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FABRIC
Position: 
2
Non Mover

When it first unveiled itself back in 1999, Keith Reilly's exposed brick-work cavern promised to upgrade the acid house experience for the 21st century - an overawing industrial space with attention-to-detail and sonic perfection at the top of its priorities.

Ten years on, the former meatpacking warehouse has exceeded and overturned all expectations and sits proudly as London's immovable monument to excellence in art and sound. For names like Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Jesse Rose, Dave Clarke and Luciano it is their most coveted London gig, while futurist sonic sorcerers like Instra:mental, dBridge and Martyn also see it as a second home

With such power most would play safe or flirt with complacency. Not so at Fabric. Driven by a notoriously impassioned team, their booking policy is still as forward-thinking as it is open-minded. Placing upstart innovators and shrewdly sourced surprise packages side-by-side with established greats and bonafide legends, their weekly line-ups would fill most venues for months on end.

"Fabric has always been a place that feels like home," believes DJ T. "It's a place where everything is somehow just right, a dependable gem. But most all, I love the club's vision and attitude. It's not about slapping obvious crowd-pullers on the flyer, but all about real artists and DJs that the promoters love and cherish. You could probably cut a third of each night's line-up and still attract the same amount of people. But there is too much passion involved to take such a 'rational' decision."

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SANKEYS MCR
2
FABRIC
3
AMNESIA
4
MINISTRY OF SOUND
5
PACHA IBIZA
6
Matter
7
SPACE IBIZA
8
BERGHAIN
9
Warehouse Project
10
ZOUK SINGAPORE
11
FABRIK
12
CAVO PARADISO
13
WATERGATE
14
Stereo
15
16
D-EDGE
17
WOMB
18
Space Miami
19
Beta Nightclub
20
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
21
Fuse
22
CIELO
23
Harry Klein
24
MINT CLUB
25
Pacha Sharm
26
Cocoon
27
GREEN VALLEY
28
Club Midi
29
ROBERT JOHNSON
30
MANSION
31
GUVERNMENT
32
Coco Banana
33
SUB CLUB
34
Studio Martin
35
SIRENA
36
PRIVILEGE
37
Pacha New York
38
M2
39
The Arches
40
Weekend
41
CORSICA STUDIOS
42
Eden
43
Doornrooseje
44
La Terrazza
45
Pacha Buenos Aires
46
TRESOR
47
Baalsaal
48
Kelly's
49
Café D'Anvers
50
GUABA BEACH BAR
51
Sky Bar
52
Digital Brighton
53
REX CLUB
54
Twisted Pepper
55
Cabaret Voltaire
56
Hardpop
57
Bar 25
58
Alte Börse
59
Melkweg
60
Circus Afterhours
61
Seone
62
YALTA
63
Palladium
64
Cash Club
65
Barfly
66
Club JB's
67
Mynt
68
B018
69
ANZUCLUB
70
Neidklub
71
Snafu
72
Plastic People
73
Avalon
74
LA HUAKA
75
Numero Uno
76
Paradiso
77
Basement
78
Factory Club
79
Batofar
80
Gravity Club
81
Cable
82
Air
83
Vanguard
84
Sullivan Room
85
T Bar
86
Nation
87
Kristal
88
U60311
89
The Caves
90
CASTLE CLUB
91
Plan B
92
Club Silo
93
Villa Mercedes
94
Metro City
95
AGEHA
96
360°
97
The Stiff Kitten
98
Porat
99
WHQ
100
East Village