The first two are straight up Drum ‘N Bass DJ mix efforts. 70+ minutes of hardcore riddims and tweakin acid. There’s no point looking at the track list. You just get on the train and ride the beat.
Derrick Carter’s Fabric effort is straight up Chicago House, featuring tracks from venerable names such as DJ Sneak, Cajmere/Green Velvet, and Roger Sanchez. I was surprised how well Sanchez’s My Organ held up, although I’ll always remember it as part of Little Louie Vega’s United DJ’s of America mix from way back in ’94.
At $10 a pop for the electronic download version of each, I can recommend them all, if you’re into this style of music.
I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Discogs.com for now clearly highlighting DJ mixes. Makes my music hunting life a bit easier.