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Welcome Hi guys,

Fancy some good news? Well… the limited availability tickets scheme that we introduced in September is no longer in use. Yep, we’re taking things back to how they used to be – allowing you to get your reduced price entry on the door on any Friday or Saturday without having to buy a ticket beforehand. You – along with a guest – will receive priority entry on the door and your fabricfirst membership guarantees that you’ll get the lowest price entry; always.

Oh and in case you hadn’t noticed already, its British summertime (yay). Following these intermittent blasts of actual sunlight and all these daylight hours to hand it’d be easy to go into a frenzied state of activity so sometimes you need to remind yourself that hey, it’s alright to kick back every so often… Or not! Just check these upcoming events out for something to look forward to:

Saturday 6th July: 10 Years of Ricardo Villalobos
Friday 12th July: DJ Shadow’s All Basses Covered 2013
Friday 19th July: FABRICLIVE 70: Friction Launch Party.

Not too bad at all, eh?

The winner of last month’s Luciano tickets giveaway was Jordan Ward. Nice work!

Right, that’s me done. Get in touch if you’d like to talk, or have a comment about anything.

fabricfirst secretary
0207 549 2273


Current releases This month

FABRICLIVE 70: Friction
BBC Radio 1’s voice of drum & bass, stalwart of the scene and figurehead of the seminal Shogun Audio label, Friction now unleashes FABRICLIVE 70. Dedicating this mix to ‘the heads’, the mix showcases not only his outstanding technical ability, but also his musical breadth, as he seamlessly moves from deep grooves through hands-in-the-air euphoria and heads-down, tech-edged power – usually with at least two tracks in the mix at any one time.

DJ EZ, Rhadoo, Boys Noize

Next month

fabric 71: Cassy
fabric 71 is an intricate mix of stripped-back hedonism and warm sincerity, demonstrating why Cassy holds universal respect within the house music community.



Δkkord –
Navigate EP

Initially conceived as an outlet for a collective of like-minded artists from the rural outskirts of Manchester, Δkkord have already achieved something of a cult following completely on the merits of their output (two self-released, techno-leaning, dubstep-eschewing EPs which sold out within days). The Navigate EP is endlessly layered with sparse percussion, driving decimated kick drums and rolling dub undertones.

Second Storey –
Margosa Heights EP

Alec Storey is the latest artist to re-christen his output after signing to Houndstooth; progressing from the Al Tourettes moniker to become Second Storey. The Margosa Heights EP has a breadth and experimentation present from the bubbling swells of ‘Arpy Garbles’ to the robotic throng of ‘Still Seas / Just Mortal’. ‘Margosa Heights’ experiments with tension and release, whilst ‘Hebridean Mind Tours’ sprawls out through tempo and structure.

Snow Ghosts –
A Small Murmuration –

Snows Ghosts is the collaboration between Throwing Snow and vocalist Augustus Ghost, and ‘A Small Murmuration’ is their debut album together. The debut single ‘Murder Cries’ was made Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, with him describing the track as “Phenomenal - one of the best Next Hypes of the year to date,” whilst you can also stream ‘Secret Garden’ from the album on the Houndstooth SoundCloud profile.

Special Request –
Hardcore EP –

Paul Woolford's Special Request moniker merges UK house and pirate radio jungle trends, blending infectious rave tunes that could sit in all kinds of sets, from 120bpm techno to 170bpm drum & bass. ‘Wall To Wall’ merges the jacking tradition of Chicago with the UK’s love affair with sub-bass, whilst ‘Broken Dreams’ updates the music of the post-rave period. Meanwhile, Anthony Naples and Lee Gamble offer respectively dense and spacious interpretations of ‘Mindwash’ and ‘Capsules’.


Featured club nights The first FABRICLIVE of July features a bunch of star turns from people like Jack Beats, who’ve invited Zane Lowe and Mixhell to perform in Room One, Marble Players, who host Room Two with Riton performing live and Med School, who bring their future fusion d&b to Room Three.

The Apollonia trio (Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom) return to Room One for the first time following their glowingly well received fabric 70 mix. If you thought the last time they hit Farringdon was fun, they’ve got a whole load more in store this time around, including a live performance from The Mole.


Audio As a fabricfirst member you get access to exclusive audio that includes elsewhere unheard recordings made in the club. These are the most recent uploads you can enjoy over at the streams section now...

Vincent Lemieux
Recorded Live - 27.04.2013

Lewis Ryder
Recorded Live - 01.06.2013

listen now →

listen now →

Eclair Fifi
Recorded Live - 03.05.2013

Recorded Live - 14.06.2013

listen now →

listen now →


What's on the
fabric stereo
fabric 71: Cassy
Snow Ghosts – A Small Murmuration [Houndstooth]
Special Request – Hardcore EP [Houndstooth]
Second Storey – Urb Podcast [Urb]
Shelley Parker - Sleeper Line EP [Entr'acte]
dBridge – Move Way [R&S]
Alphabets Heaven – Mountainsound [Cleaning Tapes]
Pariah – fabric Promo Mix
SS / S - Jealous God – [Jealous God]
Demdike Stare – TP #3 – [Modern Love]
Jameszoo – Jheronimus [Rwina]
µ-ZIQ – Chewed Corners – [Planet Mu]
Lakker - Monad XIV [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
Perc & Truss – Spiker – [Perc Trax Ltd]
House of Black Lanterns – i-D Magazine Mix [i-D]



With summer festival season in full swing, it takes a lot to catch our eye when it comes to lineup curation but North Yorkshire’s Summer Saturnalia has done just that with its line up bursting with many of our associates including Pinch, Elijah & Skilliam and Radioactive Man topping the bill which also features Houndstooth signings Akkord and Call Super. In its fourth year of existence this event sees them stick true to their roots of combining local talent with electronic music’s heavyweights all set within shouting distance of Manchester and Leeds.

So, it gives us pleasure to offer fabrcfirst members on behalf of the festival organisers a pair of free tickets to the festival over the 19th-21st July this year. To enter just email us with I <3 North Yorkshire in the subject line and we’ll let you know in a week’s time if you’ve won.

fabricfirst members can purchase all Houndstooth releases at a discounted rate, and you’ll receive a further discount on vinyl and CDs when you pre-order before release date. We’ll always do our best to deliver physical product to fabricfirst members before release date so you can enjoy it before anyone else (subject to postage).

Plus, order vinyl from the Houndstooth or fabric stores and receive WAVs for free upon the digital release date.

If you like Apollonia...
fabric 70 is a masterclass from the Apollonia boys in building a groove. This collection of 6 CDs of groove-based house can be yours for just £30.

fabric 03: Jon Marsh
fabric 10: Doc Martin
fabric 37: Steve Bug
fabric 61: Visionquest
fabric 62: DJ Sneak
fabric 65: Matthias Tanzmann

If you like Fake Blood...
For just £30, collect these 6 CDs, sharing the ballsy, genre-bending approach to electro and house displayed by Fake Blood on FABRICLIVE 69.

Fabric 24: Rob Da Bank
FABRICLIVE 33: Spank Rock
FABRICLIVE 49: Buraka Som Sistema
FABRICLIVE 53: Drop The Lime