The closure of fabric has seen a reaction that has been completely humbling and overwhelming to all of us on the team, from over 150,000 signing a petition of support to raising in excess of £300,000 in donations to help our legal fight. Support has come from every corner of the industry, with fundraising events at a number of different venues being held up and down the UK. This response perfectly encapsulates everything the electronic music community represents.
Both fabric Records and our artist led label Houndstooth decided a release that embodies this spirit would be a further powerful way to demonstrate the collective power of our community. We asked artists associated with both labels to donate a track to the cause, needing to act fast we gave a deadline of just 3 weeks in total, from inception to final master. The brief was simple, we asked for a previously unreleased track, either brand new or an alternative version of an old classic.
The response has been far greater than we could have ever anticipated, with an array of amazing artists delivering stunning tracks. Given this generosity every track that has been submitted is featured on the release, meaning an incredible 111 tracks make up the final running order, presented in alphabetical order.
Due to touring and time constraints many more artists could and would have like to have been involved, and we can’t give enough thanks to all the labels that have generously allowed their artists to contribute.
In the era of the playlist, this compilation represents a comprehensive overview of electronic music from the outer fringes of experimental explorations right through to music aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Ahead of the court date which will determine the long term future of fabric nightclub we’d like to present this compilation as a document of this moment in time but also as the perfect embodiment of everything fabric is and stands for.
01 _Unsubscribe_ – FFS, R (Loop Mix)
02 µ-Ziq – Bumshit (Vox)
03 18+ – Holes
04 2020 Soundsystem – No Order (Ralph Lawson & Rui-Z Remix)
05 A Short Run (Feat. Howie B & Craig Richards) – Stasha
06 Abul Mogard – Patterns Of Our Own Times
07 Addison Groove – Equal Lies
08 Agoria – Tribute
09 Akkord – Scalar Wave
10 Ali B Feat. Afrika Baby Bam – The Music Saves Me
11 Appleblim – Fabrication
12 Audion – Fun House
13 Broken English Club – The Gentle Art of Murder
14 Bruce – Cables
15 C.A.R. – Voodoo Moon (Thomas Von Party Cover)
16 Calyx & Teebee – Loose Ends
17 Caspa & Rusko – Ravers Tears
18 Clams Casino – Time
19 Clark – Shadow Banger
20 Coldcut Feat. Roses Gabor – Donald’s Wig
21 Cosmin TRG – Dens
22 Curses – A Face In Smoke
23 Dasha Rush – Sweet Monster
24 dBridge – Modern Submission
25 DJ Tennis – Magrelian
26 Dominowe (Gqom Oh!) – Just Dance
27 Dub Phizix – Beatroot
28 Dusk & Blackdown – 110 not out (2011)
29 Dusky & Todd Edwards – Holiday In Holloway
30 Enei & Kasra – Basic Instinct
31 Exercise One – All These People
32 Fake Blood – Reflections
33 FiS – DMT Usher VIP
34 Future Beat Alliance – Sleaze Bag
35 Guy Andrews – Procession
36 Hamid – Untitled 02
37 Heartthrob – Scott’s Teats
38 House of Black Lanterns – Lost
39 Howie B – Space Trip
40 Ikonika – Miracle Whip
41 IVVVO & Aïsha Devi – Eros Plexus
42 Jesse Rose – Suck It And See
43 John Tejada – Ucbtron
44 Justin Drake, Lil Mark and Matt Tolfrey – Freedom
45 Kangding Ray – Summerend
46 Kate Simko ft. Amunet Shah – All Heart
47 Kirk Degiorgio – Shadow Of A Solitary Being
48 Kiwi – Throw Down (Latin Freestyle radio edit)
49 Kuedo – Bismuth
50 Lakker – Tuc Tuc
51 Laura Jones & Karousel – Find A Way
52 Letherette – Stabz
53 Lucy – The Juggler
54 M.A.N.D.Y. – Berry And North
55 Machinedrum – Stronga
56 Marc Houle – Broken Wing
57 Marquis Hawkes – Redemption Radio
58 Masters of Disasters – The Church Of The Many
59 Mathew Jonson – Decompression (MJ Ghost Force 12″ Remix)
60 Matthew Styles & s:vt – Machine Life
61 Max Cooper, Satirist – Grit
62 Michael Mayer – Auld Lang Synewave
63 Mike Shannon Feat. Dave Aju and the LCC All Stars – Can’t Take My Love Away
64 Mr C – Stand Up (Club Mix)
65 Mr Jones – Heavy Eyes
66 Mumdance & Logos – Return Of The Room 2 Lazer
67 Nathan Fake – Laluna
68 Neville Watson – Fight On
69 Nightwave – Speakeasy
70 October – Anna’s Acid Hour
71 Om Unit – Pop Lockin’ Hieroglyphs
72 Optical – Shape The Future VIP
73 Overmono – U-Plastics
74 Paleman – Sore
75 Paula Temple – You Cannot Kill A Soul By Killing The Body (Live At Moogfest)
76 Perc – Foto Real
77 Peter Van Hoesen – Into A Fortification
78 Pinch – Skylines
79 Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (L.B. Dub Corp Meets PAS Rework)
80 Radioactive Man – Craig’s Trousers Flap In The Bass Wind
81 Roger van Lunteren – Hills, I Want You (Gerd Janson Edit)
82 Roman Flügel – Jam The Jam
83 Route 94 – fabric
84 Rrose – Glands
85 Second Storey – The Last Record
86 Shackleton – The Stitch Up
87 Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo – Clouds
