Eric Estornel is on top of his game. Whether he’s DJing, producing under his Maceo Plex moniker (he also works under the guise of other aliases including Maetrik and Mariel Ito) or running his respected Ellum Audio, he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of house, techno and electro.
So it makes perfect sense that London nightclub/label fabric have tapped the red-hot Miami-based mixer to helm Fabric 98, which will be released on April 20.
The expansive 22-track session traverses a series of musical genres, from new wave to techno, and is brimming with upfront tracks by Pinch, Sebastopol, Joel Mull and Hiver.
Obligatory press release gush from Estornel: “Fabric is easily one of my favorite clubs in the world and favorite CD series. I wanted to be my organic self and fit as much of the music I love into a modest 80 minutes. That required a bit of digging and mashing up of sounds, but I knew it would be doing the series a great disservice to take the task lightly. 12 years ago I went to Fabric in the wee morning hours after playing a small gig as Mariel Ito and saw Ricardo Villalobos surrounded by a sea of bobbing heads in the darkness and a blaringly intense sound system. I knew that morning I needed to work harder and somehow get to play that room someday. Adding my name to this list of respected artists and the rich history of the iconic series is special to me and I am glad to be part of it.”
fabric 98 mixed by Maceo Plex Track List
- Perestroika – Goth Skate [Unreleased]
- Peter Benisch – Sabine’s Song [Eevo Lute]
- Pinch – Walking With Shadows 
- Sebastopol – Manethon [Correspondant]
Jensen Interceptor – Haze feat. Skee Mask [Lone Romantic]
- Carl Finlow – Veiled [Lone Romantic]
- Mariel Ito – Xten [Lone Romantic]
- Fiberroot – Trindello [Unreleased]
Northlake – Ditch Drive [Lake Effekt Sound]
- Iron Curtain – Condos (Maceo Plex Remix) [Pylon Records]
- Paradigm Shift – Requisition [NSoul Records]
- Maceo Plex – Mutant Magic (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
- Versalife – Portamento Quints [Transcendent]
- Maceo Plex – Mutant Quazars (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
- Brame & Hamo – Space Dub [Brame & Hamo]
- Architectural – Inedit 1 [Ellum Audio]
- Maceo Plex – Mutant Radio [Ellum Audio]
- Jon Hester – Corridors [Unreleased]
- Joel Mull – Backoldman [Plumphouse Records]
- D-Vince – Resource 1 [Old And Young Records]
- Vinyl Countdown – Ride [Kreisel]
- Dold – Revolution [Float Records] Orbe – Focus [Lone Romantic]
- Voiski – Megatrance 2 [Super 95] Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]
- Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]
If you’ve ever thought of bringing a retro club vibe to your bathroom, you’re in luck. Contemporary Italian design firm Olympia Ceramica are getting ready to present a new collection of sinks inspired by a traditional DJ setup.
Designed by artistic director Gianluca Paludi and set to debut at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair in April, Vinyl is comprised of faucets that look like tone arms and control water pressure and temperature and sink basins that resemble record platters.
A wooden base includes a storage drawer that’ holds with a Bluetooth speaker, which are obscured by a series of small holes on the front panel. There’s also a mirrored panel with LED lights that simulate a graphic equalizer and a tempered glass shelf, a towel rail and a leather bag, providing storage for toiletries and accessories.
The Vinyl bathroom sink collection will be sold in one- and two-sink designs. There’s no word yet from the company on the release date or how much it will cost.
Motor City techno stalwart Carl Craig launched the Detroit Love event series in 2014 to spread the city’s musical vibes far and wide. An artist who’s always thinking two steps ahead, Craig has just announced the launch of an eponymous imprint, a collaboration between his Planet E label and !K7. The series will shine the spotlight on up-and-coming and established artists who have aligned themselves with the city’s sound.
The label will make its debut on May 18 with Detroit Love, a sprawling 16-track DJ mix from feloow hometown icon and Blackflag Recordings boss Stacy Pullen.
Pullen’s expansive mix features tracks and mixes from DJ 3000, Craig Sherrad, Patrice Scott, Delano Smith, Gary Martin and Ataxia. (See full track list below.)
