Premiere: C2 – Fabe – Reason [SN008]

Having released on illustrious labels such as Enzo Siragusa’s Infuse London imprint, sister label of FUSE, Sukhumvit, Valioso and more recently Sven Vath’s Cocoon Recordings, Salty Nuts owner and label head, Fabe is about to shine some well-earned light on his on-point studio outlet with his upcoming long-player – “Water Tower”.

The debut double 12” from Mannheim native Fabe is the culmination of extensive research in to the art of the groove and this shows in a quite accomplished and unique body of work in “Water Tower”. Kicking off the album is the uplifting dancefloor groover of title track “Water Tower”, joining in on the A side action is the broken rhythms of “Hoch Wie Nie”. Flipping over is “Martha & Henry”, a deep tech house workout more befitting of the Mannheim legacy. Completing disc one and in keeping with the theme of finely weaving spoken word in and out of the tracks is “Words From Millie”, a loopy yet deep-seated track that sits perfectly with “Hoch Wie Nie” and the rest of disc one.

Returning to upbeat territory on C1 is “Blunt On 130”, a rolling bass tool that will serve any selector well during the peak hours. As good as C1 is, it is the cerebral groove and finely tuned percussion of “Reason” that has us reaching for the needle to listen again. The attention to detail on each element of this track is very impressive and easily puts “Reason” into secret weapon territory, and we are glad to premiere this track.

Heading into the home stretch of this solid, yet rousing debut album from Fabe is “Multi Lost” a looping, skipping bomb that bounds along in a slightly forlorn way before culminating with the bleeping, lush heights of “Green Top”. For more information on this upcoming release head over to the yoyaku record store.

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