DJ Craze FABRICLIVE 38: DJ CRAZE (mixtape)
Triple DMC World Championships winner DJ Craze provides us with the latest instalment of the Fabriclive mix. The Nicaragua born Miami native has toured the world as a successful club DJ, as well as producing various drum’n’bass records, which are surprisingly absent from this mix.
In true Fabric spirit Craze has made a club mix, consisting of Hip hop, Baltimore/Miami bass, house and old school electro. As if it were a wedding Craze has supplied the listener with something old (Jan Hammers ‘Miami Vice Theme’ and of Earth, Wind and Fire’s ‘Brazilian Rhyme’), something new – the opening Cool Kids and Banger and Cash tracks will tick all right the boxes for old-school throwbacks and new-bass fiends. As for something borrowed, try everything. And to finish this struggling conceptual punning – for something blue we have the foul ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Revenge’ by Pase Rock, an ode so distasteful it makes Spank Rock songs subject matter appropriate for Republican party broadcasts by comparison.
The first 18 or so tracks work brilliantly with Craze showing off just enough of his turntable trickery without complicating the overall congruity of the mix, but the final quarter loses momentum. Peaking with Coldcut’s Roots Manuva featured party anthem ‘True Skool’, remixed by producer of the moment - Switch.
an ode so distasteful it makes Spank Rock songs subject matter appropriate for Republican party broadcasts by comparison.
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