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Richard Davis Bring Me Closer
06 :22
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WestBam And Nena Oldschool, Baby (Piano Mix)
05 :05
05
Robag Wruhme & Wighnomy Brothers Killerteppich
04 :34
06
Thomas Schaeben Busted
04 :10
07
Villalobos Easy Lee
07 :15
08
Magnet Abendstern
06 :36
09
Superpitcher Mushroom
05 :12
11
Thomas Schaeben & Geiger (feat. Schad Privat) Really Real
05 :19
12
Le Dust Sucker Love Me
05 :39
13 04 :45
ARTIST
TITLE
Fabric 13
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FABRIC 025CD FABRIC 025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/12/2004

2003 release. Michael Mayer was born and brought up in the clean air of the Black Forest, deep in Germany's south-west corner. As a kid, his days and nights were filled with music, either liberated from his parents' collection, absorbed via his bedside radio or tentatively played on the household's piano. He first heard DJs at youth discos and was smitten, immediately beginning his own record collection -- Italian disco, the Pet Shop Boys, extended 12" mixes of pop tracks and classic funk are its foundations. At the age of 20, Michael moved to Cologne, the warmest part of Germany in both temperature and attitude. With the help of Wolfgang and Reinhardt Voigt -- already-cherished Cologne artists -- he forged a characteristically-grounded career, equally mundane and insane. Michael's time is split between producing tracks, DJing globally and overseeing the distribution of many of Europe's underground labels. He works at Kompakt, a deceptively-named business incorporating a vibrant release schedule, recording studios, distribution centers and a gigantic record store, all in the heart of Cologne. Every Friday, Michael eats with best pals and fellow Kompakt artists Tobias Thomas and Aksel Superpitcher, before partying at Total Confusion, their Studio 672 club night. Fabric 13 displays the components that make Michael Mayer and Kompakt essential. It was made in one take on a Monday afternoon in an empty Studio 672. Alongside minimal techno, there's killer acid, low-slung '80s grooves, heart-stealing strings, live drums, a heap of melody and no purist sensibilities. Westbam And Nena's "Oldschool, Baby (Piano Mix)" is Michael's favourite "Schlager" track, a German mainstream genre that infects much of Kompakt's output (direct translation: "Schlager" = "Hit").