2002 release. A FabricLive mainstay since the opening night, Ali B. was offered his residency immediately after playing at the venue's pre-launch press party. A vinyl-hunter long before he knew what DJing was, his music industry background included working at Acid Jazz Records and spells as Press Officer to the Plump DJs, Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson. Comfortable in any of Fabric's three spaces, Ali's break-centered sets commonly expand to include rare groove, funk, hip-hop and soul. A varied collection of straight-aimed breaks, this mix exhibits Ali's underground interests, moving from Shakedown's huge hooks, through DJ Icey's bass-drenched drops to Mr. Scruff's blissed-out breakbeat and Ils' string-tinged, foundation-threatening "Next Level." Other artists include: DJ Love, Red Tape, Bassbin Twins, Mike & Charlie, DJ Technique, Lee Coombs, Huda Hudia & DJ Volume as The Hotheadz, DJ Spice, Outcast, Dreadzone, Drumattic Twins, Tony Faline, Laidback, PMT, DJ Who, Bassbin Twins, and Jammin.