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Daphni To Mix Next Fabriclive Compilation
Christian Eede , May 24th, 2017 12:07

The mix is made up of entirely new material and edits from the producer

Daphni, otherwise known as Caribou and Dan Snaith, is responsible for the next instalment in the ongoing FABRICLIVE compilation series.

The mix, the 93rd in the series from the London club, will be made up of entirely new and unreleased original material, as well as a handful of edits, from the producer. Just below, you can hear the mix's opening track 'Face To Face' in full.

FABRICLIVE 93 marks Snaith's first release as Daphni since 2012 album JIAOLONG and features 23 of Snaith's own productions as well as a further four edits by him. The Daphni project was initially born out of Snaith's desire to make more immediate, club-friendly music outside of his Caribou moniker.

"I've been to fabric maybe 10 or 15 times over the years and the majority of those have been to see Ricardo Villalobos play," Snaith says. "I'm always drawn to the eccentrics in each field of music and I love that a club like fabric, that is such a mainstay of London's clubbing landscape, is also the de facto London home of dance music's foremost eccentric. I’ve got a friend who is a longtime member of fabric and whenever Villalobos plays he gets in touch to see if I want to go. We usually meet out front at about 6am (having had a full, if truncated, night’s sleep rather than having been out the night before) and then spend the next few hours inside.

"We were there when Villalobos played his entirely ambient ECM based set in room three at one of the anniversary parties (I’ve never been in a club where the atmosphere was so charged – everyone went along with it for a while but at a certain point people started shouting out for him to play something with a beat while others shhh-ed them and shouted the dissenters down) and when he played 'The Imperial March' (or whatever that Darth Vader song is called) in Room 1 – two of the most memorable moments I’ve had in a club."

He adds that his decision to feature entirely his own material within the mix was his way of putting his imprint on the two mix series that run alongside the London club. "There have been so many (excellent) FABRICLIVE and fabric mixes at this point that I knew I should only do one if I could think of a way of doing my own take on it," Snaith says. "As mentioned above, Villalobos is the primary artist I associate with fabric and so I immediately thought about making a mix of my own unreleased music – following on in the tradition of his, Omar-S and Shackleton’s fabric mixes."

Daphni's FABRICLIVE 93 will be released on July 21.