Jaunt (jônt, jänt) n. A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing
Plain and Simple’s roving reporter/man about town and clubbing addict Jammy brings you his eye view of the event he was partying at in the last week… This time he spent his singular jaunt at Fabric with Sigha and DVS1.
Hello and welcome to Jammy’s Jaunts! Your weekly clubbing review of London! Last weekend was relatively a quiet one with only a singular jaunt at Fabric. Taking over room 1 was the Superfreq crew with Luke VB and Tim Red 23:00 – 02:00, Affie Yusuf (live) 02:00 – 03:15, Konrad Black 03:15 – 05:30, Mr C 05:30 – 08:00. Over in room 2 was where the techno really flowed with Terry Francis warming things up from 23:00 – 02:00, Sigha 02:00 – 04:00, DVS1 04:00 – 06:30. Setting out on a cold January night to Fabric is always good when you have quality techno being played in room 2. The best place for it and especially when ‘Our Circula Sound’ boss Sigha and Hush’s very own DVS1 rolls into town. Getting to Fabric around 2am, I caught the end of Terry Francis’s set and as usual, his booming warmup is really of the highest standard. One of the best warm-ups I’ve heard in room 2 has been from Fabric’s main man himself.
Next rolled up Sigha. Been a massive fan of his music for a while now and seen him play a few times. Last time I saw him play was last year at the Blueprint Records night alongside Surgeon and Silent Servant, which was a pretty incredible night for anyone who was there. He started off really well and as mentioned, he played a lot of unreleased Avian tracks as well as lots of unreleased tracks from his Our Circula Sound label too. Room 2 was comfortably busy and it was nice to have a decent amount of room to have a good dance! Traditionally January is always a quiet month for clubbers but Fabric always seems to pull the numbers in and with quality lineups week in, week out it’s a great servant to the clubbing community.
Wondering into room 1 for a short period of time I caught a bit of the live set that was playing and some of Konrad Black’s set. Seen him many times last year and he has always impressed when I have seen him play. His own blend of dark deep sultry groove kept the room 1 masses going and that room was packed. My main focus however was the techno that was being laid down in room 2. After the onslaught of Sigha, came the destruction of DVS1. Originating from America, he is up there with some of the best techno DJ’s I have seen play. Immense energy and enthusiasm is the key in bringing out the best of DVS1 and he is pretty incredible to watch behind the decks. Recently coveted by the infamous Berghain, he is known for his extended sets and for his sheer rawness and power that he inflicts into his techno. Definitely a DJ to see play if you have never seen him play before. He started at 4am and started off just where Sigha had left things: banging! From the word go he was relentless. Driving, pounding, destructive techno. Too many adjectives to name his brand of techno!
The last time I caught him play was at the VOID night last year at Corsica Studios and he was pretty amazing then! At Fabric, he was even better. Anybody that went and saw him play would say that he really delivered and did the business proper! Room 2 wasn’t rammed, but comfortably busy, with just enough room to have a good dance and this was really good to see. He carried on playing an extra 30 minutes until 7am and he could have easily played for an extra 5-6 at least! Playing for 3 hours is just warming up for the calibre of DVS1 but when he ended it, it did feel naturally right for him to end. A great singular fabric jaunt was very enjoyable and sometimes it’s quality over quantity when it comes to going to parties over the weekend! Hope you all had a great one! Same time, next weekend?