Released: November 22, 2019
Amelie Lens’ first mix for Fabric opens with the kind of ebb and flow that makes me love electronic dance music. The ambient soundscape in “Theory of Relativity” drops into a beat that makes your heart rush a little faster, and the retro techno melody of “Limits of Real” builds and evolves and builds and evolves until WHAM! the whole thing opens up with that thunderous kick that I can only describe as Amelie.
Lens’ song selection and pacing is perfect. Her beats are huge but never cross into the vapid commercialism that you envision when a reviewer talks about huge beats. She knows when to bring the energy down so that you’re surprised all over again when she drops that kick on you.
If you don’t love electronic dance music, then Fabric Presents Amelie Lens isn’t for you. If you like techno that is simultaneously classic and modern, however, you should love this. Her sets are thoughtful, well-crafted, and incredibly energetic.
Bonus: Lens’ pandemic sets on her YouTube channel are a lot of fun. She has a wonderful charisma and it’s a pleasure to watch her interact with her cats while she’s working.