Fabric to throw 30-hour party for its 18th birthday

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Fabric will soon be of legal age.

Come October, the London based nightclub will celebrate its eighteenth birthday in “adult” fashion with a thirty-hour party. The extended event will commence on Saturday, October 21 at 11 PM and will continue into the wee morning hours on Monday, October 23rd.

As is usually the case of birthdays, Fabric will be commemorating its eighteenth anniversary with some friends. Ten acts have been confirmed for Fabric’s birthday event thus far, including Ricardo Villalobos, Jay Clarke, and Raresh. More performers will be added to the marathon’s lineup as the event approaches.

Fabric was unfortunately unable to host a birthday event for its seventeenth year last year due to being shut down a week prior by authorities and having its license be revoked for drug and crime related reasons. Therefore, the institution is sure to make up for the time it lost last year in this year’s festivities.

Via: Resident Advisor

 

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The Electronic Music Awards are coming to Los Angeles on Sept. 21 for their inaugural awards show. Dubbed he EMAs, the co-produced event by Paul Oakenfold and Hunt & Crest has just released its 2017 nominations.

Winners will be chosen across 11 award categories, including “Record of the Year,” “Remix of the Year,” “Festival of the Year,” “Club of the Year,” and “Live Act of the Year.”

Among the artist nominees are The Chainsmokers, Tycho, Bonobo, REZZ, Mura Masa, Flume, ODESZA, and Eric Prydz. View the full list of nominees by category below.

Album of the Year:
Justice — Woman
The Chainsmokers — Memories…Do Not Open
Cashmere Cat — 9
Tycho — Epoch
Bonobo — Migration
Gorillaz — Humanz

Single of the Year:
· Skrillex & Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini”
· Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ – “Cold Water”
· The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
· DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – “Let Me Love You”
· Porter Robinson & Madeon – “Shelter”
· Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – “Scared To Be Lonely”

Record of the Year:
· Kidnap Kid & Lane 8 – Aba
· Kölsch  – Grey
· Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
· Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze Extended Disco Version)
· Rüfüs Du Sol – Innerbloom (Sasha Remix)

Remix of the Year:
· Flume – Say It (Illenium Remix)
· Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Medasin Remix)
· Rüfüs Du Sol– Innerbloom (Sasha Remix)
· Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze Extended Disco Version)
· Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (NOTD Remix)
· Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (Major Lazer Remix)

Festival of the Year:
· EDC – Multiple Cities
· Tomorrowland – Boom
· Electric Forest – Rothbury
· Movement – Detroit
· Lightning In A Bottle – Bradley

Club of the Year:
· Berghain / Panorama Bar – Berlin
· DC-10 – Ibiza
· elrow – Barcelona
· Fabric – London
· Omnia – Las Vegas
· Output – New York
· XOYO – London
· XS – Las Vegas

Radio Show of the Year:
· Above & Beyond – Group Therapy
· Annie Mac – Annie Mac Presents
· Claude VonStroke – The Birdhouse
· Danny Howard – BBC’s Radio 1 Dance Anthems
· Diplo – Diplo & Friends
· Liquid Todd – Beta BPM
· Nicole Moudaber – In The Mood
· Pasquale Rotella – Nightowl Radio
· Pete Tong – The Essential Selection

New Artist Of The Year:
· Alison Wonderland
· Kungs
· Marshmello
· Mura Masa
· Rezz
· San Holo

DJ of the Year:
· A-Trak
· The Black Madonna
· Claude VonStroke
· Diplo
· Eric Prydz

Live Act of the Year:
· Bob Moses
· Bonobo
· Eric Prydz
· Flume
· Porter Robinson x Madeon
· Rüfüs Du Sol

Producer of the Year:
· Cashmere Cat
· Hot Since 82
· ODESZA
· Sasha
· The Chainsmokers

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Fabric nightclub offers free entry for life in exchange for naming their office cat

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Fabric nightclub has had an emotional roller-coaster of a journey in the past year, following its narrowly-escaped permanent and powerful re-opening.