88 Sherwood & Pinch – Retribution
89 Shift Work – LA (S.L.O.W.) (Health & Safety Mix)
90 Simian Mobile Disco – Balloon Takes A Holiday
91 Skream – Munk
92 Slam – Government Problem 2
93 Smagghe & Cross – Sam & Jen
94 Snow Ghosts – A Moment
95 Soft as Snow – I Adore (Troy Gunner Remix)
96 South London Ordnance – Arc
97 Special Request – Requiem
98 Stanton Warriors & Cause n Affect – Never Let It Go feat. Janai (VIP Mix)
99 Sunset Graves – Dead City Hymn
100 Tasha – Lost and Found
101 t q d – Vibsing Ting
102 Terry Francis – The Answer
103 The Mole – Glide Down
104 Throwing Snow – One For The Booth
105 Tiefschwarz – Wegekuckuck
106 Tom Demac – Unchained
107 Trevino – Fractured
108 Tuff City Kids – Edlost
109 Untold – This Is How I
110 Vatican Shadow & Telefon Tel Aviv – Rejoice
111 Vex’d – Gravity (2004)
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With high profile releases on Black Butter and MTA Records to their name, Bristol-based duo and bass music trendsetters My Nu Leng are on the ride of their life. Huge remixes for Naughty Boy’s UK No.1 ‘La La La’, Rudimental’s ‘Right Here’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Mozart’s House’ have led the duo around the world, showcasing their inimitable hybrid sound to their ever increasing fan base.
Impossible to pigeonhole, Tommy and Jammo, aka My Nu Leng, have stunned critics and fans alike with their diverse and rich output ever since bursting onto the scene. Conscious of their roots in UK bass culture, their re-imagined sound has taken the underground community by storm, as have their energetic and deliberately dark sets. With a sound that offers an insight into grime, dubstep, drum & bass and garage, it is clear that My Nu Leng are firmly rooted in the rich musical heritage of their adopted hometown. The duo’s forward-thinking smash record ‘Masterplan,’ was released on trendsetting label Black Butter in 2014 and served as their breakthrough, taking the airwaves by storm and launching the duo into the public consciousness. Now they bring their diverse, incendiary sound to the FABRICLIVE series.
“We spent a lot of time collecting music that has shaped our sets over the last year, as well as some classic iconic music that has inspired us. We are huge believers in the UK underground, and much of our mix is made up of every genre coming out of the UK. We wanted to do something that can be listened to over & over again.” – My Nu Leng
FABRICLIVE 86 serves as homage to the influences that have made My Nu Leng what they are today. With an eclectic mix of underground anthems meshed with new and unreleased material, the album takes the listener through the fascinating and complex workflow of the young duo.
Opening with an unreleased collaboration with Kahn, the dark and moody atmosphere of the mix is immediately set, as is the consistent undercurrent of UK bass. Oriental-tinged instrumentation combines with a throbbing middle section before bridging into Klient’s ‘Shelter’ and exploding into the unabashedly anthemic ‘Scylla’ from RL Grime. Transitioning smoothly yet with an urgency attributable to the duo’s reputation for high octane set building, FABRICLIVE 86 takes all the twists and turns that have made the duo their name. Hypnotic vocal samples ring throughout the track selection before the duo introduce their earth shaking collaboration with Flava D – ‘Soul Shake.’ Its frenetic wobbling bass and deep resolve dominating in its clear designation as a floor shaker. The mix then moves into a percussion-focused section with the MTA-released ‘Horizons,’ Negativ’s unreleased ‘Stealth’ and Harry Judda’s ‘Machines’ taking the reigns.
Just as the duo takes a break with a special ambient version of ‘Pushed’, a steady 4/4 beat takes over in the form of Myd’s ‘Numero Uno’, before Clientele and Nu-Birth respectively offer upfront and classic tastes of UK garage. Faze Miyake’s ‘Ice Cold’ is ingeniously coupled with the classic jungle snare rolls of Mella Dee’s ‘Keep On’, whilst Randomer’s classic ‘Bring’ adds a splash of underground techno. A VIP version of ‘Set It’, My Nu Leng’s collaboration with FineArt, along with unreleased contributions from Jus Now, T. Williams, Notion, SNØW and Dismantle, ensure that fresh sounds dominate the final stretch of the mix. By the time Indigo’s remix of Synth Sense’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ registers and settles into its apt heartbeat-like ambience, the listener is at last given time to reflect in what is a fitting and well-adjusted outro.
With its multitude of shades and colours, My Nu Leng have created an impeccably curated and timeless mix that demands a permanent place in the musical library of any student of the UK underground.
My Nu Leng launch FABRICLIVE 86 on Friday 4th March 2016, alongside Breakage, Woz B2B New York Transit Authority, Jus Now and more. For full line-up and tickets visit http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1221.
