Mumdance - Fabric Live 80
Fabric Live 80 opens with previously unheard weightless sonics from the likes of Shapednoise, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Sculpture, taking a brief detour to early bleep with Sweet Exorcist, before settling into Mite's 'Cemetery Seance'. The piercing sounds of Logos' 'Glass' (forthcoming on Mumdance's Different Circles label) juxtaposes perfectly with Tectonic boss Pinch's potent 'Water Bomb' and forthcoming dubs from Untold and Acre. The middle section of the mix acts as a short production showcase from Mumdance himself; three striking collaborations with Logos feature ('In Reverse PIV' is of particular note). The mix enters weightlessness again with tracks from Helm, Wanda Group and Strict Face before Mumdance, Logos and Rabit's 'Inside The Catacomb' acts as a statement of intent for the mix. Two surprise pieces of dancefloor fire emerge next: an exclusive VIP 'fabric' treatment of Novelist x Mumdance's collaboration '1 Sec' and Riko's version of 'Take Time' - an in-demand dub of 2014 in its own right. The final section of the mix jumps back in time to the early 2000's with 'Coalition' from Eastwood and Oddz and Jon E Cash's 'Kamikaze'. Mumdance rounds off his Fabric Live mix with some uplifting tracks from the hardcore era that shaped his early musical tastes, by Bass Selective, Fat Controller, Jimmy J and Cru-l-t. The cyclical piano stabs of Ramos and Supreme's stellar 'The Journey' are peaks in a mix that effortlessly summarises a unique musical mind.