Review: Theo Keating, who also makes music under The Wiseguys moniker, appears with his twisted brand of UK deep house under the Fake Blood alias on the excellent Food Music - the label itself being a regular home to some of the best up and coming talent from the Anglian corners. If you wanted house music with a distinct 'bass' edge to it then you've come to the right place, indeed, as tracks like "Music Box" flutter their 4/4 rhythm among amen breaks and right-edged basslines. "Hornets" itself is basically a Metalheadz tune circa 1997 that's been given a dosage of tranquiliser and taken down to house-techno levels.
Various - "Fabriclive 69: Fake Blood" (continuous DJ mix by Fake Blood) - (1:13:47) 128 BPM
Review: Former Wiseguy DJ Touche (aka Theo Keating) has reinvented himself a few times, most successfully of course as Fake Blood. Under this moniker he created a huge hype as to the real identity of this mysterious producer. Now he has achieved every DJ's dream - to release a Fabric mix album. On it we see his style shift once more; decidedly less noisy than his own earlier output, this a thrilling journey that begins with some tribal house vibes and ends with euphonic electro-pop, taking in baile funk, tech-house, vintage jack and bassy techno along the way.
Fire Flowerz - "Offensive Language" - (3:48) 128 BPM
Review: Everybody knows that if you want an overload of hoover-style bass shenanigans, than Herve's Cheap Thrills label is pretty much a one-stop-shop. What's lesser know, however, is the other side of the label, the disco side of things. This compilation collects ten of the finest disco-orientated party tunes that emerged on the label. Highlights include the chopped up Frank Farian-style bonanza "I Think I Like It" by Fake Blood, the absurd Billy Ocean-led knees up "54321 (Voodoo Chili Edit)" by Kill Frenzy and the sleek Mighty Mouse Euro-disco rework of "Robot Rock" by The Glamour.