FABRICLIVE 86 will be released on 18th March 2016. Pre-order your copy here.
FABRICLIVE 86 Tracklisting:
01 My Nu Leng & Kahn – Ruins [unreleased]
02 Klient – Shelter [Boss Mode]
03 RL Grime – Scylla [WeDidIt]
04 Holy Goof – Cheatin [Four40]
05 Andrew Diggs – The Ghost VIP [Nurvous]
06 Skapes – Beat On The Drums [Eskape Musik]
07 My Nu Leng & Flava D – Soul Shake [unreleased]
08 My Nu Leng feat. Caan – Horizons [MTA]
09 Negativ – Stealth [unreleased]
10 Harry Judda – Machines [This Ain’t Bristol / Phunkfiction]
11 My Nu Leng feat. Detour City – Pushed VIP [MTA]
12 Myd – Número Uno [Bromance]
13 Clientele – She Knows [Tipping Point]
14 Nu-Birth – Anytime (Tuff & Jam’s Kick Dub) [XL]
15 Tru Fonix – NRG [unreleased]
16 Champion – Cannon (Dismantle’s VIP) [Formula]
17 Faze Miyake feat. Inga Copeland – Ice Cold [Rinse]
18 Mella Dee – Keep On [Lobster Boy]
19 WxT – Convo [Materials]
20 Randomer – Bring [Hemlock]
21 Courage – Icarus [Black Butter]
22 Deadbeat UK feat. Forca – Certain Beat [Deadbeat UK]
23 B Squared – Square Root [Second To None]
24 Jus Now x T. Williams feat. Dread MC – Y.E.A.H. [unreleased]
25 Moony – Ballin (Dr Cryptic Funky Roller Mix) [Project Allout]
26 My Nu Leng & FineArt – Set It VIP [MTA]
27 Notion – Massive & Crew [unreleased]
28 SNØW x Dismantle – Messy [unreleased]
29 L-Wiz – Girl From Codeine City [Dub Police]
30 Synth Sense – Tomorrow’s World (Indigo Remix) [Auxiliary]
Eats Everything has come a long way since he first got his hands on a set of decks aged just 12, living in a small rural town just outside Bristol. Following his older brother’s example, the young Eats would get the bus to town with his friends to buy records and play them back at parties in his garage. As he got older, he started going to raves and his tastes evolved into house and techno. He would go to Lakota in Bristol with his friends every Friday and Saturday night, looking up to the likes of Carl Cox, Colin Dale, Jackmaster Funk and Jon Da Silva. It was here that his passion for music and DJ’ing got serious.
After winning a DJ competition ran by DJ Easygroove, Eats became a full time resident DJ around various Bristol clubs. However, it wasn’t until after a break with a regular job that he started taking production seriously. He got his big break with 2011’s ‘Entrance Song’, released on Catz N Dogz’ Pets Recordings. His touring career took off, and several releases on the likes of Hot Creations, Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels and Method followed. However, 2015 proved to be one of Eats Everything’s biggest years yet, with the release of his debut mix album ‘Fries With That?’ and the launch of his own label and events series Edible. Eats Everything’s hard work throughout the year was rewarded when he won the hotly-contended title of ‘Best British DJ’ at the DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2015.
Now, to kick off 2016, Eats Everything is stepping up to join the fabric compilation series, which has a reputation for hosting mixes from seminal artists like John Digweed, Andrew Weatherall, Tony Humphries, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola and many more. Since its conception in 2001, the fabric mix series has risen to become one of the most respected in Europe; the release of one of these compilations can prove to be a pivotal moment in an artist’s career. It’s a notable highlight for Eats, who first took on the famous fabric decks in 2011 and has been returning ever since.
The result is a musical treat for lovers of all shades of house, from the classic to the modern. One thing that unites the records in the mix, as Eats explains, is that they all “have had some kind of meaning to me and I have played every one of them at fabric… some are old, some are new, some are bangers, some are groovers, some are trippy, some are euphoric, but they are all ‘fabric records’ and that’s what this mix is all about – condensing what I would do in Room 1/2/3 over four hours or so, into a 75 minute mix.”
Included in the mix are two special new tracks – Lauren Lane’s playful ‘The Diary of a Madwoman’, which is due for release on Eats Everything’s own imprint, Edible, at the end of January 2016, and ‘Baby Talk’, a production that Cajmere created especially for this mix.
Eats kicks off fabric 86 with a classic Danny Tenaglia edit of The Ananda Project’s ‘Cascades of Colour’, whose echoing, hypnotic vocals prove an attention-grabbing, nostalgia-tinged start to the 75 minutes.
Expertly building pace, the mix takes in laidback deep house groover ‘Kaimanawa’ by Cavalier and the darker ‘Nostalgia’ by Peter Horrevorts before the distinctive flute melody of Lauren Lane’s ‘Diary of a Madwoman’ is teased in.
A ravey, uplifting section of chords, cowbells and vocals keeps the pace up, before the minimal, stuttering percussion and subtle buss-saw synths of the Jeff Bennett remix of Tim J’s ‘Motion’ takes us down a notch into deeper, minimalistic territory.
