2005 release. Joe Ransom's DJing is infectious. His blistering sets are packed with hot, heavy jams that you can't stop nodding your head at, and moving your feet to. In a London weekend he might play five or six times, zipping around town from gig-to-gig, hitting the decks everywhere from Fabric's main room to his friends' flats. His sound -- an upfront blend of hip-hop, breaks, dancehall, pop, and Asian underground -- was founded in The Big Smoke, but is welcomed worldwide. Joe has opened for Basement Jaxx in Japan, toured Europe with the Plump DJs, and provided DJ support at Zinc's album launches. Spin back four years, and Joe Ransom was promoting nights in Bristol, intent on moving to London and making things happen. Cut to the present, and you find a bulletproof DJ, budding producer, and one of Fabriclive's key players. FabricLive. 20 is his first mix album. On FabricLive. 20, Joe Ransom hotfoots through some of British urban music's most exciting talent. Using quick mixes and fast cuts, he brings dub-drenched rhythms and cinematic hip-hop, arrowed into two by firing breakbeat. Current heroes like M.I.A., Ty, Dizzee Rascal, Roots Manuva, and Rodney P rub up to London's nightime movers Ali B, Zinc, Tayo, Stanton Warriors, and Plus One. They're met in the middle -- as at every Friday night session in Farringdon -- by FabricLive's arch young party-starter. Buy this and nice up your area. Artists include: Pablo, Keith Lawrence, Rodney P, Ty, Evil Ed, Ali B, Plan B, Luv Lite Massive, M.I.A., The Nextmen, Stanton Warriors, Cane Matto, Dizzee Rascal, 5th Suite, Rennie Pilgrem, Koma & Bones, Tayo Meets Precision Downtown, Shut Up And Dance, Move Ya!, Steve Lavers, and Dynamite MC.