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 forSee more details below

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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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Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2008
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560008522
catalogNumber:
00085
Rank:
152573

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi (Intro)  -  Babla's Disco Sensation
  2. Share the Night  -  World Premiere
  3. Work for Love  -  Ministry
  4. Move to the Groove  -  Disco Four
  5. You Should Have Known Better  -  Skratch
  6. Heavy Hitter  - Barbara Norris
  7. Makin' Music  -  Gary's Gang
  8. Souvenirs  -  Voyage
  9. Why Leave Us Alone  -  Five Special
  10. The Natives Are Restless  - Ray Martinez
  11. I Can Feel It
  12. Baja  -  Mascara
  13. Cloud Nine  -  Play By Numbers
  14. Set It Out  -  Midway
  15. Penthouse and Pavement  -  Heaven 17
  16. Blow  -  Data
  17. Swede's Scandal  -  Atmosphere
  18. X-Rated Man  -  Wiretaps
  19. Can't Stop  -  Plez
  20. Feelings 2  - Baby Oliver
  21. Open Mind  - Jean-Luc Ponty
  22. Poupée Flash  -  Première Classe
  23. Freedom of Choice  -  Devo

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Metro Area   Primary Artist,DJ
Morgan Geist   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Jean-Luc Ponty   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Ron Banks   Composer
Gerald V. Casale   Composer
Marc Chantereau   Composer
Raymond Johnson   Composer
Jourgensen   Composer
Jürgen S. Korduletsch   Composer
Ian Craig Marsh   Composer
Slim Pezin   Composer
Martyn Ware   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
R. Robinson   Composer
Baby Oliver   Composer
Guy Pleasant   Composer

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