2009 release. Taking the characteristic bump of Dirtybird/Mothership, including the fresh sounds of Italoboyz and Voodeux, and merging it with the likes of Troy Pierce's stripped-back precision and the melancholic grace of Stimming, Fabric 46 is the eccentric, animated, wide-ranging sound of Claude VonStroke embodied. Always maintaining a sense of humor throughout, and projecting his playful personality into each transition and groove, it vividly captures the feel of his often imitated -- but never replicated -- bubbly, bass-driven style. Tricked out and chopped-up to perfection, the 22+ tracks hold on to a tangible underlying motif throughout: for lack of a better word, fun. Arranged with such artistic dexterity, Fabric 46 swells and pulses with womps, stomps, climbing basslines and slippery beats; sounds collected from across the electronica map, all housed stylistically on one immaculate disc. At times the mix will make you laugh out loud; other times you'll find yourself disarmingly spellbound; other times still, you may even close your eyes in a delicate daydream -- but most of all, the point is to make you move. Artists include Ekkohaus, Rob Van Valen, Holger Zilske, Detroit Grand Pubahs, DJ Deeon, Stimming, P. Lauer, Voodeux, Italoboyz, Varislove feat. DOP, Kiki, Xpansul & Daweed, Dinamoe, James Braun, Donk Boys, Wighnomy Brothers, ICS, Markus Schatz & Brett Longman and Marc Miroir.