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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
19 December 2022, 14:38

fabric and Ricardo Villalobos to celebrate 20 year relationship with 24-hour party

"We didn't quite know what to expect when he first turned up to play and perhaps that's still true today"

Ricardo Villalobos fabric Continuum February 2023

London club fabric and Ricardo Villalobos have announced plans to celebrate their 20 year relationship with a marathon 24-hour party at the venue.

Set to take place on 11th February 2023, the event is part of the wider Continuum series of weekend-long sessions, and will be headlined by the minimal techno don, who will, of course, play an extended set. Maher Daniel, O.BEE, Tomas Station, Sonja Moonear and Praslea have also been confirmed to play, with more guests to be revealed in the coming months. 

"In November 2002, we booked Ricardo for the first time," fabric wrote on Instagram. "Craig Richards was a weekly resident and invited Ricardo to play a night. He played for two and a half hours — the one and only time he played what we might deem a 'short' set. We didn't quite know what to expect when he first turned up to play. And perhaps that's still true today. A Ricardo set at the club, even 20 years on, will always surprise us.

"Today he is one of the electronic music world’s most significant figures. A master who has educated us through original music selection, entertained us with personality and technique and, from our giving him the space to play marathon sets coupled with us never wanting to stop the party, is what first inspired our 24+ hour ‘On and On…' parties in the mid 2000s," the club continued. "Since then, Villalobos and an extended session in EC1 have gone hand in hand. So there was no question how we would to commemorate 20 years of his playing for us."

In October, fabric celebrated its 23rd birthday with a mammoth 30-hour party, where Villalobos joined the likes of AFRODEUTSCHE, JASSS, KiNK, DJ Tennis and Margaret Dygas, among others.