FACT mix 486: Dave Clarke

The Baron of Techno steps up.

Dave Clarke may be best known for uncompromising techno – that style is at the heart of classic records like Archive One and the ‘Red’ series of singles, and was one of the attributes that John Peel, who featured him regularly on his BBC radio show, lauded him for – but electro and hip-hop are massive parts of his DNA too. He started as a hip-hop DJ in the late ’80s, and has tirelessly championed electro on his White Noise radio show. His classic World Service mix CDs were also split into two halves, one for techno and the other for electro.

Released ahead of an appearance at Fabric’s Room 2 this coming Saturday March 14, Clarke’s FACT mix leans heavy on the electro, with several appearances from UK gloom-monger Dez Williams and oft-overlooked veteran Will Web, plus more established names like Radioactive Man and Keith Tucker. As the mix winds down, though, it really turns off-piste: there’s whirling weirdness from Martin Rev, odd-ball funk from Toob and even a spin for UK breakbeat classic ‘Mad Monks on Zinc’.

Tracklist:
My Darkness – Lectromagnetique
Wildstyle (Dynamix II Remix) – Time Zone
Pleasure Boys – Visage
Alien II – Di”jital
Hellll – Dez Williams
Rezonation – Ohverclock
Das Werk Von Robotern – Will Web
Working with machines – Dez Williams
Carl Craig Always Did – Mazzula
Spétfolgen – Das Muster
Liver-Noise – T Linder
Illuminati Reptiles – Ohverclock
Concerning Irregular Figures – Pip Williams
Fallen Moon – Sync24
Backpropagation – CWS
We Are Detroit (Mix 1) – Keith Tucker
Who’s Your Daddy (50 Shades of Detroit Mix) – Will Web
A2-The Crash – The Exaltics
City Of The Damned (Radioactive Man Rmx) – Kitbuilder
By The Way (remix by NÖVÖ) – Adan & Ilse
Ram – Radioactive Man
Private Armies (Dub) – Vivien Goldman
Temptation – Martin Rev
Clipto (Instrumental) – Toob
Frequency 7 – Visage
Derelicht – The Soft
Mad Monks on Zinc – The Holy Ghost