About fabric London
The Building And Area
fabric is found at 77a Charterhouse Street, London EC1. It occupies the renovated space of the Metropolitan Cold Stores. Smithfield Meat Market stands and operates from a site directly opposite and is the last of Londons great markets. The areas construction took place in Victorian times alongside nearby landmarks Holborn Viaduct and Fleet Valley Bridge. These projects swept away much of the villainous subculture of Victorian London, captured forever by Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist. Post-World War II, whole communities migrated from the area to satellite towns. A vacuum was left, buildings became solely used for commercial purposes and Smithfield lay deserted at weekends. In the fashion of the nearby Barbican Centre (for the study of The Arts), fabric has been acknowledged as a central component to the revitalisation of the area, which can now offer itself as one of Londons best instances of 24-hour culture.
fabric opened in October 1999 after years of planning. It has three spaces, two of which feature stages for live acts. The rooms house Europes first bass-loaded bodysonic dancefloor, 3 soundsystems and 5 bars over two levels and a total area of 25,000 square feet.
Saturday nights’ playlists consistently forge a path for new sounds and talent. Lose yourself in the freshest house, techno and electro sounds from forward thinking underground DJs and cutting edge live acts.
Resident DJs: Craig Richards and Terry Francis.
Regular Nights: Wiggle, The Nothing Special, Aus Music
“fabric’s Saturday night is highly unpredictable and utterly compelling.” – The Guardian
Our Friday night programming at FABRICLIVE exists to unite morphing strains of club music. Why? Because music evolves in elliptical circles and, as an art form, it seems to exist completely in cycles. And throughout these new and changing musical manifestations FABRICLIVE has always existed to simply curate and align the best of these new sounds, acting as a respected stamp of approval that unites disparate sounds and scenes under the one roof and often on the same night.
Regular acts, labels and residencies include: Hessle Audio, Metalheadz, Butterz, Playaz, Rinse FM, Ram Records, Hoya:Hoya, Jack Beats Love, Critical Sound, Daniel Avery presents Divided Love, Hyperdub, Keysound, Bukem In Session, Roska Presents, Hit & Run and Monki & Friends.
“For excitement and thrills, no other night touches this one. FABRICLIVE just keeps on cutting it.” – Evening Standard
WetYourSelf! are the Sunday night residents, founded by Cormac, Peter Pixhel and Jacob Husley the DJ crew showcase their love of minimal techno inviting local and international talents to join in on the party.