Sandwell District Announce Fabric Mix

OOOOF! A hefty tracklist, mixed by Function and Regis

Sandwell District is dead; long live Sandwell District. The techno collective, which dissolved the label wing of its operations at the very end of 2011, have continued to operate in the live arena in the time period since, with members Function and Regis regularly DJing under the Sandwell name. Now they’ve announced that they’re to contribute the next volume to Fabric’s ongoing mix series, perhaps hinting that self-issued reports on the collective’s demise might well be rather more complicated than "it’s all over". That said, as Resident Advisor report, Function describes the mix as "encapsulating an era and putting it to rest," so perhaps this marks an endpoint after all.

Either way the tracklist is packed full of hard-hitting material, suggesting that Fabric 69 is going to be a suitably driving, tunnelvision techno affair, throwing the likes of Untold, Factory Floor, Trevino, Carl Craig, Mika Vainio’s Ø, MMM’s Fiedel and Mary Velo in among a good scattering of tracks from core Sandwell members Silent Servant, Function and Regis.

"The mix was essentially an extension of Dave’s [Function] working procedure and mindset he had got himself into while recording his artist album [Incubation] for Ostgut," said Regis to RA. "I outlined some sections/tracks that I thought might work with his, [then] I sent him rough 10 minute drafts for him to listen to and try and work into the main flow. The final mixdown was done by Dave, as he had gone over the whole mix hundreds of times fine tuning the detail, it made sense for him to execute the mix proper."

Fabric 69: Sandwell District will be released on April 22nd. Fabric will be hosting a launch party featuring Sandwell on Saturday April 20th. Its tracklist can be seen further down the page. And in the meantime you could do worse than spend 50 minutes with Sandwell’s Boiler Room session from last year…

Silent Servant – A Path Eternal

Function – Voiceprint (Loop/Edit)

VCMG – Spock (Regis Remix) (Loop/Edit)

Boyd Rice / Frank Tovey – Extraction 7

Raime – Exist In The Repeat Of Practice

Ike Yard – Loss (Regis Version)

Vatican Shadow – Church Of All Images (Regis Version)

Fiedel – Andreas (Bonus Beats)

Cub – CU2 (UST Funk Mix)

Mary Velo – Detune

JPLS – Basis

Rrose – Wedge

Ø – Syväys

Rrose – Wedge

Function – Modifier

Carl Craig – Darkness

Markus Suckut – Hunt

Samuel Kerridge – Waiting For Love Part 1

Untold – Motion The Dance

Surgeon – As You Breathe Here Now

Mark Ernestus – Mark Ernestus Meets BBC

Plastikman – Plasticine

Trevino – Uptight

VCMG – Spock (Regis Remix)

Planetary Assault Systems – Flat Tire

Factory Floor – 16-2-16-9-20-1-14-9-7

James Ruskin – Into A Circle

SS/S – Sicario de Dios: Siglo 2

Laurent Garnier – At Night

Function – Voiceprint (Reprise)

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