Making a comeback and proving to loyal weekend attendees that renowned nightclub is here to stay, the Fabric team has embarked on its next conquest: naming their office cat. Seeking the perfect moniker for their new furry friend, Fabric is asking fans and Facebook users to help them in naming their office cat. In exchange for the selected name, the “winner” will receive free entry (+1) to Fabric for life.

Names can be submitted in the comments section of their Facebook post (embedded below) until June 9 – giving hopeful applicants approximately 48 hours to conceive of the most intriguing cat name possible.

NOTE: No variations of the name “Rob” will be considered.

H/T: Mixmag

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Dance culture has proven to be a vehicle that defiantly stands in the face of adversity, and techno producer and DJ Seth Troxler is certainly one of the scene’s most outspoken advocates leading the charge.

Tonight, January 6, London’s famed Fabric nightclub will reopen after having its license revoked by the government due to a drug-related death in the venue in Summer of 2016. The venue’s forced closure was followed by a #SaveFabric campaign and a successful appeal to reverse the city’s ruling. Troxler appeared on BBC News for a roundtable discussion about the controversial decision and the never-ending topic of drugs in dance music and club culture.

“Drugs are a social problem…this isn’t only a club problem,” Seth argued when asked if drugs are an “integral part of clubbing culture.” The DJ continued, “When you look at pop music today, or pop culture, drugs are littered throughout the entire culture. The idea that dance music culture is to blame for drug use is completely ridiculous.”

Seth stated the following when addressing other sub-cultures afflicted by drug abuse:

“There are drug deaths everywhere. There are drug deaths on the street right now in London because of the heroin epidemic, but no one is talking about that. I think this is more of a story where the Council was trying to gentrify the neighborhood and using Fabric as an example for their greater will.”

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Fabric deciding how to spend nearly £110,000 in funds from #saveourculture

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After reaching an agreement with London authorities to reopen, the iconic Fabric nightclub has found itself with £109,594 from its #saveourculture fundraising campaign. While a definite spending plan has not been announced, the club said it plans to apply the money toward “worthy causes” within the dance music industry. One effort will including working to reform the Licensing Act 2003.

Fabric’s managing directory Gary Kilbey said “Our final financial statement shows a substantial overage of over £100,000 that we are currently discussing how to manage. This is in a segregated account and will be available to fund not only our ongoing attempt to reform licensing guidance, led by Philip Kolvin QC, but also to assist other industry associated causes. We’re looking at several ideas including charitable status or a Trust to ensure proper financial governance of this large amount which is currently in a segregated account and all details of it will be reported monthly.”

On January 6, 2017, the club will commence its reopening weekend with a Friends & Family party.

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Arguably one of 2016’s finest success stories, Fabric’s conquest to regain its license has officially come to an end. The iconic UK nightclub will reopen its doors on January 6, 2017.

In mid-August, the club announced it would temporarily shut its doors to facilitate an investigation of two drug-related deaths. Several days later, an even bleaker announcement rolled across social media: Fabric would remain closed until a license review was held to evaluate the venue’s safety for guests.

Come September, Fabric’s license was revoked and forced to shut down when Flora Williamson, sub-committee chair of Licensing at Islington Town Hall on Monday evening, decided the venue was unfit to control the passing of drugs through its doors. For months, the possibility of the famed nightclub’s reopening appeared almost nonexistent to fans and DJs alike. Yet £333,618 and one grueling fight later, Fabric won.

Opening weekend will take place January 6-8, and is dedicated to the friends and family members who supported Fabric since day one. Craig Richards, Terry Francis and a slate of special guests are scheduled to celebrate the club’s opening.

Read Fabric’s statement here.

