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4.5 out of 5 stars
fabric30:  Rub-N-Tug
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VINE VOICEon 30 September 2006
I had never even heard of Rub-N-Tug when this CD arrived but I was encouraged by the tracklisting to see what they had come up with on this mix.

The actual mixing itself generally isn't anything special and it sounds like they used vinyl mostly so I suppose they can be forgiven for the simplistic style. The thing that sets this mix above many others like it is the choice of tracks they included. It starts off with really slow bumping house from Claude VonStroke, Royksop and Jesse Rose and moves into some more tripped out electro and deep house. It morphs nicely into the excellent trippy ambience of 'Blackmoon' by Force of Nature before building back up into the awesome 'Discopolis' before finishing on a minimal note with tracks from Ame and Mocky.

This mix is more interesting as a sum of its parts with only a few standout tracks but it really does take you on a musical journey. Another triumph for Fabric after a few boring mixes recently.
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on 2 April 2007
Like the reviewer above I didn't know Rub 'n' Tug when I got this. First listen: OK, just OK. Nice guitar work at the end. Since then, I'm bemused to say, it has become one of my favourite mixes of recent times. Its progression and moods really draw you in. If you read RnT's comments on Fabric's website they pass it off as just a party record, but it feels like more, like much thought has gone into it, particularly into track selection. And it starts with a voice samples from the Dean Tavolorius character from The League of Gentlemen series 3 - class.

The mixing, I thought, was actually quite good. There are far worse or less inspiring examples. Check out the mix from Let's Get Busy (a song I wanted to skip early on but which, like the album itself, grows on you) into what seems to be the song of the moment, Turkish Tavern. RnT's mixing skills are best demonstrated, however, when they merge the smooth, seductive vocals of Come a Little Closer into the gorgeous, trippy, reverb-heavy guitar tones of L'Asteroide - definitely the track of the album for me. Another top track is Discopolis, which really feels like a weighty end track, but the actual end to the mix is no disappointment either.

Another quality offering from Fabric who, at least for any long period of time, never seem to take their eye off the ball or saturate.
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