This Saturday Room One welcomes the return of Italy’s exponent of robust minimal techno, Marco Carola; an artist who seems to command a reverent level of loyalty amongst his fans. He’ll be standing next to Fabric resident selector Terry Francis and Items And Things signing Madato. “Madato first caught our attention with his track “The Night’s Rumours” which featured on Magda’s fabric 49 mix and he’ll be backing up that initial pique with a live set that promises pure techno bravado”, says Fabric.
R&S Records stalwarts, Pariah and Blawan, mark the UK live debut of their bass heavy techno collaboration, Karenn in Room Two alongside sets from Craig Richards and Peter Van Hoesen, who released his new album “Perceiver” on his label Time to Expresss last month.
Room Three welcomes New York’s young gun M A N I K, who originates from New York, where he found notoriety in the city’s nocturnal hotel and loft parties’ melting pot of sub genres from avant-garde house to jacking indie pop and everything in between. After three years of stellar releases on labels from Ovum, Culprit and Poker Flat, “we can almost picture for ourselves the scenarios of the NYC DJ going off by night, which we are looking forward to experiencing in our own Farringdon way this Saturday as M A N I K makes the journey from the East Coast city stateside to Room Three next to dexterous duo Blond:ish”, comments Fabric. – Read Fabric’s interview with MANIK here.
M A N I K will be joined in Room Three by new act on the block, BLOND:ISH, who have releases on Kompakt and Get Physical already, graciously exploring the realms of deep house, electronica, nu disco combined.
Fabric may be on the verge of Puberty, but the club matured long ago…
Photos: Mark Oxley, Angelo Palombini
On the weekend of 19th October 2012, fabric officially turns thirteen. Rather than shying away from the fact that there are certain triskaidekaphobic people out there who go the extra mile to avoid anything that involves the number that’s one more than a dozen; they’re celebrating the fact that they’ve officially entered puberty, by programming a suitably special line up for the Friday and by opening the doors for another 32 hour marathon on the Saturday to house sets from residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis alongside a slew of impeccable special guests, many of whom will be playing multiple or extended sets.
“We realise we’re in something of a minority in looking forward to our thirteenth anniversary but there’s no real concrete proof where the superstition arose around 13′s defamatory level of unexplained unluck”, comments Fabric.
A night of Visionquest & The Nothing Special is quite the opposite…
Visionquest are… Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss, the most innovative and exciting new breed of DJ/Producers to come out of the city of Detroit in a generation. Their remix of Kiki’s “Good Voodoo” on BPitch Control has gone down in history as one of the summer’s biggest underground hits and together they have released tracks on leading labels like Crosstown Rebels, Spectral Sound, Get Physical, Circus Company, Supplement Facts, Wolf+Lamb, Wagon Repair and Minus. Continue reading “Visionquest & The Nothing Special at fabric” »
Having run his own successful London club night for just over two years and the recent launch of his NoN Music label, The Pushamann has come a long way from messing around on the decks in Kingston. And this is due to his unique blending of soul, funk and garage styles into his deep tech house sets.
The Pushamann has spent the last few years playing at some of the most crucial underground venues across London from the notorious Fabric to shoreditch’s East Village, spreading his infectious sound throughout the capital. Something that has clearly stood-out enough to attract the attention of Fabric resident, Terry Francis.
His Nature or Nurture night, which he runs with Terry Francis, is all about spreading this deep, infectious sound. Having been on the go for two years, recently celebrating it’s 2nd birthday at Fabric back in February, Nature or Nurture has already enjoyed appearances from some truly unique underground DJs such as Nathan Coles, Tim Sheridan, Hector, Kenny Hawkes and Moodymanc, whilst also boasting the rest of the NoN DJs each night.
The Pushamann is due to play some very interesting events to say the least, with this weekend seeing him join Nathan Coles, Eddie Richards, Terry Francis, Shaun Reeves and Peter Herbert for a massive Wiggle celebration down at Rivington Studios. At night which is sure to be one to remember, but if you’re unfortunate enough to miss the Wiggle 17th birthday, The Pushamann will be joining Lee Foss for Trouble Vision down at Corsica Studios on 11th June.
With such a growing profile and unique sound, Guerilla Sounds just had to get an exclusive from the man himself, to which he kindly obliged, as well as providing the next installment of the G-Sounds mix series, which perfectly follows on from Lewis Ryder’s series opener. A mix that is infused with a deep, funky and soulful vibe…
Tell us a little bit about how you first got into DJing?
