By Fabric standards this mix is pretty mainstream, but it's still a cracker. Starting off in a kind of languid disco/electro vibe it progresses through some indie/rock influenced tracks, house, tech house and techno.
It's a real mixed bag, perfect for those that find a lot of DJ mixes quite samey. Whilst some of the tracks are very commercial (Daft Punk, Jack Peñate) and other's like Mujava's "Township Funk" have appeared in many mixes and compilations, the whole fuses together to be greater than a sum of it's parts. The perfect example of this is Jack Peñate's track which I had heard on the radio a few times and never much liked, however following on from Mr Oizo's "Pourriture 7" and into Lifelike's beautiful "Sequencer" it sounds just right. To me this is what a great DJ mix should do, make the tracks sound perfect together regardless of how they sound on their own. Perhaps the only track that doesn't work is unusually one of the better tracks in its own right - Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker". Great track but for some reason it doesn't fit here.
Overall then this is one of the best Fabric albums of recent times and in my eyes up there with any mix album that I've listened to, which is probably why, even 8 months after getting it I'm still playing a lot.
If you want the perfect party album I would give this serious consideration.