Daniel Avery Launching ‘Divided Love’ Residency at Fabric

Daniel Avery

Rising UK DJ/producer Daniel Avery will begin a residency at Fabric in London this summer. Dubbed Divided Love, Avery will bring his mixing magic to the esteemed nightspot beginning August 15. The bill will feature three rooms of talent. Room one will present Factory Floor (live), Dopplereffekt (Live), Helena Hauff andVolte-Face (BleeD); room two will feature Machinedrum (DJ set), dBridge, Consequence, Skeptical, Stray, Kid Drama MCs: SP:MC; and room three is TBA.

Avery’s association with Fabric dates back to 2007. In addition to playing the venue, he mixed 2012’s Fabriclive 66 before going on to release music on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound. Fans eager to see Avery are well advised to see him in August as the next edition of his Divided Love residency won’t take place until November 14.

Obligatory press release gush from Mr. Avery: “Fabric is my home and I’m proud to be a resident. The club has been with me from the beginning so starting my own night there feels genuinely exciting. Divided Love will be about presenting acts who are doing something special… sonic souls, faith affirmers, music for the mind… The lineup for the first event is a perfect summary of what I want the night to be about,” he continues. “Factory Floor, the best live band in the world right now, legendary dystopian electro heads Dopplereffekt, Golden Pudel resident and acid machine Helena Hauff plus BleeD’s main man Volte-Face on warm-up duties.”

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Compilation Review: Daniel Avery / ‘FabricLive 66’ (Fabric)


Daniel Avery sounds like he’s moving to every beat, feeding off crowd energy, turning every button push and cross fade into an aerobics class. Fabric’s route 66 selector is no idle focal point, though his hands don’t get carried away, trained to teach at tech-house central. With barely a discernible hook to grab hold of for the duration — the kind of set that you come away from buzzing, if completely unable to name a stand-out track or high point — the crowd are kept up for 76 eventful minutes. Featuring plenty of the DJs own stock (Avery’s “Naive Reception” ping-ponging between speakers), it pumps with relentless flavor without being manic, and funks with a tough outer shell that the spinner is unabashed about, eventually making it see the mix home.

Simian Mobile Disco’s “Supermoon” catches ears with its euphoric synth rockets to the moon, well set up by the party-feeding “You Think You Think” by Sneaker. After a literal pause trying to split the mix into sides, the second half feels less ‘interactive’ and with heads clamped down more. Avery’s “Water Jump” heavies up the vibe with bassy breakbeat leading into gruffness from James Welsh and Forward Strategy Group, and a deathly lull between Morgan Hammer & Matt Walsh swarms over the arena to turn the early grins into appreciative grimaces.

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