What comes to mind in relation to these two? You guessed right – Fabric Club. It is a tough task to knock someone’s socks off by telling them about Fabric club, because there are hardly any people in London which are not acquainted with this nightlife icon. But if this is the first time you’re hearing of Fabric or only know it by name and are eager to find out more about it there are some things to say. The club, which has been an irreplaceable part of London’s existence since 1999, is situated in place of Metropolitan Cold Stores in Farringdon. The club comprises of 3 separate compartments, each with its own sound system and two of them hold a stage ideal for live performances. The most prominent of the three being Room One – also called the ‘’bodysonic’’ dancefloor – with its vibrating floor. Parts of the floor are attached to 450 bass transducers with the power to emit bass frequencies – that makes possible (and very fancied) for clubbers to feel the music trough the low end frequencies which are transmitted directly from their feet into their whole skeleton. So keep in mind that it may get a little warmish down their when you’re dancing.
Quite spacious and roomy, Fabric can offer not only innovative sound systems (and of course the rumored large smoking area). To the owners of the club what matters most is what you use all this technology for. That is why at Fabric there are so many live acts.
Electro, house, techno, breakbeat and drum ‘n bass. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night the lives are a must, featuring rising DJ talents or internationally-renowned legends. Almost every Saturday Fabric’s weeklies Craig Richards and Terry Francis perform on one of the stages and what it even more famous is the WetYourSelf (WYS!) Sunday night. A leading voice among electronic music with their name emerging from a series of very exciting night party experiences, WYS! still have their weekly residency at Fabric.
And as far as the other parties and performers, the mega-club has welcomed on its stage Adam Beyer, Adam Shelton, Alan Fitzpatrick, Apollonia, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Dave Clarke, Deetron, Dixon, DVS1, Eddie Richards, Ivan Smagghe, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Kink, Laura Jones, Levon Vincent, Luke Slater, Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler, Mathew Jonson, Matt Tolfrey, Move D, Norman Nodge, Petre Inspirescu, Prosumer, Raresh, Regis, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Hood, Seth Troxler, Slam, Steffi, Steve Bug, Subb-an, Surgeon, Tama Sumo, Tobi Neumann, Virginia, Zip and many more.
Be aware though – many people seem to agree that any unsatisfied visitors of Fabric have not appreciated the venue because their music preferences drive them very far away from electro music. It is a common advice to rethink your visit to Fabric if you are not very fond of their style of performances and would rather dance to pop or evergreens when you go out.
And we cannot go without dangling the topic of service and prices. It is impressive that many young ladies are very satisfied with the security in Fabric. It seems that the clubbers are more often men than women and it could get weary to be in ‘a guys’ company’ but fortunately no guard ever lets a gal be bothered when she does not want to be. As for the other staff – maybe not that much to say – no extreme dissatisfaction, no extreme impression, it is safe to say that the service is the least decent.
A nice detail about Fabric is that students, provided they have the relevant IDs, can spend their night out with the benefit of discount. The prices for entry tickets for students vary from £7.00 to £15.00 and from £7.00 to £25.00 for regular clients, depending on the night of the week, the program and the time of purchase.
There are many more details to be described around the Fabric club – after all it is the World Number 1 Club in DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 Clubs Poll” in 2007 and 2008 and World Number 2 in 2009, 2010 and 2011.But the best way to learn more is simply to go and check it out for yourself!