“During a period when London clubland was due a much-needed kick up the backside, amidst many venue closures, we were there with our big size 12s,” Cable's marketing manager Chris Halliday tells DJ Mag. And he ain't wrong. Since opening its doors in 2009, the venue has continued to stand tall, fighting the cause for the capital's turbulent club scene with wall-to-wall quality underneath London Bridge's noisiest archways each week.
Leaning slightly more towards d&b and bass/breaks during its early years, the venue has welcomed 4/4 sounds into its cavernous vaults increasingly in recent years. Even its flagship night, We Fear Silence, has found itself compiling Boddika, Dexter and Ben Klock one week, UK funky/garage heads like Lil Silva and Phaeleh the next, while sticking to its roots with a 15 Years of Virus party (Ed Rush, Optical, Matrix) last month. Leeds' underground powerhouse Ketoloco has also found a home here, encouraging it to book even bigger, with Solomun and Todd Terje making the cut so far.
Grime's cutting edge made a devastating incision with Butterz third birthday recently, Jaded is the weekly go-to for wonky early hours troopers and Connected has the deep house/techno shufflers out in full force — making this bare-bricked urban cave a fully fledged embodiment of London clubbing culture today, meeting the highest possible standards.