DJ/Producer of the Moment Maceo Plex Puts Music He Loves into Modest 80-Minute Fabric Mix

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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

  1. Perestroika – Goth Skate [Unreleased]
  2. Peter Benisch – Sabine’s Song [Eevo Lute]
  3. Pinch – Walking With Shadows [81]
  4. Sebastopol – Manethon [Correspondant]
    Jensen Interceptor – Haze feat. Skee Mask [Lone Romantic]
  5. Carl Finlow – Veiled [Lone Romantic]
  6. Mariel Ito – Xten [Lone Romantic]
  7. Fiberroot – Trindello [Unreleased]
    Northlake – Ditch Drive [Lake Effekt Sound]
  8. Iron Curtain – Condos (Maceo Plex Remix) [Pylon Records]
  9. Paradigm Shift – Requisition [NSoul Records]
  10. Maceo Plex – Mutant Magic (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
  11. Versalife – Portamento Quints [Transcendent]
  12. Maceo Plex – Mutant Quazars (fabric Dub) [Ellum Audio]
  13. Brame & Hamo – Space Dub [Brame & Hamo]
  14. Architectural – Inedit 1 [Ellum Audio]
  15. Maceo Plex – Mutant Radio [Ellum Audio]
  16. Jon Hester – Corridors [Unreleased]
  17. Joel Mull – Backoldman [Plumphouse Records]
  18. D-Vince – Resource 1 [Old And Young Records]
  19. Vinyl Countdown – Ride [Kreisel]
  20. Dold – Revolution [Float Records] Orbe – Focus [Lone Romantic]
  21. Voiski – Megatrance 2 [Super 95] Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]
  22. Hiver – Zwicky [Obscura]


Freddie Frampton March 2018 Chart

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  1. Freddie Frampton – Black Betty – Wired
  2. Ron Carroll – House Dimension (Dario D’Attis Remix) – Milk & Sugar Recordings
  3. Gorgon City – Motorola (Extended Mix) – Realm
  4. Freddie Frampton & Marcellus Wallace – Keep On – NoExcuse
  5. Miguel Bastida – Kickness – Sola
  6. Lordie – Chug A Lug – Shanghaied
  7. Garry Todd – Wait For Me – Knee Deep In Sound
  8. Marcellus Wallace & Freddie Frampton – Keep On – NoExcuse
  9. Marco Lys and The Deepshakerz – Too Busy – Safe Music
  10. Eats Everything & Dajae – The Tribute – Cajual

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Goldie Makes UK Legal History by Pleading Guilty via FaceTime to Glastonbury Assault


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.

Ambient God Brian Eno to Release Jaw-Dropping 9 LP ‘Music For Installations’ Vinyl Box Set

Brian Eno

Pioneering ambient producer Brian Eno will release Music For Installations, a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased tracks, on vinyl for the first time. The music heard on the release was recorded by the master for use in his audio-visual installations from 1986 to the present held at the Venice Biennale, the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, Ritan Park in Beijing, the Sydney Opera House, the Astana Expo in Kazakhstan, and more.

Eno designed the packaging with long-time collaborator Nick Robertson. The 9-LP bound set comes with a 64-page booklet featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno.

Says Eno of his work: “If you think of music as a moving, changing form, and painting as a still form, what I’m trying to do is make very still music and paintings that move. I’m trying to find in both of those forms, the space in between the traditional concept of music and the traditional concept of painting.”

In unrelated news, a 12″ featuring a new song from Kevin Shields and Brian Eno called “The Weight Of History” will be released on Record Store Day 2018.


Track list for Music From Installations (previously unreleased):

01: ‘Kazakhstan’
Premiered at the Asif Khan-designed installation ‘We Are Energy’ in the UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan.

02: ‘The Ritan Bells’
Premiered at an installation by Eno at Ritan Park in Beijing, China as part of the British Council’s ‘Sound in the City’ series, 2005.

03: ‘Five Light Paintings’
Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Pictures Of Venice’ at the Gallerie Cavallino, in Venice, Italy, 1985.

04: ‘Flower Bells’
Premiered at an installation by Eno called ‘Light Music’ at the Castello Svevo in Bari, Italy, 2017.

