We’re loving the diversity on the Mixcloud homepage right now. From regulars Chris Coco, Laid Back and Fort Knox, to d’n’b from the massive Funk D’Void, folk from Folk Radio UK and indie from supercool LA blog Pretty Much Amazing.

Fabric artwork

Top of this week’s charts is London superclub and label, Fabric. February sees the release of their FABRICLIVE50 compilation disc, mixed by dBridge & Instra:mental – and they’ve dropped us this exclusive 30 minute preview mix in anticipation.

After a year of server-crashing Autonomic podcasts – that have shown an overwhelming thirst around the world for drum & bass that does not conform to any institutionalised boundaries – dBridge & Instra:mental have mixed FABRICLIVE 50. With a tracklist that boasts some of dubstep’s leading lights working at drum & bass tempo, FABRICLIVE 50 (note: the 100th addition to our compilation series) is a dreamlike collection of beat explorations and electronic soundscapes all lovingly woven into 90 minutes; a treasure of a disc that reveals more edifying details with each listen. Beautifully imaginative and colourful, enter the world of Autonomic, as they return drum & bass to the bleeding edge of electronic music.

“We wanted the fabric CD to be like the best podcast we’ve ever done. That was our aim. When we were asked to do it, we approached all the people making music we love, and asked them to write us something special for the CD. Distance, Scuba, Genotype, myself and Instra:mental all did it. It’s a great collection of music, harmonically it all works together; and as much as we have different styles, you’d be surprised what tunes stick together just from being in key. We wanted to showcase what it is that we’re doing, and what the sound is capable of.” – dBridge

“Eventually we want to go to any gig and have complete musical freedom. This is exactly what we are doing, any music, any style, and any tempo as long as we like the music.” – Instra:mental.

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