Fabric regulars Wiggle mix CD 28 for the iconic London club.
The tracks are low slung house and techno with an emphasis on groove and deep basslines. There are a few standout tracks from Peace Division, Style of Eye and Mula and the set is mixed nicely together. The whole thing is competent enough but it never really transcends mediocrity. Previous Fabric offerings from Jacques lu Cont and the Scratch Perverts have been so technically brilliant that sets sounding like they were recorded with 2 decks and a mixer just aren't enough any more. You can only excuse such a simplified style if the tracks are all excellent (like in the case of Fabric 13: Michael Mayer) which in this case they are not.
The reviewer above agrees that the mix isn't the best and that he is 'happy to sit around and nod his head to it' but then goes ahead and gives it 4 stars....Any mix that only makes you want to nod your head or tap your feet isn't worth 4 stars. He also states that it isn't fair to compare the mix to a previous one by the Scratch Perverts...Why not I wonder? They were both given the same task, to mix a CD that represents their sets at Fabric. One is brilliant, one is average. If we cannot compare the CDs what frame of reference do we have? The Scratch Perverts mix is incredibly complex, using loops, breaks, samples and acapellas to great effect. While there are artists like these pushing the boundaries, DJ's such as Wiggle will have to try a lot harder to compare.