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Surgeon mixes Fabric 53

UK techno stalwart Surgeon will compile the 53rd instalment of the Fabric mix series.

The Birmingham native – aka Anthony Child – made his name with a slew of releases in the 90s for the likes of Tresor, Soma, and Harthouse, and also runs the Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension imprints.

A quick perusal of the tracklisting reveals some old and new names, with Instra:mental and Scuba wedged alongside the likes of Robert Hood, Planetary Assault Systems, Mark Broom, James Ruskin and Surgeon himself.

Here’s what Childs said about the mix:  “It really is a current snapshot, it’s changed even now. When I did the mix, I opened my current set and deleted a few things and this is what I was left with. This is the music that I am enjoying and I feel it represents me; and on the other side, there were some newer or lesser known artists that I really wanted to represent.  It’s about making people aware of different genres, to show the likeness. It’s taking T-Polar, Subeena, Ital Tek, Ancient Methods – and putting that next to Orphx, DJ Overdose and Russ Gabriel, and mixing them all up together. It’s kind of strange looking at the tracklist, but for me it’s very natural the way these things fit together. And really, to me, this is all techno. That’s the way I think of it; I don’t subdivide genres, the beats are just slightly different places in the bar. They all have different feels and textures, but I don’t differentiate, I just like all this music so I want to mix it together.”

Fabric 53 will be released on August 24 in the US and July 12 in the UK/rest of the world.


01 Location recording from Kuramae Subway Station, Tokyo, Japan
02 Scuba – Glance [Hotflush]
03 Surgeon – Bad Hands (Drums Only) [Dynamic Tension]
04 Marco Bernardi – Giro (Exium Remix) [Dirty Planet]
05 Instra:mental – Forbidden [Apple Pips]
06 Forward Strategy Group – Applied Generics A [Forward Strategy Group]
07 Reeko – Agile Movement [Theory]
08 Surgeon – Bad Hands Part 2 (Drums Only) [Dynamic Tension]
09 Robert Hood – Superman [M-Plant]
10 Planetary Assault Systems – X Speaks To X (Al Tourettes & Appleblim Remix) [Ostgut Ton]
11 Ritzi Lee – Black Star Ritual (Ben Sims Remix) [Underground Liberation]
12 T-Polar – Crab People [Digital Distortions]
13 Ital Tek – Spectrum Falls [Atom River]
14 Surgeon – Klonk Part 1 (Drums Only) [Dynamic Tension]
15 Subeena – Picture [Opit]
16 Fran Hartnett – It Was Written In Vapour [unreleased]
17 Mark Broom & James Ruskin – Hostage [Blueprint]
18 Stephen Brown – Stress Free [Music Man]
19 Ancient Methods – AM04B1 [Ancient Methods]
20 Surgeon – Compliance Momentum [Dynamic Tension]
21 Greena – Tenzado [Apple Pips]
22 Starkey – Spacecraft [Planet Mu]
23 Starkey feat. Anneka – Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix) [Planet Mu]
24 Cari Lekebusch – Spindizzy (Luke Slater’s L.B. Dub Corp Remix) [Mote-Evolver]
25 Surgeon – The Crawling Frog Is Torn and Smiles [Dynamic Tension]
26 Orphx – Threshold (Substance Remix) [Sonic Groove]
27 Gatekeeper – Blip [If Symptoms Persist]
28 Mark Broom & James Ruskin – No Time Soon [Blueprint]
29 Russ Gabriel – El Juan [We Play House]
30 DJ Overdose – What [Lunar Disko Records]