James Lavelle curates FABRICLIVE as part of our XX series. Following his live performance as UNKLE: AI for the opening night of our birthday month, Lavelle makes his comeback to our long-running Friday night showcase alongside a team of his own invited guests. The Mo’Wax founder has been a huge part of our history – having joined us as our first FABRICLIVE resident, he was instrumental in shaping the sound of our Fridays in Farringdon for more than five years. For his return to our space, he invites Laurent Garnier to join him. Garnier should need no introduction from us – with an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, he is one of the most influential artists in the history of house and techno. Constantly pushing boundaries, his legendary F Communications label remains a go-to reference point for DJs and producers alike, and his fearless approach behind the decks has shown he’s still at the top of his game today. Room One is rounded off by our own Anna Wall. The London talent has already had a number of killer sets in the space throughout this year, and is set to give another glimpse into her ultra-deep record bag to kick off the proceedings.
Room Two celebrates the backbone sound of FABRICLIVE with three drum & bass champions. Roni Size is one of the jungle and drum & bass movement’s original pioneers. In 1997 his ‘New Forms’ LP helped introduce a whole generation to electronic music at 170BPM, and his label Full Cycle is regarded as one of the sound’s benchmark imprints. He’s also one of the genre’s most highly skilled DJs, something we know from his regular appearances with us over the years. Size is joined by another Full Cycle mainstay, DJ Krust. The Bristolian artist is another key figure in the story of FABRICLIVE – from our early beginnings, he was one of our Room Two staples. Still a torch-bearer for innovative drum & bass both in the booth and studio, we welcome him back to showcase his craft the same cavernous spot. Fresh off joining our family officially, Mantra makes her first appearance as a FABRICLIVE resident. There are a number of reasons we’re excited to welcome her into the fold: through her regular Rupture throwdowns, excellent studio productions and world-beating DJ sets, she’s one of the jungle and drum & bass scene’s most vital voices out there today. She rounds off a suitably packed FABRICLIVE bill in celebration of our 20th birthday.
fabric. London EC1 since 1999: never not making noise.