The very Fabric of Drum & Bass
One of the biggest names and DJs ever to have come out of Brazil, DJ Marky marks his territory with the launch of his FabricLive album down in Farringdon.
The Brazilian drum’n’bass scene that grew up around the much-missed London club night Movement seemed to have more or less tailed off by the end of the decade, as the liquid sunshine poured out by producers like Marky, Patife and Drumagick gave way to stormier sounds borrowed from the city’s burgeoning dubstep scene.
But 2010 saw the first green shoots of a recovery emerge, with a new generation of Brazilian producers like S.P.Y and Danny Wheeler (whose remix album was released on Far Out records late last year) bringing fresh sounds and fresh ideas to the sometimes stagnant scene.
Now, just a month into 2011, the revival picks up pace as founding father DJ Marky returns with a staggering 55th volume in the Fabriclive series. Anyone who heard his epic 2009 Influences set for BBE will know that Marky is much more than just a d’n’b DJ and, true to form, this latest mix is tailored as much for the living room as for the main room.
Speaking of the main room, Marky returns to Fabric’s Room One on Friday 4th Feb to celebrate the CD’s release alongside fellow junglists D Bridge and Zinc, as part of a stellar line-up that includes the notorious Scratch Perverts and London’s partymakers-in-chief, Urban Nerds. If you’ve yet to witness São Paulo’s finest in action then you mustn’t miss this – there are few finer DJs in the world today.
By Tom Crookston
DJ MARKY & FRIENDS: FABRICLIVE 55 DJ MARKY ALBUM LAUNCH…
Further info, full tracklisting & track previews at bit.ly/gCjxOD
More info: fabriclondon.com