Fabric continue to lead the way in London, a fact that’s only confirmed by their proposed spring/summer lineup.
On April 4, Hoya:Hoya take over room two with Illum Sphere, Krystal Klear and Éclair Fifi, while Local Action Records drops into room three for DJ Q‘s Ineffable album launch, with a 2 hour set from Q himself, and appearances from Slackk, Miss Modular & Sudanim, JT the Goon and Inkke.
April 11 brings the low-end pressure with sets from garage don DJ EZ, Joker, Mak & Pasteman and Moxie in room one, and drum ‘n bass deities Ed Rush & Optical, Grooverider, Randall and Total Science in room two.
RINSE step in on April 17 and have an entire crew in tow, from Big Narstie, CAS and Meridan Dan to Mumdance, Mssingno and Visionist. A day later is the Jack Beats launch party, featuring sets from Jack Beats, Zed Bias, Curses, AC Slater and a side room hosted by our friends at Southern Hospitality: Sinjin Hawke, DJ Slow, Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith.
On April 25 it’s Easter Fabric style, and things take a turn for the junglist with Goldie, DJ Hype, Pascal, Shy FX, Ragga Twins, Wookie and more.
Basement Jaxx head up the charge on May 2, and Jimmy Edgar‘s freshly-minted Ultramajic imprint take control of room 2 with sets from Danny Daze, SOPHIE, Letherette and Edgar himself.
The bass keeps rolling on May 9 as Kasra’s Critical Sound imprint takes hold, with a little help from dubstep survivors Tectonic. There’s Pinch running back to back with Distance, Coki, Cyrus, Sam Binga, Fabio and more.
Grime revivalists Butterz take over Fabric on May 16 for the Elijah & Skilliam Fabriclive 75 album launch party. Skepta, Newham Generals, Flow Dan, Uncle Dugs and Spooky will be backing up the two Butterz figureheads, and Martin Clark’s Keysound label will be holding court in room 3, with LV ft. Joshua Idehen, Dusk & Blackdown, Wen, Sully, E.M.M.A. back to back with Etch and Parris.
Hyperdub turns 10 on May 23, and the label has rustled together just the kind of selection to prove it – Kode9 & Flow Dan, Cooly G, Rashad & Spinn, Laurel Halo (Live), Scratcha DVA, Ikonika, Okzharp, Mala, Fatima Al Qadiri, Terror Danjah & Riko, Morgan Zarate, Champion, Videeo & Nitetrax, Ill Blu, Walton, Funkstepz, and Ossie. Enough for you?
We’ve got more sizzling drum ‘n bass on deck on May 30 with LTJ Bukem and friends manning one room, Klute and Dom & Roland in another, and DJ Hype, Pascal and Hazard in the main room. Oof.
Goldie’s longstanding Metalheadz imprint continues the bass takeover on June 6 with Lenzman‘s Looking at the Stars launch, featuring a back to back set from Goldie himself and dBridge, and sets from Breakage, DJ Marky, Lenzman, Fabio, Total Science and more.
On June 13, Roska drops into Fabric with a gang of as-yet-unannounced special guests, and with Calyx & Teebee, Alix Perez and more manning room 2.
Hessle Audio and Planet Mu team up on June 20, and have lined up Matthew Herbert, Luke Vibert, Neil Landstrumm (Live), Ital, Ital Tek and Remarc to pull us through the last three decades of electronic music.
Finally, on June 27 DJ Hype, Pascal and Hazard return to Fabric with LTJ Bukem in tow yet again for even more drum ‘n bass revivalism.