Anthony Child will follow up Optimo's mix with a 30-track selection of tough techno and dubstep.
The techno stalwart has been at the forefront of dance music's technological shift to a more digital style of DJing, utilising Ableton Live to edit and layer his selections as well as rapidly moving from track to track. It'll be his first official mix CD since 2007's limited edition This Is For You Shits compilation on Warp, and those familiar with Child's booming and energetic sets will be glad to know that Fabric 53 follows much the same formula. Don't expect to hear strictly purist techno on the mix, however, as he's managed to fit in plenty of tracks from the dubstep sphere courtesy of Scuba, Starkey, Greena, Gatekeeper, plus some house and electro from Russ Gabriel and DJ Overdose.
Speaking about the mix, Child has commented that: "This is the music that I am enjoying and I feel it represents me; and on the other side, there were some newer or lesser known artists that I really wanted to represent. It's about making people aware of different genres, to show the likeness. It's taking T-Polar, Subeena, Ital Tek, Ancient Methods - and putting that next to Orphx, DJ Overdose and Russ Gabriel, and mixing them all up together. It's kind of strange looking at the tracklist, but for me it’s very natural the way these things fit together. And really, to me, this is all techno. That's the way I think of it; I don't subdivide genres, the beats are just slightly different places in the bar. They all have different feels and textures, but I don't differentiate, I just like all this music so I want to mix it together."
01. Location recording from Kuramae Subway Station, Tokyo, Japan
02. Scuba - Glance
03. Surgeon - Bad Hands (Drums Only)
04. Marco Bernardi - Giro (Exium Remix)
05. Instra:mental - Forbidden
06. Forward Strategy Group - Applied Generics A
07. Reeko - Agile Movement
08. Surgeon - Bad Hands Part 2 (Drums Only)
09. Robert Hood - Superman
10. Planetary Assault Systems - X Speaks To X (Al Tourettes & Appleblim Remix)
11. Ritzi Lee - Black Star Ritual (Ben Sims Remix)
12. T-Polar - Crab People
13. Ital Tek - Spectrum Falls
14. Surgeon - Klonk Part 1 (Drums Only)
15. Subeena - Picture
16. Fran Hartnett - It Was Written In Vapour
17. Mark Broom & James Ruskin - Hostage
18. Stephen Brown - Stress Free
19. Ancient Methods - AM04B1
20. Surgeon - Compliance Momentum
21. Greena - Tenzado
22. Starkey - Spacecraft
23. Starkey feat. Anneka - Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix)24. Cari Lekebusch - Spindizzy (Luke Slater's L.B. Dub Corp Remix)
25. Surgeon - The Crawling Frog Is Torn and Smiles
26. Orphx - Threshold (Substance Remix)
27. Gatekeeper - Blip
28. Mark Broom & James Ruskin - No Time Soon
29. Russ Gabriel - El Juan
30. DJ Overdose - What
Fabric Records will release Fabric 53: Surgeon on July 12th, 2010.