Switch & Sinden, Fabriclive.43 (Fabric)

What the hell is going on with this album cover? Actually, we don''t care because this installment of Fabriclive is face rippingly awesome.

Like being punched
The run-up to long-anticipated LPs from the UK''s Switch & Sinden has been lined with remixes, singles and impeccable DJ sets. Fabriclive.43, as mixed by the latter, is predictably explosive. Menacing, light fixture-rattling bass tunnels through all 23 selections, as Sinden gathers momentum from Scottie B, Buraka Som Sistema, Skream and more. The last third of this drubbing shows no signs of a slump; the 8-bit oddities of Zomby''s haunting dubstep find themselves flattened by Caper''s thick wobble before Sinden''s universe shifts into the tracklist''s most frazzled chapter yet. Ouch.