A-Trak mixes it up for Fabriclive

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  • The DMC champ will take the reins of the next edition, due for release in April.
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  • A-Trak has been announced as the latest act to contribute to the Fabriclive mix series. The DMC champion has been a busy man recently, completing work on his entry into Nike's Original Run series in addition to doing this mix for Fabric. As anyone who's seen the man live will attest, the man's got a passion for mixing up a wildly diverse selection of records, and the same applies to Fabriclive.45. "I mixed in some old, classic house records with some newer funk-loop house records that reference the old house records, mixed with some kooky weird Baltimore-ish club edits, mixed with some techno stuff, some slow disco and my own productions," he explains. "If you see it on paper it looks like a whole mish-mash but the way I put together the mix, it somehow comes together and makes sense." Indeed, the tracklisting looks like a crazy mix-tape, going from DJ Sneak to the rowdy garage of DJ Zinc, ticking off nu-disco (Aeroplane, diskJokke), grime (Skepta), Detroit techno (The Martian) and electro-house (Alex Gopher) along the way. This isn't just any old Ableton-aided mash-up mix, however. A-Trak has used all his turntablist skills to try and bring the selection to life, just as he would when playing live. "I just looked at it really as a DJ mix," he continues. "The way that I bring the songs in and the way that I try to put my stamp on it, rocking doubles on some of the records and doing scratch routines and adding layers on top of my edits of the songs, that's what defines its identity. I wanted to let the mix itself do the talking." Tracklist 01. A-Trak - Say Whoa 02. DJ Sneak - You Can't Hide From Your Bud 03. Boys Noize - Oh! (A-Trak Remix) 04. Scott Grooves feat Parliament Funkadelic - Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix) 05. Voodoo Chilli - Get On Down 06. Skepta - Sweet Mother (House Version) 07. DJ Class - I'm The Ish 08. Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Diskjokke Remix) 09. His Majesty Andre - Peep Thong 10. Zombie Nation – Forza (Original) 11. Alex Gopher – Aurora 12. Dance Area - AA 24-7 13. Robbie Rivera - Move Move (DJ Observer & Daniel Heathcliff Remix) 14. Daniele Papini - Church of Nonsense 15. Laidback Luke & A-Trak - Shake It Down 16. Nacho Lovers - Acid Life (Nachos 909 Dub) 17. Rob Threezy - The Chase 18. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix) 19. Fan Death - Veronica's Veil (Erol Alkan's Extended Re-Edit) 20. Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje's Turkatech Remix) 21. The Martian - Tobacco Ties 22. DJ Gant-Man - Juke Dat Girl From The Back 23. DJ MP4 - The Book Is On The Table 24. Jamie Anderson & Content - Body Jackin' 25. Raffertie - Do Dat 26. DJ Zinc – 138 Trek Fabric will release A-Trak's FabricLive.45 on April 13 in the UK and on May 5 in the US.