LTJ Bukem is set to mix up the latest instalment of the Fabriclive series.
Bukem, real name Daniel Williamson, has been there since the advent of the drum & bass movement, and went on to become one of the scene's biggest stars with large international tours and hugely successful vinyl and CD releases.
In recent years, Williamson took a sabbatical from running his Good Looking imprint, before deciding that he owed it to the scene to continue. "I just suddenly became engulfed in a world of new music. This is the music that I represent, and I've got to support it, so about three years ago I decided to go for it and get the label going again," he explains. "Now every day I get up feeling inspired, the music that comes through my computer, the new artists, their way of thinking, their work ethic, everything." Now he's ready to reassert his position as one of drum & bass's finest DJs with his forthcoming Fabriclive.46 CD.
Don't go expecting a seamless computer-sequenced mix, however, as Williamson is keen to explain. "With the mix I really wanted to highlight what I'm doing as a DJ. I could've sat there with a computer and done what a lot of people do: a computer mix, which is great fun as you can do what you can't do live. But for me personally, I wanted it to be exactly what I do on a Friday night, strictly dubplates and records." His mixing style may look to more traditional methods, but that doesn't mean that he's looking to the past for his track selection. All of the artists featured on the mix represent the future for his label, which is still soldiering on after 17 long years in the game.
01. Greg Packer - People's Music
02. Tidal - Impressions
03. Furney - Eerie Indiana
04. Villem - Inflated Tear (Madcap's Remix)
05. Paul SG ft. Eros Forever
06. Paul SG ft. Caine Lay Down
07. Paul SG ft. Andy Sim - Sweet and Fresh
08. Locksmith - 2 Minds
09. Specific - Time
10. Furney - Jambaleno
11. Phatplayaz - Fact Of The Unknown
12. Furney - Rhodeo Drive
13. Eveson - Kodama
14. Furney - Fearz
15. Tayla - Turn It Around
16. Locksmith - I'm Not Where You Are
17. Furney - Rhodes For D
18. Syncopix - So In Need
Fabric will release Fabriclive.46: LTJ Bukem on June 15th, 2009.