Vital cultural entity Fabric London celebrated 13 years of existence as a nightclub recently, and has in tandem with this been releasing FabricLive mixes by guest artists since 2001; to celebrate their latest anniversary, DJ and producer Daniel Avery was asked to provide such mix duties.

Avery has been making quite the name for himself over the last few years with various mixes, remixes, festival and club-night appearances (a resident at Fabric), previously working under the moniker of Stopmakingme. We asked the electro-whizz to name five albums that influenced his musical upbringing; let's just say it's a little different to the kind of output he now dabbles in - FabricLive.66 (out 19th November) featuring choice yet diverse acts such as Andrew Weatherall, Forward Strategy Group, Kassem Mosse. Head here for a full tracklisting and to pre-order, and listen to a track especially created for the mix below.


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Death In Vegas - Satan's Circus

Their overlooked masterpiece in my opinion. After enjoying huge success with their two previous albums and a team sheet full of guest vocalists, Richard Fearless went away and did something entirely different. It's easy to forgot that he's a fantastic DJ and was able to dig deep into his record box of Detroit techno and early electro to bring those influences to the fore. The atmosphere is amazing throughout and the album also holds a special place in my heart as it came out around the time I started DJing myself. I would play something from it every single week, usually to an empty room.

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Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

Whilst I love Screamadelica, I am too young to have felt its full impact first hand. This record, however, came along at the perfect point in my life and first started going out to clubs. It's such an intense album but Mani's basslines give everything a proper swagger. I love this era of music, so many things came together to create a really exciting time.

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My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Definitely my favourite album ever, Kevin Shields is a genius. Waves and waves of droning noise all underpinned by incredible songs and melodies. It's a proper trip in which to get lost and, all these years on, still sounds like nothing else.

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The Chemical Brothers - Surrender

There's no doubt in my mind that The Chems can now be filed next to all the other greats of British music. From mind bending acid house psychedelics to stunningly pretty quiet moments and a sea of unforgettable hooks, they are so much more than just a 'dance act.' It was tough to pick a single album but moments like The Sunshine Underground and Let Forever Be really spoke to me as a teenager, even before I'd really given club music much of a chance.

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A.R.P - The Soft Wave

This album is a truly beautiful lesson in understatement and quiet moods. It reminds me of a dubbed out version of Neu! but is far more unique than I've made it sound. Something with which to end the day.