Canadian Tyler ‘T-Bone’ Stadius came to prominence in the early 90’s, educating the underground scene of Vancouver to House music. His style on the decks consisting of reggae, funk, hip-hop, acid jazz & house prompted him to open his own night and as such his first residency, the Romper Room, in 1992. His popularity soared and he was touted as the finest House DJ from Vancouver, a reputation that was to land him gigs at clubs such at The Shelter & Red Dog in Chicago, Back to Basics, The Rex in Paris, Space at Bar Rhumba and Fabric just to name a few. Well its time for Tyler to educate us once more about house music, and this comes in the shape of the 6th edition to the Fabric series.
Jay Tripwire marks the mix with an early highlight with his “Acid Soul”, a smooth and slightly tribal affair, and as the name suggests, subtle acid riffs to match. DJ Buck’s “Release the Tension” is a beautiful record with its clattering drums and harmonious delicate melodies. The hypnotic “Another Kind Of Dream” by the Base Boys is certainly up there on the highlights of this mix, a fusion of rolling drums with magnetic vocal samples to match. The oddly titled “Loudkissing” by Elio is a heavy and empowering housey number and follows two more tracks from the highly talented Jay Tripwire. Grant Dell and Bob De Rosa show us how it’s done with “Letting Go”, a bopping affair of silky house and delayed vocal samples. The mix ends of with the vocals of Cornell Campbell with “King In My Empire”, a production from Rhythm & Sound, a minimalist ending of slow flowing house complete with soulful vocals.
So how does Tyler’s fabric feel like compared to the rest of the mixes before him. Well it’s definitely up there. Tracks from DJ Buck, Jay Tripwire and the Base Boys have a big part to play in this. It’s simply put, a quality house mix from start to finish, and demonstrates the appeal Tyler has with the fabric residents in the last year or so. Well worth a listen for those who love their house.
Tracklist: Tyler Stadius - Fabric 061. The Legend Of The High Plains Drifter - DJ Buck
2. Acid Soul - Jay Tripwire
3. Look Behind Your Eyes - Tribalation
4. Release The Tension - DJ Buck
5. Deep Architecture - Dano, Chus, And Ceballos
6. Another Kind Of Dream – The Base Boys
7. All The Swine - Jay Tripwire
8. Allnight - Jay Tripwire
9. Loud Kissin' - Elio
10. Letting Go - Grant Dell And Bob De Rosa
11. Punch Up - Laid
12. King In My Empire - Rhythm And Sound ft Cornell Campbell
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