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LISTEN: Levon Vincent - fabric.63
The Quietus , April 18th, 2012 08:26

Stream the whole of New York house maestro Vincent's new mix CD for fabric

New York/Berlin house producer Levon Vincent is one of the most distinctive voices in modern dance music. He releases his contribution to London club fabric's mix CD series next week, a selection which draws together a selection of his own music with that of his New York contemporaries - the likes of Jus Ed, DJ Du and Joey Anderson. It's a beguiling and hypnotic listen, and in advance of its release fabric have made the whole thing available to stream - listen below.

When we interviewed him a couple of weeks ago he spoke in depth about his own musical history and his ideas behind this mix in particular - click here to read the full interview. "I knew I wanted to include some of mine, but I didn't want to make it all mine like it's been done before," he said of his track selection. "I'm pretty sure that I couldn't listen to 74 minutes of my tunes. Especially the cheap thrills ones, the ones where you raise your hands and stuff... That would bore people. So I decided to do half mine and half other people's. And my signature sound is part of a dialogue that's happening in New York. There's an identity to New York right now. There's a level of mysticism that goes along with what we're doing that isn't existing anywhere else. It's the one piece of New York identity that's in there, this mysticism. I read on Resident Advisor I think, when they announced [the mix], that I had gone to my friends [for tracks]. But at no point did I say, 'Oh, let me hook up my crew here,' or anything. Where else would I go to get that mysticism? There's no other source."

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