Founded by Keith Reilly, London’s Fabric is regarded as one of the most prestigious nightclubs in the world. Fabric Worldwide is the superclub’s diverse electronic music label that sits alongside sub-label Houndstooth. The label has made a name for itself with its iconic fabric and FABRICLIVE mix compilation series. Encompassing a broad spectrum of genres, the compilation series has been propelled forward by artists including: Bonobo, Four Tet, Maribou State, The Martinez Brothers, Tale Of Us, Holy Goof, Logan Sama, Shackleton, Calibre, Special Request, Chase and Status, dBridge and many more.
Leon Vynehall & Hagan - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Hagan remix) - (4:13) 84 BPM
Leon Vynehall & Shed - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Shed's SugarDUB remix) - (5:32) 136 BPM
Leon Vynehall & Bored Lord - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Bored Lord remix) - (4:25) 131 BPM
Leon Vynehall, Gombeen & Doygen - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Gombeen & Doygen remix) - (6:30) 136 BPM
Sugar Slip (The Lick) - (7:29) 136 BPM
Review: Originally released on Fabric as part of Leon Vynehall's compilation for the London label, the bluesy, shuffling garage of "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" now gets the remix treatment. In Hagan's hands it is transformed into a deep, dubbed out slow jam, full of ghostly textures, chopped up vocals and a powerful sub bass. The Bored Lord remix doesn't stray radically from the original version, but the addition of an acidic bass and swirling chords set it apart from Vynehall's creation. On a totally different tip is the Shed remake; in a similar vein to the Wax series that Ren? Pawlowitz has recently revisited, this version is all about dense drums and a driving rhythm - the perfect, dance floor-focused accompaniment to Vynehall's atmospheric reveries.
Nandu - "Viciously Searching For Another Dimension" - (6:55) 117 BPM
Roman Flu?gel - "D.I.S.C.O." - (6:19) 125 BPM
Echonomist - "Mango" - (7:39) 124 BPM
Marino Canal - "Universa" - (6:54) 123 BPM
Toto Chiavetta - "Prodotto Astratto" (dub) - (6:54) 122 BPM
Yotam Avni - "Take One" - (6:33) 125 BPM
Aera - "Ketosis" - (5:36) 118 BPM
Butch - "Lale" - (8:15) 124 BPM
Sam Shure - "Particles" - (6:10) 122 BPM
Mind Against & Dyzen - "Freedom" (original mix) - (4:43) 122 BPM
Review: Mind Against have released on well-known labels like Hotflush and Afterlife - now they bring their distinctive sound to this collection for Fabric. "Freedom", the pair's collaboration with Dyzen, encapsulates everything that Mind Against are associated with; widescreen synths, dreamy deep house textures and crisp break beats. There are similarly hypnotic contributions from Yotam Avni and Marino Canal. However, this selection is not one-dimensional; it also features tough dub techno from Echonomist and Toto Chiavetta, as well as more left of centre selections like the organic, tribal drums of Aera's "Ketosis" and Red Axes' electronic disco, "Connector". That the Mind Against duo are able to integrate these disparate elements and put their own mark on the end result speaks volumes about their talents.
Review: Boss Woman behind the Hooversound label, SHERELLE, is experiencing a hot streak right now thanks to the launch of her new label Beutiful - a platform for supporting black and LGBTQI+ artists - and more to the point here, this epic 28 celebration of jungle, footwork and bass for Fabric Presents. Featuring the ultra rare DJ Rashad number "Acid Bit ft. Addison Groove" in the continuous mix, get your select cuts from RP Boo, New York's AceMo and Kush Jones to Miami-based duo INVT. Featuring more from Basic Rhythm, LYC and SHERELLE herself with her rave D&B number "JUNGLE TEKNAH" - this compilation is lit!
Equiknoxx - "A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up" - (3:12) 57 BPM
Ed Rush & Optical - "Bacteria" - (6:47) 127 BPM
Orca - "Intellect" - (7:30) 155 BPM
Smith & Mighty - "Film Score" - (4:19) 121 BPM
Blawan - "Fourth Dimensional" - (5:06) 156 BPM
Roy Of The Ravers - "Erolfa" - (6:52) 118 BPM
Sockethead - "When I Close My Eyes I See Paint" - (2:28) 153 BPM
1995 Epilepsy - "Get 2 Kno" - (2:46) 132 BPM
Review: The Russell Brothers aka Truss & Tessela keep the fires of their Overmono project burning with a huge session on Fabric Presents mix series. Off the bat you'll find a hyped and unreleased Blawan number in the producer's "Fourth Dimensional" next to a 2005 Vex'd classic "Pop Pop". Overmono exclusives include a super laid back and hopeful "If U Ever" alongside both numbers from their latest Polykicks release - jungle and UKG heads check it out. On the lighter dubbier side of things is a sweet inclusion of Well St artist Robert Fleck, next to some heavier bombs from L.B Dub Corp, Plastikman, Actress and Ed Rush & Optical's "Bacteria". We also recommend Powder's "Lost Of Light" next to DJ Misjah's "Victim" and Equiknoxx's "A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up". Best thing since Surgeon's This Is For You Shits.