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B2B: Matt Tolfrey and Craig Richards
The man behind Fabric's latest mix-CD goes one-on-one with the club's longtime artist-in-residence.

The U.K.’s Matt Tolfrey and Craig Richards are old pals, having met at the Bomb, the much-missed, seminal Nottingham house club,  in the ’90s. The two have kept their professional …

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Q&A: Daniel Avery
The talented producer brings his Divided Love soiree to France's Nuits Sonores festival.

For many electronic music fans, Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic was one of the albums of 2013, and they weren’t wrong: The LP, released on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label, was …

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Art Department Steps Up for Fabric 82
Now the solo project of Johnny White, Art Department's Fabric mix will see release in June.

As reported on Resident Advisor, Fabric 82 has been mixed by Art Department and will see release on June 22. The mix heralds a new era for Art Department, which is now …

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Matt Tolfrey Fabric 81
Leftroom leader Matt Tolfrey provides the four-to-the-floor rhythms for the latest mix from Fabric.

More than a decade ago, Matt Tolfrey played the DJ set that would make the rest of his career. It was one in the presence of Fabric’s musical director, Craig …

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Monki To Helm Fabriclive 81
BBC Radio 1 resident's contribution to the venerable mix series to come out next month

London jock Lucy Monkman (a.k.a. Monki) has been tapped to mix Fabriclive 81. Monkman initially made her name on radio rather than in clubs, moving up the ranks of local …

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Jimmy Edgar Fabriclive 79
The Ultramajic boss uses the mix as a platform to showcase his label.

The primary drama of erstwhile Detroiter Jimmy Edgar’s career is the conflict between his mind and body, the cognitive versus the carnal. This is a guy who started spinning at …

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Real Talk: Jimmy Edgar
The veteran producer speaks on longevity and the importance of loving his work.

‘Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appears on XLR8R from time to time. Next week, Jimmy Edgar will issue Fabriclive 79, his contribution to the vaunted mix …

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Prosumer Fabric 79

Prosumer (a.k.a. Achim Brandenburg) is among that rarified class of DJs that can breathe new life into a forgotten record. Take the Mike Dunn-produced “Love Injection,” the Fingers-style jam that …

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Marcel Dettmann Fabric 77

Marcel Dettmann’s 73-minute mix for Fabric feels like an overdue milestone for an artist who has been at the peak of his powers for some time. As such, Fabric 77 …

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Pangaea Fabriclive 73

As one third of the powerhouse Hessle Audio imprint (alongside Ben UFO and Pearson Sound), Pangaea (a.k.a. Kevin McAuley) has spent the last few years amongst the forefront of producers …

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Ben Sims Fabric 73

There’s something reassuringly upfront about Ben Sims. Refusing to raise his head above the parapet of underground techno for two decades or so, the Theory Recordings boss approaches the booth …

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DJ EZ Fabriclive 71

A set from UK garage savant DJ EZ comes with certain expectations. In the decades since he first started in London’s pirate-radio circuit, EZ has developed a particularly distinct and …

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Cassy Fabric 71

Movement is a given when it comes to mixes, but momentum is rare. Most of us could cobble together a handful of aesthetically consistent tracks, let Traktor sync the beats, …

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Sandwell District Fabric 69

Sandwell District seeped into the techno world like smoke under a door, with a grip of deliberately oblique and undeniably compelling releases. Its dub poetics were some unholy fusion of …

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Ben UFO Fabriclive 67

It’s an oft-repeated fact that Hessle Audio co-captain Ben UFO (a.k.a. Ben Thomson)—unlike his label cohorts Pearson Sound and Pangaea—doesn’t make music. In truth, the distinction has become a central …

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Ben Klock Fabric 66

Capturing the spirit of an eight-hour DJ set seems like a daunting task, but Ben Klock has so far been fairly good at it. One of the most popular residents …

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Oneman Fabriclive 64

As bright as Oneman’s torch burns for The Simpsons and the almighty ganja, it blazes even brighter for the distinctly British brand of hybrid house known as UK garage (or …

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Levon Vincent Fabric 63

“Most Europeans think ‘deep house’ means shitty, high-energy vocal house.” So goes the opening rant of DJ Sprinkles’ 2009 masterwork Midtown 120 Blues, where the artist arraigns New York’s house …

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