After we introduced our new EC1 Faces who’d be making regular appearances at the club on Saturday nights throughout this year, we’re now also proud to present two artists who’ll be helming FABRICLIVE as regular guests. Put simply, you’ll be able to find both Skankandbass and Blazey Bodynod more regularly at bass-driven Friday nights in the coming months. While you might have already caught one of them playing for us on a Friday recently, tomorrow night sees them both appearing on the same bill for the first time this year. As we prepare to host both Skankandbass and Blazey Bodynod in the building, FABRICLIVE booker Rob Cracknell had the following to say to introduce them:
“FABRICLIVE is constantly looking to bring in new and interesting talent from across the country. From the new wave of bassline DJs to the incredible depth of great drum & bass producers coming through this year, we want to be a platform that showcases both the biggest acts and also talented newcomers. London’s Skankandbass and Bristol’s Blazey Bodynod are two talents we believe in, both are excellent selectors in their fields with bright futures ahead, and we’re proud to have them playing regularly at the club this year.”
Ahead of their appearances in EC1 tomorrow night and beyond, earlier this year we caught up with Skankandbass and Blazey Bodynod to hear more about their connection to the club, and what it means to them to come back here more regularly.
It’s difficult to know where to start with Skankandbass – from the YouTube channel with 55,000 subscribers to the underground record label and nomadic event series, it’s always been an outlet for bringing attention to cutting edge talent in the drum & bass world. On top of all this though, founder Sebastian Weingartshofer has also been making waves via his own DJ sets. Playing a mix of the same cutting-edge D&B championed on the various Skankandbass channels, Weingartshofer is the perfect addition to weight up proceedings at our forthcoming FABRICLIVE showdowns.
“Playing fabric three times in 2016 was above and beyond any bucket list ambition of mine, and being asked back to play this year is just an absolute honour. I couldn’t be happier that the club is now back up and running. While the policy for bass music nights has slightly changed through the years, I can’t wait to see what this will offer in terms of diversity in line-ups. It’s a welcome change for me. Welcome back fabric!”
Head out in Bristol, and it’ll only be a matter of time before you hear mention of Bodynod, the event series responsible for bringing some of the UK’s key talents in bass music to the South-West. Central to this party is Blazey Bodynod, who you’ll usually find spinning a mix of grime and bassline as the party’s key resident. As the party has picked up something of a dedicated following, so has Blazey Bodynod himself, meaning it was only a matter of time before we started bringing him over to Farringdon to showcase his distinctive Bristol-informed sound.
"I am honoured to have been invited back to FABRICLIVE for this year. The London gang should expect energetic grime and bassline in the form of the freshest heaters and the rarely spun certified bangers from back in the day that are guaranteed to light up the rave. I'm ready for the regular road trip to Farringdon to make the capital's ravers bus' a sweat! Long live fabric!"
Skankandbass and Blazey Bodynod both play FABRICLIVE this Friday. Tickets are available here.