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Fabric: a nightclub that thrived by taking dance music seriously | Musique Non Stop

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fabric: a nightclub that thrived by taking dance music seriously

The London superclub’s closure amplifies the sense of peril around the capital’s nightlife – but it will be remembered for a refusal to underestimate its audience

In recent weeks, a list of 26 celebrated London nightclubs that have closed their doors has circulated the internet and social media, to much wailing and gnashing of teeth. “Completely unacceptable,” thundered London newspaper Metro.

The list is actually slightly misleading. Some of the clubs on it closed decades ago – evidence not of a vast conspiracy to denude London of its edgy nightlife for the benefit of chain restaurants and luxury-flat developers, but of the fact that the natural, healthy state for dance music and club culture is constant forward motion: like the music and its audience, venues shift and change over time.

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by Alexis Petridis via Electronic music | The Guardian