FABRICLIVE to Host Drum ‘n’ Bass Legends & Rising Stars This Summer

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Now that London’s Fabric is back and firing on all cylinders after a heap of legal woes earlier in the year, the famed club has unveiled a killer summer lineup for its ongoing FABRICLIVE series.

Focusing on drum ‘n’ bass — a genre that all too often gets short shrift from big clubs — FABRICLIVE will feature a host of genre heavyweights including Grooverider, Roni Size, S.P.Y, Bad Company UK, Toddla T and a back to back set featuring Mampi Swift and Crissy Criss. The summer run will also feature debuts from Abra Cadabra, Nadia Rose, Kyrist, Upgrade and T>I.

Obligatory press release gush from booker Rob Cracknell: “FABRICLIVE in summer 2017 is going to be a very special run for us featuring a carefully picked selection of established and exciting new acts and brands coming together to form some of our most diverse line ups to date.” Continue Reading

Fabric Wins License Back & Will Reopen

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This just in…fabric has struck a deal with Islington Council after it was shut down in September after two 18-year-olds died of drug overdoses in the summer.
Terms of the deal include fabric adding undercover surveillance as well as improved lighting and CCTV and ID scanners on entry. Anyone under 19 will not be allowed in and anyone found in possession of drugs will be banned from the club for life.

In a joint statement, the council and club said, “Fabric is committed to doing all it reasonably can to ensure that no more of its clubbers come to drug-related harm. It also recognises that there need to be, and will be, changes to its management structure and accountability.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement, “I am delighted that this agreement has been reached and that Fabric will now reopen. I have always said that we needed to find a common-sense solution that protects both the future of Fabric and the safety of all clubbers – as this does. I especially want to thank Islington Council for working so hard to come to this solution. In her first week in the job, my new Night Czar Amy Lamé held conversations with Islington Council, the Metropolitan Police and Fabric. My Night Czar will be working with other businesses, local authorities and Londoners to maximise the economic and social impact of a growing night time economy.”

On Facebook the club stated it will “be back with some news about #saveourculture and our next steps when we can.”

Massive 111-Track #savefabric Comp Out in November

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James Baldwin once famously said, “Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours.” After the shuttering of fabric in August, the team joined forces with their artist led Houdstooth imprint and decided to put out a call for tracks for a benefit compilation. Staring down a three-week deadline with no wiggle room, they asked for previously unreleased tracks, either brand new or an alternative version of an old classic. The response to their query was overwhelming, and the result is the upcoming #savefabric features cuts by 110 artists. Featuring tracks by DJ Tennis, Jesse Rose, Marc Houle and many more, the compendium represents the diverse array of artists who called the club home. The compilation’s release on November 4 arrives ahead of a court date that will determine the fate of the club.

Tracklisting:
01 Unsubscribe – FFS, R (Loop Mix)
02 µ-Ziq – Bumshit (Vox)
03 18+ – Holes
04 2020 Soundsystem – No Order (Ralph Lawson & Rui-Z Remix)
05 A Short Run (Feat. Howie B & Craig Richards) – Stasha
06 Abul Mogard – Patterns Of Our Own Times
07 Addison Groove – Equal Lies
08 Agoria – Tribute
09 Akkord – Scalar Wave
10 Ali B Feat. Afrika Baby Bam – The Music Saves Me
11 Appleblim – Fabrication
12 Audion – Fun House
13 Broken English Club – The Gentle Art of Murder
14 Bruce – Cables
15 C.A.R. – Voodoo Moon (Thomas Von Party Cover)
16 Calyx & Teebee – Loose Ends
17 Caspa & Rusko – Ravers Tears
18 Clams Casino – Time
19 Clark – Shadow Banger
20 Coldcut Feat. Roses Gabor – Donald’s Wig
21 Cosmin TRG – Dens
22 Curses – A Face In Smoke
23 Dasha Rush – Sweet Monster
24 dBridge – Modern Submission
25 DJ Tennis – Magrelian
26 Dominowe (Gqom Oh!) – Just Dance
27 Dub Phizix – Beatroot
28 Dusk & Blackdown – 110 not out (2011)
29 Dusky & Todd Edwards – Holiday In Holloway
30 Enei & Kasra – Basic Instinct
31 Exercise One – All These People
32 Fake Blood – Reflections
33 FiS – DMT Usher VIP
34 Future Beat Alliance – Sleaze Bag
35 Guy Andrews – Procession
36 Hamid – Untitled 02
37 Heartthrob – Scott’s Teats
38 House of Black Lanterns – Lost
39 Howie B – Space Trip
40 Ikonika – Miracle Whip
41 IVVVO & Aïsha Devi – Eros Plexus
42 Jesse Rose – Suck It And See
43 John Tejada – Ucbtron
44 Justin Drake, Lil Mark and Matt Tolfrey – Freedom
45 Kangding Ray – Summerend
46 Kate Simko ft. Amunet Shah – All Heart
47 Kirk Degiorgio – Shadow Of A Solitary Being
48 Kiwi – Throw Down (Latin Freestyle radio edit)
49 Kuedo – Bismuth
50 Lakker – Tuc Tuc
51 Laura Jones & Karousel – Find A Way
52 Letherette – Stabz
53 Lucy – The Juggler
54 M.A.N.D.Y. – Berry And North
55 Machinedrum – Stronga
56 Marc Houle – Broken Wing
57 Marquis Hawkes – Redemption Radio
58 Masters of Disasters – The Church Of The Many
59 Mathew Jonson – Decompression (MJ Ghost Force 12” Remix)
60 Matthew Styles & s:vt – Machine Life
61 Max Cooper, Satirist – Grit
62 Michael Mayer – Auld Lang Synewave
63 Mike Shannon Feat. Dave Aju and the LCC All Stars – Can’t Take My Love Away
64 Mr C – Stand Up (Club Mix)
65 Mr Jones – Heavy Eyes
66 Mumdance & Logos – Return Of The Room 2 Lazer
67 Nathan Fake – Laluna
68 Neville Watson – Fight On
69 Nightwave – Speakeasy
70 October- Anna’s Acid Hour
71 Om Unit – Pop Lockin’ Hieroglyphs
72 Optical – Shape The Future VIP 73 Overmono – U-Plastics
74 Paleman – Sore
75 Paula Temple – You Cannot Kill A Soul By Killing The Body (Live At Moogfest)
76 Perc – Foto Real
77 Peter Van Hoesen – Into A Fortification
78 Pinch – Skylines
79 Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (L.B. Dub Corp Meets PAS Rework)
80 Radioactive Man – Craig’s Trousers Flap In The Bass Wind
81 Roger van Lunteren – Hills, I Want You (Gerd Janson Edit)
82 Roman Flügel – Jam The Jam
83 Route 94 – fabric
84 Rrose – Glands
85 Second Storey – The Last Record
86 Shackleton – The Stitch Up
87 Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo – Clouds
88 Sherwood & Pinch – Retribution
89 Shift Work – LA (S.L.O.W.) (Health & Safety Mix)
90 Simian Mobile Disco – Balloon Takes A Holiday
91 Skream – Munk
92 Slam – Government Problem 2
93 Smagghe & Cross – Sam & Jen
94 Snow Ghosts – A Moment
95 Soft as Snow – I Adore (Troy Gunner Remix)
96 South London Ordnance – Arc
97 Special Request – Requiem
98 Stanton Warriors & Cause n Affect – Never Let It Go feat. Janai (VIP Mix)
99 Sunset Graves – Dead City Hymn
100 Tasha – Lost and Found
101 t q d – Vibsing Ting
102 Terry Francis – The Answer
103 The Mole – Glide Down
104 Throwing Snow – One For The Booth
105 Tiefschwarz – Wegekuckuck
106 Tom Demac – Unchained
107 Trevino – Fractured
108 Tuff City Kids – Edlost
109 Untold – This Is How I
110 Vatican Shadow & Telefon Tel Aviv – Rejoice
111 Vex’d – Gravity (2004)

