Fresh off the back of their hundredth mix CD, which concluded the longstanding format of one of the most important mix chronicles in electronic music, fabric records reset the clock with the inaugural chapter of their new series: fabric presents. Rising to the occasion is none other than seminal British producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Bonobo.
‘fabric presents’ reimagines the iconic mix series into a quarterly subscription, expanding on the roster of artists involved and upgrading the contents of the package. For the first time, listeners will be provided with full length individual tracks from each mix. The CD and Vinyl packages will also feature accompanying digital files of the music, without losing the beloved physical ownership of the original format – no more trawling the web for downloads, then!
The artists invited to participate in this series will reflect the full calendar of nights at fabric, including the more recent ‘Forms’ events, new midweek programming and festival tie-ins; not forgetting the iconic FABRICLIVE and Saturday night parties. This permits a broader musical spectrum, representing the diversity of programming that sustains fabric’s reputation as a leading source of world class bookings.
A fitting testament to this broadened musical horizon, Bonobo is an artist who transcends genre – initially exploring elements of instrumental hip-hop, electronica and ambient with live instrumentation before going on to enjoy an illustrious career with a sea of collaborators ranging from Erykah Badu and Andreya Triana to Rhye and Nick Murphy. His highly textural aesthetic translates seamlessly from an orchestrated live show to sought-after DJ gigs, which lend to his status as a tastemaker and afford him a loyal following around the world.
Bonobo’s track choices for the first ‘fabric presents’ mix reflect his penchant for expansive textures and intricate structures. Employing the multi-instrumental arrangements of his own work he builds a clear narrative across 74 minutes of house, techno, electronica and breakbeat. Each track exudes character, allowing animated melodies to wander and develop, all the while grounded by an acute sense of harmonic progression and rhythmic precision. Unheard material from Bonobo and his Barakas alias, as well as exclusives from Poté and Houndstooth mainstay Throwing Snow sit alongside a glistening 2004 house gem from Âme, euphoric breakbeat from Will Saul and a peak time remix from Laurent Garnier to name a few, all topped off by an entrancing 90s ambient classic from John Beltran.
‘fabric presents’ expands on the winning formula of its predecessor, introducing a more open musical palette without losing sight of its past. As the first entry to this new chapter, Bonobo’s mix fuses disparate sonic wanderings into one vivid storyboard, merging different timelines into a seamless narrative and ushering in an exciting new era for the label, nightclub and mix series.
To launch the mix, Bonobo takes to Room One for an extended Sunday afternoon session on 24 February. Buy tickets here.
fabric presents Bonobo
22 February 2019 / fabric Records
1. Bonobo – Flicker [Unreleased]
2. Bonobo – Boston Common [Ninja Tune]
3. Poté – Jacquot (Waters of Praslin) [Unreleased]
4. Alex Kassian – Hidden Tropics [Utopia]
5. Âme – Nia [Engoli]
6. Durante – Maia [Unreleased]
7. Dark Sky & Afriquoi – Cold Harbour [Dark Sky]
8. Bonobo – Ibrik [fabric Records]
9. Olsen – Femenine [Mister Saturday Night]
10. O’Flynn – TKOTN [Hundred Flowers]
11. TSHA – Sacred [TSHA]
12. Will Saul – By Your Side [Simple Records | AUS Music]
13. Titeknots – Buzzard Walk [Press Something Play Something]
14. Dan Kye – Focus [Rhythm Section International]
15. Barakas – Roach [Unreleased]
16. R. Lyle – Perpetrator [Unreleased]
17. Rhone – Mirapolis (Laurent Garnier Remix) [InFiné]
18. Throwing Snow – Rheged [Houndstooth]
19. Nepa Allstar – The Way [Surplus]
20. DJ Seinfeld – Stargard [Unreleased]
21. Earth Trax & Newborn JR ft. Annjet – If You (Club Mix) [Shall Not Fade]
22. John Beltran – Collage of Dreams [Peacefrog Records]
Famed mix compilation series Back To Mine makes a triumphant return in 2019 to celebrate the 20th anniversary with the indomitable Nightmares on Wax the first to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving.
