Records round up: Chaos, unpopular love, half-whispered speculations, and inner-city postcodes

All the latest from fabric Records and Houndstooth featuring TYGAPAW, Chaos In The CBD, JDFR, Katie Gately and more.

It finally feels like Spring is here – the perfect time to reflect on recent months, as well as look to the future. The sun has at last been creeping out and longer, brighter days have arrived. It's a time for fresh starts, making plans, and of course, plenty of new music.... And there’s been SO much new music going on lately in the world of fabric Records and Houndstooth, we thought we’d put it all down in one place.

At fabric Records, we've had a great month with a new release and album announcement from the incredible TYGAPAW, inclusions on the BBC 6 Music playlists for fellow Originals artists I. JORDAN and SHERELLE, and to top off March, the release of fabric presents Chaos In The CBD. Meanwhile, Houndstooth have been busy with a new single out now from JFDR's forthcoming album Museum, and an anticipated full album release from Katie Gately (Friday 31st March).

Spring is also traditionally, and famously, a time for new beginnings. It’s also the perfect time to remind you about our fabricfirst memberships. You’re likely browsing the fabric website because you like clubbing, spinning records, or maybe a bit of both. Our bespoke membership packages offer great deals on Records releases and discount club entry to fabric and affiliated fabric events as well as exclusive monthly deals. For example, this month we’re offering our members the chance to win free tickets to EXODUS Festival as well as some exclusive copies of Katie Gatley’s new album 'Fawn/Brute'. There’s also all-year long store discounts and all the latest Records releases too. Find out more here.

TYGAPAW announces new album love has never been a popular movement. on fabric Originals

TYGAPAW announces their second album, love has never been a popular movement. for release on fabric Originals. Eight tracks of pure dancefloor declaration; the album features George Riley and LSDXOXO and is set for release on 21st April.

The new track also features on Spotify's dedicated dance music playlist 'Altar' along with more Originals releases from I. JORDAN and SHERELLE. Check it out here.

I. JORDAN & SHERELLE pay homage to Manchester, and sleepless nights, on first collaborative split-single

Two absolute legends in the UK scene have dropped a brand new split-single of original music via fabric Originals. I. JORDAN's 'M1, M3' is a glittering homage to Manchester nightlife and SHERELLE's 'GETOUTOFMYHEAD' is a thundering bass-propelled pumper. Both tracks made it onto the BBC Radio 6 music weekly playlists over March, and both tracks also feature on the Spotify 'Altar' playlist.

Stream now or purchase the split-single here.


As well as the new single 'Life Man' from JFDR's forthcoming album Museum coming out on 29th March, ‘Fawn/Brute’ by Katie Gately is set for release on Friday 31st March. Following the lead single “The Orchid," “Life Man” soars like the spring breeze we've all been waiting for. Originally starting off as a moodier iteration, JFDR extracted the track’s core groove, seeping newfound energy into the song. The track takes us through soft, intricate percussion, to an electrifying chorus, all grounded by JFDR’s half-whispered speculations.

Meanwhile, Katie's stunning album has had numerous stellar reviews, including this one from The Quietus:

"Balancing between light and darkness, Gately doesn’t shy away from anxious feelings" writes Irina Shtreis. "Most of the eleven songs here start with sinister, skidding basslines. On the other hand, each has a depth and emotional complexity that follow acknowledgements of one’s responsibility and feelings to the person who is about to enter the unstable world. A few tracks unfold anxiety triggered by lack of security. ‘Meat’ and ‘Scale’ reflect on the final worrying months of being pregnant. The former starts as a ritual song where tension gradually builds up with layers of synths, vocals and witchy whispering mimicking murmurs of a conversation between members of a hospital staff. The mechanical beats and theremin-esque spooky sounds at the end of the song suggest a matter of life and death. Gately is well-versed in creating suspense and enveloping an intense emotional state into unrestrained electronica. A palimpsest of sounds, ‘Chaw’ starts with a mellow Swan Lake-like intro, sewn into an overwhelming cyberpunk techno."

Chaos In The CBD: Unearthed house gems

"These are the records that we’ve played for years. For us, they all mean something."  Chaos In The CBD sat down with Juno Daily to discuss their 'fabric presents' compilation forthcoming this Friday 31st March and their club night curation at fabric this Saturday. Read the full interview here.

Ahead of the full compilation release on 31st March, house music duo Chaos In The CBD present two single releases to get you in the mood: ‘Into You’ (Johnathan Morning Mix) is a euphoric classic from J.D. Hall, arriving this month to a warm response. First out on Sunfire Records in 2005, this is the first time a digital version has been available. Previously only out on vinyl, and with a £88 price on Discogs, this is a sought-after tune. Soulful, deep, blissful, and incredibly rich; ‘In You’ features on the 2xLP, out on 31st March, which is the main release day.

Meanwhile, out on digital formats today (22nd March), is 'Raunchy After Dark’ by Sound Clash Republic. First released on Junk Rock Records, the UK label started by the track’s producer Fabio Borzacco aka Fabio Paras, ‘Raunchy After Dark’ is an early progressive house tune from 1992, when Fabio was releasing as Sound Clash Republic. Now hand-picked for the forthcoming ‘fabric presents Chaos In the CBD’ mix by the sibling duo, this is the first time the track will be available digitally, released only as 12” vinyl when it first came out. Thirty years on, the track’s catchy hook and composition get re-released on digital, ready to be heard by a new generation of electronic music fans.

Pre-order fabric presents Chaos In The CBD or book tickets to their launch party at fabric on 1st April here.