A mainstay at Drumcode since 2009, Fitzpatrick is also a go-to producer for labels such as BPitch Control, Hotflush Recordings and Hypercolour, as well as being invited to remix Roisin Murphy and Leftfield. He is a regular guest at a long list of high profile clubs across the globe and an alumnus of the coveted BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, attracting fans from all over the world with his trademark tough, hooky grooves and incendiary beats moulded together with cerebral moments of emotive melody.
“I really wanted to deliver a mix that had a timeless quality about it and that contained tracks that people were not very familiar with already. Crucial to achieving this was the special edits that feature in the mix, as well as the exclusive and unreleased material that I was able to include which I hope everyone enjoys listening to.”
fabric 87 is a statement of the strong connection between the club and Alan Fitzpatrick, who not long ago was a regular on the other side of the DJ booth. Recorded in one take, the mix weaves together a selection of tracks that convey the rollercoaster rave that is a Fitzpatrick Room Two closing set and also stand as an expression of the influences and tastes of the audio architect himself.
It’s an exhilarating 76-minute trip that burrows down wormholes of dark bumping rhythms courtesy of Mike Dehnert, Reset Robot and Truncate & Jimmy Edgar, with blissful eyes-shut euphoria encapsulated by Scuba’s rework of Audion ‘Mouth To Mouth’ and a nostalgic nod to the ‘90s via two Fitzpatrick numbers, the forthcoming ‘Where Haus?’ and Boxia’s VIP of ‘1992’ (an exclusive to this compilation). There’s also no shortage of heavy-hitting cavernous beats, the likes of which sound very much at home inside fabric’s rave cave, courtesy of Psyk, Ilario Alicante, 2000 And One and Mark Broom's exclusive edit of ‘Eyes Wide Open’. The mix is bookended by thoughtfully constructed opening and closing sequences, the respective highlights of which being Marcel Fengler’s enchanting ‘Zen’ and Fitzpatrick’s own unreleased remix of Drewxhill’s ‘Bullets’.
01 Charlotte de Witte - Weltschmerz (Melodic Theme) [Turbo]
02 Scuba - All I Think About Is Death (Radio Slave Atmos) [Hotflush]
03 Marcel Fengler - Zen [Ostgut Ton]
04 Roberto - Triage [Fossil Archive]
05 Truncate & Jimmy Edgar - Submission (Truncate Rework) [Ultramajic]
06 Mike Dehnert - Wokabeat [Clone Basement Series]
07 Reset Robot - Lolly Pop (4am Mix) [Whistleblower]
08 Audion - Mouth to Mouth (Scuba’s Orbital 93 Mix) [Spectral Sound]
09 Bjarki - Windy Cindy [Trip]
10 Markus Suckut - Untitled #3 [Rekids]
11 Alan Fitzpatrick - Where Haus? [17 Steps]
12 Alan Fitzpatrick - 1992 (Boxia VIP) [Drumcode]
13 Mike Dehnert - Meckwiki [Clone Basement Series]
14 Monoloc - TrySome [Hotflush]
15 Reset Robot - Pressure (Roman Lindau Remix) [ESD]
16 Psyk - Stigma [Tresor]
17 Alan Fitzpatrick - Eyes Wide Open(Mark Broom Edit) [Drumcode]
18 Ilario Alicante - Forward [Soma]
19 Operator - Flat Rotation Curves [Singular]
20 2000 and One - Wrangel Calling [Drumcode Limited]
21 Session Restore - Speak Out [Rauh]
22 Alan Fitzpatrick - End Theme [unreleased]
23 Drewxhill - Bullets (Alan Fitzpatrick’s Lights Up Remix) [Whistleblower]
fabric 87: Alan Fitzpatrick will be released on 15th April 2016.
Pre-order your copy here.
Alan Fitzpatrick will launch fabric 87 at fabric on Saturday, 16th April, alongside Mike Dehnert (Live) and Reset Robot.
For tickets and full listings visit: http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1241
Photography: Jimmy Mould