Kahn & Neek Mix FABRICLIVE 90

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Innovative Bristol duo Kahn & Neek step up for FABRICLIVE 90; an excursion through their myriad deep and spacious sounds and moods. The 74 minute mix introduces 14 unreleased tracks exclusive to this release.

Immersed in the city’s soundsystem culture, Kahn & Neek first joined forces around 2006 throwing underground parties with friends playing grime, dubstep and reggae. After honing their craft as DJs and moving into production, Kahn & Neek have released – together and individually – on Warp Records, Tectonic, Deep Medi Musik, Punch Drunk, Hotline Recordings, Idle Hands and their own Bandulu label. Whether working together (they also craft soundsystem steppers under the Gorgon Sound moniker), collaborating with Young Echo collective or solo; a dark, stripped down weight pervades the atmosphere of everything they do.

Their experiences of fabric begun with the grime and dubstep heavy line ups that graced Room 2 around 2007, highlights including Mala and Virus Syndicate. Neek remembers even then he “couldn’t wait to play there myself one day”. Their first chance came playing at a Butterz night and since took over Room 2 with their own Bandulu Records label: “a momentous event for us”.

“As big clubs go in London it is definitely the benchmark for how it’s meant to be done, it is such an important venue to so many underground music scenes from the UK and around the world.”

The mix, recorded at Kahn’s house in Bristol, includes a number of their own productions, collaborations and remixes; heavyweight selections from The Bug, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Commodo and Gantz; music from Young Echo collective artists Jabu, Chester Giles, Rider Shafique, ManonMars and Ishan Sound; and exclusives by Boofy, Hi5Ghost, Gemmy and Lamont.

“It took around six months to get all the material together for the mix, including exclusive tracks from artists we have become good friends with over the years. Certain sections stick to a traditional DJ mix but it also moves outside of what we would usually play in a club setting. This has allowed us to craft the mix into a richer offering, showcasing music from other projects we’re involved in outside of Kahn & Neek.”

The mix concludes with Kode9 & The Spaceape’s timeless version of ‘Ghost Town’, an appropriate commentary on the current troubles faced by the capital’s nightlife.

FABRICLIVE 90: Kahn & Neek
Release Date: 18th November 2016
Label: fabric
Format: CD / Digital
Cat No: fabric180

01. O$VMV$M – Thin Joe
02. Jabu & SKRS – BwoyTestVIP
03. ManonMars – Nuke The Threat
04. Gantz – Shaitan
05. Kahn – Polar ft. Rider Shafique (Gantz Remix)
06. Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Charlie P – Rules Of The Dance (JD Remix)
07. Lamont & Boofy – Walkin’ Round Ere
08. Gantz – Temple Meads
09. Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique – Highest VIP
10. Boofy – LVX93
11. Pinch & Kahn – Send Out
12. Jamakabi – Hot It Up (Kahn & Neek Remix)
13. Jook – Juice
14. TMSV – Shallow Breath
15. O.B.F – Ram Dance
16. The Bug – Fuckaz feat. Spaceape
17. Youngstar – Bongo (Kahn & Neek Remix)
18. Kahn & Neek – Acting The Goat
19. Gemmy – The Set Up
20. Hi5Ghost – Scorpion’s Mask
21. Young H – We A Talk feat. Dread MC & Rider Shafique (Ishan Sound Remix)
22. Lemzly Dale – No Long Talk (Kahn & Neek Remix)
23. Commodo – S Is For Snakes
24. Kahn & Neek – Damascus
25. Jabu – Hungry Ghosts feat. Chester Giles
26. VMOS & Boofy – Dial Tone
27. Sir Spyro – Topper Top feat. Teddy Bruckshot, Lady Chann & Killa P (Kahn & Neek Remix)
28. Kode9 & The Spaceape – Ghost Town

Kahn & Neek tour dates:
28 October: Perth, Australia
29 October: Sydney, Australia
1 November: Melbourne, Australia
4 November: Auckland, New Zealand
5 November: Christchurch, New Zealand
8 November San Francisco, USA
10 November, Los Angeles, USA
12 November Puebla, Mexico
2 December: Leeds, UK
3 December: Bristol, UK
9 December: Manchester, UK
16 December: London, UK