fabric first opened on 21st October 1999; though it started as an idea many years prior to that. The building alone took over three years to convert but the club now stands proudly in the renovated space of the Metropolitan Cold Stores in Farringdon, London.
Simply put, fabric was conceived by people that go to clubs, for people that go to clubs. The club has three separate rooms (two of which feature stages for live acts) which each have their own independent sound systems. Aside from the unisex toilets, a unique feature of the club is the vibrating floor in Room One. Known as a “bodysonic” dancefloor, sections of the floors are attached to 450 bass transducers which emit bass frequencies, allowing clubbers to feel the music through the low end frequencies transmitted into their skeletons via their feet.
The club occupies a total area of 25,000 square feet.
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fabric’s Saturday night programming showcases underground DJ talent, internationally-renowned electronic music legends and accomplished live acts. Stylistically it’s dedicated to cutting-edge house, techno, electro, disco, dub-techno… and anything else that fits within the confines of the night’s future-forward and ever-evolving programming.
fabric’s weekly residents are Craig Richards and Terry Francis who play almost every Saturday. Craig is also involved in programming the night, frequently inviting artists from all over the world to perform.
Regular Guests: Adam Beyer, Adam Shelton, Alan Fitzpatrick, Apollonia, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Dave Clarke, Deetron, Dixon, DVS1, Eddie Richards, Ivan Smagghe, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Kink, Laura Jones, Levon Vincent, Luke Slater, Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler, Mathew Jonson, Matt Tolfrey, Move D, Norman Nodge, Petre Inspirescu, Prosumer, Raresh, Regis, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Hood, Seth Troxler, Slam, Steffi, Steve Bug, Subb-an, Surgeon, Tama Sumo, Tobi Neumann, Virginia, Zip and many more.
Bass-driven dance music has a home at FABRICLIVE. From drum & bass, grime and dubstep to UKG, bassline, funky and everything in between; this is where the freshest sounds, the greatest DJs and most passionate crowds come together under one roof. You’ll find FABRICLIVE at fabric on the last Friday of the month with extra dates and Bank Holiday Specials dropping throughout the year.
Regular Guests: Alix Perez, Annix, Barely Legal, Calyx & TeeBee, Chase & Status, Congo Natty, David Rodigan, DBridge, Dillinja, DJ Hype, DubPhizix & Strategy, Elijah & Skilliam, Erol Alkan, Fabio, Friction, Goldie, Groove Armada, Hatcha, Hazard, High Contrast, Jackmaster, JME, Kasra, Kode9, Loadstar, Loefah, LTJ Bukem, Logan Sama, Marcus Intalex, Marky, My Nu Leng, Netsky, Newham Generals, Plastician, P Money, Redlight, Rockwell, S.P.Y, Scratch Perverts, Simian Mobile Disco, Skepta, Skream, SubFocus, Tom Shorterz & many more.
The story of Fabric’s 2016 will go down in dance music folklore. After famously being shuttered following the deaths of two teenagers from drug-related causes during the summer last year, pretty much the whole of clubland united behind Fabric’s #saveourculture campaign to have their license reinstated. The situation also had a wider impact on clubbing culture, acting as a catalyst to open up the conversation about policing, planning and licensing venues in the UK.
And since reopening in January, the Farringdon venue has welcomed a huge array of artists back to EC1, including regulars like Seth Troxler and Ben UFO, as well as Ricardo Villalobos, who Fabric’s promotion manager Judy Griffith describes as an “honorary resident” when speaking to DJ Mag about Fabric’s year. “He was returning home,” he explains. “A sight we never thought we would see again and it was emotional for all of us, Ricardo included.”
Having won Best Large Club at DJ Mag’s Best of British awards in December, as well as boasting Best Resident in Craig Richards, who Blackett says remains vital to the club after 17 years as musical director alongside Terry Francis. “They have both totally mastered their craft. The new generation can learn a thing or two from these guys. We all can, it’s like an education every week. You really are watching masters at work when you see them play.”
Changes were made to the club’s operations before Fabric could reopen, which include raising the age restriction to 19, the addition of ID scanners and other security measures. The Farringdon venue also switched programming on Fridays, taking FabricLive fortnightly in order to make room for artist-led nights that see Rødhåd, Jon Hopkins, Daphne and more all head up parties this year. The result is a definitive victory for clubland, whilst re-establishing Fabric as the beating heart of London club culture.
Sunday nights (and consequently Monday mornings) in London have been irrevocably changed since September 2007, thanks to the notorious, unstoppable WetYourSelf crew of Cormac, Peter Pixzel and Jacob Husley. Named in relation to the original venue for their club nights, Club Aquarium, which is equipped with its own pool, the WYS! team are fuelled by their joint desire to bring serious dancefloor hedonism to Sunday nights. Presenting quality music in an unpretentious way, they began hosting Sunday nights here at fabric in February 2009 and since then, the DJs that have performed at their cult-followed night is a staggering, veritable who’s who of dance music that includes Miss Kittin, DJ Hell, Sascha Funke, Ben Klock, Dave DK, Martin Buttrich, Marc Houle, Popof, Gaiser, Alex Under, Martinez, Oliver Koletzki, Italoboyz and Argy to name but a few.