The club was opened in October 1999, at the peak of the dance-music scene in London. It has three separate rooms with independent sound systems. One of the novel features of the club is its vibrating floors. Known as "bodysonic" dancefloors, sections of the floors are attached to the bass frequencies of the music being played, allowing clubbers to feel the music through their feet.
Musical genres played there vary from night to night, with house and techno DJs and live acts appearing on Saturdays, for the self-titled and Fabric night and drum and bass and breakbeats DJs and acts on Fridays, for FabricLive. Fridays and Saturdays are in-house promoted while other nights of the week use outside promoters. The Sunday DTPM has been a long running night at the venue.
Many well-known club nights have moved to Fabric over the past years, tempted by the size of the venue, including Tyrant and Night of Tru Playaz. The club has also had practically all of the world's top DJs play, including Sasha, John Digweed, Juan Atkins, DJ Hype, Fabio, Grooverider, Adam Freeland, and Dave Clarke. As well as booking these more established names, the club provides a take on the current state of electronic music by booking less established names on the UK circuit. It also has strong affiliations with several labels such as Playhouse, BPitch Control, Kompakt and Sender, which use label showcases to highlight their up and coming talent.
To provide a means for the club to highlight its diverse music policy, CDs are routinely released. These are released as Fabric and FabricLive on alternative months, featuring artists from both of the nights on rotation such as Craig Richards, Michael Mayer, Swayzak, Scratch Perverts, Adam Freeland, Ivan Smagghe, Terry Francis, Stacey Pullen, and The Plump DJs to name but a few.
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