2002 release. Tyler Stadius spent the majority of his youth travelling the world with his family, experiencing different cultures and varied lifestyles. Exposed to funk, soul and disco through his father's record collection, he was a quirky, keen, inquisitive kid, never far from a Walkman, stereo or turntable. He returned to his birthplace, Toronto, in the late '80s to found punk bands, attend film school and, eventually, host warehouse parties in downtown locations. His was a D.I.Y. attitude: making up the rules as he went along. Fabric 06 is a hot, heavy trip, drowned in echo and wrapped in rhythm. DJ Buck gives urgent kicks and wild bass, while Jay Tripwire uses lazer zaps, acid lines, tribal percussion and expansive structures over his three contributions. Tribulation offer broken beats and edgy, late-night grooves, Dano and Chus bring peak-time power and Asad Rizvi breaks Cutlab's "Loud Kissin'" into loops, parts and pieces. There's the assured groove of Grant Dell And Bob De Rosa and Laid's sweet, soft sound. The mix ends in a track deserving the tag "classic"; the meeting of '70s reggae voice Cornell Campbell and Berlin visionaries Rhythm & Sound.