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Matter
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Just over a year old, and Fabric's latest venture matter has already indelibly imprinted itself on London's clubbing landscape. Small wonder. A combination of precision-tooled space-age sonics - with a year 3000, "Body-sonic" dancefloor - austere, industrial décor, and a broad umbrella of diverse promotions has quickly rocketed matter to the upper echelons of the club hierarchy, and into our affections.

Perched precariously on the tip of the Greenwich peninsula, carved into the side of the Millennium Dome, matter's South London stronghold has seen it become a d&b fan's paradise, with Ram and Hospital Records both hosting regular sold-out events there. In fact, there's something to cater for all tastes across the dance divides. Whether it's John Digweed's Bedrock, Sven Väth's Cocoon, dubstep savants FWD, or live shows from the likes of Wu Tang head-case Method Man, Matter's got it covered.

Undisputed drum & bass king Andy C is a man who's put matter's superior soundsystem through its paces more than most, and for him, it doesn't get much better than blasting out beats to an appreciative crowd there.

"It feels like a club from the future," says Andy. "The sound is amazing everywhere in the club, and the view down to the dancefloor from the second balcony or the bridge is jaw-dropping. Sometimes at the Ram nights I find a nice spot up high, and just watch the night going on for a while. They make for incredible memories."

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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
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Zouk Singapore
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Fabrik
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D-Edge
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WOMB
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Space Miami
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Warung Beach Club
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Fuse
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Cielo
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Harry Klein
24
Mint Club
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Pacha Sharm
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Cocoon
27
Green Valley
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Club Midi
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Robert Johnson
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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
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Sky Bar
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Rex Club
54
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55
Cabaret Voltaire
56
Hardpop
57
Bar 25
58
Alte Börse
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Melkweg
60
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Seone
62
Yalta
63
Palladium
64
Cash Club
65
Barfly
66
Club JB's
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Mynt
68
B018
69
Anzuclub
70
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71
Snafu
72
Plastic People
73
Avalon
74
La Huaka
75
Numero Uno
76
Paradiso
77
Basement
78
Factory Club
79
Batofar
80
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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
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The Stiff Kitten
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WHQ
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