Carl Craig Fabric 25

[Fabric; 2005]

Rating: 2.5/5

Styles: Detroit techno
Others: Derrick May, Juan Atkins, DJ Heather

Carl Craig is something of a legend in the electronica realm. Breakbeat Era's Roni Size credits him as writing the track that started drum and bass, while his name is often mentioned in the same breath as his mentor Derrick May when discussing the kings of Detroit techno. That being said, I can't stand most house music. Craig's own overdubbing of monotone party clichés mixing seamlessly with the usual style of over-the-top house vocals makes it hard to concentrate on the odd techy sound that arises. Every time something interesting develops, it's squashed out by some "there's a party goin' on" add-in. He's an experienced DJ and his mixing is dead on, but the tracks he's spinning in this day and age just don't agree with me. I like my electronica a little more intelligent and less synthetic sounding. There are better Fabric mixes.

1. Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song)
2. Carl Craig - Angel (Caya Dub)
3. Trickski - Sweat
4. Kerri Chandler - Bar A Thym
5. Just One - Love2Love (Phlash Edit)
6. Megablast - Jubita (Stereotyp Remix)
7. Scott Grooves - The Journey (Journey Beats)
8. Africanism - Imbalaye
9. Underground Dance Artists United For Life - Most Precious Love (DF Future 3000 Instrumental)
10. Rayon - The Panther (Rubber Re-edit)
11. Sound Stream - 3rd Movement
12. Dark Comedy - Good God
13. D'Malicious - Alive
14. Pasta Boys - Limit
15. Yoav B. - Energize
16. Nick Petty & Shamus Coghlan - Crushing
17. Carl Craig - Darkness (Max Mix)
18. Tokyo Black Star - Blade Dancer (Dixon Edit)

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