Fab

Fab

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandBluesHip Hop

Contact USA: Fabsound records LLC : +1 773 227 1619 Contact Europe: Label Travers asbl: + 1 773 227 1619

Biography

Fab is a Belgian-American hip hop blues band. Jazz drums, upright bass, Delta blues guitar, and a hip hop DJ team up for an eccentric sound from 21st century Chicago.

Bandleader and guitarist Fabien Van der Stappen is a native of Belgium. In gritty French and broken English, he proclaims -- and promises to cure -- the international vice grip of the blues.

Fab's first album, "I Didn't Choose the Mood" was released in 2005. In 2006, Fab participated in compilation Heavy Breathing VOL 1 “Bite it” on Normal records distributed in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The second album, "Incursions ostentatoires", is released on Label Travers in Belgium distributed by AMG in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The new album features Swiss artist Chris Harper on harmonica, and the lead slide guitar work of Max Getzel from Urban Twang.

Van der Stappen has worked for many years as a sound engineer, and produces bands in Chicago for his own label, Fabsound Records. His influences include Willie Dixon, Tom Waits, G. Love, Beck, Portishead, Serge Gainsbourg, and an array of bluesmen.

Lyrics

Incursions ostentatoires

Written By: Fabien Van der Stappen

Incursions ostentatoires

Elle me pousse et me ballote
C’est pour mon bien je sais
But it doesn’t do any right
Mais ca le fait pas

Elle fait des incursions ostentatoires
Dans ma pensee et mes desires
Desirs eparpiller qu’elle rassemble
Et y met de l’ordre

Elle a ce “je sais pas trop”
Q’elle doit avoir naturellement acquis
Qui me transporte et me rassure
Autant pour moi …hum

Elle me donne la stabilite
Que j’ai perdu il ya longtemps
Et enfin retrouver hum c’est vrai
Ca fait bien par ou ca passé

I got the recipe

Written By: Fabien Van der Stappen

I got the recipe

don’t want do anything
I got the recipe
got what you want
I got the recipe

You can’t make eggs without breaking the shell - I got the recipe

It s time to move now
I got the recipe
Here is the solution
I got the recipe

You can’t make eggs without breaking the shell – I got the recipe

Don’t want to hear that
But I got the recipe
Don’t want to see it
I got the recipe

You can’t make eggs without breaking the shell- I got the recipe

Listen man
I got the recipe
Gotta move on
I got the recipe

You can’t make eggs without breaking the shell –I got the recipe

Bouilloire en veille

Written By: Fabien Van der Stappen

Boulloire en veille

Hey t’es pas un peu crazy toi ?
Tu vois pas que t’ai dans les nuages
Faudrait descendre de ta vapeur
Mettre la boulloire en veille

Hey tu fumes de la carpet encore ?
Ca te bouffe les neurons tu sais
Et tes neurons t’en as besoin pour fonctionner
T’en a rien foutre de ce que je te dis

Hey on te ponce les tympans
C’est pas grave ca fait advancer
Ca te fait reflechiraussi
Pas trop mais juste assez

Hey on te broute le cresson
C’est pour ton bien pas pour t’emmmerder
La recette c;est rester calme et ecouter
Les emmerdeurs disent parfois des choses vraies

That kind of Voodoo

Written By: Fabien Van der Stappen

THAT KIND OF VOODOO


I got a 8 in my wallet
I should get money this week
I got a 8 in my wallet
I just something in the bank

Yeah that kind of voodoo
Makes me want hoodoo

I got a an ace in my pocket
That should keep me away
I got a ace in my pocket
From your spell

Yeah that kind of voodoo
Makes me want a hoodoo

I got a bat hanging on my door
Its keeping me away from your spell
I got a bat hanging on my door
Keeps me away from your spell

Yeah that kind of voodoo
Makes me want hoodoo

I got dead cat on my fence
Keeping me away from my own spell
I got a dead cat on the fence
Keeps me away from my own spell

Yeah that kind of voodoo
Makes me want a hoodoo

Yeah that kind of voodoo
Keeps me want a hoodoo

Discography

1) LP Fab "i didn't choose the mood"
Fabsound records FSR001
cp2005
2) Compilation Heavy Breathing Volume 1 "BITE IT"on Normal Records distributed in Germany by Indigo, in Switzerland by K-tel and in Austria by Ixthulu.2006
3) Compilation Fabsound records fights autism on Fabsound records cp 2006
4) LP Incursions Ostentatoires 2009 distributed by AMG in Benelux Label Travers/Fabsound records LLC
5) Radio Classic 21 Brussels, Belgium 2009
6) Radio Campus ,Lille, France 2009

Set List

Lp "I didn't choose the mood"
Lp "Incursions ostentatoires"