Tracks from Dimbiman, Melchior Productions Ltd. and Joy Orbison make it into the popular mix series' next instalment.
Ford has been a key figure in house and techno for more than two decades. He began his career in the late '80s with a series of far-reaching acid house releases, before eventually moving on to more subtle, stripped-back aesthetic (his 1992 album BFORD 9 famously inspired Perlon co-founder and future collaborator Zip to leave his band and start producing dance music). Ford also founded the hugely influential PAL SL label in 1996, an outlet that supplied the blueprint for early minimal house and techno with records from Zip (as Dimbiman) and Ford himself.
Ford's fabric 85 mix assembles a collection of classics and newer cuts. Some of the older selections come from longtime associates Zip and Thomas Melchior, along with tracks by Derrick L. Carter and Pal Joey. The more recent productions include selections from Joy Orbison, Alex Cellar, Julian Alexander and Ion Ludwig. fabric 85 lands on Fabric Records on December 11th.
"The mix was recorded at the Ifach studio right here in London," says Ford. "I borrowed an E&S DJR400 rotary mixer from a friend and then I just picked a bunch of my favourite records—some were new tracks, some in-house productions and some classics. Then I pressed record and went for a take, a 'good luck studio' type of vibe with me trying to capture the moment in the mix." You can listen to snippets over at the fabric website.
01. Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective - Carpe
02. Nicola Kazimir - Fine Girl
03. Dimbiman - Lava
04. Melchior Productions Ltd. - Feel Sensual
05. Derrick L. Carter - Boompty Boomp Theme
06. Joy Orbison - Ellipsis
07. Jonno & Tommo - Close The Door
08. Pal Joey - Spend The Night
09. Fatdog - Bump
10. Doublet - Paradise Village
11. Julian Alexander - Undrgr
12. Alex Celler - Haz
13. OCH - Time Tourism (Baby Ford Remix)
14. Ion Ludwig - I Don’t Know How To Say
15. Baby Ford - NY015
Fabric Records will release fabric 85 on December 11th, 2015.