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Illum Sphere to mix FabricLive 78



Illum Sphere is set to join the ranks of elite DJs considered worthy enough to record an official FABRICLIVE mix.

As the Manchester artist now holds a quarterly residency in fabric’s famous Room 2, it seems like the perfect time for him to be called up to the series. FABRICLIVE 78 sees him explore a wide array of electronic music, from the “lo-fi experimentalism” of Tapes’ ‘Dungeness’ to the driven synth arpeggios of ‘H.S.T.A.’ by Das Ding. “I decided to stick to more electronic based music, from new wave, dub, techno, acid, etc.”, explains Illum Sphere. “In terms of range I think the oldest thing is probably late 70s and the newest thing came out this year.” This decade and genre spanning blend also features work from the likes of Legowelt, Kassem Mosse, ActressCharles Manier and Soul Syndicate.

FABRICLIVE 78 is due for release November 17th via fabric Records on CD and digital formats, pre-order yours here. Illum Sphere will host a launch party at fabric on Friday 7th November, alongside JTC, Krystal Klear, Eclair Fifi, Jonny Dub and Jon K, plus DT favourite Chunky will provide vocal support. Tickets available here.


01. E.M.A.K. – Sein Und Schein [Originalton West] 02. Soul Syndicate – Now You’re Gone (Version) [Wackie’s] 03. Tapes – Dungeness [Astro:Dynamics] 04. Powell – Fizz [Liberation Technologies] 05. Carl Meeks – Danger (Version) [Dub Store] 06. (Interlude)E.M.A.K. – Sein Und Schein [Originalton West] 07. Musumeci – Harry Batasuna [Mannequin] 08. Streetwalker – Ooze [Diagonal] 09. Grauzone – Film 2 (33 RPM) [[PIAS] Recordings] 10. Das Ding – H.S.T.A. [Minimal Wave] 11. NGLY – Speechless Tape [Long Island Electrical Systems] 12. Osborne – Bout Ready To Jak (TNT’s Acid Mix) [Spectral Sound] 13. Charles Manier – Who Raised These People [Nation] 14. Legowelt – On The Tiger Train [Clone Jack For Daze Series] 15. Kassem Mosse – B3 (Workshop 19) [Workshop] 16. Demdike Stare – Repository Of Light [Modern Love] 17. James T. Cotton – Oochie Coo [Spectral Sound] 18. E-Dancer – Pump The Move (Kenny Larkin Mix) [KMS] 19. 2AM/FM – Desolate Cities [M>O>S Recordings] 20. Propaganda – Thought Part 1 [ZTT] 21. Actress – Gershwin [Nonplus] 22. Illum Sphere – Bullet [Ninja Tune] 23. Vazz – Cast Reflections [Forced Nostalgia] 24. Nine Circles – What’s There Left [Genetic]

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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