Fabric Live 47: Toddla T
For those of you who slept on this young scamp’s debut from May this year, Skanky Skanky, here’s a summation of his loves and passions in one fast and furious mix for the ever reliable Fabric stable.
He sets his stall out with a track that speaks volumes about the man on the decks: Philly’s cover of the Human League’s ‘Love Action’, which throws a drilling raga shuffle underneath some sultry harmonies, mixing up the musical patron saints of his hometown with the urban digitalism of this band and subsequent natives. Roots Manuva gets religious on ‘Amen’ and Andy George’s refit of Toddla’s own ‘Madbadman’ are just a pair of early highlights here, the mix geting more shouty and thumping with each tune. And that’s a good thing. Points awarded for resisting any real novelty items but take ‘em off again for lack of any other real surprises.