#SaveFabric Campaign To Keep Club Open Launches

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Currently under threat of permanent closure after its operating license was suspended by Islington borough council following the deaths of two clubbers, Jacob Husley, a promoter and resident DJ at Fabric for the past eight years, has started an online campaign to keep the club open. The initiative is intended to let the council know of how much the venue means to the global dance music community. The council meets on September 6 and will share their reasons to push for changes to the license, suspension of the license or closure. Some of the biggest UK DJs — Sasha, Groove Armada and The Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons — have taken to social media, asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to save the clubbing institution.

“This is a time for all of us to have our voices heard together – and make sure we are heard,” stated the club in a missive. They’ve since started two hash tags — the appropriate #SaveFabric and ridiculous #nightlifematters. “Everything hangs in the balance. An enormous amount hangs in the balance right now and the world’s eyes are upon us all. What happens to Fabric happens to us all.”

Cameron Leslie, co-founder of Fabric, added, “Please take a moment to sign the petition on the link below and share with friends, family and fans, hopefully the London Borough of Islington and the Mayor will take note.”

So far the petition has received almost 85,000 signatures and needs another 65,000 to achieve its goal of 150,000 signatures. Show your support for the club by signing the online petition here.

August 30 update: The petition now has over 96,000 signatures.

Nathan Barato Talks Fabric London Debut

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Toronto-based DJ/producer Nathan Barato is having the best year ever. After spending the summer as a resident DJ at Marco Carola’s Music On party in Ibiza (“I’ve learned that the Italians are so on point musically! They know their shit!”), he’s set to make his debut at London’s Fabric nightclub on November 15, playing Kaluki‘s Room 3 shindig along with Richy Ahmed, Pirate Copy and Pete Zorba.

“For me, it’s special that I get to play such an important club,” says Barato. “It’s going be a really dope night with all three rooms laying down great lineups, but to play with the Kaluki crew is really cool for me. Nick Yates and Lee Spence of Kaluki are great guys who I’ve known for a long time, and Richy Ahmed is a talent I look up to a lot.”

Barato first met the guys from Kaluki back in 2012 at Jamie Jones’ Paradise event at DC-10. “I ended up at a crazy villa after-party later in the morning. I knew no one there except Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow, until Nick Yates introduced himself with quite the intro. Ibiza is the best.”

Of his upcoming set at Fabric he says, “I’m thinking to go straight heat, top to bottom, but I’m always ready to throw a few curve balls at the crowd. We’ll see how the vibe goes.”

Having just released “Everytime I See You” featuring vocals by Room 303 — which sports remixes by Volkoder and Nicole Moudaber — on Hot Creations last week, Barato’s milestone gig comes during a particularly productive and satisfying period of his life.

“I have to say that I’m loving life these days,” he beams. “Making music everyday, traveling the world playing great gigs, I’m deeply in love with my lady, I have an amazing inspiring family, and I’m healthy. I’m not sure what the best thing is, but I’m very happy.”