Shackleton Fabric 55

Shackleton Fabric 55
Like Ricardo Villalobos and Omar S. before him, highly revered pioneering dubstepper Sam Shackleton has used his instalment in the Fabric mix series as an opportunity to present 22 of his tracks. The former Skull Disco boss's productions haven't exactly been easy to track down for those who aren't vinyl enthusiasts, and so this set comes as a welcome companion to the two Skull Disco compilations on the market. Those who've tracked down Shackleton's unique brand of African percussion-inspired bass journeys will appreciate the fact that 14 of the tracks are either new or previously unreleased, and the remaining eight, including classics such as "Death Is Not Final" and "Massacre," have been reinvented for the Fabric dance floor. Strictly speaking, Shackleton isn't capable of turning out your average floor-filler, and so the result of this eerie and affecting mix is the strong flow of paranoia and existential dread that runs through his works. All of this makes Fabric 55 quite unique, in terms of recent mixes from the London club. For those who'd glazed over a bit due to the relative sameness of the Fabric mixes in recent years, Shackleton provides ample reason to pay attention again. (Fabric)