The Critical Recordings boss is next in line for the London club's mix series.
As both a DJ and a label manager, Kasra is a key figure in latter day drum & bass. Since 2002 he's run Critical Recordings, a celebrated label that's home to artists like Marcus Intalex, Rockwell and Calibre. When it made Label of the Month last year, Andrew Ryce said the imprint "has tread an invisible line between forward-thinking and orthodox drum & bass and, in the process, has survived through the genre's nearly fatal lack of outside interest to emerge stronger than ever."
Kasra has DJ'd his share of Friday nights at fabric over the years, an experience he says informed his approach to the mix. "I wanted to put together a mix that was both a representation of what I would play at a Critical event at fabric and a snapshot of my favourite drum & bass in 2012... I wanted to bring back the excitement of the tape pack (minus the over enthusiastic MC and horn sounds) so the mix was done live. There are some little imperfections here and there, I like that." 18 of the 29 tracks are from Critical Recordings, the rest are either unreleased or on like-minded labels such as Shogun Audio or Metalheadz.
The launch party for Fabriclive 62 will take place in Room 2 on March 16th, with Kasra and a pack of Critical artists.
01. Rockwell - Underpass (Alix Perez VIP)
02. Foreign Concept - Detuned Souls
03. Dub Phizix - Handmade
04. Phace & Noisia - Micro Organism
05. Hybris - The Cleaner VIP
06. Sabre, Stray & Halogenix feat. Frank Carter III - Oblique VIP
07. Mortem - Uprising
08. Alix Perez - Myriads (Jubei Remix)
09. Break - Soundwaves
10. Judda - Pressure Plate VIP
11. Dub Phizix - Codec
12. Hybris - Make My Drink
13. Kasra & Enei - So Real
14. Enei - Machines
15. Enei & MC DRS - Obsession (Foreign Concept Remix)
16. Bladerunner - Back To The Jungle VIP
17. S.P.Y. - New Beginning VIP
18. Phace & Noisia - MPD
19. Foreign Concept - Mob Justice (Enei Remix)
20. Commix - Version
21. Klute - We R The Ones (Ulterior Motive Remix)
22. Xtrah - Regain Control
23. Icicle & Rockwell - Resources
24. June Miller & Proxima - Killswitch Engage
25. MC DRS feat. Enei - Count To Ten
26. Mark System - Pursuit
27. Mikal & Break - Play This Game
28. Enei & Riya - No Fear (Spectrasoul Remix)
29. Stray - Timbre VIP
Fabric will release Fabriclive 61 on March 19th, 2012.