Monday, December 22, 2008

New Exclusive FABRICLIVE Jack Beats NYE Mix and free 'Crammed' downloads!

Here's an exclusive mix from Jack Beats which was done for Fabric in anticipation of Fabriclive's New Years Eve party. This one should have you going from Christmas all the way to NYE for sure :) Make sure to check out who is playing as the line up in bonkers awesome!

Jack Beats Fabriclive Mix

Here's the tracklisting...
digitalism - home zone (proxy remix)
laid back luke & atrak - shake it down
hot chip - touch too much (fake blood remix)
dj mujava - township funk (boy 8 bit remix)
dj mehdi - pocket piano (joakim "piano debout" remix)
mr oizo - gay dentists
mystery jets - half in love (foamo remix)
audio bullies - dope fiend (tommie sunshine and udachi remix)
project bassline - drop the pressure (jack beats remix)
herve - who da champ
ac slater - jack got jacked (jack beats remix)
tc - wheres my money (caspa remix : Jack beats re-work)
giggle riddim
skream - thik
chase & status - saxon

And here's the info on the NYE gig...
Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Dixon, Âme, Mike Shannon, Matt Tolfrey

DJ Yoda, DJ Craze, Scratch Perverts, Jackbeats, Patchwork Pirates

Toddla T & MC Serocee, 2562, Tayo, The Heatwave, Moody Boyz

Kasai Allstars

On a completely different note I've also got a culturally diverse heap of music to throw your way. Crammed has been bringing global electronic fusion for years and they want to share some of this awesomeness with you this holiday season! Below are some free tracks with a little press on each one to give you an idea for flavour. I suggest you check out the larger selection of free tracks that they're offering by clicking on the link below!

"Long before the internet began collapsing the boundaries between musical cultures for those ready to explore a little, Crammed was doing it anyway. Proudly cosmopolitan, the Brussels-based label has continuously reinvented itself, and has come up with new forms of fusion, mixing elements of rock, world music, pop and electronica ever since its inception in the early '80s. Never a label to be pigeonholed, Crammed has often anticipated musical movements and still continues to do so.

Crammed Crash Course is a free download compilation, given away through the label's online shop, which offers an exhilarating 13-track taster of the musical journeys Crammed has undertaken: from the Balkans to North and Central Africa, from South America to the Middle East as well as the more regular musical pastures of the US and Europe, a lot of territory has been covered... and there's more exciting adventures to come in 2009.

Crammed Crash Course features tracks by Konono N°1, Lonely Drifter Karen, Suba vs Zero dB, Allá, Tuxedomoon, Cibelle vs Kocani Orkestar, Shantel, Kasai Allstars, Taraf de Haidouks, DJ Dolores, Think Of One, Mahala Rai Banda and Balkan Beat Box."

Crammed Greed Bag is where you ought to go to get these tracks... but if you need a little inspiration here's a couple tracks to whet your whistle :)

Kasai Allstars - "Kafuulu Balu"
From the same 'Congotronics' series that brought you Konono No.1 come this 25-strong collective, with a track from their debut album (deep breath..) "In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic" - currently popping up in 'Best Of The Year' lists the world over!

Lonely Drifter Karen - "The Angels Sigh"
This pan-European, piano-led pop trio released their sublime debut album "Grass Is Singing" this year (from which this is a melancholy standout), and home listeners, critics and crowds alike swooned in praise.

Cibelle vs Kocani Orkestar - "Maxutu"
A classic Crammed soundclash, with acclaimed leftfield Anglo-Brazilian chanteuse Cibelle - whose third album for Crammed is expected to drop some time in '09 - reworking a track by the funkiest Balkan band (and favourites of Zach "Beirut" Condon) Kocani Orkestar, who, with third Crammed album "The Ravished Bride", provided a swinging, brass-propelled soundtrack to the Autumn just gone.

Ok guys, sorry I haven't been able to write much but there's so much coming in so quick and I'm trying to get it up for you all! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays :)

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