The closure of Fabric and resulting global outpouring of support from clubgoers and artists was inspiring. More importantly, it was impactful: it was announced today that the club will reopen after reaching a new agreement on operations with local authorities.
The sustained response to the club's legal battles from artists and club-goers all over the world was a reminder of what venues can accomplish. Far from being simply a place to party and play music: clubs foster community and new sounds to inspire, become symbols of hope in a rapidly gentrifying world, or even just give up-and-coming DJs something to aspire to. Before news broke of the club's reopening, we asked a number of Fabric regulars and admirers for the songs that they'll forever associate with that iconic venue. What previously felt mournful is now a celebration of the chance to create more moments like the ones they describe below.
5. Pinch & Mumdance, “Double Barrelled Mitzi (Turbo Mitzi VIP)”
"For me, the intro to this track just sums up the mood of Room 2 and the green laser, both from when I used to play there as a DJ and before that when I used to go there as a raver and spend all evening firmly rooted in the middle of the dance floor. It's part of a run of tunes that I made around that time with Pinch and Logos around the Proto album which conjure up that mood and space." —Mumdance