Making a Drum and Bass Pilgrimage to Fabric Nightclub in London
Situated across from the historic Smithfield Meat Market on the northern edge of London, Fabric stands today as the mecca for jungle and drum and bass in the UK—and arguably the world. Its three rooms, one boasting a vibrating "bodysonic" dance floor, are equipped with the best sound systems you'll find anywhere, blasting the latest and greatest in techno, electro, hip hop, and breakbeats. But the Playaz label's night at FabricLive is the place for a junglist to be: from Fabio to Grooverider, Dillinja to Hype, and Chase and Status to Pascal and Andy C, it's the most massive dose of D&B you'll ever consume over the course of a night, which—quite frankly—is simply dangerous. Whether you're down with J-tech, hardstep, the calmer, instrumental layers of liquid funk, atmospheric and intelligent D&B, the dub and dancehall sounds and vocals of ragga jungle, or old-school jump up, Fabric has got the goods.