January 13, 2008

Soon There Will Be Justice In Baltimore (+ Fabric Update)

Like around March 9th at Sonar. And less of the socioeconomic sort, more industrial French house with special guest DJ Mehdi.

Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (live)
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Benny Blanco mix Feat. Mos Def and Spank Rock)
DJ Mehdi - I Am Somebody (feat. Chromeo)
DJ Mehdi - Signatune (Thomas Bangalter edit)

Last month Justice also told a Norwegian newspaper that their proposed Fabriclive mix had been rejected by the Fabric team...adding "We didn't want to do just another boring mix, so we put together a selection of tunes we absolutely love, mainly weird disco tracks and French novelty acts. But Fabric turned it down. They weren't ready for something like this. Maybe we'll put the mix out ourselves. People should really hear it, they'd be surprised."

You can hear the mix for yourself here courtesy of Gorilla vs. Bear.

01 Sparks: "Tryouts for the Human Race"
02 Rondo Veneziano: "La Serenissima"
03 Goblin: "Tenebrae"
04 Daft Punk: "Ouverture"
05 Surkin: "Next of Kin"
06 Symbolone: "Love Juice"
07 Korgis: "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes"
08 Midnight Juggernauts: "Ending of an Era"
09 The Paradise: "In Love With You [ft. Romauld]"
10 Justice: "TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella)"
11 Chic: "Everybody Dance"
12 Frankie Valli: "Who Loves You"
13 Das Pop: "Underground"
14 Julien Clerc: "Quand Je Joue"
15 Daniel Balavoine: "Vivre Ou Survivre"
16 Richard Sanderson: "Reality"
17 Zoot Woman: "Grey Day"
18 Fucking Champs: "Thor Is Like Immortal"
19 The Rave: "Mother"
20 Fancy: "You Never Know"
21 Frank Stallone: "Far From Over"
22 Sheila: "Misery"
23 Todd Rundgren: "International Feel"

Seems like more of a lazy faves tape than anything you'd hear from the top-gear Fabric series - most of it's just unmixed obscure radio rock, hipster nods and weak tot action. What do you think?

Don't forget the Cut Copy and Spank Rock FabricLive mixes - easily two of the best recent DJ sets around (and you can sample every song before buying). We also had a chance to hear two recent additions to the series, Fabric 38: M.A.N.D.Y. and FabricLive 38: Craze which should both be released in the states around Feb/March (thanks James). From smart, understated Berlin house to shark-your-Mom club bangers there's something for everyone on this pair.

Back to DJ Mehdi, Romain Gavras' video for Signatune is a muscle car decibel battle classic.

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