By my own admission I'm no expert on the myriad genres of dance music, but the Fabric series of CDs very rarely disappoint me. Basically, if it moves my 'musical senses' then it's getting the thumbs up. This new one from Jamie Jones certainly does that and more.
The mix starts off on a straightforward Tech/House vibe with soulful vocals, and takes a trip through many loose tangents: Electroclash, disco, bass-driven techno and ending on the Depeche Mode referencing synthpop joy of Footprintz. Jones has given a lot of consideration to the track selection here, and forgiving a couple of ill-fitting transitions it flows fairly well. My one criticism is that it takes a couple of different directions which might ruin the flow a little, but the more listens and it makes more sense.
I'd actually recommend this to fans of the James Murphy & Pat Mahoney Fabriclive mix as there are a few similarities, although this one is a lot lighter on the disco vibe. A good mix to take with you on a road trip during the last days of summer.