fabric is a nightclub in London, United Kingdom.
It is one of the largest and most popular
night clubs in the UK and widely regarded as one of the best dance
music venues in the world. It is located on Charterhouse
Street opposite Smithfield meat market on the northern fringe of the City of London.
The club was founded by Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie and opened
on 29 October 1999.
Fabric occupies the renovated space of the Metropolitan Cold
Stores. Smithfield Meat Market stands and operates from a site
directly opposite and is the last of London’s great markets.
construction took place in Victorian times alongside nearby
Viaduct and Fleet Valley
Fabric has three separate rooms (two of which feature stages for
live acts) with independent sound systems. A feature of the club is
its vibrating floor in Room One: known as a "bodysonic" dancefloor,
sections of the floors are attached to 400 bass transducers
emitting bass frequencies of the music being played.
The musical genres played there vary. FabricLive is a Friday-night
"soundclash", including tempos from hip hop to breakbeat to drum
and bass to indie rock to electro. Fabric's Saturday nights
showcase DJ talent and live acts. One noteworthy residence was the
legendary DJ John Peel. Saturday nights are under the charge of
Judy Griffith, an experienced London promoter. The weekly residents
are Craig Richards and Terry Francis. Craig Richards is also one of
the Directors of Music Programming and along with Judy, selects the
lineups for Saturday nights, which have featured first UK
appearances by DJs such as Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, and many
others. Fabric is acknowledged to be at the vangard of electronic
dance music and the Saturday lineups are famous for bringing new
talent to London's clubbing cognoscenti.
Sundays at Fabric are promoted by Wetyourself, a Polysexual event
that has been running since February 2009. Cormac Wys is the
promoter. The music policy is Underground House and Techno music,
with the occasional live PA.
Although the club has had many top DJs and established artists
provides a take on the current state of
electronic music by booking less well-established names on the UK
and international circuit, being one of the first UK venues to book
, Michael Mayer
A CD series was launched in 2001. Rotating monthly between fabric
and FABRICLIVE. DJs, the series showcases established and emerging
names. It is entirely independent and operated solely by
September 18 2008, Reilly and Leslie opened the 2,600 capacity
music venue matter.
O2, it is their
first project outside of fabric.