Classic highlights over the second half of the mix also include Booka Shade’s dark, stomping ‘Trespass 06’, and Golden Boy and Miss Kittin’s career-making 2001 hit ‘Rippin Kittin’.
Eats chooses to sign off with the 1996 classic, ‘Galaxia’ by Moonman. It’s a track with real personal significance for him – “It was the last track on both a Friday and Saturday night at Lakota in Bristol, so it felt fitting to finish one of the most important milestones of my career with something that has been very important in the build-up of this becoming my career.” With its emotion-laden synths and uplifting, spacey chords, it’s the perfect way to round off a diverse mix.
fabric 86 marks the start of what looks set to be a significant year for Eats Everything. He worked non-stop throughout 2015 to build his label and event series Edible, all whilst touring relentlessly. 2016 sees the release schedule for Edible picking up pace, whilst Eats has a collaboration with house legend Green Velvet lined up, as well as productions on both Edible and Pets Recordings. Touring-wise Eats will be as busy as ever, with shows already confirmed at Elrow, Bugged Out Weekender, Winter Social and Lost and Found.
Eats Everything launches fabric 86 on Saturday 13th February 2016, alongside Craig Richards & Green Velvet. For full line-up and tickets visit http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1207.
01 – Ananda Project – Cascades of Colour (Danny Tenaglia Edit Of Saffron Mix) [Nite Grooves]
02 – Toka Project – Feelin’ This Way [Tango]
03 – Cavalier – Kaimanawa [Drumpoet Community]
04 – Peter Horrevorts – Nostalgia [Bla Bla]
05 – Lauren Lane – Diary Of A Madwoman [Edible]
06 – Jaz Woods – Kickback (Tim J Remix) [Smoke]
07 – Stephen Brown – Medusa [Technorama]
08 – Âme – Fiori (Dixon Beat Edit) [Innervisions]
09 – Kerrier District – Techno Disco (KiNK Remix) [Hypercolour]
10 – Tim J – Motion (Jeff Bennett Remix) [Kung Fu Dub]
11 – Gabi 2B – Groovers Maneuvers [Bullet Dodge]
12 – DJ 3000 – Take Me Away (Truncate Remix) [Motech]
13 – Booka Shade – Trespass 06 [Kammermeier & Merziger]
14 – Golden Boy with Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin (X-Press 2 Late Night Homicide Remix) [Ladomat 2000]
15 – Mosca – White Mice [Not So Much]
16 – Trikk – Prime Time [Hype_LTD]
17 – Joi Cardwell – Jump For Joi (Spike Dub) [No-Mad Industries]
18 – Whiplash pres. New York Slick – Over Me (Whiplash Sub Bass Mix) [Groovilicious]
19 – Cajmere – Baby Talk [Cajual]
20 – Moonman – Galaxia [Flashover]
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Mixing the 83rd edition of the fabric series is Joris Voorn, whose mix is set to be released on 21st August.
One name that has for some time shone brightly as an ever-progressing talent amongst the pantheon of techno’s leading lights is the Dutch master Joris Voorn. Whilst to some minds a relatively new addition to the playing field, he has been performing for close to two decades, first appearing at fabric with his live show in April of 2007.
“I’d heard plenty of stories about the club, and was honoured and excited to play. The energy was raw and intense, and it was clear that everybody in the room knew what they came for, relentless techno…” – Joris Voorn
Whilst his lifetime membership with the masters is still under growing application, the consistent calibre of his finely detailed production certainly places him in a position of undoubted consideration. He has an ever-increasing discography reaching from atmospheric interludes to broken beats, much of which appears on his own labels Rejected and Green – the latter releasing his critically acclaimed artist album ‘Nobody Knows’ in 2014, which was named by Billboard as their ‘Electronic Album Of The Year’. He has forged a sound in both the DJ booth and the studio that’s both identifiable and individual, which shines through on fabric 83.
“The creative freedom I have when working in Ableton allows me to edit, mix and remix tracks in ways you can’t do with turntables or CD players. Tracks are often used as building blocks in the form of loops and samples in order to create something completely new. Tracks are usually stripped down or minimal sounding to allow for layering and mixing with other tracks. The result is a mix that is more than the sum of its parts.” – Joris Voorn
Voorn weaves together a sinuous tapestry of deep techno from the mere strands of a staggering 65 tracks, cutting, chopping and editing together ambient cuts by Max Loderbauer and TCF with personal favourites pulled from the dusty rafters of his Amsterdam abode, such as Speedy J’s ‘Fill 17’ and Plastikman’s ‘Consumed’, and contemporary melodic techno cuts from the likes of Cobblestone Jazz, John Tejada and fellow Green artists Roland Klinkenberg and Anton Pieete. Meanwhile, brand new Joris Voorn productions ‘Where Have You Gone? (Part 1)’ and ‘Looks Fake Obviously’ exemplify the harmonic twists and pulsing beats that don’t allow you to take your ears away from this sumptuous mix for a single second.
Joris Voorn launches fabric 83 on Saturday 22nd August 2015, alongside Craig Richards, Sebastian Mullaert (Live) and Mosca.
