Sunday, 30 August 2009

V/A - Southern Fried & Tested 2: Mixed by Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried)

Southern Fried was originally set up in 1994 by a certain former Housemartin and international beater, who would go on to become king of big beat and a dance music superstar. The label was originally home to his own material under a colourful array of monikers, but he became rich paradoxically after joining Skint and Southern Fried became home to all manner of musical fiends. This compilation attempts to sum up 15 years of the label in the form of a breakneck speed mix, where the bass and synth is key. As expected, current big names crop up alongside old hands, with minute long winners including Mighty Dub Katz gorgeous Just Another Groove (Tocadisco Mix), A Man Called Adam’s magical Techno Powers and Crookers’ demented mix of Dusty Kid’s The Cat. This is a blink and you’ll miss it trawl through Southern Fried’s past, with only a fleeting glimpse of the Fatboy himself.

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