Fabric 13 - Michael Mayer

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Anyone heard this yet? Is it any good?

manuel (manuel), Thursday, 6 November 2003 14:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes! yes!!!

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what mitch said

and there's more info here (incl 2 streaming mixes): http://www.fabriclondon.com/label.artist.album.fabric.php?artist=michaelmayer&release=fab13/mic

disco stu (disco stu), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's perfect. (i am writing a review of it as i type this!)

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well bugger me sideways - i agree with jess

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it says more about mayer/kompakt/the development of the cologne scene than any other mix i've heard. incidentally, he absolutely tore the arse out of fabric last saturday.

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes, it was great!!! when he played matthew dear i just about lost it...

disco stu (disco stu), Thursday, 6 November 2003 15:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

has this been released yet?

mohair (jon kapper), Thursday, 6 November 2003 18:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, mayer's a big dear fan, i was told. every dj set should just be "dog days" played over and over.

i haven't heard the fabric 13 mix yet. they sent it to me, but dumb slow-ass cross-atlantic mail! grrr....

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 6 November 2003 18:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'm a big dear fan, too!

superpitcher and richard davis were both great, too. superpitcher played a lot of his own stuff and lots of chunky chugging choons. very rock-oriented - glam w/o the shuffle. davis played a live set of his own material. his album, safety, was one of my faves of 2002. don't sleep. it's the smoothest and sexiest tech-house around. deep without being boring. both of their sets were well received. it's nice that mayer included a couple of davis' tracks on fabric 13.
it will be interesting to see how the u.s. tour goes. unfortunately there are no venues that pack the punch that fabric does.

fabric 13 was released on monday...

disco stu (disco stu), Thursday, 6 November 2003 18:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

looking forward to buying this, about the only chance I get to get some microhouse thanks to good old fabric.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 6 November 2003 20:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've ordered mine. Thanks to the joys of international shipping I look forward to hearing it in the New Year. It's out in the US in January.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 6 November 2003 20:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Should've released it in time for the tour.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 6 November 2003 20:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

can't wait to hear this as well
ronan appearently they have it in big brother records for a tenner,by the way

robin (robin), Thursday, 6 November 2003 23:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

cheers robin dude.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 7 November 2003 05:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

this is really really good.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 8 November 2003 03:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anybody got a timed tracklist?

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Monday, 10 November 2003 12:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Disclaimer: Don't know if you already knew.

Here's a tracklist minus times but plus samples: http://www.fabriclondon.com/label.artist.album.fabric.php?artist=michaelmayer&release=fab13/mic

nader (nader), Monday, 10 November 2003 13:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anybody got a timed tracklist?

look for .cue files in the same folder if you're getting it from slsk...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 10 November 2003 18:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i've never heard mayer play out but i love his attitude to the whole dj'ing / producing / club thing. a rare gem in a sea of shit.

stirmonster, Monday, 10 November 2003 18:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Not sure if it's what you mean but I thought his little message on the sleeve for the Fabric thing was really really cool. something like "love to all the freaks, ravers and djs lost in music, there's worse places to be caught".

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 10 November 2003 18:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Can I add to the luv, please? Fantastic collection / mix.

How does it compare to Immer? (which I've only ever seen once in a shop, and foolishly passed up)

Jeff W (zebedee), Monday, 10 November 2003 18:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

thanks spencer! (and it turns out my guesses at the timings were correct to the second!)

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Monday, 10 November 2003 18:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's much more songful than immer, and more goth if that's even possible.

goato mountington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the gothness is so delicate, almost brittle, less layered and overwhelming/bearing, which is terrific. love how he manages to have 13 quite different-sounding cuts (again!) and weave them into one singular thing.

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is close to my fave mix of the year after only a few listens. Alongside How To Kill The DJ (which really has to be heard to be believed) and Lu Cont's Fabric mix.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

How To Kill The DJ

Who is that by, Ronan?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ivan smagghe

toby (tsg20), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, I love the remix of Memorabilia at the end.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 10 November 2003 19:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Just ordered fabric13. Now if I could transport myself two weeks into the future and rock it!

