"It is a sonic journey man... don't you hate that?! I wanted to have a gothic and bass heavy start that represented the sonic characteristics that Room 2 is capable of handling. I also wanted it to have some real electro, as fabric is one place that can truly appreciate that. It's all pretty dark though and I think it represents the edgier side of club music that you only get to hear in clubs that care."
From the opening tonal throb of Raudive’s (aka Oliver Ho) ‘Shiver’ to the dark and gothic underbelly of Crotaphytus ‘Cnemidophorus Sexlineatus (The Mr. Pauli Monster Bass Guitar Remix)’ and the IDM crunch of Tommy Four Seven’s’ Armed 3’ Clarke makes his futurist intentions clear. With new electronic exponents like Scape One, Exzakt, Sync 24, Heliopause and Dynarec, Clarke brings the electro outsiders under the microscope whilst the dark acid house of Cristiano Balducci’s ‘Pride’ keeps the Chicago 303 flame burning brightly. We then get a taste of the new sound of Detroit as Marc Romboy vs. Paris The Black Fu get remixed by Kenny Larkin and Ray 7 & Malik Alston’s ‘I.D.F.D.F.I.’ bumps and grinds to a new Motor City beat. Of course when DC is behind the decks, you’re never far away from some blitzkrieg techno and Stephane Signore’s ‘Sacrifice (Radical G - 2k11 Edit)’ delivers them album’s central speaker shredding peak before Gesaffelstein’s ‘Aufstand’ takes us well and truly into the section marked electro.
Finally Dave Clarke takes us into the dark hinterland, a grey area where electro, electronica and techno meet as Clatterbox and w1b0 do battle for beats supremacy before the cinematic vision of Baz Reznik’s ‘The Attic’ closes the show with a macabre death dance of slowed down beats and atmospheric emotion.
Fabric 60 - Dave Clarke
1. Raudive - Shiver (1:44)
2. Crotaphytus - Cnemidophorus Sexlineatus (The Mr. Pauli Monster Bass Guitar remix) (4:08)
3. Tommy Four Seven - Armed 3 (4:21)
4. Marc Romboy vs. Paris the Black Fu - Dark n Lovely (Kenny Larkin remix) (5:19)
5. Ray 7 & Malik Alston - I.D.F.D.F.I. (3:06)
6. Christiano Balducci - Pride (6:08)
7. Cute Heels - Silence Complot (4:38)
8. Stephane Signore - Sacrifice (Radical G - 2k11 edit) (4:04)
9. Gesaffelstein - Aufstand (5:11)
10. Scape One - Time Falls (Dynarec remix) (4:16)
11. Exzakt - Clarity (Lethal Agent remix) (4:15)
12. Sync 24 - We Rock Non-Stop (Heuristic Audio remix) (4:14)
13. Heliopause - Destination Planet Earth (4:02)
14. Dez Williams - Foreign Object (3:34)
15. Clatterbox - Coolicon (2:39)
16. w1b0 - Alternate Sequence (5:50)
17. Baz Reznik - The Attic (5:29)