This is a Fabriclive that I am certain many people have been waiting for. Bent arrives on the scene with the 11th installment of the Fabriclive series, and after providing us with so many exceptional productions, it’s his turn to provide us with a mix that is sure to please. Simon Mills and Nail Tolliday provide us with a Friday night Room 3 Fabric feel with a mix of diverse and intriguing productions.
The mix begins with the soothing sounds of Bent’s ‘Intro’ as it slowly builds into the smooth beats, electro synths and retro vocals of ‘From Here to Eternity’ by Giorgio Moroder. The luscious beats and strings of Metro Area’s ‘Caught Up’ is another early highlight as is the quirky behaviour of ‘Horse With no Name’ by Black Lodge. Morgan Geist provides a little boost in the mix with ‘24k’ while the retro sounds of Whodini’s ‘Magic Wand’ takes us back a few years no doubt. The mix is introduced to a more funkier side of Bent with ‘Shrimp’ by Mr Scruff while the baselines get deeper with ‘Radio jolly’ by Jolly Music. The vocal delights and hip shaking ‘The Greatest Hit’ by Annie is sure to please, as is the mix into one of Bent’s very own masterpieces, ‘Magic Love’. The 80’s influenced ‘Dancin in the Key of Life’ by Steve Arrington closes out the mix accompanied with the radio talk of Bent’s ‘Outro’.
All in all it is a very unique and diverse mix, which can only be a good thing. The mix is sure to have parts that will appeal and parts that will distance itself from the listener, but it maintains a good level of interesting music throughout. Another interesting piece in the Fabric puzzle.
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