August 1, 2017
Highbury Magistrates Court has today approved the agreement.
London’s fabric nightclub will reopen soon.
After it emerged that the club was in talks with Islington council and Metropolitan police to have its license reinstated, an agreement was rubber-stamped today at Highbury Magistrates Court. The agreement will see fabric reopen with a new set of licensing conditions. The exact reopening date has not been decided.
Philip Kolvin QC, one of the lawyers who’s been representing fabric since its license was revoked in September, told the court that fabric “has always set about trying to lead the industry,” and has engaged in a “root and branch reappraisal” of its operating procedures.
The 38 new conditions in the agreement have been outlined by fabric and the police in a joint statement, which you can read in full below. They include the use of a new ID scanning system, enhanced searching procedures, physical changes to the club, and lifetime bans for anyone found in possession of drugs or attempting to buy drugs in the club.
Marc Glasser, aka Dubbel Dutch to many that do not know him personally, has been a stalwart of the underground music scene since his first proper releases as a producer in 2009. Since his initial prominence, he’s worked with dancehall legends, from remixing Vybz Kartel and leaving a memorable stamp on Popcaan’s debut record, performed around the planet, and released music with labels such as Mixpak and Unknown to the Unknown. Glasser’s respect and admiration for global music styles, including dancehall, cumbia, and South African house, combined with a knowledge of classic UK funky, jungle, and hardcore tropes, help begin to explain his appeal to listeners around the world.
Shake! gave us at DRAW the chance to interview Glasser for takes on his influences, the dynamic nature of the electronic and club music scenes, and his life as a traveler. The timing for Shake’s show with Dubbel Dutch on November 4th, with Doctor Jeep and Fens warming up, couldn’t be better, because we’re bringing his Mixpak cohort, Murlo, to Good Life next week on November 10th.
Interview by DRAW Boston (somekid & Insha)
DRAW: First off, thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions from us. To start off, outside of the musical tastes you grew up on and became associated with at the beginning of your career, what are other specific sources of influence for you — be it environments or a type of media? Are there specific creators who have been a source of inspiration for you recently?
DUBBEL DUTCH: I like watching these “10 hours of waterfalls” 4K nature compilations on YouTube while I work. They remind me of those giant 70s era “moving” waterfall pictures you see hanging up in Chinese restaurants in NYC. Psychedelic drugs and meditation are a big source of inspiration for me outside of media, they let me access ideas that are less ego driven or all about me and give me a sense that anything is possible. Recently I’ve also been into the deserts around Los Angeles. I’m inspired by them because despite the extreme conditions, everything adapts and finds a way, and there’s an unrelenting struggle of hope and survival that’s at the center of everything I do.
Note from the artist:
For this mix I wanted to do something a little different and gave myself a theme to work with – only using tunes that strongly incorporate a breakbeat in their rhythm section. I find it much more difficult to organize a set this way (as opposed to my standard strategy of just tossing in a bunch of new stuff and hoping for the best), but it keeps me fresh. I find breakbeats weirdly hypnotic and just love the loose groove they provide. The mix contains some brand new and unreleased tunes from myself, alongside a few 90’s rave tracks (and new bits from classic artists like 2 Bad Mice). Shoutout to Dubbel Dutch too for “Throwback” – that was the first vinyl I ever bought! – Doctor Jeep
DJ Bark Lee – Gonna Get U [Self Released]
Doctor Jeep – X-Press [Chaos Clan]
2 Bad Mice – Zero Fifteen [Sneaker Social Club]
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback [Palms Out Sounds]
Luca Lozano – Super Rhythm Track [Super Rhythm Trax]
The Bowl Nuts – Trapped [Rhino Records]
DJ Edge – Compnded [Edge Records]
Digital Domain – I Need Relief [Rabbit City Records]
Star Eyes – Lightsaber [Chaos Clan]
Sir Spyro – Topper Top (DJ Bark Lee Cut) [Unreleased]
Chavy Boys of London – Request Line [Money Studies Records]
DJ Bark Lee – Brighta Dayz [Club Aerobics]
2 Bad Mice – Gone Too Soon [Sneaker Social Club]
Friday, November 4
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston
$10 Advance Tickets | $15 Door