The hard-hitting drum & bass duo are behind the next instalment in the long-running series.
The duo—Calyx from the UK, and Teebee from Norway—have established a heavy but accessible take on drum & bass since they formally came together in early 2000s. It's a yin-and-yang that's allowed them to dip their toes in more commercial waters while still remaining darlings of the genre's underground. They've released two albums together, most recently 2012's All Or Nothing, and both producers have an impressive solo catalogue encompassing labels like Moving Shadow and Metalheadz (Calyx's 2005 album No Turning Back is a modern drum & bass landmark).
Their Fabriclive effort is a blistering run of 34 tracks recorded on three decks, with a healthy number of their own tracks and selections from peers like Break, Ulterior Motive, DJ Friction and Blu Mar Ten. There are some exclusive VIP edits and a handful of older tracks as well—Ed Rush, Optical and Kemal & Rob Data feature, among others. The label says the disc "survey[s] the different shades of drum & bass that regularly grace the rooms of fabric."
"We wanted it to reflect what we love both inside and outside of the club environment," say the duo themselves, adding "we're really happy with the ebb and flow of the mix, which in turn is down to the countless producers making some sublime and immensely varied drum & bass we're into at the moment."
01. Friction & Skream feat. Scrufizzer, P Money & Riko Dan - Kingpin (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
02. Gridlok & Prolix - Revenge
03. Calyx & TeeBee - Skank
04. Xtrah - Compulsive
05. Ulterior Motive - 2098
06. Calibre - Instant
07. TeeBee - Human Reptile (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
08. Break - Duck For Cover
09. NC17 & KC - Slimeville
10. Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix)
11. Calyx & TeeBee feat. Kemo - Pure Gold
12. Gridlok & Prolix - Riot VIP
13. The Prototypes - Pale Blue Dot
14. Teddy Killerz - Demolisher
15. Chris.SU - Solaris VIP
16. Break - Kill Dem
17. Syron - Here (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
18. Michael Woods feat. Ester Dean - We've Only Just Begun (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
19. Break - Tempted
20. Noisia & Calyx & TeeBee - Hyenas
21. Teddy Killerz - New Drums VIP
22. Hidden Turn feat. Azaco - Time
23. Blu Mar Ten feat. Agné Genyté - Break It All Apart (Break Remix)
24. Break & DLR - New Design
25. Calyx & TeeBee - Strung Out VIP
26. Arp XP - Five Black Forms (Hybris Remix)
27. Teddy Killerz & Brain Crisis - Local 2
28. Brain Crisis - Hands Up
29. Bricky Mortar - Salford John (Dub Phizix Remix)
30. Optical - The Shining (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)
31. Teddy Killerz - Off World
32. Fierce/Optiv - Surface Noise
33. Kemal & Rob Data - Star Trails
34. Calyx & TeeBee - Elevate This Sound
fabric will release Fabriclive 76 on July 21st, 2014.