The latest installation of fabric presents has arrived, with Helena Hauff this time taking the reins.
Intending to explore links between the nostalgia of retro past and the tripped-out, forward-thinking sonic future, the record moulds dystopian undertones with sultry, euphoric dancefloor sounds to craft an all-encompassing immersive experience.
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Opening the mix is a new, exclusive single from Hauff, ‘Turn Your Sights Inward’. As thought provoking in its name as in its sonics, the punchy cut meanders through raw and gnarly, yet steadfast and playful elements.
The mix itself spans 77 minutes, comprising of 19 tracks exploring sounds of electro, breakbeat, techno and squelching acid, from artists including IMOGEN, Nite Fleit, YTP and more. Even the classics feature, such as Radioactive Man’s ‘Night Bus To Nowhere’ and for the first time on digital, Autechre’s remix of D-Breeze’s ‘Crazy For Love’.
Hauff also includes hidden, unreleased gems, such as Magda Rot‘s ‘Alter Simus’.
“With ‘Alter Simus’ I felt comfort in darkness,” the artist explains. “I felt naturally drawn to the distinctive sound of the 303 bassline that is where it all started for me. The result of finding solace in times of isolation, after months without stepping on a dancefloor.”
To celebrate the release of ‘fabric presents by Helena Hauff’, a launch party will be held at fabric on September 30. It is available digitally, via double vinyl, and CD. Check it out here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins