Release Date: Feb 17, 2017
Record label: Fabric
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance
Joe Seaton is one of those rare artists whose DJing is as distinctive as his music. As Call Super, Ondo Fudd and Elmo Crumb, the Berlin-based producer's elegant techno can work a dance floor and just as easily dip into downtempo and jazz. As a DJ, Seaton makes these sort of contrasts sound natural. fabric 92 is a showcase for his talents and idiosyncrasies.
It's easy to forget that, 15 years ago, John Peel curated an early Fabriclive album. But Joe Seaton hasn't. Seaton, as Call Super, invokes Peel's memory on 'Fabric 92' - if not in sound, then in the personal nature and spirit that percolates throughout. Call Super's trademark itchy techno dominates the first half of the mix, but it then alights on d'n'b, electro boogie, experimental/ambient, roots reggae and even delta blues.
Call Super, aka Joe R. Seaton, is a London-based producer who has been called to helm the latest instalment in the legendary fabric mix series. Included in fabric 92 are cuts from Beatrice Dillon, Photek, Carl Craig and Yves Tumor, among original cuts from the producer's personal catalogue. According to the artist, fabric 92 was drafted with the dwindling hours of a club night in mind.
The latest addition to the Fabric mix series sees English techno artist, Call Super, shift focus away from the sweaty hedonism of peak club hours to the early morning. The time of night when the beats chime rather than thud. When rhythmic pulses give way to terse, hypnotic twitches. This is a mix for those still standing.
At its best, a nightclub can be a scale model of utopia, a shared hallucination, an alternate reality that lasts as long as the house lights stay dark. The same holds true for mix CDs. Most merely operate as calling cards for the DJ making them, or flyers for the club promoting them. Occasionally, though, they aspire to be something more ambitious: a postcard from that imaginary place that the best club nights conjure into being out of sheer force of collective will.