2018 was a defining year for Nightmares on Wax. He kicked it off with the release of his latest album ‘Shape The Future’, seen by critics and fans as another classic in his illustrious, near three decade career of releasing records. He’s toured the world playing his biggest headline shows to date in all the major cities, dropped remixes from some of electronic music’s finest including Moodymann and Ron Trent, done a BBC Radio 1 Essential mix and recently broke the world record for the highest altitude DJ set, on a charity ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The mountain top solitude of George Evelyn’s Ibiza home is a far cry from his old life back in Leeds when every weekend it was always back to his at the end of the night. “I had a huge basement so what else could I do but stick a mega sound system down there and convert it into a nightclub?” With a childhood drenched in his dad’s jive and swing collection and a disco dancing champion for a sister, music was always going to be the life journey for our Nightmares on Wax legend. Founded in his home city of Leeds, the last three decades has witnessed Evelyn embark on an extraordinary eight album experimentation exploring everything from downbeat, electro, hip hop, soul, classical, reggae, funk, rock and everything in between. From the finest low ceiling city dives to six figure festival fields, there has been no corner untouched in the world that hasn’t received the Nightmares On Wax audio treatment.
“I always hoped that when the time was right I would be asked to do a Back To Mine release and so when the call came there was absolutely no hesitation. It’s an iconic, timeless series that conjures up so many happy memories of listening to the albums at people’s houses after the club, chilled car journeys driving through the countryside, middle of the night city screeches, pre DJ set psyche up sessions and hot summer days on the beach. I was lucky enough to think about my track selection in some incredible locations including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the jungle and sands of Bali, all of which gave me a lot of time and space to reflect on my tunes and deliver a mix I am delighted with.
Although the series is often associated with chilled vibes, I wanted my Back To Mine mix to show both sides of my music. Of course Nightmares on Wax is known for delivering downtempo beats, but I’m also known for rocking the dancefloor…which is exactly what you are going to get if you come back to mine. I call it my ‘mini crack on’ – which is when you don’t want to go to bed just yet and still want to get into the groove. There are some wonderful exclusives in my mix and a few artists I hope I am introducing to people for the first time. I hope you enjoy.” George Evelyn, Nightmares On Wax
Naturally, the 13 tracks – including three exclusive to this mix – are impeccably mixed and blended, as you’d expect from a DJ and collector of George’s pedigree. His selection includes a strong representation from his roots in Northern England. Opening with respected Manchester soul duo Children of Zeus, Hull’s Steve Cobby provides his own ‘Lefthanded Books’ featuring Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and also introduces his chuggy-disco project Chieftain. NOW’s recent single ‘Look Up’ makes a welcome appearance and the producer also gifts the mix with an exclusive in the form of brand new track ‘Goodship’.
Moving internationally; there’s Greek producer Dim Zach who doffs a cap to Imagination on the synth-heavy ‘Innocence’, US-born/Colombian based Afro/Latin/disco/funk producer Bosq, Italy’s Massimo Vanoni with the slo-mo funk ‘Exciting Groove’, the deep and jazzy ‘Gotta Have It’ by Berlin’s Soulphiction side project SBM and two tracks by New Zealander Ladi6. There are more exclusives with Creative Principle ‘Caught In The Middle’ and NOW’s own remix of Fat Freddy’s Drop rounding off a formidable Back To Mine mix.
The first volume of Back To Mine was released in February 1999 by Nick Warren and it went on to include editions by Groove Armada, Orbital, New Order, Roots Manuva and Mercury Rev. The compilations are based on what the artist would play at home after a night out, rather than as part of a nightclub session – tagged “a personal collection for after-hours grooving”.
On why he’s decided to reboot Back To Mine after ten years, and 20 since it launched, Sean Brosnan (owner of parent company Material) explains: “I grew up listening to the Back To Mine albums, so I’m so happy to be able to bring the series back to life for a new generation. When we discussed who we could ask to compile the first edition of the new era, my immediate thought was Nightmares on Wax. It ticks so many boxes for me and I think this mix is yet another timeless Back To Mine to add to the many that have come before.”
Buy link – https://smarturl.it/btmlp001
Worakls, N’to and Joachim Pastor mark the fifth anniversary of their Hungry Music label with Hungry 5 – an extended compilation, detailing the French
collective’s journey through melody.
To celebrate the occasion, the trio are presenting a limited edition box set, equipped with high quality triple Vinyl and CD, which also features a 2018 rework of N’to’s cult-classic cut, Trauma, including Worakls’ cherished rendition, as well as a new remix by Joachim Pastor.
The close-knit alliance have embarked on a multi-date adventure throughout Europe, unveiling their Hungry Concerts concept, a live show consisting of bespoke versions of Hungry Music gems, both new and old.
Fresh off a sold-out date at Paris’ famed l’Olympia with an aftershow party at Palais de Tokyo and a successful appearance at Pleinvrees during Amsterdam Dance Event,, the trio are rounding off their journey with three final, intimate soirées in November (listed below).
Upcoming Hungry 5 Shows
02.11 – Worakls, N’to, Joachim Pastor, & Stereoclip @ 013 (Tilburg)
03.11 – Worakls, N’to, Joachim Pastor, & Stereoclip @ Tivoli (Utrecht)
30.11 – Worakls, N’to, Joachim Pastor, & Stereoclip @ Doornroosje (Nijmegen)
NICK WARREN’S THE SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE THEIR ADE SPECIAL & TWO ADE SHOWCASES.
Giving a platform to emerging artists has long been a goal of Nick Warren’s. The legendary DJ and producer has been championing new music for decades, and now he’s brought together eight of the planet’s finest emerging producers for The Soundgarden’sinaugural eight-trackADE Special.
In the words of the man himself, “these are some of the secret weapons that have been rocking my sets over the past few months, squarely aimed at the dancefloor and for your dancing pleasure”, and here among the more established artists are some of the finest of the new school of producers who are bringing new life and vitality to the Progressive House and Melodic Techno scenes.
First up is Argentinian EmiGalvan, who applies the knowledge he’s attained through years of studio craft to create a richly musical summery soundscape – and one that’s full of hope and low-end thrust – in the form of the groovy ‘Synchronicity’. Next up is the stark and distilled imaginings of Verlk, using a vocal sample in ‘Alias’ to great effect to create a mesmerising theme tune to a film that was never made.
Frankie Mburst onto the scene in 2015 and now finds himself signed to the likes of Superordinate, Massive Harmony and Balkan Connection SA; and, if ‘Otro Mundo’ is anything to go by, he has the potential to become one of the greats. Julian Natesis another emerging talent making his debut on The Soundgarden. ‘Seven Ways’ is a smooth, well imagined, and wild ride into the peak time hours – this is a guy on the up.
Argentinian supremo Manu Fadds to his already impressive back catalogue with the dreamy ‘Digital Kiss’, while fellow countryman Memory(ARG) (hot from his Sudbeat appearance) reminds us why he’s currently such an in-demand producer with the bumpy Eastern promise of ‘Borderline’.
Next up, JJSalinastakes us on a jazzy ride, and one that’s filled with bubbling synths and catchy hooks, with his brand-new track ‘X23’. To complete this ADE Special, the Polish DJ and producer otherwise known as Tuxedounleashes his alter ego, Fluente. ‘Lasting Generation’is emotive, utterly hypnotic and perfect for any time of night.
It’s an impressively varied package, and one that’s been carefully curated to highlight the very best of the Progressive House and Melodic Techno scenes from every corner of the globe. No matter what your tastes may be, there’s guaranteed to be something for you on The Soundgarden’s ADE Special.
THE SOUNDGARDEN ADE SHOWCASES:
If the sound of their ADE Special is getting you excited, then you’re in luck: The Soundgarden is hosting two special showcases at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. The first, a collaboration with Flying Circus and Sudbeat – and featuring the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Audiofly, Nicolas Rada, Tripswitchand Interaxxis – takes place at Thuishaven on Thursday 18 October, and is set to serve as the perfect start to what promises to be a jam-packed weekend of quality electronic music.
Then, as soon as the curtain has fallen on their epic Thuishaven show, Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo’s attention will turn to Friday 19 October and The Soundgarden x Sudbeat Boat Party, which will be an all-day affair featuring a special back-to-back set from the two electronic music titans themselves.
