The closure of fabric nightclub has seen a reaction that has been completely humbling and overwhelming to its employees, from over 150,000 signing a petition of support to raising in excess of £300,000 in donations to help our legal fight. Support has come from every corner of the industry, with fundraising events at a number of different venues being held up and down the UK. This response perfectly encapsulates everything the electronic music community represents.
Both fabric Records and our artist led label Houndstooth decided a release that embodies this spirit would be a further powerful way to demonstrate the collective power of our community. We asked artists associated with both labels to donate a track to the cause, needing to act fast we gave a deadline of just 3 weeks in total from inception to final master. The brief was simple, we asked for a previously unreleased track, either brand new or an alternative version of an old classic.
The response has been far greater than we could have ever anticipated, with an array of amazing artists delivering stunning tracks. Given this generosity every track that has been submitted is featured on the release, meaning an incredible 111 tracks make up the final running order, presented in alphabetical order.
Due to touring and time constraints many more artists could and would have liked to have been involved, and we can’t give enough thanks to all the labels that have generously allowed their artists to contribute.
In the era of the playlist this compilation represents a comprehensive overview of electronic music from the outer fringes of experimental explorations right through to music aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Ahead of the court date which will determine the long term future of fabric nightclub we’d like to present this compilation as a document of this moment in time but also as the perfect embodiment of everything fabric is and stands for.
This is a digital only release.