Canadian musician/producer/DJ Dan Snaith is widely known for helming Caribou, an electronic project which serves as a forum for his thoughtful, beautiful, and often emotionally jarring songs. His winsome instant classic “Can’t Do Without You” remains one of his finest musical statements.
While Caribou’s modus operandi has slowly gravitated from the living room to the dance floor, Snaith’s Daphi project has been club-focused from the get-go. With 2012’s heralded album Jiaolong to his credit, Snaith has circled back to his revered project which will realize itself in the form of a new collection of material that comprises FABRIC LIVE 93. Due out on July 28, the release began as a mix of new material and serendipitiously evolved into a full album of 27 unreleased Daphni tracks and edits.
Obligatory press release gush from Snaith, “What started as a mix featuring bits of new music gradually evolved until it reached a place where it was essentially a studio recording and barely a DJ mix at all, yet the structure remained. A lot of these tracks were recorded in situ in the mix itself – I’d put one track in place and instead of searching through existing music to find the track to follow it I’d just make an entirely new one.”
He adds, “I’ve been to fabric maybe ten or fifteen times over the years and the majority of those have been to see Ricardo Villalobos play. I’m always drawn to the eccentrics in each field of music and I love that a club like fabric, that is such a mainstay of London’s clubbing landscape, is also the de facto London home of dance music’s foremost eccentric.”