FabricLive.60 Launch Night 18/11/11
Cast your mind back to the 1990’s, it was a much simpler time, and in Reading, my home town, a man named Stuart Price was in a music class at Maiden Erleigh Secondary School getting taught how to play a casio keyboard. Little did the music teacher know he had a profound impact on young Stuart. So much so that when he went on to form a band, he named it after the keyboard he was taught on, and gave thanks to the music teachers and his inspiration on the album’s sleeve. The bands name was ‘Les Rhythm Digitales’ and they sound like this.
Stuart didn’t find much fame on it’s release in 1999, and in 2000, a year when the Black Eyed Peas headlined the Carling Tent at Reading festival, Stuart’s band packed out the Radio One tent and tore it up with his key-tar. Astonishing stuff. You had to be there (yes, of course I was there).
It wasn’t till a little later in the 2000’s that Les Rhythm found fame and possibly fortune thanks to ‘Jacques your Body’ and that bloody Citroen advert with the Transformers. Still, Stuart was making a name for himself as a DJ, under the moniker ‘The Thin White Duke’ or ‘Jacques Lu Cont’. The former moniker made an excellent ‘Mr Brightside’ remix which thanks to John Winfield’s DJ skills in 2004/5 made my final year of Uni.
Did you know he’s also written songs for Madonna, New Order, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Kylie? No, neither did I.
I digress, he did a fucking awesome FabricLive cd in 2003 (#09) and returns to the decks this Friday 18th November as Jacques Lu Cont to headline the Fabriclive.60 launch party, along with Brodinski, Gesaffelstein (Live), Gingy & Bordello, Stopmakingme, DJ Falcon, Jaymo & Andy George, Maxxi Soundsystem and more. For more info and to buy tickets head over to the official site here.
Fabriclive.60 mixed by Brodinski is out now, featuring slow motion techno to r’n’b, backroom music to acid house, stream it via the soundcloud player below. Tracklist is after the jump!
Brodinski – Fabriclive.60