Obligatory press release gush from Stacey Pullen: “I wanted to showcase the versatility of music from Detroit, whether it be a Detroit label or Detroit artist, the connection is there for you to grasp. My mix features music from across the board by artists that have been around for a while and those new to the scene.”
Obligatory press release gush from Carl: “Detroit Love as a label is the most obvious progression from what we have done with the parties. The idea is to connect the vibe of the parties with something people can take home with them.”
Detroit Love: Stacey Pullen Track list:
- Soulphiction – Ann Arbor (Original Mix)
- Craig Sherrad – The Fader
- Remote Viewing Party – 410
- Delano Smith – They’re Coming
- Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
- Burning Bridges – System
- Gary Martin – Galaxy Style
- Ken Young – Horney Chords
- Ataxia – Time
- DJ 3000 – Delray (Original Mix)
- Sawlin – Wired Everything
- Chicola – Sidechain Memory
- MOTUO – Purple Pulse
- Burning Bridges – Low Down (Original Mix)
- Gary Martin – We Get Down (12inch Mix)
- Patrice Scott – Detroit State of Mind
- Freddie Frampton – Black Betty – Wired
- Ron Carroll – House Dimension (Dario D’Attis Remix) – Milk & Sugar Recordings
- Gorgon City – Motorola (Extended Mix) – Realm
- Freddie Frampton & Marcellus Wallace – Keep On – NoExcuse
- Miguel Bastida – Kickness – Sola
- Lordie – Chug A Lug – Shanghaied
- Garry Todd – Wait For Me – Knee Deep In Sound
- Marcellus Wallace & Freddie Frampton – Keep On – NoExcuse
- Marco Lys and The Deepshakerz – Too Busy – Safe Music
- Eats Everything & Dajae – The Tribute – Cajual
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Metalheadz boss Goldie made UK history on March 15, but his feat had absolutely nothing to do with music.
Goldie (real name: Clifford Price) pleaded guilty via FaceTime from Thailand to assaulting a security guard at Glastonbury Festival 2017. It is believed this is the first time a defendant has remotely entered a plea to a UK court.
Daughter Chance, 19, was also involved in the incident on June 23 which occurred when Dennis Poole refused her re-admittance to a backstage area. It’s alleged that the d’n’b star pushed Poole and scratched his face.
Goldie had previously failed to show up at the court. He sent an email saying he would plead guilty, reading: “Yep, guilty as charged.” District Judge Lynne Matthews wasn’t pleased about the no-show and said, “I don’t have a separate rule for people who earn rather more than average.”
The DJ was then contacted by his lawyer via FaceTime, confirming his personal details to the court, saying to the judge: “Correct my dear.” She promptly clapped back: “No, I’m not your dear.”
Both father and daughter are due back in Bristol Magistrates Court on May 30. Chance was released on unconditional bail until then, and the charges against her will be dropped if her father makes his court appearance.
Moogfest 2018 returns to quaint Durham, NC, on May 17-20. The three-day event will once again offer music and technology fans an assortment of panels and music showcases organized by one of the mainstays in the world of synthesizers.
If you’ve ever dreamed about building their own Moog synth, well, you’re in luck. The brand is offering the rare opportunity to construct an unreleased at this yea’s Moogfest.
Those who purchase the $1500 for the Engineer Festival pass will get the chance to build the Sub-Harmonicon, a brand-new, unreleased synth, alongside Moog engineers.
The synth is inspired by the Trautonium, the Rythmicon, and the Schillinger System and is described as “a semi-modular harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down.”
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The two-day workshop is open to all enthusiasts — a technical background in synth-building isn’t required, but space is limited. In addition to building your own synth and getting full access to panels and showcases, the passes gets you the following:
- VIP Access to all events and exclusive areas.
- Complimentary food and beverage in select areas.
- Prioritized access to workshop registration.
- Access to a dedicated Festival Concierge who organizes your Engineer class schedule and is available for any questions you have may have.
- A custom embroidered patch representing the 2018 Engineer Workshop class.
More info about the Engineer Pass and other festival options can be found here. If you’re on the fence, keep in mind that payment plans are also available.