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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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Pinch Fabriclive 61

The first sound heard on the latest mix album in the Fabriclive series—a 22-track, cyclical assault of UK-centric club productions delivered by Bristol figurehead Pinch—is a perfectly rounded drop of …

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Shackleton Fabric 55

Beginning with his dark 2004 debut, “Stalker, ” and continuing with his collaborations with Appleblim on the trailblazing Skull Disco label and a move to Berlin, where he continues his …

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Shackleton "International Fires"

We’re still about a week from the release of Shackleton’s contribution to the ongoing Fabric mix series, Fabric 55, and just to make sure you didn’t forget about that stellar …

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dBridge & Instra:mental Present Autonomic Fabriclive 50

If it wasn’t clear enough already that border-crossing, genre-bending, soul-stirring DJ mixes are the present and (likely) future norm of live dance-music performance, London-based polyrhythm-makers D-Bridge & Instra:mental seal the …

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Martyn Fabric 50

In the age of the ubiquitous, manicured Ableton mix, it’s no wonder so much attention has been paid to Martyn’s decision to mix Fabric 50 live. But to focus solely …

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