Ewan Pearson / Various Fabric 35


This smooth techno mix conjures up a soulful element rarely heard in these minimal times. With a catalogue of warm and harmonic sounds oft-neglected, Ewan Pearson provides a deeper mix that almost verges on prog, at times, but always keeps its heart. The latest instalment of the ever-flourishing Fabric series is filled with premium tracks, from the Konrad Black remix of Snax’s "Honeymoon’s Over,” with its sublime falsetto, to Lee Burridge and Dan F’s collaboration on the intensifying "Treat ‘em Mean, Keep ‘em Keen.” The producer who claims DJing as merely a tertiary employment after remixing and producing then brings it down again with 100Hz track "Trustlove,” gradually building to a climax with Carl Cox’s gorgeous remix of Beanfield’s "Tides — C’s Movement #1” cut with "Berghain” by Aril Brikha. From the dub-y "Ali McBills” by Jahcoozi to Paris the Black Fu’s deep, sighed vocal contribution on Samuel L. Sessions’ "Can You Relate,” the album is full of quality moments that manage to combine into a very respectable mix. (Fabric)