Jammy’s Jaunts 22.09 – 23.09 – Fabric, Rhythmatic and Rhythmatic Afters.

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 events he was partying at in the last week…  This time he spent his weekly jaunt at Fabric, Rhythmatic and the Rhythmatic afters…

Hey and welcome back to Jammy’s Jaunts. This is the weekly round-up of my weekend’s proceedings.  This weekend consisted of Fabric, Rhythmatic and a quick visit to the Rhythmatic afters. A short but sweet review this weekend with plenty packed in! So to start off with, I began my weekly adventure at London’s superclub and home to many a raver: Fabric. This visit there was to support good friend and London techno DJ: Roberto. On the bill in room 2 was Fabric legend: Ben Sims. Times were Roberto 23:00 – 01:00, Terry Francis 01:00 – 03:00, Stephen Brown (live), Ben Sims 03:00 – 07:00. In room 1: Nitin 23:00 – 02:00, Craig Richards 02:00 – 04:00, Tone of Arc (live) 04:00 – 05:00, Art Department. Room 3: Futureboogie 23:00 – 01:00, Maxxi Soundsystem 01:00 – 02:30, Eats Everything 02:30 – 04:30, Waif and Strays 04:30 – 06:30. The main focus for me this weekend was Fabric and I was shocked to find out that when I arrived there just after midnight, the queue to be absolutely shocking, both for regular ticket and paying queue and for the fabricfirst queue. The fabricfirst queue was across the road and it was absolutely rammed. I haven’t seen a queue of that size outside Fabric for a very long time. I assumed the crowd pullers were Art Dept and the people who came to see Eats Everything as well as Waif and Strays. The crowd was in my opinion not the best I have seen in Fabric and tried to stay away from the trouble spots! Room 2 was a safe haven and the music was banging as you can imagine. Great warmup by Roberto and the crowd was slowly building up. Very talented DJ and recently played at the mighty Tresor in Berlin and now producing on Artform Records and Affin. The crowd was much better as you can imagine in room 2 and you could move about easily. Room 1 and 3 however was ridiculously packed and it was elbow room the whole way.




The vibe in room 2 was much different to the vibe in 1 and 3 and the crowd was totally different. Usually all 3 rooms are pretty good in their own way but both 1 and 3 were distinctively lacking in terms of crowd and music in my opinion. Anyway, I didn’t let this ruin my night and the techno was pounding in room 2. It was really cool also as I got to meet Phase, who is another Techno DJ based in London, very nice guy and was good to chat to him. Roberto really pushed it to the limit and it was good to see him play again. Last time was at Egg for Lost Souls where he played a cracking Tech house set. So it was nice to see something different. As Roberto finished, Terry Francis; resident at Fabric came on for the next 2 hours and really banged it. It was incredibly loud and he turned everything up to the max! My ears were shattered! I stayed for a bit to hear him smash it out and then I left and headed down for the Rhythmatic night with Premiesku (Livio and Roby and George G). Based down in Hackney Wick, it was cool to visit a new space that I haven’t visited before and the location was cool. It was the ground floor of a building that had ‘Half Baked’ there few months ago (Hackney Yard). So by the time I got there Rhythmatic resident Stathis Lazarides was laying the beats down. Really nice rolling tech house and pretty groovy as well. A bit different from what I have just come, from at Fabric, but I was able to cope and get back into the groove. It was a nice crowd and lots of people were up for it. The outside smoking area was cool, right by the canal/river, with it being fenced off. So as the night progressed, Premiesku came on with their live set and by the amount of equipment they had, it looked like they were making a time machine! Hardware and wires everywhere. A deep tech house set was played and it was interesting. Not really my thing, but nonetheless, something different and refreshing to hear! As they continued to play it was evident they really loved it and the crowd were really enthralled too!


As the night progressed, it was time to move on again and Rhythmatic held their own after party which was situated in a secret location near Old Street. It was a pretty cool underground basement, with loads of potential I thought. I think I remember someone telling me that it was used for an Undersound afterparty a while back. But anyway, it had its own bar upstairs and the basement was a good size with small chill out rooms on the sides. Good friend Ceri played at the afterparty which was always good to see and she brought that afterhours vibe and groove which I love so much. A short but sweet jaunt as I mentioned at the beginning and that’s how it was. Gotta love the weekend for what it brings and another great weekend of music and friends! Same time, next weekend? 🙂