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 10 November 2003 21:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

*spam* myself and my partner are doing How To Kill The DJ Vol.2. it'll be a double cd out early next year. *spam*

stirmonster, Monday, 10 November 2003 22:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

there's a special on the fabric series at RG but it'll be over by the time this gets shipped to the antipodes, bah (& there's no copies of the lu cont mix).

ps : thanx for the how to kill the dj tip, ronan! ferenc!

etc, Monday, 10 November 2003 23:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

just got triple r friends and I must say that it is GREAT

hector (hector), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 00:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

cool stirmonster, I was wondering about who'd do the part two tonight so I look forward to hearing that.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 03:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Blimey, this is very, very good. It took me a while to "get" Immer, now filed under "good albums to work to", but this one's immediately enjoyable, proper songs and a good bit of dadhouse in there.

Did anyone get the Bugz in the Attic Fabriclive mix? Anything described as "nu-jazz" shouldn't normally be touched even with a big stick held by your mum but I'd subscribed and, blimey again, it's another unexpected treat. I'm not sure but I think it's because they don't wear hats. Hats have always been the downfall of jazz meddlers. Hats and unnecessary facial hair.

Mike (mratford), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck this guy is hard to keep up with. Every time I load ILM it's "Have you heard the new Michael Mayer mix?"

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

onl;y thing i have of his is the neuhouse mix he did...is it similar?

paulhw (paulhw), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 02:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is a great mix, but its pretty standard - i cant understand all this Love.

jed (jed_e_3), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 14:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"pretty standard" is pretty much the opposite of what i'd call this (i'd call it unusually pretty)

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 17:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's standard in that it comes on a five-inch disc with a little hole in the middle. I suppose it's also standard in that a bunch of tracks are put back-to-back with overlapping bits. You can dance to these tracks or just listen to them (if you try hard enough to prevent yourself from moving around). That also makes it standard.

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 17:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Neuhouse mix is quite good -- though, in some sense, Mayer didn't have as much to work with then. From my understanding, the output from the community Mayer's in the middle of has become increasingly geared towards his strengths (i.e. more dynamic, more pop-oriented).

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 17:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i have become uncontrollably addicted to the Wighnomy Brothers & Robag Wruhme "Killerteppich" track. it's like when you get all mesmerized by a radiator or strobe light or something. also loving the magnet/superpitcher transition. is the consensus that speicher is the lessest of the mixes (havent heard it yet)? why is that?

scissors (Honda), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 18:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes, that is the consensus. my theories as to why:

1) it's the least "pop", and so of least interest in the critical sense. this ties into my pet conspiracy theory that kompakt gets lots of attention because there's lots to write about. i don't think speicher courts our intellectual kicks as much as other kompakt releases. to use an analogy from the language of, um, fashion magazines it's certainly the least directional collection. ("pop" is probably the wrong word to use up there, but "diverse" doesn't quite nail it either)

2) aside from "love is stronger than pride", "fieber" and "regensburg", most of the tracks go nowhere - although i have heard love from various sources for "supertiel" (nope don't get it), "irre" and "musick".

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 19:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Vision 03" and "Unter Null" are great too!

But I think Vahid is mainly right - a lot of those Reinhard Voight-style bangers don't seem to have much purpose except banging, so they're harder to latch onto or become emotionally involved with.

Has anyone else heard Wighnomy Bros' "Bodyrock"? Luvvit luvvit luvvit.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 13 November 2003 05:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the pop aspect of Kompakt is so insidious. Coming from an almost purposely anti pop viewpoint, the dance aspect interested me at first but its the hooks that keep me coming back.

now I am finding myself slipping into pop and grooving when I hear kylie

hector (hector), Thursday, 13 November 2003 05:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now I am finding myself slipping into pop and grooving when I hear kylie

Ha ha another victim succumbs to the Freaky Trigger ethos!

alext (alext), Thursday, 13 November 2003 14:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'irre' was perhaps the biggest club track of 2002 round my way.

stirmonster, Thursday, 13 November 2003 15:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i put a post on my blog about kompakt and pop over the weekend, it's not that intricately thought out but it works...