For full line-up and tickets visit http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1141.
fabric 83 Tracklisting:
01 Sunset Graves – So, Who’s Gonna Watch You Die? [3rd & Debut]
Application – Front End (Remixed by Pye Corner Audio) [Dust Science]
BLNDR – Isolate Frequencies 2 [Hypnus]
Lo Grounds – Fatalism [3rd & Debut]
02 Deft – Blue Jasmine [Project: Mooncircle]
ambiq – Loka [arjunamusic]
ambiq – Toxic Underground [arjunamusic]
Reggy van Oers – Loctivity [Green]
03 Plastikman – Consumed [Minus]
The Persuader – Pinnharan [Templar]
Van Bonn – Abroad [Traum]
Arnold Tempo – Quarion Was Digging For Water [Black Error]
Donnacha Costello – Grape A [Minimise]
Deepchord – DC14 (A1) [Deepchord]
04 Siopis feat. Mr Brean – Listen To The Whispers (Jody Hannan Remix) [Suruba X]
Joris Voorn – Where Have You Gone? (Part 1) [Green]
Lau Frank – 7am (Dachshund Remix) [Gruuv]
Audio Werner & Jichael Mackson – Schlamm [Hartchef Discos]
Roland Klinkenberg – L’Esprit De L’Escalier [Green]
05 Howling – Signs (Matom Remix) [Monkeytown / Counter]
Christian Fennesz – Kae [Ash International]
Julien Aubert – Feelmar (Gaspard de La Montagne Remix) [Creaked]
Martin Aquino – Red Pavement (Halo & Alex Fuente Remix) [Akbal Music]
Christian Fennesz – Euclides [Ash International]
John Tejada – Two 0 One [Kompakt]
Glacial – Entropy [Six D.O.G.S]
06 Joris Voorn – Fall (Nobody Home Dream Interpretation Mix) [Green]
Giash – Space Odyssey [Archipel]
07 Cobblestone Jazz – Drawn From The Side Of Crime [Itiswhatitis]
08 Sounds Like Us – Little Helper 163-4 [Little Helpers]
Donnacha Costello – Backache [D1]
Sagat – Body [VLEK]
Roland Klinkenberg – Departures [Green]
09 Monobox – Realm [M-Plant]
Tadeo – Deep Space [Token / N.E.W.S.]
Robert Hood – A.M. Track [M-Plant]
Reggy van Oers – Mavie [Green]
10 Joris Voorn – Looks Fake Obviously [Green]
11 Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing [ThirtyOne]
Anton Pieete – Next Year (Mosca’s Skaep Niwt Version) [Rejected]
Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – Love Is Rare [Zero Through Nine]
Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – Dreams [Zero Through Nine]
Joris Voorn – Left (Roland Klinkenberg Remix) [Green]
12 Wolfgang Voigt – Empathie [Profan]
Rekord 61 – Sverh (Radio Slave F.Y.M Remix 2) [Konstruktiv]
13 Joran van Pol – Exist [Rejected]
Speedy J – Fill 17 [Electric Deluxe]
14 Truncate – Concentrate (Truncate Rework) [Truncate]
Robert Hood – Shaker [EPM]
15 Cobblestone Jazz – Northern Lights [Itiswhatitis]
Dani Labb – Asha [Deep Sense]
Timothy Blake – Squiggles (The Mole Remix) [Kleine Reise]
16 Sebastian Mullaert – Direct Experience (Remake) [Traum]
Swann Decamme – Go Away (Dan Bexley & Chad Bostock Remix) [Monique Musique]
Art Of Tones – Unstopped (The Revenge Remix) [Lazy Days]
Awanto 3 – Bubbles Made Me Cry [Rush Hour]
Joris Voorn – Mugged (Anton Pieete Remix) [Green]
17 Joseph S Joyce – Vedanta (Sebastian Mullaert Remix) [Default Position]
Nobody Home – Entheogen [Home]
18 Tozzy – Anoat [Hypnus]
Mike Parker – Forward (The 5am Mix) [Prologue]
Max Loderbauer – Slowrag [Non Standard Productions]
19 Application – Front End (Remixed by Pye Corner Audio) [Dust Science]
Jake Chudnow – Prelude To Shona [Bloc]
Stefan Vincent – The Void She Left [Stockholm LTD]
20 TCF – D7 08 2A 8D 2A 37 FA FE 17 0E 62 39 06 81 C8 A1 49 30 6F ED 56 AD 5E 04 [Liberation Technologies]
Art Department begins a new chapter, offering up the latest instalment of fabric’s revered mix compilation series.
Art Department’s story has been one of phenomenal success since the act burst onto the scene five years ago. With a shared musical history in Toronto, the duo of Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow took the world by storm in 2011 with a debut LP on Crosstown Rebels that put them at the centre of underground electronic music. In the intervening years, a seemingly endless worldwide touring schedule, label events, remixes, singles and a follow up album on Jonny White’s No.19 Music have meant that the pair were never out of the spotlight. Now a new chapter begins in the narrative, with Jonny White taking the helm as Kenny Glasgow disembarks to pursue a solo career. To ring the changes Jonny delivers his first solo Art Department offering in the shape of this carefully curated 72 minute mix for fabric’s definitive compilation series.
