Boomkat Product Review:
*Ships Friday* Mumdance resets the game with his astonishing, dynamic mix for Fabric. Running a gamut of affective styles - from atonal noise thru happy hardcore and full-bore grime - he shows up most modern selectors as pedestrian with the unprecedented breadth of his vision and adroit intricacy of layered blends and angular cuts. Seriously, who else would traverse tracks by Shapednoise, @C, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Fis and Sculpture in the opening passage of a Fabric mix?! We're clearly in bold new territory here, and it's exhilarating to witness where, and just how far out, he takes the session without missing a step, even creating some new ones in the process. The classic UK bleep minimalism of Sweet Exorcist's 'Testsix' provides perfect context for a run of anterrior rufige from Logos, Pinch, Acre and Mumdance himself, segueing effortlessly to exclusive, rubbling cuts from Helm and Wanda Group, respectively, and on thru the heady, inverted pressure systems of current grime from Strict Face, Inkke and Rabit - including an augmented version of his '1 Sec' joint with Novelist; twysting towards classic sublow from Jon E Cash and Eastwood before the ultimate rush of happy hardcore classics by Bass Selective, Fat Controller, and Ramos & Supreme. It's a watertight mesh of reference and counterpoint between the experimental spirit of British techno, its offspring, and those psychedelic levels it's long aspired to - distilling all the madness, energy, confusion of a raving sensibility in it's purest, mongrel form. Life-affirming stuff.