fabric first opened on 21st October 1999; though it started as an idea many years prior to that. The building alone took over three years to convert but the club now stands proudly in the renovated space of the Metropolitan Cold Stores in Farringdon, London. Simply put, fabric was conceived by people that go to clubs, for people that go to clubs. The club has three separate rooms (two of which feature stages for live acts) which each have their own independent sound systems. Aside from the unisex toilets, a unique feature of the club is the vibrating floor in Room One. Known as a "bodysonic" dancefloor, sections of the floors are attached to 450 bass transducers which emit bass frequencies, allowing clubbers to feel the music through the low end frequencies transmitted into their skeletons via their feet. In 2016, a bespoke Pioneer Pro Audio sound system was added to Room Two. The system comprises 28 speakers from the XY Series, including 10 XY-218S twin 18-inch subwoofers 4 x XY152 and 12 XY-122 12-inch full-range speakers. Powersoft amplifiers with AES digital connections drive the entire system. The DJ Booth has 4 x XY122 full range speakers with 2 x 118s Subs. The club occupies a total area of 25,000 square feet.
fabric's Saturday night programming showcases underground DJ talent, internationally-renowned electronic music legends and accomplished live acts. Stylistically it’s dedicated to cutting-edge house, techno, electro, minimal, disco, dub techno, and anything else that fits within the confines of the night’s future-forward and ever-evolving programming. One of the night’s defining traits is its focus on longer sets, with guest DJs invited to play extended sets almost every weekend.
fabric’s founding residents are Craig Richards and Terry Francis, both of whom have played since the club’s opening in 1999. Craig is also involved in programming the night, frequently inviting artists from all over the world to perform.
Other Saturday residents: Anna Wall, Bobby., IMOGEN, Jay Clarke, Voigtmann
Regular guests: Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Amelie Lens, Anastasia Kristensen, Apollonia, Ben Klock, Ben UFO, Bicep, Charlotte de Witte, Dave Clarke, DVS1, Jamie Jones, Jane Fitz, Joseph Capriati, KiNK, Luke Slater, Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler, Margaret Dygas, Mathew Jonson, Maya Jane Coles, Midland, Move D, Nicolas Lutz, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh, Regis, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Ryan Elliott, Seth Troxler, Slam, Sonja Moonear, Steffi, Zenker Brothers, Zip and many more.
"fabric’s Saturday night is highly unpredictable and utterly compelling."
– The Guardian
Bass-driven dance music has a home at FABRICLIVE. From drum & bass, grime and dubstep to UKG, bassline, funky and everything in between; this is where the freshest sounds, the greatest DJs and most passionate crowds come together under one roof. Line-ups typically feature a mix of scene heavyweights and rising local talents, with rooms hosted by some of our favourite record labels and party crews. You’ll find FABRICLIVE at fabric on two Fridays per month, with extra dates and Bank Holiday Specials dropping throughout the year.
FABRICLIVE residents: Cimm, Fish & Sherry S, Mantra, Mark Dinimal
Regular guests: 1991, Ant TC1, Benny L, Calyx & Teebee, Camo & Krooked, Chimpo, Crissy Criss, Darkzy, dBridge, Delta Heavy, Dillinja, Dimension, DJ Hazard, DJ Hype, DJ Q, DJ Marky, DLR, Ed Rush, Elijah & Skiliam, Flava D, Foreign Concept, Friction, Grooverider, Holy Goof, Ivy Lab, Kasra, Kenny Ken, Kahn & Neek, Kings of the Rollers, Klute, Lenzman, Logan D, LTJ Bukem, Mefjus, My Nu Leng, Need For Mirrors, Optical, P Money, Randall, Roni Size, Roska, Shimon, Source Direct, Stanton Warriors, Sub Focus, S.P.Y, The Prototypes, TQD, Zinc and many more.
“For excitement and thrills, no other night touches this one. FABRICLIVE just keeps on cutting it.” – Evening Standard
Forms is our event series dedicated to bringing fun to Friday nights in EC1. Inviting fresh new energy alongside influential and admired names from the top tiers of electronic music, the sound of Forms covers lively house, techno, disco and more. A range of high-octane party starters regularly appear at the night, with a focus on nurturing local artists from the start of their DJ journey.
Forms residents: Jaden Thompson, Lindsey Matthews, Tommy Vercetti
Regular guests: &ME, Adriatique, Adryiano, Agoria, Andhim, Andrea Oliva, ANOTR, Baba Stiltz, Big Miz, Black Loops, Chris Stussy, Dan Shake, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Detlef, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, DJ Tennis, East End Dubs, Eclair Fifi, Erol Alkan, Folamour, Green Velvet, Groove Armada, Harrison DBP, Jonas Rathsman, Kölsch, Krystal Klear, Latmun, Louie Vega, Mall Grab, Pan-Pot, Project Pablo, Prunk, Romare, Skream, Themba, and many more.
“Forms – a Friday refuge for the next generation of clubbers.” – Red Bull
Sundays at fabric are dedicated to a range of established record labels and party starters from both local and international crews. Through in-house night Love Child, Sundays at fabric also regularly focuses on supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The music ranges from the type of minimal techno through to deep house perfectly suited to partying into Monday morning.
Sundays at fabric resident: Jacob Husley
Regular guests: Andre Buljat, Arno aka Einzelkind, Djebali, Fabe, Fabrizio Maurizi, Ignacio Morales, illi, Julenn, Matteo Manzini, Neverdogs, Pig&Dan, Ray Mono, Separated Brothers, Spacetravel, Swoop, Traumer and many more.
“Sundays are not for sleeping – they're for carrying on the party at this long-standing Sunday session in Clerkenwell dance palace fabric.” – Time Out