Two of dubstep’s founding fathers, Kode9 and Burial, have been announced for the 100th FabricLive mix series. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight has the details on the landmark release.
So, FabricLive, one of the two CD-format compilation mix series’ which has been religiously released by the iconic London, Fabric, for the past decade, is to draw to a close. I can clearly remember buying the first in the series, a mix by Unkle‘s James Lavelle. The iconic tin tray in which the CD was housed has become a staple in the collection of dance-music aficionados the world over, containing some of the most exciting mixes we have ever heard.
Details have just been released that the 100th FabricLive episode is to be released, and is mixed down by two of the most iconic artists of the past twenty years; Kode9 and Burial. It makes sense that two of the most influential artists since the turn of the century would close off one of the most influential mix series’.
Kode9 is the brains behind the iconic Hyperdub imprint, a label that has genuinely nurtured the various facets of what we place under the general ‘bass-music’ genre, be that dubstep, dancehall, or garage. With a back catalogue spanning over a decade, the label has pushed the bass sound to the limit, featuring many high-profile artists, including The Bug, Ikonika, and, of course, Burial.
The once enigmatic Burial has been at the forefront of the dubstep scene since its inception. He is widely regarded as one of the original purveyors of the sound, which takes influences from a range of musical styles, from techno, through 2-step, grime, and (obviously) dub-reggae. Releasing his eponymous debut in 2006, Burial has since cemented his position at the apogee of the dubstep scene, and has refused to release his grip.
Tracklist and such are yet to be released for what is likely to be a seminal compilation, as Fabric are understandably holding their cards close to their chest on this one. The release date is set for September 28th, and you can pre-order the album, here. We will have more information as and when it is released. In the meantime, lets have another listen to Burial’s debut album, eh?