Dub Phizix drops an exclusive-packed 40 track mix of DnB, halftime, hip hop and myriad bass-packed breakbeats for the latest in the FABRICLIVE series.
His music, described by Mixmag as ‘essential material’, has an irreverent edge, yet is deadly serious in its dancefloor approach, reflecting the character of the Manchester producer, born George Ovens. He has released on labels such as Exit, Soul:R, Critical, Samurai Music, Commercial Suicide, Dispatch, Ingredients and his own SenkaSonic, whilst his remix portfolio is also impressive, with reworks for Charli XCX, Netsky, Panjabi MC, Skittles, Chimpo, Basement Jaxx, Kelis, Breach, Sizzla and more. Playing regularly at fabric since 2011, his “Well Good Do” with Strategy now hosts room 2.
“I first played fabric B2B with Stray for a Critical night and it felt like a real landmark for me, but by the end of the year I’d played three or four times. Even though it’s been a while since I played there, room 3 has a great intimate feel because you’re literally a foot from the crowd. One that I really enjoyed in there was early on. It was an Exit records night and it was heaving and I had loads of brand new tunes that no-one had heard. People were leaning over the decks taking pictures of the names of tunes of the CDJs. The next month I played there again and I had to change all the names of stuff I wanted to keep a secret so they couldn’t do it. For about three months, my artist name on my CDs was ‘Phil fuckin Collins’ Since that time, fabric has become like a second home. They can’t get rid of us till about 9am most times we’re there. It’s usually the cleaning staff who send us home! Nowadays I mainly play room 2. I’ve played all three rooms but the stage in room 2 is my favourite.” – Dub Phizix
FABRICLIVE 84 is in many ways a paean to Dub Phizix’s hometown, bookended with tongue-in-cheek references to Manchester’s ‘Rainy City’ moniker and closing with a tribute to the city from the poet Matthew David Scott. Bringing together the known and (as yet) unknown, the mix features 22 unreleased tracks, 12 of them Dub Phizix’s own new productions. There are collabs with DRS, Skeptical, Xtrah, Chimpo and Strategy and specials and features from Chunky, Strategy and Ward 21. Cruising at a foot-to-the-floor 40 tracks per hour, the pace would border on relentless were it not tempered through smart selections of tempo and rhythm switches. The skill in introducing this broad selection of beats into a coherent and body moving mix is at the heart of this new FABRICLIVE set.
Dub Phizix launches FABRICLIVE 84 at fabric on Friday 20th November, alongside Strategy, Levelz, Skeptical, Marcus Intalex, DJ Riot, Fixate & MC DRS. For tickets & full line-up visit http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1182
FABRICLIVE 84: Dub Phizix
Release Date: 20th November 2015
Format: CD / Digital
Cat No: fabric168
Release page/pre-order: http://www.fabriclondon.com/store/fabriclive-84.html