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Raresh – Fabric 78 promo mix

raresh 28.6.14_085a Credit - Jimmy Mould

A 30 minute promo mix is live now on the Raresh fabric78 compilation, which is out now on Fabric. Check it out below.

Raresh – Fabric 78

raresh 28.6.14_085a Credit - Jimmy Mould

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


. 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]

Maya Jane Coles – Premonition


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:

“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

Fabric 76: Deetron


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]

Fabric 75 – Maya Jane Coles

Maya Jane Coles, the multi-award-winning 26 year old British-Japanese producer/DJ, presents another new chapter in her remarkable career, following her critically-acclaimed debut album “Comfort” to provide the latest in fabric’s compilation series, fabric 75.

The meditative propulsive house and techno for which Maya is renowned spurred Rolling Stone to recently include the young star as one of their top 25 most influential DJs on the planet, and secured her place in the Resident Advisor Top 20 for a third successive year. It’s not hard to see why. Maya’s DJing highlights of the last year included a record breaking Boiler Room, a second much lauded Essential Mix for Radio 1, a guest mix for XLR8R’s hallowed 300th podcast, and live streamed mixes on Resident Advisor live from her residency at Richie Hawtin’s Enter at Space.

In addition to her own production projects, Maya has recently found time to remix others in recent months, adding The XX, Ella Fitzgerald, Tiga vs Audion, Rudimental feat. Emile Sandé, Bonobo, Big Dope P, and Alex Jones to a list which already included Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Little Dragon, Lianne La Havas, The Orb, Phil Kieran, Maceo Plex and Tricky.

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

fabric 75 is a mix that avoids ornamental grooves in favour of fittingly percussive and musically rich simplicity; a raw house sound that is more mature and approachable than ever. The mix’s melodic qualities offer yet more wonderful insight into Maya’s music world, a rhythmic language spoken with the both the soft sonic variety and thunderous impact we’ve come to expect from Maya’s DJ performances. Wander with emotional caution, as deep chords dominate the mix and challenge the mere sight of mechanical beats.

Maya’s engaging atmospherics on fabric 75 are esoteric to say the least, and the result clearly guides the listener through her own personal and fascinating approach to dance music.

Out on April 21. Pre-order here:
01 Trus’me – Somebody [Prime Numbers]
02 Ksky – Madness (Volta Cab Remix – Maya Jane Coles Edit) [Sad But True]
03 Dapayk & Padberg – Close Up (Exercise One Remix) [Mo’s Ferry Prod.]
04 Mathew Jonson – Level 7 (Dixon Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]
05 Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat – Lucho Part 2 [Ovum]
06 DJ Yellow & Flowers And Sea Creatures – No One Gets Left Behind [Compost Black Label]
07 Konstantin Sibold – Romin [Snork Enterprises]
08 Maya Jane Coles – Premonition [unreleased]
09 Baikal – Why Don’t Ya? (Ripperton Remix) [Maeve]
10 Paul Woolford – Erotic Discourse (Dense & Pika Remix) [2020 Vision]
11 Paride Saraceni – Dissolute [unreleased]
12 Negru – Concubinaj [Natural Rhythm]
13 Shall Ocin – Forgive Me (Edu Imbernon Remix) [Culprit]
14 Yenk – Basement [Baumhaus]
15 Chesus feat. Kofi Tarris – Monster [4lux]
16 NT89 – Purple Garden [Food]
17 Fran Von Vie feat. Cio May – Lonely Nights [Sudbeat]

George FitzGerald – I Can Tell (By The Way You Move) (Paul Woolford Remix)

Following the release of the official video of George FitzGerald‘s amazing Double Six-released single "I Can Tell (By the Way You Move)", techno vet Paul Woolford turns FitzGerald’s tune into a more straightahead techno fare. Released on October 21 on digital & 12”, featuring the original, Paul Woolford and The Cyclist remixes. Woolford’s also been making noise with his jungle-nostalgic Special Request project (which has an LP, Soul Music, out October 7 on vinyl and October 21 in 2CD and digital formats via Fabric‘s Houndstooth label).

Video: House of Black Lanterns – You, Me, Metropolis EP [2013]

House of Black Lanterns is Dylan Richards, who might be best known for producing dark, twisted dubstep and dancehall as King Cannibal. Under the moniker House of Black Lanterns, the beatmaker followed up his debut album Kill the Lights with the You, Me, Metropolis EP for Fabric‘s Houndstooth label, and just sent over the first video for one of its tracks, “Worthless.” Stream clips from the EP below.