Jimmy Edgar: Fabriclive 79

The Detroit house producer's Fabriclive entry allows him to show off his own Ultramajic label.
Jimmy Edgar
Fabriclive 79

Hailing from Detroit, Jimmy Edgar famously signed with the revered Warp label before he was out of his 20s. In 2013 he co-founded the Ultramajic label. That imprint forms the backbone of this Fabriclive set, with a salvo of previouslyunreleased tracks from Edgar and labelmates Crystal Bandito and Kris Wadsworth rubbing shoulders with Detroit veterans such as Terrence Dixon and Patrice Scott.

The vibe is a slightly eccentric, glitch-influenced update of the classic minimal Detroit house sound. There are plenty of staccato synths and chattering handclaps, in other words. Fabriclive 79 is definitely a must for Egdar/Ultramajic fans. The highlight, however, is a non-Ultramajic track — POL Style, Vin Sol, and Matrixxman’s wicked, relentless “Power Top”.

RATING 6 / 10