At a time of momentous and exciting change for Art Department it’s clear that this mix has been incredibly important, bringing into focus the act’s long standing relationship with the club. In Jonny’s own words, “fabric – the club and the mix series – are still going strong all these years later because they deliver a real, creativity-driven product, night after night, year after year and because people support them the way that they support us, the artists. They’ve given us a unique platform to work with for so many years and that’s what makes the opportunity to record this mix so special.”
The mix itself is something quite special indeed. White digs deep to give a glimpse of where he is heading as a DJ, drawing on records old, new and forthcoming to form a seamless and hypnotic audio tapestry. From the muted brilliance of Basic Channel through to classic 90s Matthew Herbert and a couple of sterling remixes from Fred P, there is a clear nod of the head to the sounds that have lent influence, but it all marries perfectly with contemporary recordings from the likes of Rick Wade, Frank & Tony and DJ Boom. There are features from current White collaborators such as DJ Qu and Jonathan Lee and Art Department pop up once, remixed by the aforementioned Fred P. All in all White has delivered a mix that puts aside all preconceptions and dives in with a selection that is deep, dubby and refreshing, a perfect snapshot of where he is at right now.
Clips of the release are available to hear at – http://www.fabriclondon.com/store/fabric-82.html
01 Basic Channel – Mutism [Basic Channel]
02 Frank & Tony – Villa Seurat [Scissor & Thread]
03 Mr G – Hip Flexer [Phoenix G]
04 Doubt – Worse For The Wear [Disposable Commodities]
05 Borrowed Identity feat. Mechanical Soul Brother – Ruhephase In D-Moll [Mistress]
06 DJ Boom – Kinda Kickin’ (Efdemin Remix) [Curle / N.E.W.S.]
07 Brooks Mosher – Get Ready (Fred P. Reshape) [Release/Sustain]
08 Scott Grooves & Kataconda – Decimal 2.0 [Natural Midi]
09 Art Department feat. Seth Troxler – Cruel Intentions (Fred P. Reshape) [No.19 Music]
10 NGLY – Service Cost [Long Island Electrical Systems]
11 Jonathan Lee – Dimensions [Social Experiment]
12 Herbert – Deeper [Accidental]
13 JTC – Valley Road (We Are 1) (DJ Qu Remix) [Spectral Sound]
14 Nitejams – Untitled (NJ01 – B1) [Nitejams]
15 Rick Wade – Wired [Housewax]
16 James Priestley & Marco Antonio – Speed [secretsundaze]
17 Basic Channel – Mutism [Basic Channel]
April 2015 sees Matt Tolfrey deliver his 25-track ‘fabric 81’ mix after over ten years behind the decks at the legendary London club.
Matt Tolfrey’s musical roots lie in Nottingham where he regularly attended DiY events as well as the infamous The Bomb nightclub, the latter being a home to authentic British deep house via the likes of Kelvin Andrews and Dave Congreve. Soon after these formative years, just after the turn of the century Tolfrey found himself behind the decks at The Bomb, and later Stealth, where he began to carve out a reputation for himself as a varied and adept house selector. Craig Richards, also a Bomb regular, spotted Tolfrey’s skills and invited him to play at fabric in 2004 which marked the beginning of a long relationship with the club and its auspicious resident. After a move to London around this time, Tolfrey kicked off Leftroom and signed his debut EP to the burgeoning Crosstown Rebels, two moves which fully drew him into the music industry. Since then, Tolfrey’s productions have cropped up on the likes of Cocoon, Culprit, Phonica, Rekids and, most recently, Skream’s Of Unsound Mind while stewarding Leftroom to drop releases from the likes of DJ Bone, Laura Jones, Huxley and Kate Simko.
“fabric 81 is the mix I’ve been hoping to achieve my whole career,” enthuses Tolfrey despite the limitations of condensing so many ideas and lengthy fabric sets into a mix comp format. “It’s always hard to tell a full story when you’re restricted by the length of a CD, but by editing nearly all the tracks on the mix, I was able to fit it all in.” The result of eleven years of playing and attending fabric (Tolfrey can be seen regularly at the club when not travelling himself), fabric 81 is a distillation of his experiences and musical memories rather than a straight up trip through the latest promos and hot cuts.
Across Tolfrey’s mix we’re treated to a broad selection of styles and compositions old and new, all tied together in the DJ’s bumping, energetic and sometimes idiosyncratic dancefloor style, with tracks frequently weaving in and out of the mix or laid over others throughout their full duration. Nods to the past come from Nail (‘I Think It’s Love’) on Tolfrey’s beloved DiY Discs and Soichi Terada’s ‘Tokyo XXX’ while contemporary offerings come in the shape of cuts from Genius Of Time, Jon Convex and a number of Leftroom exclusives. Tolfrey, ever the slave to his record collection, also drops in bonafide classics such as Doc Martin & Eddie Amador’s take on Aaron Carl’s ‘My House’ and a Derrick Carter re-rub of 2nd Shift’s ‘Somethin’ Else’.
