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Various Artists Fabric 14: Stacey Pullen

Stacey Pullen is the funkiest of the Detroit veterans, in part because he strays far outside the confines of pure techno. In fact, Fabric 14 is primarily a house thing, dabbling in tribal patterns, disco loops and crispy tech flavors. Pullen covers all the bases with panache, moving from Pure Science's shimmering, filter-laden "Get It Back" to Moodyman's nostalgic '70s rub "Music People" and the guitar-happy noodle of Solid Groove's "Flookin'." But Pullen doesn't ever reach a peak here, spending more time in the flanged-out upper registers than on the classic Midwestern dancefloor thump he's known for.

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