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 13 November 2003 15:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"it's not that intricately thought out but it works..."

it = Kompakt or your blog?

nader (nader), Thursday, 20 November 2003 18:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"i put a post on my blog about kompakt and pop over the weekend, it's not that intricately thought out but it works"

hey that is a great post! It makes the point that I was trying to above, the pop is what keeps you coming back.

hector (hector), Thursday, 20 November 2003 19:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 2 May 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jul 11, 2004 2:56pm fluxin (joined Jun 8, 2004)
Right at divsion and damen in chicago, this hipster coffee shop can get your buzz on. Serving some of the strongest brews of regular coffee I've ever had, while being super tasty at that, Jinx brings a level of laid back that is so desperately needed at times. They also serve bagels and sandwiches for those in need of some grubbin. You can catch me there most mornings on my way to work or sometimes in the afternoons when I need my fix. Sometimes they have small shows for bands. Come check it out, mehbe you'll see me there (but you won't know who I am )

Jul 12, 2004 12:35am garnet (joined Jun 6, 2004)
i'll know who you are

Jul 12, 2004 6:40pm fozzie (joined Jun 6, 2004)
I dunno man, last time I was there (which was a while back when I lived in the hood), I caught a real "hipper-than-thou" hipster vibe from the place...
The coffee was good. The food was good. But the people seemed kinda snobby. Or maybe I'm just not cool enough.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 2 May 2005 17:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
I have listened to this six times in the last two days. the westbam track - actually that whole first four-five tracks, just fantastic.

is bookending your mix with two versions of the same track sort of cheating a bit?

genital hyphys (haitch), Monday, 21 August 2006 12:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...


max, Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

am i the only person who couldn't get into this mix?

apart from the fantastic jackson mix of m83, i find the track selection pretty dull. sorry.

sam500, Thursday, 19 July 2007 07:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you are not forgiven

deej, Thursday, 19 July 2007 07:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

probably my favourite mix ever, this

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 July 2007 08:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it really is amazing (sorry vahid)

Tim F, Thursday, 19 July 2007 10:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Still the best Fabric mix by a fucking mile.

Matt DC, Thursday, 19 July 2007 10:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Which track actually has "Isn't it amazing" as a vocal?

I *LOVE* this so much, and thank you ILM 2003 for introducing me to it.

Jamie T Smith, Thursday, 19 July 2007 11:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it is really sweet

babedad, Friday, 20 July 2007 02:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

i prefer immer to this i think

creme1, Friday, 20 July 2007 02:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i prefer immer 2 to both of them!

tricky, Friday, 20 July 2007 02:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

listened to this yesterday after seeing this thread. i believe i shall do so again now.

haitch, Friday, 20 July 2007 03:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

in response to the first thread...

yes. it is good.

Hamildan, Friday, 20 July 2007 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Immer 2 deserves more attention (and a second chance or three).

It lacks the immediate first impression of Immer as well as the easier accessibility of Fabric 13, but Immer 2's so shimmerier and slinkier.

dblcheeksneek, Friday, 20 July 2007 18:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

immer 2 took a few second chances with me, but it is now my favorite of the three (the other two are still tip top obv.). it is really good late at night on headphones.

tricky, Friday, 20 July 2007 18:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Man, this (now 9 year old!) mix is still SOOOOOO AMAZING.

EDB, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:31 (six years ago) Permalink

this mix is the best

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

who is creme1

am0n, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Happy New Years... 2 hours to go for me but Killerteppich just came on and people are having a good time.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 05:51 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

This is probably my favourite mix album ever.

Is his Mantasy album any good? (Or is there conversation about it elsewhere?)

djh, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Mantasy isn't very exciting but I like it just fine.

Recommend his RA podcast from the end of last year, like it better than the album, up there with his older mixes.

Plasmon, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Read a description of it as "middle aged" which actually made it appeal.

djh, Thursday, 21 March 2013 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Mantasy is a nice sort of Sundayish album to sit and read to but it's not really house music, until you get to the final third at least. It's beautifully produced and there's some lovely stuff on it though.

Cosign the recommendation for the RA podcast though, that's essential.

Matt DC, Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Ta. Any recommendations on tracks to here from Mantasy? The couple I've played have been a bit ... nothing, really.

Will hunt down the podcast.

djh, Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink

you might want this too, if you fancy a 12-hour michael mayer mix at all


Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks. Where's a good place to find "archived" RA podcasts?

djh, Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

most of them are up on soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/medellinstyle/michael-mayer-resident-advisor

just sayin, Friday, 22 March 2013 09:49 (five years ago) Permalink

The RA mix is pretty good. Mentioned a couple times in other Mayer threads but his mix for John Peel was pretty great albeit short. I re-uploaded it since the blog I found it on had it on Megaupload. <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ydgy868f9f9cy81";>Link</a> and <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/tracklistings/peel_archive_shtml.shtml?20030318";>tracklisting</a>.

rawr, Saturday, 23 March 2013 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Blah. Link and tracklisting.

rawr, Saturday, 23 March 2013 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

The Peel mix is a 10/10 classic for sure.


the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:05 (five years ago) Permalink

"roses" off mantasy is a classic track imo

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Sunday, 24 March 2013 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Rawr: Whaa links are dead already

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 25 March 2013 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Loads of the old mixes are worth checking out. The really ancient Michael Mayer presents Kompakt Koln, I think it's called that, is amazing.

