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Fabric call time on a tumultuous year in celebratory fashion as Nina Kraviz squeezes 41 tracks of ‘braindance’ into her mix for the Farringdon behemoth.
With the club’s culture seemingly saved from the collective iron grip of Islington council and The Met, fabric score one last headline mix CD for the year with this bulging effort from Nina Kraviz. Never far from the thoughts of editors hungry for some clickbait, Kraviz’s status as a premiere DJ has only been enhanced by her blossoming TRIP label. In the space of two years, TRIP has deftly cultivated the big room techno potential of Icelandic artist Bjarki, uncovered some rare AFX, and kept Terrence Dixon busy in his retirement years.
If there was ever a TRIP sound, you could say that Kraviz explores it within the space of this 41-track selection which tends to burrow down a tripped-out path, before repeatedly realigning itself for a similar journey from another angle. It’s cool to see Unit Moebius, Frak, Beverly Hills 808303, early Panasonic and that great, recent Leo Anibaldi reissue together on a fabric mix, whilst Kraviztas will be delighted at the wedge of her own unreleased material and tracks by TRIP artists also included here.