Exclusive material and field recordings feature on Kieran Hebden's entry into the long-running series.
Fabriclive 59 brings together 27 tracks comprising unreleased Four Tet material, field recordings captured at fabric and music that Hebden deemed to have been under-appreciated or missed upon release. An accompanying press release outlines some of the lengths Hebden went to in order to unearth said material. In one specific example—Persian's "Feel Da Vibe"—Hebden was unable to even source a copy of the track from the artist himself, eventually discovering a kindly Discogs user who was willing rip the vinyl for him.
In terms of the overall vibe: "This mix is not about my DJing," Hebden says. "It's about London and Fabric and nights out and my take on all that. The memories and the influences." Among new Four Tet material featured is three original tracks—"Fabric", "Locked", "Pyramid"—and a remix of Crazy Bald Heads' "First Born." Elsewhere music from Floating Points, STL, Burial, Ricardo Villalobos and Michel Redolfi is stitched together with field recordings from the venue ("as if you're moving within the club space to hear different DJs").
The mix is said to have been put together using a computer, albeit with a somewhat different approach. Every track was recorded in from vinyl; new Four Tet material was cut to acetates, and no cleaning or levelling was applied at the mastering stage.
02. Michael Redolfi – Immersion Partielle
03. Crazy Bald Heads – First Born
04. Persian – Feel Da Vibe
05. KH – 101112
06. Youngstar (Musical Mob) – Pulse X
07. Crazy Bald Heads – First Born (Four Tet Remix)
08. Floating Points – Sais (dub)
09. Apple – Mr Bean
10. Manitoba – Webers
11. Big Bird – Flav (Urban Myths Remix)
12. Genius – Waiting
13. Four Tet – Fabric
14. David Borden – The Continuing Story of Counterpoint Part Nine
15. STL – Dark Energy
16. Percussions – Percussions One
17. C++ – Angie’s Fucked
18. Burial – Street Halo
19. KMA – Cape Fear
20. WK7 – Higher Power
21. Ricardo Villalobos – Sieso
22. Four Tet – Pyramid
23. Red Rack ‘em – How I Program
24. Active Minds – Hobson’s Choice (Tune For Da Man Dem)
25. Armando Gallop & Steve Poindexter – Blackholes
27. Four Tet – Locked
Fabric will release Four Tet's Fabriclive 59 on September 19th, 2011.