No more Fabric mixes ‘in the current format’ (see link below) which people seem to agree means they’re going digital.
This is very sad. I’m a subscriber and a sort-of collector (I have about 120 in total), though it is of course exciting news to have Sasha doing number 99. The ‘Fabric’ side concentrated more on House and Techno, whereas FabricLive was more Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Dubstep etc. Both lines produced more brilliant mixes than I care to list, and certainly the ‘FabricLive’ stream was *the* best purveyor of D&B mixes. I’m using the past tense because it just won’t be the same as a stream. No more distinctive tins for a start, and no doubt they’ll be twice as long and less concise and thoughtfully worked out as a result. Hashtag sadface.
Meanwhile, it seems to be end-of-days for the mix CD. Global Underground appear to have given up the ghost, likewise Renaissance and At The Controls. Thankfully Balance are keeping the faith with recent mixes from James Zabiela and Max Cooper among the best they’ve ever put out. Can’t recommend those two enough if you’re into your electronica.