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New 5,000-person warehouse venue Printworks to open in London in January

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Following Fabric’s successful #saveourculture campaign which led to the club’s subsequent reopning, Londoners now have even more reason to celebrate as plans for a groundbreaking new multi-purpose venue have been revealed, and it looks spectacular. Situated in the Canada Water area of London, inside the former printing facility of the London newspapers Metro and Evening Standard, the new “experimental” venue, aptly named Printworks, will officially open its doors in January 2017.

Gareth Cooper, CEO of Broadwick Live, a self-described “Cultural Engagement Agency” that will be putting on music events at Printworks, explains: “Its sheer industrial scale and the myriad of walkways and off-rooms make it an ideal venue to host immersive and explorative music events. There is genuinely nothing else like it out there, and we’re confident it’s going to blow people away.”

LWE, another event organizer overseeing the music programming at Printworks, says that many original features of the Press Halls — exposed piping, chemical vats, towering printing presses — have been retained, resulting in an space best described as “Bladerunner on acid!” Check out the teaser video below to see why this description is right on the money.

According to Blank Canvas, the company managing the building, the new so-called “cultural destination” covers a whopping 15 acres and offers over 119,000 square feet of event space capable of holding up to 5,000 attendees at one time. The large industrial building will be separated out into six distinct event spaces, as can be seen in the floorplan below, and, as far as the events that will be held there, will be much more than just an immense nightclub.

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Printworks, in partnership with LWE and Broadwick Live, will host an in-house series of music events consisting of everything from live gigs and daytime shows to multi-room raves. Additionally, as a multi-purpose venue, Printworks hopes to bring in events of every type, not just music: food and visual art festivals, theatre and ballet exhibitions, and orchestral performances, to name a few.

The first round of dance events will announced on December 1, with a 10-week series beginning in January.

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It’s been a long, emotional few months for famed London Nightclub Fabric. On September 7, the club’s business license was indefinitely revoked due to the deaths of two attendees over the summer. After an official appeal by the club, followed by numerous impassioned responses by DJs, fans, and other members of the nightlife community, a deal was made with Islington government officials on November 21 which culminated in Fabric’s official re-opening.

The good news was met with a slew of warm, approving responses by some of the biggest names in dance music, including everyone from Disclosure to Joseph Capriati to Gorgon City.

In Fabric’s first official statement since coming to an agreement with the Metropolitan Police and Islington Council, the club’s managing director, Gary Kibley, explained how the money from the #saveourculture appeal campaign, which raised over $40,600 after launching in October, will be used to fund “other worthy causes within the industry”:

“We envisage having a substantial surplus due to the overwhelming support that’s been shown to us and these residual funds will be used to help other worthy causes within the industry, including Philip Kolvin QC’s pursuance of licensing reform which is he currently championing,”

Kibley further explained how much of Fabric’s immediate efforts will be focused on protecting other nightclubs from encountering the same exhaustive legal repercussions which it itself faced. “Closing a premises should be a last resort and this is what we are still working towards,” Kibley said.

The funds will also be used to pay for a new piece of artwork, which will be displayed at the club, dedicated to the countless contributors of the #saveourculture campaign.

Because an official deal has already been made between Fabric and local officials, the scheduled November 28 appeal is no longer necessary.

H/T: DJ Mag

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The famous Fabric nightclub in London, which was forced to shut its doors following the deaths of two attendees over the summer, has been given the green light from the local governing body to officially open its doors once again.

With the outpouring of support from DJs and fans alike after the shutdown was announced, the news of its reopening has many in good spirits. Below are some of the Twitter reactions from DJs in response to the great news.

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fabric has been saved. The famed London club came under fire in August of this year for the death of an 18 year old within its walls. Shortly thereafter the club was subsequently shut down and DJs who had spent their time in its hallowed halls spoke out against the injustice. After his own heartfelt outpouring, Cameron Leslie, the club’s co-founder, quickly earned the support of all of club culture. In November the club appealed its closure and today it has announced that it will finally be re-opening its doors.

We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back. We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us. We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is.
So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened.
You saved fabric.
We’ll be back with some news about #saveourculture and our next steps when we can.