Longtime drum n bass tastemaker Marcus Intalex shows off his unique approach to the genre with a crack at the 'FabricLive' series.
Longtime drum n bass tastemaker Marcus Intalex shows off his unique approach to the genre with a crack at the 'FabricLive' series. 'FabricLive 35' is due out in August.
As head of Soul:r Records and with thirteen years of original tracks and remixes under his belt, appeasing the lowest common denominator of drum n bass was the furthest thing from Intalex’s mind while crafting the mix. “"I don’t want to be disassociated from the rest of drum n bass at all – it’s just that the direction the music’s gone has put us out on a limb,” says Intalex. “I obviously don’t like a lot of drum n bass, but I absolutely love some of it as well. With our music, we need to have a no-compromise attitude: this is us, take it or leave it. And that’s what we get booked for. We don’t get booked because Andy C’s busy, know what I mean? I just do my thing; I’ve always stuck to my guns."
The last time the 'FabricLive' series played host to a drum n bass DJ was ten entries back, when Hospital Records prodigy High Contrast delivered 'FabricLive 25'. But you won’t find a single track from Hospital, DnB’s biggest label, on Intalex’s mix. Instead, there are eight from the Soul:r stable and four from one of the scene’s most innovative, experimental and under-the-radar producers, Calibre. It’s nineteen tracks mixed by a man with twenty years experience DJing, having started as a teenager when he hooked up his mother’s turntables because he just “knew how to mix.” “I’m well aware that a lot of drum n bass is not particularly listenable for people who like a bit of everything. I’m trying to put a good light on drum n bass…and put it together to make a good representation of what I think drum n bass is."
'Fabric Live 35' tracklist
01. Calibre ft. Lariman –Over Reaction - Signature
02. Calibre – All The Days - Signature
03. Lynx ft. Kemo – Global Enemies – Soul:r
04. Commix – Faceless (Marcus Intalex Remix) – Shogun
05 Jonny L – Come Here – Mr L Records
06. Amaning vs. Dubwise – Smash V.I.P. – Soul:r
07. Soulmatic – Self Belief – Good Looking
08. Calibre ft. DRS – Hustlin’ - Signature
09. Calibre – Mr Right On - Signature
10. Deadly Habit – Synesthesia (Theory Remix) - Tentative
11. Breakage – Clarendon – Digital Soundboy
12. Alix Perez and Lynx – Allegiance – Soul:r
13. Zero Tolerance ft. Steo – Refusal – Soul:r
14. Mistical – Time To Fly – Soul:r
15. Duo Infernale – Feeling Blue – Soul:r
16. Instra:mental – Pacific Heights - Darkestral
17. Bango Collective ft. Kemo and Dennis Jones – Apocalypse – Soul:r
18. Mistical – Groove Me – Soul:r
19. Alix Perez and Sabre – Solitary Native – SGN:LTD
As always FabricFirst members are at the head of the line with an August 7 release, the UK and EU are next on the 20th, with the U.S. in distant third getting 'FabricLive 35' on September 18.