Fabric 37

Fabric 37

by Steve Bug
     
 
Making drab, tedious minimal techno is easy -- throw a rock in London or New York and you'll probably hit a DJ who's doing it right at this moment. What's hard is making minimal techno that delivers what the faithful want without driving newcomers into a defensive slumber. Steve Bug knows how to walk that line; his contribution to the Fabric

Overview

Making drab, tedious minimal techno is easy -- throw a rock in London or New York and you'll probably hit a DJ who's doing it right at this moment. What's hard is making minimal techno that delivers what the faithful want without driving newcomers into a defensive slumber. Steve Bug knows how to walk that line; his contribution to the Fabric label's DJ mix series is essentially mood music, but somehow manages to avoid falling into the facile and repetitious tedium that characterizes so many of his colleagues' work. His secrets are easy to discern if you pay attention: notice the very subtle swing that he uses to spice up the grooves on both "Anywhere You Are" by Sunshine Jones and "Consequences" by DJ Swap, for example. The dubwise touches that are easy to overlook on those two tracks are brought more aggressively to the fore on Peace Division's laconic "In the Wall (It's Voodoo)." On "Inspire [Abicah Soul Remix]" by Gene Hunt he injects a quiet hint of Latin percussion, and he nicely showcases Ben Westbeech's soulful vocals on "Hang Around [Wahoo Mix]." One of the album's strongest tracks is a slightly glitchy and jittery song called "Worked It Out" by Phonique, a track that manages to feel simultaneously mystical and strangely nervous. Very nice.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560007327
catalogNumber:
00073
Rank:
129722

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Bug   Primary Artist
Ben Westbeech   Vocals

Technical Credits

Charles Webster   Remixing
Paul Brtschitsch   Composer,Producer
Daniel Varga   Composer,Producer
Steve Rachmad   Composer
Mikael Stavöstrand   Producer
C. Henry Woods   Producer
Alex Krüger   Producer
Matthias Tanzmann   Composer,Producer
Volker Meitz   Composer
Georg Levin   Remixing
Steffen "Dixon" Berkhahn   Remixing
Brendon Moeller   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Vater   Composer,Producer
Anja Schneider   Composer,Producer
Joris Voorn   Composer,Producer
Ben Westbeech   Composer,Producer
DJ Swap   Producer
Ryo Murakami   Composer
Sascha Hedgehog   Composer
Edwin Oosterwal   Composer,Producer

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