Location: London, UK
There’s a strong case for Fabric being London’s ultimate club. No other venue has held so steadfast in its mission. Located on the site of a former meat storage unit in Farringdon, the club has maintained an underground ethos since it opened in October 1999. Its key promotions Fabriclive (bass music variants twice a month on Fridays) and Fabric (house, techno and electro on Fridays and Saturdays) have made a point of booking the most skilled DJs and championing new subterranean talent, while WetYourSelf! On Sundays is a polysexual party with a minimal techno focus.
Its Saturday residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis are known for their deeply dug DJ sets, and Fabriclive resident Skankandbass has made a considerable name in recent times too. Never standing still, fabric has recently added a new night to its event line up too: Forms. This promotion focuses on house, featuring everyone from lo-fi boss Mall Grab to tech-house wizard wAFF.
Fabric’s three rooms boast cutting-edge sound. The flagship Room One has a vibrating “bodysonic” dancefloor, which immerses dancers in bass frequencies. There have been a few cosmetic changes recently: “The Room Two soundsystem was properly unveiled last year and has been a huge talking point for our artists and crowd,” says Kirsti Weir from fabric. “Room Three has also seen a change: we moved the booth to the centre of the floor last spring.” Plenty of reasons why, for a lot of you, Fabric remains your favourite club.