111-track compilation will be released on November 4
A compilation album aiming to raise money to save London dance venue Fabric will feature the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Clams Casino and more.
Fabric was controversially shut on September 7 after Islington Council revoked its license following a seven-hour meeting. One of the primary reasons for their decision was the council’s belief that “a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control.” You can read the council’s full statement on the reasons behind their decision here.
However, the club subsequently launched an appeal against its closure shortly after the verdict was announced. The outcome of the appeal is set to be heard at Highbury Magistrates Court on November 28.
The 111-track ‘#SaveFabric’ fundraising album will feature songs from electronic acts such as Simian Mobile Disco, Clams Casino, Skream, Pinch, Appleblim, Clark, Machinedrum, Max Cooper, Nathan Fake, Untold and Throwing Snow. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp. It’s out November 4.
Fabric was opened in 1999, and news of its closure was met by widescale dismay from prominent names in the music industry and beyond. Producer Four Tet said “London is being ruined right now,” while Tim Westwood told NME that Fabric’s closure should serve as a “call to arms” for people to combat the gradual vanishing of London’s nightlife.