Re-wind to a heady decade of pirate radio, a melting pot for every major development in London club music, from jungle, to garage, to grime, to dubstep, to funky and beyond. When rival stations battled for a sprawling roster of MCs and selectors and the best spot for their transmitters. 🔊🎶🎤
They’ll be taking you through a host of the era’s classic hits – Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go Cartel, Roll Deep, So Solid Crew, Ruff Squad and Nasty Crew – paying homage to a seminal period in UK Bass culture.
Aside from Fabric’s birthday celebration, New Year’s Eve is pretty much the only other date of the calendar year where there’s a unified expectation that comes with the magnitude of the celebration at hand. So, for the breaking of their 17th year, they’ve had the privilege to hand pick a killer cast of artists to join the residents, Craig Richards and Terry Francis – two people who have a long and proven track record of delivering the groove time and again.
Joining them on the 31st December here in EC1 will be a selection of headline talent from the club’s recent history. Nina Kraviz is set to return to Farringdon after the success of her debut acid powered трип label party here and she’ll be joined by one of favourite Bristolians, Eats Everything, who fully demonstrated his capabilities at the controls of Room Two this October just gone.
George FitzGerald will also be joining, stepping up after enjoying the success of his debut album, Fading Love, which came out on Domino offshoot, Double Six. The Hot Creations associate and London lynchpin Richy Ahmed will also be spinning on the night, backed up by one of our city’s most prized selectors, Alex Arnout aka the man responsible for Dogmatik Records and for breaking the career of one Maya Jane Coles who we’re pleased to note is also in tow for the celebrations.
And, as if that lineup wasn’t already enough, they’ll once again be opening for a full twelve hours with the club running from 9pm until 9am!
Maya Jane Coles
@ The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB
Entry: £5 on the door or for £3 list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats and more at HHD’s world carnival style monthly rave. Imagine the house party in Sean Paul’s Get Busy but without the complaining Grandpa. Expect rum, riddims, flags and more.
You can find residents (Kazabon & Hootie Who), Murlo and Illanja in the back room of The Shacklewell Arms recreating the feeling of carnival in the middle of Dalston.
The Bogle, Dutty Whine and Row Di Boat are not only encouraged but guaranteed. Fête Hard or Go Home!