The 56th instalment of fabric's series comes from the Chicago pioneer Derrick Carter. A much-lauded musical hero of the early 90s house music movement, his sound was branded 'boompty boomp' after the original musical ability to get people moving. One of the forefathers of house music, Derrick has since stuck to this steadfast style within his music, often reworking and interpreting tracks to fit his own musical sensibility.
"I was trying to get as close to a set as I could. One that spans time and goes from maybe 10 years ago, to some stuff that's not released, to some stuff that won't be released other than on this album. That's how a real set is for me, I have some new stuff, some old stuff, some special stuff. I tried to give it that kind of treatment so it's authentic, and real and valid and present. It's Derrick. All day." Derrick Carter
fabric 56 perfectly captures what makes Derrick Carter a truly original house music master. The dynamic chugging beats flow effortlessly throughout the seventeen tracks, many re-edited especially for the project or if not reinvented through tight accapellas and undiscovered samples. Vintage classics such as Cajmere's 'Percolator' and Green Velvet's 'La La Land' thread into contemporary and unreleased material such as Almost September's 'Love' and the amazing 'Moskowitz Remix' by Abraham Inc. Derrick shapes this mix with his light and tactile touch, creating a flowing ball of energy, at times loose and others intricate, but always engaging.