Friends of mine were DJs when we were younger playing house and garage and we used to sneak into Club Coliseum in Vauxhall for Liberty on a Friday night to see EZ, Martin Larner, Matt Jam Lamont. It wasn’t until I was older I started DJing in a local pub playing anything I could get my hands on; funk, soul, reggae. I got a lot of my records from charity shops.
I didn’t start taking it seriously until a friend and I started a night called Soundclash 100 in Kingston on a Tuesday night every other week and we used to ram it. Don’t know why, we couldn’t mix.
And what would you say have been key influences in all this?
Club Coliseum in the early days and of course Fabric. I love all music but you hear a lot of garage in the music I play and make I think!
What DJs or Producers would you say have influenced or played an important part in your style and the music you play?
Craig Richard and Terry Francis at Fabric have always amazed me week in week out. They kill it every time for over ten years… Legendary.
How does it feel to be involved in the Wiggle 17th Birthday?
I played at Wiggles last birthday and had a wicked time. The crowd was well up for it and Nathan and Terry let you do your thing. Playing with Pete Herbert in the disco room is a bit special. Pete has made some great music over the years. I can’t wait. It gives me a chance to play some music that I wouldn’t normally play out.
How did the whole concept of your “Nature or Nurture” night come about?
We started the night off on a Thursday because of Terry’s commitments at the weekend and the concept was to get people in to hear DJs on the cheap, sometimes even free. We had some great guys play for us; Marc Ashken, Moodymanc, Hector, Inxec, Kenny Hawkes, Gamal Kaber, Santos Resiak.
How has Terry’s involvement influenced the general vibe of “Nature or Nurture”?
Terry plays a bit tougher than me so it works really well. I warm up, guests play, then Terry comes on. The flow of the night is always important.
Can you give us an insight into what’s coming up for the next “Nature or Nurture”?
We have a a series of events coming up over the next few months to promote releases on our new label N.o.N MUSIC and hopefully another date at Fabric towards the end of the summer.
Tell us a little bit about the concept of your NoN label?
It’s really an output for people who have played for us and friends. Terry will remix for us from time to time. Our first few releases are my tracks that I’ve had for while but I’m more interested in the remixes.
What do you have planned for the label in the near future?
We have remixes form Mark Chambers, Lewis Ryder and some original materiel from Zeitgeist and some more tracks from myself.
What DJs are really making an impression for you at the moment?
Sam Russo is wicked. He played for us at our last Nature or Nurture… Class!
This weekend proves once again that the underground scene in London is still alive….
London sees yet another weekend of superb music and once again Londoners and visitors are spoilt for choice between, The Gallery, Cocoon, Global Underground, Nature or Nurture, Jaded and god knows how many low-key parties shaking up London Town. But we feel the main clubs which will be rocking the weekend are Ministry of Sound, Fabric and Cable and all very close to each other.
Ministry of Sound will be hosting The Gallery for a Friday night of Progressive House featuring Hernan Cattaneo & Danny Howells playing back to back for 4 hours, not to mention Henry Saiz and Guy J getting in on the action. While Saturday night leaves the way for Global Underground with Trafik and James Talk. Fabric puts on a special night of Cocoon where Sven Vath, Onur Ozer, Matt Tolfrey, Ilario Alicante and resident Craig Richards will be joined by a few other guests. This is a night worth getting in on, which is where we will be! But that’s not to say that Nature or Nurture won’t be rocking down at Cable with Terry Francis and Nathan Coles [Wiggle / Fabric] playing back to back. Followed by the Jaded “6th Birthday” bash kicking off at 5am in Cable.
And if you really need some good music to get you warmed up for the weekend, we can recommend this great mix by Benji which is just the right amount of deep moving tech house to get anyone in the mood for a good party!
This weekend is surely going to be a storm for everyone involved in Cocoon’s visit to England, as well as for Liverpool’s Nation and London’s Fabric.
Cocoon will be making a double date tour this weekend, kicking on Friday at Nation, Circus presents the Cocoon night with a line-up of some of the industry’s most established DJs; Booka Shade, Guy Gerber, Raresh and Onur Ozer. Not to mention Circus top man Yousef and Cocoon legend Sven Väth.
With Circus’ involvement in hosting a Cocoon night with such a line-up, Liverpool’s Nation is going to be electric.
