For the first time in the series' history, a vinyl LP featuring tunes from the mix will see release via Fabric Records.
The KeepinItGrimy boss and long-time grime DJ has compiled a selection of 24 instrumentals featuring 66 MCs, including Novelist, D Double E, Ghetts and Flowdan. "To be invited to record a Fabriclive mix was a great honour," Sama says. "I wanted to make a real statement so I called up the producers I have been supporting over the last couple of years and asked them to create something special for me. I spent several months collecting acapella bars and went about building a sonic collage over my instrumental mix."
For the first time in Fabriclive history, the mix is being made available on vinyl. The quadruple-vinyl version of Fabriclive 83 contains all 24 instrumentals that feature on the CD and digital versions.
Sama adds: "Vinyl has always been an important part of grime history. It gave us the power to get our music out to the public without having to be tied in to the mainstream music industry. Being able to make our own music and then press it up directly onto vinyl was so pivotal to the growth of grime for many reasons. When I was a teenager growing up and getting into DJing something like this would have been exactly what I wanted, it’s great to be able to give people a package like this."
The launch party will take place at fabric on Friday, October 9th. Listen to Rapid's "3rd Eye," which features on the mix, below.
01. Wiley - Sweep The Floor + Vocals by Wiley, P Money, Jendor & Despa
02. Footsie - Brake Light + Vocals by D Double E, Footsie, Chronik & Diesle D Power
03. Rude Kid - fabric + Vocals by Rival, Ghetts, So Large & Rapid
04. Faze Miyake - Rifts + Vocals by Merky Ace, Shifman, MIK & TKO
05. ZXPH XLLXS - XCXD BXMB + Vocals by Ego, Cadell, Scrufizzer, Maxsta, Rocks, Grim Sickers & Nasty Jack
06. Jme - The Return + Vocals by Manga, Frisco, Novelist, Jammer & Diesle D Power
07. Swifta Beater - War Lord + Vocals by P Money, Jendor, D Double E, Ghetts & Kano
08. Sir Spyro - Farda + Vocals by Footsie, Meridian Dan, Bossman Birdie, Milli Major & President T
09. Dullahbeatz - Final Stage + Vocals by Kano, Saf One, Mayhem , Deadly, PRessure, Bomma B, Tornado, Flowdan, Killa P, GodsGift, Cadell, Shifman & MIK
10. Jammer - Waterden Road + Vocals by Jammer, Discarda, Manga & Killa P
11. Rapid - 3rd Eye + Vocals by Roachee, Stamina, So Large, Rival & Maxsta
12. Spooky - Cookie Monster + Vocals by Scrufizzer, Blacks, Kozzie, Mez, Snowy & J Dot
13. Terror Danjah & P Jam - Crud + Vocals by Hitman Hyper, Jamakabi, Capo Lee & Jammz
14. Kahn & Neek - Bucktown + Vocals by P Money, Jammer, Rocks, Saint, Nico Lindsay & AJ Tracey
15. Jammz - Contender + Vocals by Jammz, Row D, Capo Lee, Kwam, PK & Big Zuu
16. Mystry - Launchpad + Vocals by Saint, Hitman, Jaykae, Choppa, Grim Sickers, Merky Ace, Ego, Chronik & TKO
17. Trends - Ambush + Vocals by Jaykae, Bomma B, Tornado, Hitman, Trapz, Kwam & Spitz
18. Teeza - West London + Vocals by AJ Tracey, Mez, Kyeza, Snowy & J Dot
19. Preditah - Crash Bandicoot + Vocals by D Double E, Discarda, Footsie, PRessure, Deadly, Saf One & Mayhem
20. Maniac - Do One You Mug + Vocals by Scrufizzer, Maxsta, Rapid & GodsGift
21. Davinche - Kestra + Vocals by Jammz, Novelist, AJ Tracey, PK & Capo Lee
22. Teddy Music - Swear Down + Vocals by Bossman Birdie, Milli Major, Meridian Dan & President T
23. The Heavytrackerz - Santa's Last Christmas + Vocals by Discarda, Roachee, Stamina, MIK, Merky Ace, Shifman & Kozzie
24. Masro - Constructive Mayhem + Vocals by Diesle D Power, Novelist, PK, Kwam, Meridian Dan & President T
Fabric Records will release Fabriclive 83 on September 25th, 2015.