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After a one week hiatus our friends down by Farringdon railway station are back on these pages again, with the sole intention of providing you with some exclusive free music. This time round it’s one of the dons of British techno who’s as revered for his prolific studio output as he is his DJ sets ‘for DJs’.

Ben Sims probably needs no introduction whatsoever, seen as it was only three months ago when we made a rather big hoo-haa about his long awaited debut LP, Smoke & Mirrors, awarding it one of our coveted Choice Cut trophies. We’ve also relished in watching him in a club, wherein parties are started, even in the darkest depths of his record selection. Energetic and compulsive, he really is proof of why some people can, and others can’t spin vinyl (CDs and samples).

It was with some excitement then that we received this Favourites & Influences mix from the man in question, which has been pieced together to mark his arrival at Fabric in London this Saturday night (February 18th to those without a diary to hand). Carl Craig, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Lil Louis, Rhythm is Rhythm, Kraftwerk, Big Daddy Kane, and Roxy Music all feature on the compilation, making for a truly genre-smashing selection.

As for the evening in question full details of the event are below, though it’s probably enough of a selling point to learn that Chi-town deity DJ Sneak will be celebrating the imminent arrival of his Fabric62 CD with a headline slot in Room One (alongside Terry Francis and Maya Jane Coles we might add), meanwhile Sims not doubt find himself at home with Room Two’s toughness alongside Craig Richards and Marcel Dettmann. See you in the smoker’s courtyard then.

Simply click here to download your free Ben Sims Favourites & Influences Fabric mixtape. 


Saturday 18th February 2012

77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN

11PM – 8AM /  £12-£18

Room One

DJ Sneak

Terry Francis

Maya Jane Coles

Room Two 

Craig Richards

Marcel Dettmann

Ben Sims

Room Three

Rob Mello

Carsten Klemann

Ed Darling