‘77 Million Paintings’ (previously unreleased):

01: ‘77 Million Paintings’
Premiered at the inaugural exhibition of ‘77 Million Paintings’ at La Foret Museum Tokyo, Japan, 2006.

‘Lightness – Music For The Marble Palace’ (previously only available as a limited-run CD, via Enostore only):

01: ‘Atmospheric Lightness’
02: ‘Chamber Lightness’
Premiered at the Eno installation ‘Lightness in the Marble Palace’ at The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, 1997.

‘I Dormienti’ / ‘Kite Stories’ (previously only available as separate limited run CDs, via Enostore only):
01: ‘I Dormienti’
Premiered at an eponymous installation by the Italian sculptor Mimmo Paladino at The Undercroft of The Roundhouse in London, 1999.

02: ‘Kites I’
03: ‘Kites II’
04: ‘Kites III’
Premiered at an installation by Brian Eno at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, 1999.

‘Making Space’ (limited-run CD previously only available at Eno installations and on the Lumen website):
01: ‘Needle Click’
02: ‘Light Legs’
03: ‘Flora and Fauna’ / ‘Gleise 581d’
04: ‘New Moons’
05: ‘Vanadium’
06: ‘All The Stars Were Out’
07: ‘Hopeful Timean Intersect’
08: ‘World Without Wind’
09: ‘Delightful Universe (seen from above)’
Compiled by Eno for sale exclusively at his installations, this was first made available while guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, 2010.

‘Music For Future Installations’ (previously unreleased):

01: ‘Unnoticed Planet’
02: ‘Liquidambar’
03: ‘Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3)’
04: ‘Surbahar Sleeping Music’

Brian Eno. Courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery 2017, photogrpahy © Mike Abrahams

Pitchfork Fest 2018 Ignores Electronic Music (Again)

Pitchfork Music Fest 2018 Lineup

Today Pitchfork announced the lineup for its 2018 shindig, taking place July 20-22, 2018, at Chicago’s Union Park. Aside from performances by Mount Kimbie, Kelly Lee Owens and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, festival organizers have ignored the genre once again.

To be fair, Pitchfork has done a credible job covering electronic music, hiring writers and critics that understand the history of the medium. But in terms of its annual festival the publication presents in Chicago, they’ve continually ignored electronic music in favor of presenting sets from up-and-coming indie acts for some unknown reason. What, they couldn’t get Aphex Twin to come to the Windy City?

Festival producer Mike Reed seems to think this year’s lineup is musically diverse.

In a press release he boasted, “Since the festival’s inception, we’ve tried to present the most unique and eclectic musical lineup. Unlike other festivals, music is always at the forefront, so it’s great to step back and see how diverse and inclusive the music makers and listeners have become. We hopefully do our best to reflect that by simply staying true to our initial ideals.”

Here’s hoping they throw dance music fans a bone next year.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 Lineup

Tame Impala
Courtney Barnett
Mount Kimbie
Big Thief
Earl Sweatshirt
Julien Baker
Open Mike Eagle
Julie Byrne
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Lucy Dacus
The Curls

Fleet Foxes
The War on Drugs
Blood Orange
Raphael Saadiq
This Is Not This Heat
Moses Sumney
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Circuit des Yeux
Nilüfer Yanya
Zola Jesus
Paul Cherry

Ms. Lauryn Hill–The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance
Chaka Khan
(Sandy) Alex G
Alex Cameron
Japanese Breakfast
Kelly Lee Owens
Ravyn Lenae
Kweku Collins
Irreversible Entanglements
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

The story’s intro has been updated to reflect that electronic artists Kelly Lee Owens and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith are on the bill.

Ekkohaus March 2018 Chart


  1. Ekkohaus – Shout it Out (Holic Trax)
  2. Riccio – Here You Are (Bosconi Extra Virgin)
  3. George P – Life in Sequences (Diaphan)
  4. Ekkohaus – Dub Accent (Cenital)
  5. Red Rack’em – Place From Me (Bergerac)
  6. George P – Life in Sequences (Diaphan)
  7. Bosconi Soundsystem – Three Healthy Birds (Bosconi)
  8. Claro Intelecto – Sunshine (Delsin)
  9. Ekkohaus – Fable (ACKT imprint)
  10. Christian Vance – Uneasy Me (Brikha’s Sleazy Me Mix) (Art of Vengeance)

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