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Caribou’s Dan Snaith announces new Daphni album, shares “Face to Face” — listen

fabriclive 93, which spans 23 (!) unreleased tracks, arrives this summer

Dan Snaith, photo by Thomas Neukum
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    On July 21st, Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith will return with a new album under his Daphni alter ego. It’s titled fabriclive 93 and marks Snaith’s first Daphni record since 2012’s Jialong. As its name suggests, it’s also the latest installment in London nightclub Fabric’s monthly LP series, which has previously featured artists like Four Tet and Peanut Butter Wolf.

    The forthcoming effort collects 23 previously unreleased tracks and four edits. In a press statement, Snaith explains that his collaboration with Fabric — which closed in 2016 amidst drug-related deaths but reopened earlier this year after much rallying from the electronic music community — was sparked by “10 or 15” visits to the venue. “I’m always drawn to the eccentrics in each field of music and I love that a club like fabric, that is such a mainstay of London’s clubbing landscape, is also the de facto London home of dance music’s foremost eccentric.”

    As a first look at what’s to come, Snaith has shared a song called “Face to Face”. Spanning nearly six minutes, it’s a buoyant number featuring fidgety bass. Stream it down below.

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    Update: Snaith has shared a second preview of fabriclive 93 in the form of “Tin”. Listen below.

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    In the years since releasing Jialong, Snaith has broken off one-off tracks such as “Vikram” and two Owen Pallett collaborations, “Julia” and “Tiberius”. His last Caribou album came in 2014 with Our Love.

    fabriclive 93 Tracklist:
    01. Daphni – Face to Face
    02. Daphni – Xing Tian
    03. Daphni – Carry On
    04. Jamire Williams – FUTURISM (Daphni Edit)
    05. Daphni – Poly
    06. Daphni – Ten Thousand
    07. Daphni – Medellin
    08. Daphni – Hey Drum
    09. Luther Davis Group – You Can Be A Star (Daphni Edit)
    10. Daphni – Try
    11. Daphni – Vikram
    12. Pheeroan Ak Laff – 3 In 1 (Daphni Edit)
    13. Daphni – Listen Up
    14. Daphni – Tin
    15. Daphni – Moshi
    16. Daphni – Strange Bird
    17. Container – Dissolve (Daphni Edit)
    18. Daphni – Joli Mai
    19. Daphni – Nocturne
    20. Daphni – So It Seems
    21. Daphni – Screaming Man Baby
    22. Daphni – vs
    23. Daphni – The Truth
    24. Daphni – 406.42 ppm
    25. Daphni – Always There
    26. Daphni – Fly Away
    27. Daphni – Life’s What You Make It

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