Moving on to Saturday night and Cocoon will be landing at Fabric and how are we pleased to see the legendary Sven Väth gracing Fabric once again. Here Sven will be joined in Room 1 by Turkish DJ Onur Özer, known to music lovers for his offering on the Green and Blue mix series last year, as well as London’s very own Matt Tolfrey, who are surely going to be shaking things up. Room 2 will be just as momentous with Chile’s Dinky being joined by Italy’s Ilario Alicante and Marcus Fix, who has acclaimed releases on Cécille, Oslo and Cocoon. And last but by no means least, the intimate Room 3 will be given a run through its paces with Craig Richards and Jozif rocking through the night.
If after this weekend of madness you still feel like you could do with some more, make sure you get yourself down to Cable, London Bridge, for Jaded’s 6th Birthday where you are sure to experience possibly the greatest after party in the Capital. Running Sunday morning from 5am till 2pm the renowned Raymundo Rodriguez will be joined by Bass Culture boss D’Julz, Circo Loco legend’s System of Survival, Rythmatic’s Stathis Lazarides and Wesley Razzy. As well as Tommi & Colette Delalez. A morning not to be missed!
You can guarantee that Guerilla Sounds will be at Fabric for Cocoon and we might even pop in to Jaded for a bit of after hours shenanigans!
Circus presents Cocoon @ Nation
22:00 – 06:00
Booka Shade (Live)
+ more TBA
Cocoon @ Fabric
Faringdon, London 23:00 – 08:00
Sven Väth Onur Özer Matt Tolfrey Dinky Ilario Alicante Markus Fix Craig Richards Jozif
Jaded 6th Birthday @ Cable
London Bridge, London
Raymundo Rodriguez D’Julz System of Survival Stathis Lazarides Tommi & Colette Delalez Wesley Razzy
Halloween is this weekend and it seems like there is a Halloween Party in every corner of Europe. But we’ve tried to filter through the lot to bring you the best ones out there. The main highlight this weekend has to be Movement in Torino. They have several parties taking place throughout the city all weekend, but the ones to watch out for are the Saturday and Sunday nights at Patio Club and PalaOlimpico.
Watergate – Freude Am Tanzen Berlin (Germany) 24:00
Daniel Stefanik vs Mathias Kaden, Marek Hemmann (LIVE), Krause Duo, Monkey Maffia, MBeck, Taron Trekka
Robert-Johnson – The Princess Of Darkness Frankfurt (Germany) 24:00
Magda, Marc Houle (LIVE)
Cocoon – The Sven Vath Birthday Celebration Frankfurt (Germany) 22:00 – 08:00
Sven Vath, Die Vogel (LIVE), Tobi Neumann, Nick Curly, C-Rock, Jacuzzi Boys, Alex Flitsch
The Tunnel – Bedlam Maidstone (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Tim Green, 2000 and One, Emerson Todd, Alex Kilby, The Angry Twins
Fellini Club – Wakeup Genova (Italy) 24:00 – 05:00
Seth Troxler, Giovanni Verrina
Ewer Street Car Park – Mulletover Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2010 London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Steve Bug, Seth Troxler, Ewan Pearson, Glimpse, Renaissance Man, Geddes, Elon, Nisekay, Cooly G, Love & Mercy, Sketchy & Another Amit
Fabric London (England) 23:00 – 08:00
Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Slam, Zip, Baby Ford, Melchior Productions (LIVE), Sammy Dee, Lasermagnetic, Neil Thornton, Johnny Hiller, Lovefingers, Lee Douglas
Patio Club – Movement Torino (Italy) 24:00
Sven Vath, Federico Grazzini, Luca Bear, Romano Alfieri
Lightbox – Ripped Halloween Ball London (England) 22:00
Evil Nine, Spektre, The Good Guys
B-Box – Altavoz Bologna (Italy) 23:00 – 04:30
2000 and One, Nina Kravitz, Alex Picone, Unzip Project, Max D. Blas, Anderedo, C.al.ma., No More Trouble, Alive Lab
PalaOlimpico – Movement Torino (Italy) 22:00
Chemical Brothers, 2 Many DJ’s, Ellen Allien, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Robert Hood, Anthony Shakir, Nathan Detroit, Ernesto Ferreyra, Karotte, Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy, Guillaume Dumont, Dixon, MCDE
Cocorico – Halloween Riccone (Italy) 23:00
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ricky Montanari, Unzip Project
Hangar Bicocca – Cadenza Vagabundos Milano (Italy) 22:00 – 07:00
This week’s round up has grown massively since the previous issue of “Weekend Round Up”, showing off some very amazing night in some of the hot spots of the underground club scene over Europe.
