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.
“What matters most, above all else, is what comes through the speakers,” says Detroit’s Ryan Elliott. “It must be the right track at the right time, delivered in the right way”. Nobody knows this better than Elliott, whose distinction as an internationally respected DJ, remixer, and one-half of Spectral Sound’s A&R team has grown steadily over his decade-plus behind the decks. They don’t hand out “DJ’s DJ” reputations at the club door, and Elliott’s is well-earned and well-deserved.
Ryan Elliott’s early days included legendary residencies at Ann Arbor’s Goodnight Gracies and Detroit’s Shelter, which soon gave way to a rigorous international travel schedule. He began working crowds at clubs and festivals around the world, from NYC’s Guggenheim Museum to Barcelona’s Sonar by Night, and tailoring his approach to each show with a meticulous ear and a bottomless record collection. Influenced by his hometown staples (Axis, Purpose Maker, M Plant, and UR) along with international labels like Perlon, Playhouse, and early Kompakt, Ryan inhabits his kick drums, becoming an extension of the music and vice versa.
2009 saw Elliott relocating to Berlin to further his focus on DJing, production, and helming Spectral Sound’s growing roster from a newly international perspective. “Berlin and Detroit may not look the same, but they feel the same…” he says. “The connection isn’t just in the music, but also in both cities rough edges and honest hearts”.
Ryan Elliot’s sound remains unchanged: bassline-driven techno and house reduced to their essence, thoughtfully calibrated to drive crowds out of their minds. The time is right, the tracks are right, and Ryan Elliott is exactly where he needs to be.
Arnaud Le Texier
French born artist Arnaud Le Texier started Safari Electronique in London, 2005. An artist with plenty of knowledge and substance behind him, Arnaud had been on the electronic music scene for over 10 years before commencing with Safari Electronique. Arnaud’s career dates back to 1990 when he first began managing record shops and building what is now a huge archive of knowledge, taste and musical dedication to his name. His five year residency at Paris’s Queen and memorable sets around Europe over the years that followed perfected Arnaud’s DJing skills, earning him his spot in the worldwide scene where he continues to this day to be a prominent DJ and production figure. At the beginning of 2006 Arnaud decided to live in London where he played at T Bar, Minimal Hospital, Secret Sundaze, Bread & Butter, Half Baked, Multi Vitamins and has been a regular DJ at Fabric for the last 5 years. Last September he made quite of an impression when he rammed room 2 of Fabric for Safari Electronique 5 years anniversary, along side Antonio De Angelis, D’Julz and David Labeij. In 2009 Safari Numerique was born, the little sister of Safari Electronique. On this digital version Arnaud wants to push more upcoming talents with a sound more deep house and deep techno. Arnaud is a perfect blend of natural talent and raw flare with very distinctive music. He produced different EP’s & remixes for Bass Culture, 20:20 Vision, SCI + TEC, Multivitamins, Climatic Sounds and Children of Tomorrow. Through his focus on music quality and originality, as well as his performances on an international level, Arnaud Le Texier is becoming one of the leaders in electronic sound.
Maura has had a captivating presence on the London music circuit for years. With a release on Leftroom Records under her belt, she is cementing a name for herself in London and abroad. Standing out for spinning vinyl, she plays from the heart regardless of musical trends, showcasing a carefully researched and timeless selection. Maura’s dynamic sets and signature deep sound have gained her spots in London’s hottest parties, allowing her to play at Fabric, T-Bar, The End & AKA, in addition to countless warehouse events, sharing the decks alongside industry heavyweights such as Guti, Argy, Matthias Tanzmann, Christian Burkhardt, DJ W!ld, and Ekkohaus to name a few.
Maura – Weekend Circuit Podcast
Originating from Sydney, Monika has been engulfed in the electronic music scene since 2000. Being at the forefront of underground deep and tech house she began establishing a name for herself playing at intimate clubs involved with Sydney’s intricate scene. It was during this time that Monika got involved in radio and landed a slot hosting and producing ‘Frequency’, FBI Radio’s Friday night electronic show. Fresh on the scene both behind the decks and on the air her innovative style and approach to broadcasting proved to have an infectious effect on her listeners both on the air and in the clubs.
Since residing in London in 2008, she soon established herself within London’s music scene. The east’s magnetic culture along with the discovery of ambitious London artists and Labels proved to be a substantial influence on her music. Monika Ross’s mixing style is marked by deep, percussive and diverse sounds with soulful bass lines and unique vocal elements.
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