All in all fabric 81 stands as a radiant presentation of Matt Tolfrey’s knowledge and background as one of the UK’s finest purveyors of electronic music.
fabric 81: Matt Tolfrey is out on fabric 20th April 2015. Matt Tolfrey launches fabric 81 on Saturday 25th April 2015, performing live as part of Kerb Staller and DJing alongside Cassy and Nail. For line-up and tickets visit http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1079 / Pre-Order – http://found.ee/fabric81
01 Rednail Kidz – Do My Thing [Boompty-Boomp]
02 Dan Beaumont – The Bath House [nofitstate]
03 Gideon Bouwens – Life Stories Part 3.2 [Shtmlaudio]
04 Genius of Time – Tom Jam [Running Back]
05 Aaron Carl – My House (Doc Martin & Eddie Amador’s Wax Dub) [Ovum]
06 Skat – Nightlife (Kenny Hawkes & David Parr Remix) [Karat]
07 Bell – File One [Soul Jazz]
08 Nail – I Think It’s Love [DiY Discs]
09 Someone Else – Jena Jazz (DiY Remix) [Readymade]
10 Jon Convex – Zero 
11 Dott Farm – Gettin’ Bullied [JustLeftWhite]
12 jozif – A Million To One (Kerb Staller Edit) [Leftroom Limited]
13 Phil Weeks – Social Club [Robsoul]
14 Gregorythme – (R)evolution [Cityfox Ltd.]
15 Pure Science – It’s Magic [Cougar Trax]
16 Cassy – Idle Blues [CASSY]
17 Hector – A Clown Called Snapper [Leftroom]
18 2nd Shift feat. Heather – Somethin’ Else (This Year’s Peasant Look) [Seasons]
19 Marschmellows – 2 8 3 4 (Richard Wolfsdorf Remix) [Research]
20 Minimal Man – Treatment Feel (Soul Capsule vs Tan Ru Mix) [Vinyl Classics]
21 Sam Russo – Your Call [Leftroom Limited]
22 Matt Tolfrey – Lost In Space [Leftroom]
23 Kevin Yost – Istanbul 2 [i Records]
24 Soichi T erada – T okyo XXX [Far East]
25 Lansdowne – Question Time [JustLeftWhite]
A 30 minute promo mix is live now on the Raresh fabric78 compilation, which is out now on Fabric. Check it out below.
Late October will see the release of Fabric 78 via Fabric Records, this time coming courtesy of Romanian DJ, Raresh.
Bacau-born artist Raresh has had a huge impact on underground electronic music culture since stepping onto the scene at the turn of the millennium. Initially starting his career as a resident at Zebra Club on his home turf before meeting the Sunrise Crew, Rhadoo and Pedro at the venue and forming the [a:rpia:r] outfit – heavily endorsed by fellow fabric regular, Ricardo Villalobos. News of the burgeoning scene eventually spread beyond the Romanian border, leading to an international touring schedule for Raresh, including biannual appearances at fabric since 2008.
Raresh – “I made the mix at home with 2 CD players and turntables and everything came very naturally. For me is not so easy to make a mix at home without any crowd, but I imagined myself in full packed Room 1… I was a bit nervous but this added a bit of spice in the mix!”
Across fabric 78 we’re treated to array of textural atmospheres, intricate percussion lines and penetrating low-end tones, all instilled with mind-bending complexities to capture the essence of the Raresh sound brilliantly. The track listing employs a broad spectrum of heavy hitting names and unsung heroes of the underground. Welcoming the likes of Chicago-based producers Amir Alexander and Hakim Murphy who offer up gritty, authentic deep house numbers, through to the more hypnotic and electronic-led styles of Vlad Caia, Cristi Cons and Sonja Moonear’s take on Papa Sang Bass. As expected from such a highly praised DJ the track selection is impeccably placed, resulting in a smooth, ever-evolving and dynamic mix throughout.
Raresh ‘Fabric 78’ is out on Fabric Records October 20th 2014.
• Raresh will launch fabric 78 at fabric on Saturday 4th October, alongside Craig Richards, Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia (Live) in Room 1, whilst Ben Sims’ brings his Machine to Room 2, and Colors host Room 3. Tickets and more info at http://bit.ly/fabric0410.
. 01 Renato Figoli – Super Lemon Vapor [Amam]
. 02 Dubtil – Isitor [Understand]
. 03 Papa Sang Bass – Barb Coating Sonnet (Sonja Moonear’s Sony In The Sky Remix) [Adjunct Audio]
. 04 Emi Nescu – Sirius [Contur]
. 05 Amir Alexander – Bittersweet Memories [Finale Sessions]
. 06 Dilated Pupils – Lost Evidence [Sol Asylum]
. 07 Nu Zau – Bioco23 [unreleased]
. 08 Hakim Murphy – Vatitio (Murdoc Remix) [Mindshift]
. 09 Vlad Caia – Codex Voluspa [Amphia]
. 10 Mandar – Naughty Mandar [Lazare Hoche]
. 11 S.A.M. – Third Track [Fathers & Sons Productions]
. 12 Cristi Cons – Anatrack [Meander]
. 13 Oshana – I See Through You [Body Parts]
. 14 Topper – Abuelito [Gilesku]
. 15 Andy Kolwes – Emozionn [Anyway]
. 16 VincentIulian – Nemeta (Adsum Remix) [Naural]
. 17 Daze Maxim – Beginning An Ending (Baby Ford Remix) [Assemble Music]
Fabric 75, Maya Jane Coles‘ stellar entry into the fabric series, marked another new chapter in her remarkable career. The multi-award-winning 26-year-old British-Japanese producer/DJ’s mix has proven such a formidable summer soundtrack, that fabric’s record label has decided to commit two of the standout tracks to wax, as part of its occasional 10″ vinyl sampler series.
