London has been able to offer serious clubbers a single central venue for the past few years and this is it. A 3000 capacity premier venue for ravers, clubbers and lovers of Drum and Bass, Hip Hop and Dance music. Fabric is a seriously busy place to be on a friday night attracting some of the biggest names in these genre’s from all over the world and yet from the outside it looks like a relatively medium sized club. That is until the queue starts forming down the road with waiting times in excess of an hour from when the doors open. the queue gives you a good insight into the occupants you will be sharing the evening with - a heavy gathering of badly dressed track-suit wearing scare-crows out-numbering the clubbers by about 10 to one. Entrance can cost around £15 which is worth it if you realise how popular the Djs inside are…
The venue comprises of three rooms and a network of corridors, chillout areas, a large communal toilets and several bars and like an underground labyrinth takes you from one sub-genre of music to another with shifting volumes. The three rooms are all rather different moving from a theatre like - rave atmosphere with stobes and glowing lights, fog machines and neons to heavier bass tones in room two where the crowd gets much closer to the DJ. Room 3 at ground level is a small- train-station style linkage of rooms with focus on more commercial sounds and is filled with parades of sixth form students.
Overall Fabric is pretty amazing, the chillout areas offer beds, leather couches, long tables, sofa’s and no end of places to congregate but on a good evening the place heaves with sort of crowd i am sure Fabric never intended to pull, in all 8/10. Very nice indeed and definitely the place to checkout if you like the music, on opening night this venue was probably a ten!
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