Steffi has mixed the 94th fabric mix
Steffi—real name Steffie Doms—has been a vital electronic music artist since the mid-90s, when she first began playing out and throwing parties in Amsterdam. Moving to Berlin in 2007, she was embraced by the Ostgut family, becoming a resident at the club and releasing on the label. To date, she’s released five albums, including two solo LPs for Ostgut—and a third is due in the Autumn. She's co-produced another with Virginia, with Analogue Cops as Third Side, and she collaborated as Doms & Deykers on Martyn’s 3024 label. Her impressive discography features club classics like "Yours" feat.Virginia," carefully chosen remixes and appearances on labels including Permanent Vacation and Underground Quality, and a mix for Panorama Bar. She owns and operates three labels: Klakson, with Dexter, which was founded in 2000 alongside Awanto 3, Dolly, and Dolly Dubs. Her newest imprint will be Dolly Deluxe, inaugurated this June with music made for her fabric mix.
For fabric 94, Steffi chose to commission all the tracks exclusively for her mix. The curated group of close friends and collaborators were guided to produce tracks “with a certain mindset," which Steffi has molded and weaved together. Considering each track was made especially for the mix, it’s "musically cohesive with a mood and sound that followers of her career over the past decade will recognize," the label explains.
The Dutch-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer says she looked to the sound of Warp's classic Artificial Intelligence CDs as "an atmospheric starting point" and then traveled far beyond it.
“Fabric always offered full support for my creative wishes and it is such a great honor to contribute to the mix series. I have great respect for the endless amount of positive energy the whole team has put into this club over the years going through ups and downs, but still shining and sailing such a strong and important ship!
“When fabric approached me to do a mix CD I wanted to do something special, so I approached my inner circle and some of my favorite producers to ask if they wanted to produce a track especially for this project with a certain mindset. I have always been a massive fan of Warp's Artificial Intelligence CDs and this was a starting point in terms of atmosphere ... My initial thought was to step away from beat mixing completely and let the atmosphere set the tone, but when the tracks started rolling in it naturally shaped up as a fully mixed CD.”
01. L.u.c.a. "Echo 1"
02. Voiski "Sound Of Distance"
03. STFSHD "1.5"
04. Unbalance "Freedom"
05. Doms & Deykers "No Life On The Surface"
06. Answer Code Request "Forking Path"
07. Dexter "66"
08. 214 "Sound Moments"
09. Mesak "Commonaukko"
10. Duplex "Voidfiller"
11. Late Night Approach "Poison Valley"
12. UAS "World Gets Crazy"
13. Afik Naim "Saturniidae"
14. Dexter & Virginia "Off The Beat"
15. Privacy "Broke"
fabric 94 is scheduled for June 16 release.