September 11, 2007

FabricLive 36 Cracks Hipster Dance Code

Breaking news for the scientific strobe light community - James Murphy and Pat Mahoney may have finally isolated the hipster genome that dictates social dancefloor movement. We'll spare you the suspense - the secret is disco! It's so obvious now that you know.

After years of spinning plates and twiddling waxy lab knobs across the globe, the LCD Soundsystem crewmates emerge with FABRICLIVE 36, a sweat n' spandex blend of seminal disco, deep rare grooves and edgy tech-infused funk. The result is unashamed hand-clapping fun, upfront rhythms, heartwarming guilty pleasures, and a glimpse of the robot-dominated future late 70s funkmasters were sure we were doomed for.

Butter team sat down with LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney today to get the scoop. Listen to a really quick snippet of the interview here or see a few quotes below:

On the secret to breaking the hipster's double helix of crossed arms:
"I think it's disco. You gotta trick 'em into it though. You can't come right out of the gate with the deep stuff or they get shy." (Pat's recommended warm-on-contact lubricants include Arthur Russell and ESG)

On making mixtapes:
“We find doing mix CDs horrifying to a certain degree because there’s nobody there, so it’s just like, ‘What are we doing?!’ It’s like you’re just yelling into the air. We bought an old Bozak for this – the first DJ mixer ever built, hand-built [off Craig's List]. It sounds incredible. Everything sounds nicer and bigger and smoother and beautiful. The mix itself will have a little bit of stuff that isn’t necessarily what we’d play in a club. But we’d like it to be fun. So we’ll just do it a bunch of times live. Do it until you like it, that’s actually our motto.”

You can review every song on FabricLive 36 here, which will be released on October 2nd to Fabric First members, November 11th in the US and October 15th elsewhere. We highly recommend grabbing it before your friends do and copping all the beats for your own super smooth late night. Maybe rename the playlist "a few crate digs from last week" and don't look back.

In the meantime, here's one of our favorite originals featured in the mix (Junior Byron), a classic LCD Soundsystem jam that first appeared as a b-side to Losing My Edge, Loose Joints from Arthur Russell and some Gil! Scott! Heron!

Junior Byron - Dance To The Music (very, very dope)
LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection (edit)
Arthur Russell - Pop Your Funk
Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle

Buy LCD Soundsystem, Junior Byron, Arthur Russell, Gil Scott-Heron

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