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20 years of fabric

Using the platform of fabric and FABRICLIVE that the London club have lovingly nurtured over the past 20 years, fabric Records present the past and future with 20 artists across 20 tracks, for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the beating heart of EC1.

1999: the beginning of the story. 1,000 weekends and 3,000 events, together with a seminal CD series that wrapped up last year with closing instalments from fabric residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis with club founder Keith Reilly, alongside London underground innovators Burial & Kode9 for FABRICLIVE. This special 20th Anniversary release reflects the history of the club from the very beginning to the current crop of residents. Here you’ll find artists who helped shape the sound of the club, grew up in the club, have been inspired by the club and have become part of the fabric family.

FABRICLIVE represents the finest in dubstep, drum & bass, jungle, breaks and experimental beats. Houndstooth’s Special Request leads the charge in trademark style, opening the floor to Friday night luminaries Source Direct and J Majik. Shackleton and Pinch & Trim started playing the club during the birth of the UK dubstep scene and give a taste of the hugely disparate evolution of bass music. Daniel Avery and B.Traits show off their dancefloor versatility, while Rupture co-founder Mantra plants a flag for London’s vibrant musical future. Closing are two of the club’s longest associates Groove Armada and original FABRICLIVE resident James Lavelle as UNKLE.

fabric has been responsible for nurturing the underground London house and techno scene, inspiring and revolutionising the clubbing landscape by confidently proving that you don’t have to book commercial acts to be a success. The breadth of talent here displays the far reaching arms of the night – with an opening spread of melodic techno from Nina Kraviz, the shuddering electro of Steffi, and evolving experimental house of Margaret Dygas. New resident IMOGEN veers things in a darker direction towards Cassy’s pumping house and Marcel Dettmann’s classic late-night techno. Anastasia Kristensen drives ahead while Houndstooth’s Call Super takes things down a deeper notch with a track reminiscent of many a classic night in room 3, and Maya Jane Coles steps up with a playful slice of house. British dance music pioneer Sasha closes out on a euphoric high with layers of building vocal and melody.

Listen to “Catch Me When I Fall (fabric Club Mix)” by UNKLE.

NEVER NOT MAKING NOISE

The release ties in with anniversary events at fabric with many album artists DJing at parties throughout the club’s traditional birthday month of October. More info in this link

Tracklist

  1. 1/ A1 – Nina Kraviz – Da [fabric]
  2. 2/ A2 – Steffi – Ankertje [fabric]
  3. 3/ A3 – IMOGEN – Bizant [fabric]
  4. 4/ B1 – Marcel Dettmann – Taste 2.0 [fabric]
  5. 5/ B2 – Cassy – Joey [fabric]
  6. 6/ B3 – Anastasia Kristensen – Go Getter [fabric]
  7. 7/ C1 – Margaret Dygas – Zeitgeist [fabric]
  8. 8/ C2 – Call Super – Echothread [fabric]
  9. 9/ D1 – Maya Jane Coles – Reason [fabric]
  10. 10/ D2 – Sasha – Comet Chaser [fabric]
  11. 1/ A1 – Special Request – Codename Turbo Nutter [FABRICLIVE]
  12. 2/ A2 – Source Direct – Vigilante [FABRICLIVE]
  13. 3/ B1 – J. Majik – The Lost Tribe [FABRICLIVE]
  14. 4/ B2 – Shackleton – Drawn and Quartered [FABRICLIVE]
  15. 5/ B3 – Pinch & Trim – That Wasn’t It [FABRICLIVE]
  16. 6/ C1 – Daniel Avery – Whilst We’ve Got Metal In Our Blood [FABRICLIVE]
  17. 7/ C2 – Mantra – Embers [FABRICLIVE]
  18. 8/ C3 – B.Traits – Mameya [FABRICLIVE]
  19. 9/ D1 – Groove Armada – Wesley Nightshade [FABRICLIVE]
  20. 10/ D2 – UNKLE – Catch Me When I Fall (fabric Club Mix) [FABRICLIVE]

Video: UNKLE – The Other Side feat. Tom Smith

Taken from the upcoming new album ‘The Road: Part II / Lost Highway’, available to pre-order now: https://ffm.to/theroadptii.

Video: UNKLE – Ar.Mour feat. Elliott Power & Miink

New video for ‘Ar.Mour’ directed by Dorcia Studio, featuring artworks by John Stark. Taken from the new album ‘The Road: Part II / Lost Highway’, available to pre-order now: https://ffm.to/theroadptii

No. 08: James Lavelle – Trust OST

James Lavelle ‎– Trust (Original Series Soundtrack)
Label: Lakeshore Records
Released: 09 Nov 2018
Genre: Electronic
Style: Soundtrack, Trip-hop, Downtempo

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1QLcA5JN1kTeXcCl7zdj6h

The Editors – Cold (UNKLE Remix)

Editors today release the UNKLE Remix for their latest single ‘Cold’. James Lavelle’s outfit have reworked the track, taking it to a whole other level.

‘Cold’ is the 4th single taken from their 6th studio album Violence, released in March via Play It Again Sam. The moving video, directed by celebrated artist Rahi Rezvani, was shot in Iceland and stars US ballet dancer Drew Jacoby. It’s dramatic, yet stark style perfectly compliments one of Violence’ stand out moments. Watch the video here.

 

No. 04: UNKLE – The Road, Pt. 1

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Video: UNKLE – Sunrise (Always Comes Around)

Video: UNKLE – Looking For The Rain feat. Mark Lanegan, ESKA

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UNKLE will release their new album “The Road: Part 1” on August 18. The follow-up to 2010’s “Where Did the Night Fall” features Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes, Queen of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwan, Dhani Harrison, Mark Lanegan, ESKA, Keaton Henson, and the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss.

Watch the video for “Looking For The Rain” featuring Mark Lanegan and ESKA, below. The video was created by filming a variety of subjects from nature, such as water, crystals and plants. The footage was composited in several stages to eventually form a moving tunnel of light that features synchronised repetition and bilateral symmetry.

Tracklist:
The Road: Part 1:
01 Iter I: Have You Looked At Yourself
02 Farewell [ft. YSÉE, ESKA, Elliott Power, Keaton Henson, Liela Moss, Mïnk, Dhani Harrison, and Steven Young]
03 Looking For The Rain [ft. Mark Lanegan and ESKA]
04 Cowboys Or Indians’ [ft. Elliott Power, Mïnk, and YSÉE]
05 Iter II: How Do You Feel
06 Nowhere To Run/Bandits
07 Iter III: Keep On Runnin
08 Stole Enough [ft. Mïnk]
09 Arms Length [ft. Elliott Power, Mïnk and Callum Finn]
10 Iter IV: We Are Stardust
11 Sonata [ft. Keaton Henson]
12 The Road [ft. ESKA]
13 Iter V: Friend Or Foe
14 Sunrise (Always Come Around) [ft. Liela Moss]
15 Sick Lullaby [ft. Keaton Henson]

Video: UNKLE & Keaton Henson – Sick Lullaby

Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones direct the mesmerising new video for UNKLE & Keaton Henson’s ‘Sick Lullaby’.

Trentemøller – One Eye Open (UNKLE Reconstruction)

From the new single ‘One Eye Open’ feat. Marie Fisker out now on In My Room: https://trentemoller.lnk.to/OneEyeOpen
Original version appears on the album ‘Fixion’: https://trentemoller.lnk.to/Fixion