Cut Copy / Various Fabriclive.29

Following up Evil Nine’s delicious Fabriclive.28 mix, Aussie electro rockers Cut Copy have effortlessly turned in not only one of the best mixes of the year, but also one of the prestigious, London-based label Fabric’s best to date. Knowing the importance of handpicking pertinent and compatible cuts that fall in line with their reputation, the trio have amassed a colourful selection of acts that practice the art of spiralling synths, deep bass lines, chopping guitars and a sturdy 4/4 beat. As far as taste-making goes, you’d struggle to find a more relevant line-up than the names that grace this mingled set. Leaders of the "nu rave” such as Justice and New Pony Club show why they’re the talk of the town in clubs these days; the former brew a deadly twist of French acidic grooves, while the latter conjure the thought of Debbie Harry fronting Liquid Liquid. Sleazy art punk (Ciccone Youth, Grauzone), expert Parisian house (Fred Falke, Daft Punk), budding electro/disco/house fusion (Riot in Belgium, MSTRKRFT) and Euro indie faves (Soulwax, Munk, Who Made Who) all contribute accordingly in amplifying the non-stop beat connection Cut Copy have cooked up. For good measure — and to indulge a little in the project — the trio throw four tracks of their own into the mix, which simply reinforce just how excellent they can work both as musicians and DJs. This here’s a bona fide party starter — dig in. (Fabric)