A few weeks back we had published an article about a massive weekend in London and once again, the capital is going to be pumping. Friday night will be the starter of things to come with Krafty Kuts headlining a breaks night and Dan Ghenacia and friends partying away in Hewitt Street Car Park. But it’s Saturday night which is going to kill you and not just for the long hours of partying or the massive line ups. More for the fact that you’ll be completely spoilt for choice as not only will fabric be celebrating its birthday with a massive night, which seems more like a marathon, but there are also the infamous nights; “Wiggle” and “Shake It!”. And that’s without mentioning that Ivan Smagghe and Derrick Carter will also be gracing the London with their presence.
In fact we would be interested to know which one of these nights would tickle your fancy more….
Brixton Academy – DOOM Extremely Rare London Show London (England) 19:00
DOOM (aka MF Doom), Hudson Mohawke, The Herbaliser, Jamie XX
The Faversham – Technique – Free Party (Album Launch Tour) Leeds (England) 21:00
Magda, Marc Houle (Live), David Martin, Jay Kilka, Christian Maiden, Paul Kaminski, Brad Mercer, Matt Long
7-9 Crucifix Lane – Counter Culture presents. London (Engalnd) 22:00 – 06:00
Krafty Kuts, DJ Fresh, Cookie Monsta, Slyde, Drumattic Twins, Cut La Roc, Plaza De Funk, Peo De Pitte, 2t Thugs, Drum Monkeys, Scoundrels
Hewitt Street Car Park – Freak N’ Chic London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Djebali, Chrissy Maranello, Lee Rands, Shaun & Ellis, Stevie T
Piccadilly Train Station – The Warehouse Project presents MINUS Manchester (England) 21:30 – 05:30
Richie Hawtin, Magda, Marc Houle (Live), Ambivalent, Krysko, Greg Lord
Motion Skate Park – Bloc Launch Party Bristol (England) 22:00 – 05:00
Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke, Andrew Weatherall, October, Vent, Julio Bashmore, Jo Hart, Placid, Damian Schneider, Scuba, Ramadanman, Appleblim, Al Tourettes
Thekla – Play 8th Birthday Finale Bristol (England) 10:00 – 04:00
Layo & Bushwacka!, Deep Groove, Dirty Dollz House
Watergate – Clubmotoren Berlin (Germany) 24:00
Ellen Allien, Kiki, Marco Resmann, Kassette Boys, Sebastian Wilck, Renato Ratier
Robert-Johnson – Hotel Arpiar Frankfurt (Germany) 24:00
Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo
Pika – Just Married! Verona (Italy) 10:00 – 04:00
Derrick May, Alex Mastini
Magazzini Generali – Into The Great Wide Yonder Tour Milano (Italy)
fabric – 11th Birthday London (England) 23:00 – 05:00 (monday)
Ricardo Villalobos, Craig Richards, Lee Burridge, Tyrant, Terry Francis, Ame (Live), Damian Lazarus, Dixon, dOP (Live), Floating Points, Levon Vincent, Move D, Ryan Crosson, Stacey Pullen, Tobi Neumann, Trus’me
Paramount – Wiggle London (England) 23:00 – 08:00 (see after party @ Jaded)
Clive Henry, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards, Lewis Ryder
Hideout – Shake It! London (England) 23:00 – 07:00
Layo & Bushwacka!, Magda, Marc Houle (Live)
22-26 Farringdon Lane – A Night With… Ivan Smagghe London (England) 23:00 – 06:00
Cable – We Fear Silence presents Metalheadz London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Goldie, Noisia, Fabio, Alix Perex & Jubei, Logistics & Commix, Lenzman, Heist, FD, Redlight, Storm, DJ Die aka Blue Fontaine, Kito MCs: SP:MC, Justyce, AD
East Village – Jack With Derrick Carter London (England) 21:00 – 05:00
Derrick Carter, Stuart Patterson, Karl Gonsalez, Severino, Dan Hill
Suicide Circus – Uschimania Berlin (Germany) 23:59 – 09:59
Ewan Pearson, Spencer Parker, Matthew Styles
Tenax Firenze (Italy)
Cable – Jaded (Wiggle Afterparty) London (England) 05:00 – 13:00
Nathan Coles, Claus Voigtmann, Raymundo Rodriguez, plus a surprise guest