2010 release. Flicking easily from the heavy, sheets of sound produced by his old school contemporaries, Surgeon fuses the old with the new on Fabric 53, creating connections between the oppressing and the minimal that have never been as simply decoded. Honing in on the idea that a lot of "modern" bass music harks back to rave and constantly re-feeds on its memory for inspiration, he includes music from a veritable liege of young producers. Instra:mental's rolling "Forbidden" is used early on and adds the kind of quickened bass texture that has been carefully incubated over their workings as they slow down from 175bpm drum & bass and Starkey's "Spacecraft" is used brilliantly to juxtapose the rolling pressure of what comes before it, eliminating the 4×4 pulse and adding thicker, more leading bass tones. Artists: Scuba, Marco Bernardi, Exium, Instra:mental, Forward Strategy Group, Reeko, Robert Hood, Planetary Assault Systems, Al Tourettes, Appleblim, Ritzi Lee, Ben Sims, T-Polar, Ital Tek, Subeena, Fran Hartnett, Mark Broom & James Ruskin, Stephen Brown, Ancient Methods, Greena, Starkey, Anneka, Slugabed, Cari Lekebusch, Orphx, Gatekeeper, Mark Broom & James Ruskin, Russ Gabriel, and DJ Overdose.