For more on The Soundgarden’s two Amsterdam Dance Event showcases: https://www.facebook.com/SoundgardenSessions/
Beatport / Spotify Exclusive: 12 October 2018
All Stores Release: 26 October 2018
The Soundgarden ADE Special
1. Emi Galvan – Synchronicity
2. Verlk – Alias
3. Frankie M – Otro Mundo
4. Julian Nates- Seven Ways
5. Manu F – Digital Kiss
6. Memory (ARG) – Borderline
7. JJ Salinas – X23
8. Fluente – Lasting Generation
One of the most hotly-tipped leaders of the new school, Uone follows in the footsteps of Kölsch, Patrice Baumel, and Darius Syrossian to deliver a stunning two-part mix for the Balance Series that was two-and-a-half years in the making, and is composed entirely of his own material.
Not limited by boundaries, nor borders, Uone truly is a global citizen. Having spent more than a decade living a nomadic existence, he has soaked up an array of influences and cultures whilst searching the globe for the best parties and most inspiring, like-minded folk along the way.
His career has naturally ascended in this period, highlighted by appearances at Burning Man’s Robot Heart Stage, Fusion Festival, Oregon Eclipse, Secret Garden Party and Boom, all being an integral part of his journey. His production profile continues to rise as well, with releases on labels like Stil Vor Talent, Sol Selectas, Katermukke and his own imprint Beat & Path consistently showing his ability for creating classy, hypnotic slices of deep house and techno.
For his superb debut for Balance, he’s distilled these globe-trotting experiences into a two-part mix, that bears his distinctive sonic fingerprint throughout the 21-track work. Indeed, every track comes from Uone’s production studio, whether it be an original, remix, or collaboration, this sees him going above and beyond the usual mix CD remit to create something truly special. The Balance compilation series also provided an important formative touchstone in his musical education, with his inclusion in the cannon making for a pleasing full circle. His twin mixes feature reworks of progressive house and trance classics (PQM, Jam & Spoon) and references to his home country’s thriving scene from his nascent years via his re-work of the highly-revered, once-mighty electronic band, Infusion.
Collaboration is a defining factor here with the majority of the tracks created in partnership with other esteemed producers. “I love the diversified outcome of these deeper explorations with more hands and minds involved” he explains. Uone sees the collaborative process as being equivalent to that of working as part of a band.
“Collaboration is something that I feel has been lost in production with the electronic age. Back in the day the best magic was produced in bands with people coming together and weaving the collective vibe into one sound.”
With this ethos, Uone has mastermind collaborations with the likes of Jay Haze (aka Fuckpony), Adam Freeland, Mihai Popoviciu, Mojo Filter, Jamie Stevens, Jonas Saalbach and Flow & Zeo along the way, making for an acutely diverse melting pot of ideas.
The first disc slowly builds from mystical vocal excursions using organic instrumentation, which eases us in before the metallic bass tones of Animal Kingdom alongside DJ Schwa raises the intensity. The rhythms switch from techno to house as the pumping groove of his and Andreas Henneberg’s remix of Infusion’s Spike A Drink sends the mix into the next gear. Tribal undertones and Junior Vasquez ‘90s flavour creep in on his rework of PQM’s You Are Sleeping with Out of Sorts, with the duo’s second collaboration with Jay Haze on vocals, Bongo Porn, continuing the frenzied theme. The first of two Jam & Spoon reworks, which came about after Uone met the former duo’s Rolf El Mar on an artist transfer at a festival, throbs pleasingly before an excellent remix of Schlepp Geist’s Those Days by Flow & Zeo brings us to an ethereal crescendo.
The second disc aims directly at the dance floor, opening with the brooding power of Uone & Danny Bonnici’s remix of Luke Chable’s classic The Shepherd. The Jonas Saalbach collaboration Long Sunny Dazze follows, the hazy synth chords add an understated touch of mystery and euphoria. Majestic vocal turns from Philosophia and Sleeping Genie then breeze in to breathe in evolving emotion to the mix. Bold strings continue to cut through on Good Morning Sunshine with Thankyou City, before the mix drives us towards the epic chants of Uone & Jamie Stevens’ rework of Jam & Spoon’s Odyssey to Anyoona, one of the jewels in the crown of this mix. A wonderful remix of Monolink’s Sirens completes the journey, with its mesmerising indie-dance energy a fitting closer.
With such a lofty bar set by his Balance predecessors, Uone’s challenge of delivering something memorable required a deep creative undertaking and his trademark alchemical touch in the studio. He’s delivered in spades with a deeply personal mix packed with exclusive cuts that transports your mind to another plane entirely.
