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by Lust-E: 10-01-2006

Simply put, this is one of the most dynamic and fun Fabric mixes recorded in a while, maybe even ever. This is the electroclash/indie party you’ve always wanted to attend. The one that Ed Banger records whipped up with GBH New York and the Kitsune label and features 2 Many Dj’s and every dance rock band you’ve ever wanted to see on the bill. In other words, this mix is fresh! Loaded up with fierce rocktronic beats that head to the front of the vip line and right into the hands of the dj. And you dance to the beat.

Then head up to the bar and grab a beer or a fruity cocktail as your head bobs to the infectious, nu-wave vocals of indie dance remixes of Who Made Who and Goldfrapp refitted with fuzzy guitars and all other forms of live instruments. Fun and playful tunes drowning in layers of synths and sprinkled with electro pop nuances that you’ll be humming and then singing as you head back to the floor. The basslines groove and build into a 4/4 stomp that never leaves its pop sensibility, just gets carried along the way. But this is about halfway through the party and the Cut Copy boys (Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey, and Mitchell Scott) take this opportunity to show you their dj chops as they start to drive with the basslines through a Super Discount remix of Who Made Who and a well placed Daft Punk appearance with the all too catchy Face to Face.

The mix hits the floor again alternating between guitar driven, synth laden and glittery reworkings of indie rock stalwarts such as The Presets, The Faint, MSTRKRFT, and electroclash mashups of 80’s hits such as Ciccone Youth’s guitar driven remix of Madonna’s Get into the Groove complete with kitschy male vocals and a sick breakdown that collides into Erol Alkan’s barbaric cut up of Justice’s Waters of Nazareth. And then the party comes back down with some German pop from the Welt label and the vocodered pop distortion of Riot in Belgium’s The Acid Never Lies. And finally the party comes to an end awash in the Erasuresque pop of Roxy Music’s Angel Eyes and the synthetic beauty of Whitey’s remix of Cut Copy’s own, Going Nowhere. But seriously guys, why go anywhere at this point…just keep smiling, grab another drink and hope for a Cut Copy to give Fabric an encore.

Reviewed by Greg Lustberg

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