Thursday, January 10, 2008

Competition: Fabric this Saturday

The lovely people at Fabric have offered up two tickets for this Saturday's party featuring a rare live appearance from Random Factor (pictured above) and a main room set from Wagon Repair's prince of darkness, Konrad Black. Here's the full line-up:

Room One:
Craig Richards
Konrad Black
Matt Tolfrey

Room Two (Wiggle):
Terry Francis
Nathan Coles
Eddie Richards
Pure Science (Live)

Room Three (20:20 Recordings):
Ralph Lawson
Random Factor (Live)
Bonar Bradberry

I'll need all entries in by 11am tomorrow morning (Friday), so I'll make this fairly easy:

Carl Finlow produces under the Random Factor moniker, but can you name me the two other pseudonyms that he releases under?

Send all entries to, and the winner will be picked at random and notified by e-mail by noon tomorrow.

The latest Fabric mix in the series is #38 from the MANDY boys, and I have to say that I found it a bit of a disappointment after the splurge of quality mixes that they put out at the tail end of last year. It starts off really nicely with a cut from Yello's Solid Pleasure LP before leading into subtle minimal house cuts from Guillaume & The Couto Dumonts and Crowdpleaser's mix of Quarion, but once it gets to Booka Shade's 'City Tales', things take a dip into filler territory. It picks back up again with a trio of tracks from Robag Wruhme, Claude Vonstroke and Djinxx & Xpansul, but then retreats back into tedium that only Sebo K and Sideshow manage to break up. I'm sure that the acolytes of the current wave of minimal house will lap this up, but unfortunately I just wasn't engaged enough by their selections and programming. Things will almost certainly take a better turn for the series in March with an upcoming mix from minimal legend Robert Hood, so make sure you look out for that one in a couple of months time.


Blogger Bern said...

All along I thought I was the only one who found this uncreative and mostly full of filler...Happy to see there's others out there trying to sort out the hype from the quality...Beyond this however thanks for the great blog and mixes!

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