closer is none other than the classic “Shake That Ass Bitch” by the Splack Pack, for heaven’s sake. Who knew the Brits got down with booty?
Breaks fans will eat this mix up, but it has the potential to satisfy a wider range of listeners. By using elements of classic Miami bass, funky breaks and other forms of electronica, the Stanton Warriors have created a seamless deejay set.
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