Uone, Adam Freeland, Mojo Filter & Jamie Stevens — After the Blood Moon
Uone & Soda Klop — Space Between Love feat. Briony Taylor—Brooks
Uone & Mojo Filter — Mr Mystik
Uone & DJ Schwa — Animal Kingdom
Uone — Silver Magic
Infusion — Spike (Uone & Andreas Henneberg Mix)
Uone & Out of Sorts — You Are Not Sleeping feat. DJ PQM
Uone & Out of Sorts — Bongo Porn feat. Jay Haze
Uone & Out of Sorts — Whole New Way
Jam & Spoon — Be.Angeled feat. Rea (Uone & Out of Sorts Mix)
Schlepp Geist — Those Days (Uone, Flow & Zeo Mix)
Luke Chable presents Quest — The Shepherd (Uone & Danny Bonnici Mix)
Uone — Karnival Dreams
Uone & Jonas Saalbach — Long Sunny Dazze
Uone & Western — Some Kinda Voodoo feat. Philosophia (Balance Rework)
Uone — Sands of Time feat Sleeping Genie
Uone & Thankyou City — Good Morning Sunshine
Uone & Mihai Popoviciu — Escaping the Winter
Uone — The Hawtin Experiment
Jam & Spoon — Odyssey to Anyoona (Uone & Jamie Stevens Mix)
Monolink — Sirens (Uone Mix)
As the iconic Body Language mix series hits a 20th essential edition, Get Physical enlist the ever-talented Emanuel Satie as the man to curate and mix it.
Berlin based DJ and producer Satie, has been a vital artist over recent years, with an impressive output of releases on marquee labels such as Moon Harbour, Knee Deep In Sound, DFTD and of course Get Physical. He is currently riding high following a recent BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune with his stunning track ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home featuring Billy Cobham’. He has included this in his Body Language mix, alongside another self-penned track ‘Paris featuring Mama’, as well as a fine remix of Jay Haze’s feat. Big Bully & Sven VT’s ‘Soul In A Bottle’ which is sure to be finding favour in discerning record boxes, and will be released as a stand-alone release later this summer.
The mix kicks off in absorbing fashion with thoughtful deep house that has tender vocals and broken beats from Self Egg. Pezzner keeps things cosy with his ‘Heartline’ before the perfectly roughshod and whimsical classic ‘Silent State’ from STL lulls you into a day dream. Things then begin to get more upright with the quirky melodics of Kiani & His Legion’s ‘Eindelozer’ and The/Das’s enchanting ‘Drug Dilling’.
This perfectly coherent mix remains expertly paced, smoothly moving through the gears with tracks from Fred P, Doza, dubspeeka and Tuff City Kids that all add something new and dynamic. Satie’s own ‘Paris’ is a haunting bit of stripped back house and his remix of “Soul In A Bottle’ sinks you into mellifluous house grooves rich in gorgeous piano keys. Satie expertly concludes the mix with his other original ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home’ a glowing house cut with real musical warmth after more twisted, tech tinged tracks from Detroit great Kevin Sanderson & KiNK, and German master Roman Flu?gel.
This latest Body Language mix is another fresh instalment that champions the Get Physical sound as well as being a tasteful snapshot of the best deep and tech house has to offer.
01 Self Egg – Cold
02 Pezzner – Heartline
03 STL – Silent State
04 Kiani & His Legion – Eindelozer
05 The/Das – Drug Dilling
06 Fred P – 6AM
07 Doza – Ixchel
08 Emanuel Satie feat. MAMA – Paris
09 Radio Slave – Bell Clap Dance (Tuff City Kids Mix)
10 dubspeeka – Reflection1
11 Jay Haze feat. Big Bully & Sven VT – Soul In A Bottle (Emanuel Satie Remix)
12 Kevin Saunderson & KiNK – Idyllic (Extended Mix)
13 Tuff City Kids – R-Mancer (Roman Flu?gel Happy Gerdy Remix)
14 Emanuel Satie Feat. Billy Cobham – Don’t Forget To Go Home (Radio Edit)
15 Body Language Vol. 20 by Emanuel Satie (Continuous Mix)
Cocoon’s much anticipated alphabet series hits the letter R in 2018, and as well as a CD release, there is a special vinyl version features 6 x 12” fluorescent records which glow in the dark and create a magical effect in the club.
