Fabriclive #55 Album Review DJ Marky
Written by Michael
January 19, 2011 2:50 pm
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Following up from our exclusive interview with the DNB legend, here is our thoughts regarding Fabriclive 55, the new mix CD in the now synonymous series. Marky is of course the dominant presence on the CD, most tracks are remixed or edited by him, even though not necessarily labelled so the artwork has clearly been painted by vinyl and not merely assembled. And certainly, he does bring a different feel to the genre, something wholly more sophisticated, and the intro is not the last time in the album that a classical “vibe” creeps up on you, grabs you by the bealearics and rams 140bpm down your throat.
In fact, we almost gained a sick joy from the harmonics of a seemingly full-piece orchestra drawing us into the frenetic deep sounds of Marky, the only clue to the arrival of the bass being the steam erupting from their ears, or that this is a Drum and Bass album. We’re also glad that Marky chose a remixed version of smash number “Bright Lights” by Die & Interface, ditching that irritating, screeching hook for a more altogether deep, throbbing bass line.
Klute’s “Will You Still Love Me?”, Skreams “Motorway” and DJ Marky & S.P.Y.’s “Brainstorm” are notable highlights but the fact is this is a mix CD so bursting at the seams with tracks, a staggering 24, that attempting to pin any down is a foolish exercise, indeed it is the way Marky seamlessly brings every track together in a mix that can only be described as epic, that is all you need to focus on.