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Tayo Puts His Stamp On Fabric's Brand New Mix

Author: NewZfusion
Thursday, March 15, 2007
What happens when one of the most acclaimed compilations in the world meets one of the biggest bass-heavy dudes going around-

Fabric has decided to give Tayo a bit of a whirl at the live thing with their precedent-setting series, FabricLive.

The 32nd in the live series (yes, the 32nd!), Tayo gets to show off his flexible sharp taste and musical know-how, with every track on the compilation laid out in a derivative fashion. Rhythm-riding, gutter-scented records from the likes of Mad Descent, Skream and Digital Mystikz, Deekline and Tayo's original productions feature throughout the disc, so it's essential to begin rocking and rolling towards this, the 32nd in the series (it needed to be said again).

"Basically, what I'm trying to do with this album is show that the breaks you hear in Room One of Fabric would also fit with the stuff that you might hear down at FWD, or at a Hollertronix night," Tayo explains.

"There are records that straddle the borders...this mix is a celebration of breakbeat culture and bass culture."

If you've not heard of Tayo, well, the rest of the unwritten PR can help you catch up to what we already know.

With a background in South London that allowed him to explore all aspects of dub, hip hop, drum 'n' bass and everything bass-led, Tayo found his fate when he bumped heads with Rennie Pilgrem and Adam Freeland.

It wasn't long before the three of them were deep in the excitement buzz called "breakbeat". After collaborating with the likes of Mob Records, Stanton Warriors and Krafty Kuts, Tayo was soon introducing the globe to his distinctive bass-heavy step.

FabricLive.32 is out now on Fabric through Inertia.