Mark Farina - Fabric 40
London, UK    
They say 'life begins at 40!' and judging by the 40 th Fabric Live mix by Mark Farina 'they' could be right.

Responsible for some of the best live mixes known to man, Fabric have raised the bar by enticing US heavyweight DJ Mark Farina to adorn the decks and give it some Chicago / San Francisco love.

For those who had not experienced his electric parties in Chicago and San Francisco - Farina first came to consciousness of Garage House music fans with his superb 'Frisko Disko' mix for the 'United DJs Of America' compilations released in 1998. The mix fused the sound of both cities effortlessly - the swooping, filtering technique synonymous with Chicago, and the soulful vibes of San Francisco. Farina toured the album heavily around the world, and soon became a highlight for DJs and music aficionados the world over.
  In the early 90s Farina started 'Mushroom Jazz' nights, which showcased his love for the sounds of deep jazz, abstract beats and mutated hip-hop. Thus proving DJs can have eclectic and musical interests - with the right technical skills they can fuse them to produce an experience that can educate, and elevate at the same time.

Some may say Farina was destined to be a 'DJs DJ', with friends like Derrick Carter, Ralph Rosario and DJ Heather, he was mixing with some of the best DJs and Producers in the world - this is where Fabric come into the equation... The Farina Mix starts with a sci-fi sample, and gets straight down to business with Giom's 'Together', mixing it sublimely into Chuck Love 'Yellow Truth'. The mix is full of obscure delights throughout, and there are to many highlights to pick out from this mix, however Mood II Swing's 'Closer' into James Curd's 'Pick Up What I'm Putting Down' is about as good as it gets!

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Mark Farina - Fabric 40 is out on May 8th

Mark Farina