Akufen

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Every so often, techno throws us a truly classic album, made by an artist with bags of personality and character. Akufen's My Way (Force Inc., 2002) was one; a heart-stealing blend of gorgeous, glitchy soundscapes, created in self-imposed isolation by - of all people - a former butcher. As Akufen (Marc Leclair) prepares to record his follow-up, Fabric presents his first ever DJ mix CD, showcasing some of the sharpest new record labels and producers. 'Fabric 17' was meticulously planned, and recorded in one take, using two turntables and a mixer. Akufen records for Perlon, and Musique Risquee, and has remixed Richie Hawtin, Massive Attack, Cabaret Voltaire, and Yello.

"I always love risk taking when it comes to my mixing. Marrying the most awkward music together often turns out to be crazy and sexy. And I strongly believe that if it's done right, it'll compliment the artist's work while challenging the listener's mind. It's all a matter of momentum, like time doesn't exist anymore. Ninety percent of the people on this CD are close friends of mine. Right from the beginning my goal was to put as many of those people on this record. My manager said 'You can't please everyone,' but I thought I had to try. I think I found a way. It took me God knows how many hours before I thought I had it right."
Akufen

'Fabric 17' is a minimal house tour-de-force, bursting with energy, excitement, and invention. The 21 tracks perfectly describe our new 4/4 ethic - keep it clever, catchy, and brilliantly detailed - and are beautifully mixed in an extremely individual style. Akufen's love of Henri Mancini, and all things quirky, bleeds from the grooves; check The Rip Off Artist's hymn to poverty meeting Senor Coconut, or the drug-addictive Crackhaus for evidence.


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Tracklisting:


  1. Listen
    1
    Philippe Cam
    LFO Drive
    Traum
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    2
    Matthew Dear
    Dog Days (Pantytec Remix)
    Ghostly Intl/Spectral
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    3
    Cabanne
    Karashik
    Karat
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    4
    Krikor
    1968 (Ark Remix)
    Battle
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    5
    Pantytec
    Alabaster
    Perlon
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    6
    Kalabrese
    Set Me Free
    Perlon
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    7
    The Rip Off Artist
    Little Tiny Eight Inch Jack
    Vertical Form
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    8
    Senor Coconut
    Smoke On The Water
    multiColor
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    9
    dub.e.us
    Blood Red [Lyin' Beats]
    Fair Park
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    10
    Wighnomy Brothers & Robag Wruhme
    Bobb
    Freude Am Tanzen
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    11
    S-max
    Red Fibreglass
    7th City
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    12
    Ultrakurt
    M'Gell
    Telegraph
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    13
    Herbert
    Close To Me
    !K7
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    14
    Freaks
    Instrument (Soul Capsule On It Remix)
    Music For Freaks
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    15
    Crackhaus
    Ample Slacks
    Onitor
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    16
    Mossa
    Bucolik
    Circus Company
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    17
    Luciano & Serafin
    Yaki Soba
    Telegraph
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    18
    Soul Center
    Funky Sterling
    Mute
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    19
    Horror Inc.
    Siamese Twins (Mike Shannon's Incision Mix)
    Revolver Canada
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    20
    Jeff Milligan
    In My Life
    Background
  21. Listen
    21
    Stephen Beaupre
    My Old Lady
    Musique Risquee
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