Various Artists ‘Fabric 54: Damian Lazarus’

Damian Lazarus – the LA based but London born musical chameleon – proudly presents the 54th offering in the fabric compilation series. Having graced the international dance music circuit since his time pushing artists on City Rockers, Damian’s fruitful career has seen him hone his talent to become one of the most in demand players in contemporary electronic music. Be it through his exciting Crosstown Rebels imprint that is home to intriguing talents such as Jamie Jones, Deniz Kurtel, Seth Troxler and Glimpse, his solo production work that includes the album ‘Smoke The Monster Out’ for Get Physical where he “delivered, arguably, the defining album of the modern clubbing experience” [The Guardian] or his ability to cause havoc on any dancefloor, Damian’s capacity to find, push, promote, and play the perfect beat has proven to be a key asset to music throughout the past decade.

With fabric 54, Damian demonstrates his immense talent as a club DJ, with his offering to the series acting as a snapshot of what an archetypal Damian Lazarus set at fabric can be. With releases from the Wolf + Lamb associated e-funk duo Soul Clap, UK funky figurehead Roska and always stand-out Four Tet, the mix remains a snapshot of cutting edge house and techno, yet constantly references elements of the various genres of music from which they currently take influence. Damian opens with leading light of the Detroit nu school Ryan Crosson, via post-dubstep’s Appleblim & Ramadanman, and a timeless slice of Swayzak. He skims the cream of current releases from The Mole, new Crosstown Rebel signings Art Department and wunderkind of the moment Nicolas Jaar with Soul Keita. While the home stretch sees Lee Jones and Agaric rubbing shoulders with Germany’s most sublime entrant for Eurovision, Su Kramer, before closing with two dreamlike numbers from Bill Holt. Fusing synthetic deepness with relentless rhythmical force and twinkling humour, the mix brings all the unique charm of Damian’s club sets into your living room.

01: Ryan Crosson – Metro Bunker
02: Four Tet – Love Cry
03: Appleblim & Ramadanman – Void 23
04: Kenny Larkin – Glob (Claude VonStroke Mix)
05: Swayzak – Ping Pong
06: Canson – Sleeping (Demo Version)
07: The Martinez Brothers – Broke In The BX
08: Roska – The Sheppard
09: Soul Clap – Break 4 Life
10: The Mole – Nervous Disid
11: Cajmere – Freaks And Stars
12: Art Department feat: Seth Troxler – Vampire Nightclub
13: Deetron – Sing
14: Guti & Dubshape – Every Cow Has A Bird
15: Soul Keita & Nicolas Jaar – Para(sol)
16: Damian Lazarus – Diamond In The Dark (dOP Remix)
17: Lee Jones – Yoyo
18: Agaric – Run (Ostern Jam)
19: Su Kramer – Magic Dance
20: Bill Holt – Program Ten (Part Five)
21: Bill Holt – Program Ten (Part Six)

Out Now on Fabric