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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 9]

[…continued from last post] The fourth single from “Fabrique” was a little scarce. While the first three had been issued worldwide, “Something In Your Picture” only seemed to get a release in the UK and Spain. The “Motor Drive” remix … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 8]

[…continued from last post] While Face 2 replicated [in intent, if not execution] the B-side dub mixes of the “Fabrique” cassette B-side, the third disc here was about rounding up the seven and twelve inch single mixes. We had a … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 7]

[…continued from last post] It was track three of Face 2 [“Fabrique” cassette remixes] that an error manifests in this box. It lists a track called “Mutant Mix Mechanik.” That was a B-side dub mix from the “Streetplayer-Mechanik” 12″ being … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 6]

[…continued from last post] Back in the early 80s, the Walkman® portable tape player was a very popular way to enjoy music [but not with me…that’s another story for another day]. Arista was working that pre-recorded tape action with some … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 5]

[…continued from last post] There are occasions where songs can’t be bothered with small talk. “Do You Wanna Make Love” is one such time! A complex rhythm loop faded up as Dave Harris asked the music question of the moment … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 4]

[…continued from last post] It was time for a change in the program. The pensive mood of “You Only Left Your Picture” was established by sequenced synth loops and distant explosions of synthetic percussion at random intervals; coalescing into a … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 3]

[…continued from this post] The quintessential précis of the Fashiøn sound come down to a single track…”Streetplayer-Mechanik.”Sustained bass notes lasting a bar over a 4/4 Simmons pad beat with a two note synth ostinato set the stage with a taut … Continue reading

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