Originally produced as a feature review for Clash magazine, below is the lowdown on Shackleton's Fabric mix.
Shackleton - Fabric 55 (Fabric Records)
... electric eclectic
Fabric 55’s live set is a seamless journey through dark and curious landscapes, at times sounding like a minimalist Martin Grech or a flamenco-bongo mash-up with weirded out disembodied voices. This is exceptionally effective on opener ‘Come Up’ which induces the feeling that you are awakening in a world where dubstep, techno, house and collective consciousness’ merge into one long bass trip. From there it’s a mixture of short samples, reworked tracks and a considerable amount of original tracks, slowly drawing you to a tribal drum frenzy before pushing you back into the deep cold. This is Fabric taking a chance and gaining a sea of bass and tribal rhythms.
Release date: 6 December 2010
I'll have to wait a wee bit until I can post up Jan's, but they'll be here within 2 weeks! In the meantime stay tuned for more December / January release date reviews produced for the Lo-Quality blog.