Of course, label boss Sven Vath and his Cocoon label are synonymous with techno. But under his charge, strict style guidelines and exaggerated pigeonholing do not apply. It’s especially true for the compilation series, which having now reached the letter R, impressively shows the arc the Frankfurt label’s output continues to span. From soft and melodic with a lot of depth to highly functional and extremely crisp – there’s a creative range on offer that very few labels can boast.
Says Sven, “I listen to and play everything that I like and that touches me. I always pack a genre-spanning record bag. I’m particularly interested in those special tracks – that’s exactly what my vision of Cocoon Recordings is about.”
The current compilation continues this idea and is a prime example of the label’s philosophy. The artists on the latest edition include prominent names like Isolee, Lusine, Pig&Dan, Inigo Kennedy, Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell, ROD and Mano Le Tough. Label representative and Frankfurt original Ingo Boss offers up a track and with contributions from International Anything, John Heckle, Cristi Cons and Eduardo De La Calle, promising new faces from further afield are also represented.
Things open in melancholic fashion with the thoughtful and rolling house of Lusine’s ‘Parallel,’ then Isolee serves up a modern classic that is minimal and melodic with ‘Yes Let’. The always deep Mano Le Tough offers typically organic grooves, Spaniard Eduardo De La Calle melts your mind with his trance inducing techno, and veterans Ambivalent and Alden Tyrell get raw and angsty with their twisted techno number. There is then big room fair from Pig&Dan, celestial synth techno from John Heckle and expertly reduced minimal from the master of detail that is Christi Cons.
All in all, this makes for one of the most diverse compilations yet and is a perfect snapshot of what to expect from one of ringleader Sven’s celebrated sets somewhere round the world.
1. Lusine – Parallel
2. Isolee – Yes let
3. Mano Le Tough – Vanishing Landscapes
4. International Anything – The Future is Here
5. Eduardo De La Calle – Caravaca’s Distortion Theory
6. Inigo Kennedy – Black Light
7. Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell – War Island
8. Pig&Dan – Shattered Minds
9. ROD – Abel
10. Ingo Boss – Junghof Love Star
11. John Heckle – Fantasy
12. Cristi Cons – Bird in Space
NUBREED #11: THEO KOTTIS – GLOBAL UNDERGROUND
RELEASED 29 JUNE – PRE-ORDER: http://www.globalunderground.co.uk/product-category/nubreed/
UK’s Theo Kottis to helm the new edition of Global Underground’s ‘Nubreed’ album series with ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’.
Released on Friday 29th June as a double CD, and in digital and streaming formats, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis will see one of the UK’s hottest new stars become part of a benchmark album series that’s counted Steve Lawler, Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, and Satoshi Tomiie, amongst its ranks. #11 follows instalments from Habischman (#9), and Oliver Schories (#10).
In keeping with GU’s reputation for delivering timeless DJ mix albums, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’ explores the deeper, more expansive side of Kottis’ sound, and features a 30-strong tracklist including cuts and remixes from Henrik Schwarz, Agoria, Mathew Jonson, KiNK, Kiasmos, Ian Pooley, Mr G, Kornel Kovacs, Space Dimension Controller and The Horn. In a world where everyone and their dog is dropping livestreams, this mix is the antithesis of disposable DJ sets – expertly selected, beautifully mixed, and mastered to perfection, it’s an entirely different listening experience.
With his own artist album, ‘Beautiful Strangers’, due out soon, Kottis is one of the UK’s most promising next generation artists and DJs for good reason. Since first gaining recognition as a resident of Edinburgh’s Fly Club and Glasgow’s Sub Club, he can count the likes of Joris Voorn and Kerri Chandler as fans. And, with tracks signed to a myriad of high-quality imprints such as Get Physical, Moda Black, and Sasha’s Last Night on Earth, he’s built up an impeccable discography, charting at the top end of Beatport’s charts and enjoying regular from the likes of Pete Tong, B-Traits, Monki, and Danny Howard on Radio 1.
Theo Kottis said:
“All the tracks chosen have played a part in my journey as a DJ in the last 2 years. With each track I can recall a specific memory where I’ve played or danced to the track. I could have approached the mix by trying to select the newest music but I felt the best representation of myself is to look back into my music collection.”
Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis – Tracklist
1. Gigi Masin – Maja
2. Supreems – Us Together
3. The Mountain People – La Onda
4. Afriqua – Aleph
5. Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return (Jimi Jules Remix)
6. Habischman – Hoodoo (Theo Kottis Remix)
7. Denis Ferrer – The Red Room (Obj Vocal Mix)
8. Agoria – Scala
9. 2000 and One – Spanish Fly
10. Sascha Funke – MZ
11. KiNK – Perth (Chord Mix)
12. DJ Assasin – Face In The Crowd (Intellidread Mix)
13. Mathew Jonson – Thieves In Digital Land
14. Mateo Murphy – Apex
15. Skatebård – Sgnelkab (Mental Overdrive Remix)
16. Theo Kottis – Ciro
17. Nitin – Dubbed Out (Steve Rachmad Remix)
1. Mr. G – Stolen Moments
2. Jordan GCZ – Crybaby J
3. Kasper Bjørke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
4. Christopher Ledger – Lost With K
5. Kiasmos – Blurred
6. Ian Pooley – I Got You (Matthias Vogt Remix)
7. Space Dimension Controller – Exostack (Kornel Kovacs Remix)
8. Justus Köhncke – Timecode (Maxi Version)
9. Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)
10. Efdemin – Parallaxis (Traumprinz’ Over 2 The End Version)
11. Telefon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
12. Theo Kottis – Moonlight
13. The Horn – Villager
Online rumours among the faithful have been growing for months, building to a fever point of anticipation. Now it can be revealed at last, these two outstanding names of the electronic music scene are to finally combine forces with Sasha’s fabric 99 mix. The producer, DJ, live artist and label head has had a long and close relationship with the iconic club, and his mix compilation, including two unreleased Sasha cuts, marks the penultimate issue of the fabric hundred.
‘Getting the chance to do this fabric CD was an honour’ Sasha says. ‘Some of my fondest moments playing in London have been at that club. I really wanted to capture what I do there as I feel it’s somewhere I play differently to anywhere else in the world.’
‘Playing differently’ is Sasha’s trademark approach to his craft. He always seeks new challenges and worlds to conquer, from his seminal ‘Scene Delete’ album to his darkly melodic DJ sets,alone or with John Digweed, at worldwide gigs and residencies, to his recent triumphant, swiftly sold-out ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ shows at prestigious music venues in major UK cities.
With his customary inimitable mixing, Sasha transforms 20 tracks into a seamlessly crafted whole. His transitions are legendary among devotees, who will find what they’re looking for in fabric 99. Broken beats and ambient note progressions combine with melodic techno and uplifting house, stealthily building an expansive soundscape that blends futurism and nostalgia. Disparate aesthetics and varying percussive structures grow together into a cohesive and haunting experience. Ranging from timeless tracks by Carl Craig, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson to recent gems from Objekt, Kora, Jus-ed and DJ Hell, and two unreleased works from Sasha himself, one a rework of BAILE.
The mix was recorded in fabric’s Room 1 booth, using a combination of hardware and software from Eventide, Model 1, Allen & Heath and MOOG, as well as a variety of other equipment incorporated into the overall production of the release.
22 June 2018 / fabric Records
A1 Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
A2 Marbert Rocel – I Wanna (Heitzberg Theorem Club Edit)
B1 Kora (CA) – Ovo
B2 Tom Flynn – Cup Of Joe
B3 Indigo – Sunrise
C1 DJ Hell – Guede (Joyce Muniz Terror + Natur Remix)
C2 Ghosts On Tape – Nature’s Law (Jus-Ed Remix)
D1 Whitesquare – Abraxas
D2 Crowdpleaser – After Rhône 2013
E1 Exercise One & Mathew Jonson – Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd
E2 Sasha – Smoke Monk (fabric Mix)
F1 Jono Ma & Dreems – A Love Trance Mission From Nk To 7s
G1 Javier Logares & Kaarel – La Cuarta Galaxia (Tiefschwarz Remix)
G2 George Fitzgerald – Echo Forgets (Sasha’s Moog-apella)
H1 Carl Craig – At Les (Feat. Francesco Tristano, Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth) (Antigone Remix)
H2 BAILE – Amae feat. Felicia Douglass (Sasha fabric1999 Mix)