Fabric 43

Fabric 43

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A Metro Area Fabric mix might have been timed more shrewdly prior to 2008, before younger folks into underground dance music -- a significant chunk of the London club's label audience, for sure, if not all of it -- began to move on from the Italo disco and post-disco R&B Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani had been creating for

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A Metro Area Fabric mix might have been timed more shrewdly prior to 2008, before younger folks into underground dance music -- a significant chunk of the London club's label audience, for sure, if not all of it -- began to move on from the Italo disco and post-disco R&B Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani had been creating for years. In some quarters, though, the oddball stuff is as eternal as the relatively narrow scope of Little Steven's Underground Garage, and no one is more adept at serving it up than these two. After an impossibly corny MA voice-over atop a woozy slice of Bollywood cheese ("That was the horn that Fabric gave us instead of our advance money!"), all manner of synthesizer and drum machine-driven post-disco follows. Naturally, the sweet spot is in the early '80s, with early "alternative" staples -- Ministry's "Work for Love," Heaven 17's "Penthouse and Pavement" -- dispersed between black radio smashes like Gary's Gang's "Makin' Music" and Midway's "Set It Out" (the latter produced by Brownsville Station refugee Bruce Nazarian; Little Steven would disapprove). The relatively obscure nuggets are abundant: Mascara's Jellybean-mixed "Baja," Wiretap's "X-Rated Man," Atmosphere's "Swede's Scandal," and Voyage's "Souvenirs," all featuring plump synthetic basslines and awesomely syrupy melodies, would have been at home within Geist's Unclassics series and mix. A handful of later selections adds seamless range: the Pal Joey-produced "I Can Feel It," with an assist from Samson & Delilah's "I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away" (another MA favorite), the "Acid Rainforest Mix" of Plez's tribal house jam "Can't Stop," and a track from Baby Oliver (Geist's most twisted production alias). One of the set's best transitions is saved for last, where Première Classe's goofily regal "Poupée Flash" snap-locks into Devo's "Freedom of Choice" -- an all-too-fitting finale from an American DJ team in 2008.

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Release Date:
11/24/2008
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560008522
catalogNumber:
00085
Rank:
264867

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