The lead track ‘Premonition’ was created by Maya especially for fabric 75, and is a stunning deeper-than-deep groove with a wistful melody that manages to hint at both hope and melancholy. The B-side comes from rising London-based producer Paride Saraceni, whose ‘Dissolute’ sees soaring synths and an infectious vocal ride atop rumbling tribal drums.
The 10″ sampler is strictly limited to 300 copies, and is exclusively available to fabricfirst members. More information available here: http://bit.ly/f75MJC10
“fabric was one of the first clubs that I partied at, so it’s quite mad to have gone from being a punter to a headliner, playing the midnight set at NYE and now my own fabric mix. It feels like the club has been symbolic in the evolution on my career with a lot of good memories and milestones.” – Maya Jane Coles
Swiss DJ and producer Sam Geiser aka Deetron has mixed the latest instalment of fabric’s long running series, due for release on June 16th 2014. It comes at a time when the house and techno specialist is riding high off the success of recent full-length album, Music Over Matter.
Deetron was born, raised and is still based in the city of Bern in Switzerland, and from there he has made an international name for himself as a producer of sleek, well honed house and techno with a classicist bent. Releasing most often on Music Man, the Belgian label with which he has a close relationship, his first release came as far back as 1997 as part of a compilation on Axodya records.
Growing up with a jazz loving, professional classical musician father and a piano teaching mother, it’s no wonder Deetron’s productions have a certain artistry and musicality that evades most others. As an equally dexterous DJ known for his expressive three deck sets, much of his musical knowledge came from running a record shop in the 1990s. A debut fabric gig came in 2006 and Deetron now reports, many gigs later, that he feels very much at home playing room one of the club.
Says Deetron on fabric 76, which was mixed using both vinyl and digital sources… “I basically followed the pleasure principle when approaching the mix. I started to pick my favourite pieces of dance music regardless of age or sub-genre and didn’t really begin to structure the mix until all the tracks had been cleared, except for one. So as I began to throw the tracks together as spontaneously as possible, the structure of the mix began to take shape. I did a single take before I recorded the final version of the mix as it is now in order to keep it as lively and representative of a live DJ set as possible. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed myself as much working on a mix in the studio before!”
The mix itself is a captivating ride through Deetron’s most personal selections, with disparate sounds, scenes and styles all connected up with perfect sequencing and tight mixing. There’s everything from classic Chicago material by DJ Sneak and Gemini to material from Detroit stalwart Carl Craig via leftfield inclusions from Atoms For Peace. As well as some old classics there are modern gems from the fast rising likes of Marquis Hawkesand Seven Davis Jr, plus no nonsense techno inclusions from pioneers like Function and Marcel Dettmann. A truly kaleidoscopic mix, fabric 76 is the sound of a DJ digging deep, having fun, and playing those tracks in Deetron’s distinctive style.
Tracklist – fabric 76
01 Johnny Blas – Picadillo (Carl Craig’s Breakdown Version) [Ubiquity]
02 Jaime Read – Timewave [Fragmented]
03 Baba Stiltz – Palats [Studio Barnhus]
04 SoulPhiction – Mind & Body [Philpot]
05 DJ Sneak – Who’s Knocking [Magnetic]
06 Juxta Position – Mercy [Misstress]
07 Redshape – Finizh [Running Back]
08 Ripperton – Searchin 4 You [Tamed Musiq]
09 Greg Beato – Who’s The Licho In Charge Ovaa Here [Apron]
10 Tom Trago – Elite [Rush Hour]
11 Seven Davis Jr. – One [Must Have Records]
12 Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Timeline [Underground Resistance]
13 Afefe Iku feat. Osunlade – Bodydrummin [Yoruba]
14 Marquis Hawkes – Honey Kisses [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]
15 Gemini – New Style Of [Peacefrog]
16 Presk – Rais [Ten Thousand Yen]
17 Ondo Fudd – There Will Be A Time [The Trilogy Tapes]
18 Four Tet & Terror Danjah – Nasty [Text]
19 Seiji – More Of You [Seijimusic]
20 E-Dancer – The Move [KMS]
21 Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [50WEAPONS]
22 Caribou – Irene [City Slang]
23 Joe – Slope [Hessle Audio]
24 Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes… [XL]
25 Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommune Version) [Sandwell District]
26 Design A Wave – Weird F [No ‘Label’]
27 Juxta Position – Mercy (Loop) [Misstress]
28 Nils Frahm – Says [Erased Tapes]