by Toddla T



Sheffield DJ Toddla T earns all kinds of bonus points with his contribution to the Fabriclive series of DJ mixes: first of all, for opening up the set with a techno-dancehall cover of Human League's "Love Action"; second, for being unwilling to settle down into a single rhythmic style. On this program you'll hear jungle, reggae, grime, house, soul, lots of clashy-trashy dubstep, and one or two tracks that are almost impossible to characterize, though everything partakes of Toddla T's uniquely frenetic, joyful, funky personality. His particular genius is for identifying a quirkily hooky line and capitalizing on it, whether it's Mister Versatile's "Fill Up Mi Portion" or Backyard Dog repeatedly exhorting the massive to "roll up" on "Baddest Ruffest [Pipes & Slippers Mix]." Elsewhere, you get some astounding speed rap over a drum'n'bass rhythm ("Boom DJ from the Bristol City"), a weird sort of big beat workout from Serocee titled "Manbadman [Andy George Refix]," a slyly horticultural dubstep turn from Lady Chann ("Sticky Situation"), and a slightly headache-inducing electroclash contribution from Shake Aletti ("The Way He Does [Toddla T Remix Ft Serocee]"). There are moments when his exuberance gets away from him a bit, as on the Wittyboy remix of Alex Mills' "Beyond Words," which features orchestral strings, Auto-Tuned vocals, and a house beat -- three strikes, you're out. And truth be told, the headlong rhythm and motormouth spitting on "Boom DJ from the Bristol City" is more technically impressive than actually enjoyable. But all of it is fun, and at its best this album is absolutely brilliant.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
Label: Fabric
UPC: 0802560009420
catalogNumber: 00094

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toddla T   Primary Artist
Steve Booker   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Duffy   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Benjamin Zephaniah   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Steve Booker   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
A. Thomas   Composer
Tom Bell   Composer,Producer
D.K. Baker   Composer
Joe Goddard   Composer
Oris Jay   Composer,Producer
Aniff Akinola   Composer
Finn Bjarson   Composer
Clipz   Composer,Producer
Ryan Raddon   Composer
Diplo   Remixing
Ross Orton   Composer
Jerome Clinton Thompson   Composer
Stone   Composer
Skream   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Shawn Scott   Composer
Toddla T   Producer
Joshua "Herve" Harvey   Composer
Duffy   Composer
Joel Zimmerman   Composer,Producer
Maarten Hoogstraten   Composer
Oneman   Producer
J. Dunning   Composer,Producer
Magic Mike Millrain   Engineer
Jason Bailey   Composer
Reanno Gordon   Composer
C. Bailey   Composer
Hanley   Composer
Shawn Scott   Composer
Thomas Bell   Composer

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