The past few years have been quite a roller coaster for iconic London club Fabric, which faced a near-permanent closure in 2019 after losing its license. Luckily, its attendees and artist guests pulled through en masse, petitioning successfully to keep the venue’s doors open. After a triumphant return, Fabric is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of special edition live events—as well as a double-sided compilation that embodies the distinctive sounds present on party nights.
Fabric covers the four-to-the-floor, house and techno side of the club’s repertoire and is also meant to represent the London-specific culture around these genre. Notable contributors to this disc include Marcel Dettman, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles, IMOGEN, and Daniel Avery. Likewise, FABRICLIVE is meant for the same purpose—but this time for the more “live” genres like underground dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, and jungle. The double-disc combination is set for a December 6 release on the club’s equally eponymous record label. They’ve offered a taste of fabric in the meantime with a lengthy, yet intriguing piece from UNKLE: “Catch Me If You Can.”