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Monday, 25 March 2013 08:08 (five years ago) Permalink

This is a classic from 2002......pologies if it's been linked to before. Currently no download available on the SC page unfortunately: soundcloud.com/bloxon/michael-mayer-love-family-park-07-07-2002

01.[00:00] Polmo Polpo - Acqua (Slight Return) [Lautmaschine EP001]
02.[01:33] Morgan Geist - Smear (The Connection Machine Remix) [Environ - ENV 001]
03.[06:45] Air Liquide - If There Was No Gravity [Rising High Records - RSN 79]
04.[14:15] Funktaxi - B-Vision [Electrocord - ER 700]
05.[17:03] Connective Zone - Function [Unxplored Beats - UXB 006]
06.[21:56] Losoul - Sunbeams And The Rain [Playhouse - PLAY 40]
07.[27:18] Superpitcher - Don't Think Too Much [Kompakt - KOM 35]
08.[33:53] Sasha - A Key To Heaven For A Heavenly Trance (Night Dubbing Mix) [UDRGRND 424]
09.[39:09] 42 Cows In Town - Coffeeshop People (Orlando Careca Coffee Dub Mix) [66 Degrees - 66D02]
10.[44:29] Klubfilter - Illumination (In The Garden Of Love) [Royal Flush Records - RF 018]
11.[49:31] Gus Gus - Anthem [4AD - GUS15]
12.[58:29] Underground Resistance - The Illuminator [Mad Mike Music BMI - UR-033]
13.[69:51] Aril Brikha - Aqua [Transmat Records - MS25]
14.[77:02] Mathew Jonson - Magic Through Music [Itiswhatitis Recordings - IIWII007]
15.[80:44] Swayzak - Ikea [!K7Records - !K7 128 EP]
16.[85:30] Dennis DeSantis - Promotion Of Vice (Alexander Kowalski Remix) [K2 O Records - K2O-18]

millmeister, Monday, 25 March 2013 10:09 (five years ago) Permalink

The 42 Cows in Town & Klubfilter medley (@ 39 and 44 mins) is immense.

millmeister, Monday, 25 March 2013 11:00 (five years ago) Permalink

That John Peel set is probably the pinnacle of all schaffel for me - the double victory lap of "Unter Null" followed by the T.Raumschmiere remix of "Ich Weiss Warum" is astonishing.

Tim F, Monday, 25 March 2013 12:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoops, I suck at formatting. ilx encoded the ? as %3F on the second link and picked up a quotation mark on the first.


Yes, this is def *the* schaffel mix. I've heard Superpitcher's rmx of Quark's I Walk on at least 2 diff commercial mixes (Optimo & Ivan Smagghe's) but neither are as sleek and sexy as it is on there for me.

rawr, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Tim, what's the name of the track I quoted the other day with the really squelchy voccoder? I think it comes right before Unter Null.

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:52 (five years ago) Permalink

1. Mikkel Metal - 'Testan' (Kompakt)
2. Superpitcher - 'Grace' (Kompakt)
3. Quarks - 'I Walk (Superpitcher Shaffel Mix)' (Kompakt Extra)
4. Wassermann - 'W.I.R' (Profan) - presumably from this 12"?
5. Michael Mayer/ Reinhard Voigt - 'Unter Null' (Kompakt)
6. 2Raumwohnung - 'Ich Weiss Warum (T.Raumschmiere Remix)' (IT Sounds)

willem, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:07 (five years ago) Permalink

You are my savior. Most outrageously massive tune ever.

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:13 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

btw thx so much for this 2003 mix...it's really perfect

tpp, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

why won't this thread go away :-(

the late great, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

It's the same old theme since 1916 in your thread in your thread.

Tim F, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink


the late great, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I hope you're not pretending that review lends your stance more credibility.

Tim F, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink


the late great, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 23:38 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Absolutely majestic work of art

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 6 August 2017 03:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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