Shackleton has mixed the 55th instalment of fabric’s CD series. Released on December 6th, fabric 55 features partly new and unreleased original material, as well as tracks that have previously appeared on Perlon, Skull Disco and Hotflush. Tracklist after the click.
This turned out to be a good thing for me as it made it easier to make the music that I wanted to make. Mine and my friend’s lives had a diverse soundtrack, but I remember that Stooges, Can, Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk and Faust were all favourites. To be honest, I haven’t really moved on from that stuff. I started playing guitar in a punk band at 14. We were not very good and got booed off stage and things thrown at us. Plus ça change, really!”
“With the mix I’ve made, I have tried to make a set that would best represent the set I played on that night [his first appearance at Fabric], but minus the mistakes. Some of the tracks are re-jigged versions of older material, some of them are new. Some of them will never see a release in any form aside from this. Some of them are not even tracks, just coincidental parts merging with each other between tracks. Those are the best bits actually. I don’t expect everyone to like it. I know it is not to everyone’s taste. That’s why I appreciate Judy sticking her neck out for this and I hope some people like it.” – Shackleton
Preview of the forthcoming Scuba remix album Triangulation (Interpretations) on Hotflush Recordings. Release day is set to Nov 15 2010. Remixes from the like of Will Saul & Mike Monday, FaltyDL, Deatbeat, Deadboy & Joe. Tracklist after the click. Huge!!
Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz is an all-new Madlib jazz production. High Jazz, the name itself a tribute to the landmark jazz-fusion album released by Stanton Davis’s Ghetto Mysticism in 1976, shows a marked development in Madlib’s craft.
Since the introduction of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet releases nearly a decade ago, the producer’s core group of musicians and collaborators (known collectively as “Yesterdays Universe”) has grown by the dozens. The notoriously elusive, publicity-shy and anti-commercial ethic of the group has kept many of the recordings from every being released, while others have been pressed anonymously, kept within the group or distributed only among private collectors.
Among the newly released tracks on High Jazz are a collaboration with extraordinary jazz/hip-hop drummer/producer Karriem Riggins – together they make up Jahari Masamba Unit; the debut of groups Generation Match, The Big Black Foot Band, and RMC, a Madlib, Riggins & James Poyser collab; and a 15-minute live piece by Yesterdays New Quintet (recorded at a secret show in 2000). The 15-track album runs a total of 61 minutes. – Stones Throw
Pre-order for 3LP and CD. Expected release date: July 27 from Stones Throw. Full tracklist after click.