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Fugazi Edits

More than 100 tracks sampled on an instrumental album two years in the making

by Graham Hiemstra in Culture on 13 September 2012

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Founder of music label Case/Martingale and recent resident DJ at Marie Claire magazine, music maker and producer Chris Lawhorn has created Fugazi Edits, a new record made entirely by sampling every single song in the band Fugazi's discography. The instrumental album includes excerpts from 100 Fugazi tracks to form a dual personality record, with one part remaining true to the band's tone and the other being more experimental. Samples of each are available directly from Lawhorn's site.

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Coming as a surprise to most Fugazi fans—the band hasn't produced a record in nearly 10 years—Lawhorn's edits have in fact been approved for release by Fugazi founding member Ian Mackaye and record label Dischord. Profits from Lawhorn's single-handed work will be divvied up between two charities. Initially released in early August as a limited edition run of 1,000 for a select number of indie record stores, Fugazi Edits will release to the general public in the weeks to come. Keep an eye on Chris Lawhorn online for updates.

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