British technoist Luke Slater delivers a gung-ho mix of machine funk and techno straight from Fabric's Room 2 on the latest installment in the series.
Slater first became known for his work as Planetary Assault Systems on the Peacefrog imprint in the early nineties, bringing an aggressive edge and electronic swagger to the Detroit sound, but it was his longplayer 'Freek Funk' (1997) under his own name which crossed over to global dancefloors with its blend of deep acid and electronic funk. Follow-up albums 'Wireless' and 'Alright on Top' saw Slater experimenting with vocals, electro and synth-pop, and recently he's has taken control of his music by setting up his own digital and vinyl label Mote-Evolver.
On his Fabric mix, Slater was intent on capturing the vibe of the London venue so, in a first for the series, he recorded the mix in Room 2 at the club one afternoon. “This mix is a true representation of what I play there," says Slater. "I wanted to do the main part down at the club to get that vibe right from the club. It’s kind of a funky punk disco electronic mix and specifically related to Fabric. I’m excited. Fabric really is quite special, they put in a lot of effort and I have many, many emotions attached to Room 2. "
The mix contains several new cuts from Mote-Evolver, big tracks from Audion, Switch and Martin Buttrich as well as the Basic Channel classics 'Phylyps Trak II/II'.
Fabric 32 - Luke Slater Tracklist
1. L.B.Dub Corp - Rhythm Division - Mote-Evolver
2. Colin Zyskowski - For The Asking - ADDON
3. Sleeparchive - Transposition Reverse - Sleeparchive
4. Guy J and Sahar Z - Hazui (Gui Boratto Remix) - Electribe
5. Markus Lange - Ruhestörung Plattenbau - Craft Music
6. Tres Demented –Brain Freeze – Planet E
7. Putsch ‘79 – Doin’ It - Clone
8. Switch - A Bit Patchy (Club Mix) - Data
9. Luke Slater - Organ Bender (Alone At The Altar of Twisted Souls Mix) - Mote-Evolver
10. Tres Demented- She’z Satan Inst. - Planet E
11. Shakes - Sister Self Doubt - Hot Hot Hot
12. Spank Rock - Bump (Switch Remix) – Ninja Tune
13. Luke Slater - She Showed Me Heaven - Mote-Evolver
14. Raudive – Here (Len’s Podium Remix) - Podium
15. Audion - Mouth To Mouth – Ghostly International
16 The Juan Maclean - Love Is In The Air (Mock & Toof Remix) - DFA
17. Perspects – Strap – Interdimensional Transmissions
18. Activator - Doctor Gato (Plus 4 Reasons) – International Deejay Gigolo
19. Jürgen Driessden - The Message - Mutekki
20. Martin Buttrich - Full Clip - Planet E
21. Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II/II – Basic Channel
22. Planetary Assault Systems - GT (Version 2) - Mote-Evolver
'Fabric 32' mixed by Luke Slater is released in the UK and rest of world (excluding the US) on January 15, 2007. It hits stores in the US on February 6, 2007 while Fabric First members can get their hands on it on January 2, 2007.