Diplo ‎– FabricLive. 24

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FabricLive – 24
CD, Mixed

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1A Plantlife* Love 4 The World (Why They Gotta Hate?)
Producer – Jack Splash, Panda One
1B Nina Sky Turnin' Me On
Producer – DJ Cipha Sounds, Disco D, D (Supa Dups) Chin-Quee*, M (Khan) Chin*
2 Killer Mike Ft. Big Boi My Chrome
Co-producer – Big Boi, Slimm JimFeaturing – Big BoiProducer – Mr. DJ
3 Cybotron Clear 2:44
4 Yazoo Don't Go (Re-Re-Mix)
Co-producer – Daniel MillerProducer – Eric Radcliffe
5 Debbie Deb When I Hear Music
Producer – Pretty Tony
6 Freestyle Don't Stop The Rock 3:05
7 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Engineer – Jim Lyons, Tom GartlandProducer – Aldo Marin, Jerry Calliste Jr.
8 Model 500 Nightdrive (Thru Babylon) 2:18
9 Aphex Twin Windowlicker 1:01
10 Cajmere Percolator 1:49
11 Solid Groove This Is Sick 2:50
12 Two Culture Clash Ft. Ms. Thing Love Guide
Featuring – Ms. ThingProducer – Switch (2)Producer [Additional] – Dave Taylor
13 Ludacris Ft. Shawnna What's Your Fantasy
Featuring – ShawnnaMixed By – Mike WilsonProducer – Shondrae*
14 Diplo Ft. Pantera Os Danadinhos Percão
Featuring – Pantera Os Danadinhos
15 Gaiola Das Popozudas Vem Cristiano 2:02
16 MC Biro Leyby Cria Asa Periquita 2:21
17 Gaiola Das Popozudas Ô Darcy 2:34
18A Diplo Way More (Remix) 2:21
18B M.I.A* Bucky Done Gun (Acapella)
19 Jammer Destruction VIP 3:13
20 The Cure Lovesong (Extended Mix)
Producer – Dave Allen*, Robert Smith
21 OutKast B.O.B.
Producer – Earthtone III
22 Le Tigre Deceptacon 3:10
23 DJ Nasty Hurricane 3:16
24 DJ Deeon Freaks 2:39
25 Turbulence (4) Notorious 2:19
26 Cat Power Free 3:17



Comes in a metal case with cardboard slipcase.
No mix titles are given for tracks 4 and 20.

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fabric48radio Diplo FabricLive. 24 (Radio Mix)(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Fabric (2) fabric48radio UK 2005 Sell This Version
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May 6, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

Diplo throws in everything and the kitchen sink, aiming for a fun, genre-crossing mix, and the end result is appalling. The styles are grouped-together in small clumps: a handful of contemporary, OutKast-style hip-hop pieces at the start are suddenly replaced by Detroit techno (Cybotron). The transition between 'Clear' and the remix of 'Don't Go' – both wonderful tracks in their different ways – is the sloppiest, most out-of-tune disaster I've ever heard on a mix album. A trio of early NY electro tracks follow, then it's back to 1980s Juan Atkins, then to 1999 Aphex Twin. The transitions from one track to the next are inconsistent, as if a different DJ is doing each one. Diplo can't even get the volume remotely consistent. The amalgam of 'Windowlicker' and Cajmere's 'Percolator' is one of the few moments that really works here. The second half of the disc veers been aggressively sexed-up hip-hop/R'n'B (Ludacris and Shawnna shoving their genitals in your face) and Diplo's own Miami bass-style productions such as MIA. The irony is that Diplo appears ignorant of the fact that 'Windowlicker' mocks exactly the kind of syrupy urban rubbish that veers in and out of this mix.

My attention was initially drawn to this mix because of the inclusion of 'Lovesong', one of The Cure's most affecting songs, taken from their most lauded album. It's a brave (or stupid) choice for a mix, and I was interested to know whether Diplo could pull this off. Robert Smith famously despises rap, and one shudders to imagine what he'd think of the treatment of 'Lovesong' here. It's horribly pitched-up, and a very worn vinyl copy has been used. It sounds ridiculous moving into OutKast.

Some of the mixing here is so shaky that I took the CD out of the player a couple of times to check it. All in all, this is an untidy, underconsidered ragbag of tracks that have nothing to say to each other.


July 14, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

One glance at this tracklist and it became clear what was in store. Pop vocals, dance anthems, chart toppers, and crossover hits populate the mix. At least Diplo tried to appeal to the underground crowd as well by including tracks such as Cybotron’s Clear and Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker. But a few credible tracks here and there doesn’t save this mix. The mixing itself is mediocre and there is no semblance of any kind of progression or movement in the sound. It’s little more than a bunch of hits strung together end to end. A 2-year-old could make a comparable mix.


February 23, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Good, versatile mix cd, one of the better fabric cds by a mile.