Various Artists Fabric 43: Metro Area
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
- Label: Fabric
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
With disco’s undeniable resurgence in recent years, it comes as no surprise that Brooklyn duo Metro Area would be tapped for its own installment of the vaunted Fabric mix series. Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani have been releasing top-shelf disco for nearly a decade, and Fabric 43 provides a great window into the sounds that inspire them. Digging heavily into oddball later disco from the mid-’80s, many of the tracks show flourishes of electro and ’80s funk, sounds oft-ignored by disco revivalists. The boys also mix in a few offbeat early NY house cuts and even tap songs from ’80s powerhouses Ministry and Devo, ultimately crafting a mix that is both impeccably curated and ready to party.
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