The Wiggle edition to Fabric is as much a mix as a mission statement. Terry Francis and Nathan Coles have a clear viewpoint on how the music should sound in the club, the car, the headphones, and the mind. They combine teeth rattling basslines with repetitive vocal refrains, house rhythms and techno stabs awash in layers of synths and glitchy sounds that culminate in a deep, dark twisted journey through afterhours.
The ethos of their mission is clearly stated in the vocals of the sultry male vocal of Peace Division's Club Therapy..."Cause all you need is a kick drum, and a good bassline, and a hi-hat. I'm just gonna let this groove play a minute until you understand." They say it and then they do it as the bassline rolls and the latin rhythms of Argy Love Dose head us into a tech house pinball machine of repetitive anthemic vocal refrains, glitchy tech sounds, and synths. The rhythms get chunkier as the vocals tell us what to do...to get lifted, there's no need to see, i'm travelling, hydroponic, punch up. The vocals selected here are giving the listener words to meditate on and music to dance to during the journey. The beats are hypnotic and sexy with deep basslines rolling beneath the pinball machine of tech stabs and synths.
You can literally hear the Wiggle boys hit the bonus round halfway through Nathan Coles' glitchy remix of C-Soul Everybody as the exploding synths wash away the rest of the instrumentation and take us to a deeper place musically. A place punctuated by the repeating refrain of Mark Romboy vs Blade Baxter's Freakin, which is much like the rest of the vocals, obvious in its intent and instructing the listener, to get "Freakin". From there, the basslines go deeper and the rhythms become more of the Chicago House variety, as the tech noises and vocal refrains take a backseat to the driving rhythms. This is best evidenced by the funky bridgework of Mario Fabrani's Release.
The rest is the crescendo taking you back as the night winds down and/or daylight approaches. Terry & Ricardo's lovely Change signifies this point where the music becomes more atmospheric, the synths warm up and draw out, and the sun comes out. Wiggle and its founders are about a sound and with this mix they not only show you, but they tell you throughout in subliminal and not so subliminal ways. An afterhours sound that can only be heard in the wee hours of the morning in the club. A hypnotic, repetitive sound grounded in tech house and deep basslines with many twists and turns through the darkness that lead you to the morning light.
01 - Hipp-E – Darkness Brovas – NRK
02 - Corrie – Some Bizarre – Presslab
03 - Army Of One – Martian Keg Party – Exun
04 - Peace Division – Club Therapy – NRK
05 - Argy – Love Dose – Poker Flat
06 - Presence – Gettin’ Lifted – Remote
07 - Will B Presents Buki Cole & Free Radikal - Travelling – [John Ciafone Remix] – INP
08 - Style Of Eye Ft. Chalek – Hydroponic – Tiny Sticks
09 - Cle – No Need To See – Soundproof
10 - C-Soul – Everybody [Nathan Coles Remix] – On The House
11 - Marc Romboy Vs. Blake Baxter – Freakin – Systematic
12 - The Dopeheadz – Say Something – Robsoul
13 - Mario Fabriani – Release – Nightshift
14 - Laid – Punch Up [Wozsonik Vokz Mix] – Syam
15 - Terry & Ricardo – Change – Limited
16 - Fish Go Deep Ft. Tracey K - The Cure & The Cause [Dennis Ferrer Remix] – Go Deep
17 - Mula – Her Boyfriend Was The DJ [Bushy Remix] – Stompa Phunk
18 - Annette - Dream 17 [Nathan Coles & Dave Coker Love Your Feel Mix] – BMG
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