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Jay Haze: Fabric47

Fabric47

(Jay Haze)
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Grade:
C-
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
20

Jay Haze, an entrepreneur in the DJ world who owns his own music label, puts out work under various names, and has played clubs all over Europe. What I have before me is Jay Haze Fabric 47 which is in fact a production of UK club Fabric. Fabric releases a monthly compilation mixed by DJ’s who frequent the house and Jay Haze has a residency at this particular one.

 So, you ask, is this compilation any good? Its hard to say really. House is all about an acquired taste. For me, I feel like I’ve heard this album in the early 90’s. Is that a bad thing? Again, depends. Its interesting to think that the style hasn’t changed since my day (Does that make me sound old?) and then again its interesting to see that the style hasn’t changed since my day. There are a few tracks, though the entire compilation is slammed together to come out as one long continuous track with no breaks, that I did enjoy (for a few seconds). The Last Poets - When the Revolution Comes, had me backtracking to hear it again but for the most part it all just kind of runs together with only a few saving graces here and there to make the compilation all that worthwhile. You do get to hear from artists you otherwise never would have heard of but the background music mix becomes like a throbbing, repeating, sometimes headache provoking barrage of just sound. If you’re a fan of the style no doubt you’ve found your place but if you don’t consider what’s in this compilation music its best you don’t waste your time.

 

AJ Garcia
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