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Nathan Barato Talks Fabric London Debut
Toronto-based DJ/producer Nathan Barato is having the best year ever. After spending the summer as a resident DJ at Marco Carola’s Music On party in Ibiza (“I’ve learned that the Italians are so on point musically! They know their shit!”), he’s set to make his debut at London’s Fabric nightclub on November 15, playing Kaluki‘s Room 3 shindig along with Richy Ahmed, Pirate Copy and Pete Zorba.
“For me, it’s special that I get to play such an important club,” says Barato. “It’s going be a really dope night with all three rooms laying down great lineups, but to play with the Kaluki crew is really cool for me. Nick Yates and Lee Spence of Kaluki are great guys who I’ve known for a long time, and Richy Ahmed is a talent I look up to a lot.”
Barato first met the guys from Kaluki back in 2012 at Jamie Jones’ Paradise event at DC-10. “I ended up at a crazy villa after-party later in the morning. I knew no one there except Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow, until Nick Yates introduced himself with quite the intro. Ibiza is the best.”
Of his upcoming set at Fabric he says, “I’m thinking to go straight heat, top to bottom, but I’m always ready to throw a few curve balls at the crowd. We’ll see how the vibe goes.”
Having just released “Everytime I See You” featuring vocals by Room 303 — which sports remixes by Volkoder and Nicole Moudaber — on Hot Creations last week, Barato’s milestone gig comes during a particularly productive and satisfying period of his life.
“I have to say that I’m loving life these days,” he beams. “Making music everyday, traveling the world playing great gigs, I’m deeply in love with my lady, I have an amazing inspiring family, and I’m healthy. I’m not sure what the best thing is, but I’m very happy.”
London’s Fabric Plots 15th Anniversary Blowout Celebration
From October 17 to 19, 2014, London clubbing institution Fabric will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Can it really be 15 years since they opened their doors? Time flies when you’re having fun.
The Fabric team, who have produced roughly 2400 shows since the venue opened in 1999, will take a much deserved victory lap with their massive three-day shindig.
The first party on October 17 will feature sets from Four Tet, Goldie b2b with Doc Scott, Terror Danjah b2b with Champion, Pinch (live), Craig Richards, Terry Francis and more guests to be announced.
The flyer for the first celebration can be found below, with announcements on the full lineup to be made shortly.
Happy anniversary, Fabric!
Drum ‘n’ Bass Dons Calyx & TeeBee Ready ‘FABRICLIVE 76’
Veteran drum ‘n’ bass duo Calyx & TeeBee (check out their 2012 Big Shot Guest Mix) will mix FABRICLIVE 76. Set for release on July 21, the 34-track collection is overflowing with upfront tunes and classics from the likes of Break, Calibre, Optical and Blu Mar Ten. Calyx & TeeBee will play a launch party at Fabric with a two-hour set on August 8 along with Hazard, Break, Culture Shock, Hybris and Frankee, with MCs AD, GQ and SP:MC with Butterz in the club’s Room 1.
Obligatory press release gush from Calyx & TeeBee: “We recorded the mix using 3 CDJs. We spent a long time considering the selection and how we wanted the journey to evolve – we wanted it to reflect what we love both inside and outside of the club environment. We’re really happy with the ebb and flow of the mix, which in turn is down to the countless producers making some sublime and immensely varied drum & bass we’re into at the moment.”
Tracklisting for FABRICLIVE 76:
1. Friction & Skream feat. Scrufizzer, P Money & Riko Dan – Kingpin (Calyx & TeeBee Remix) (Shogun Audio)
2. Gridlok & Prolix – Revenge (Project Trendkill)
3. Calyx & TeeBee – Skank (Ram)
4. Xtrah – Compulsive (unreleased)
5. Ulterior Motive – 2098 (Subtitles)
6. Calibre – Instant (Signature)
7. TeeBee – Human Reptile (Calyx & TeeBee Remix) (Subtitles)
8. Break – Duck For Cover (Symmetry)
9. NC17 & KC – Slimeville (Symmetry)
10. Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Om Unit Remix) (ThirtyOne)
11. Calyx & TeeBee feat. Kemo – Pure Gold (Ram)
12. Gridlok & Prolix – Riot VIP (Project Trendkill)
13. The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot (Viper)
14. Teddy Killerz – Demolisher (Subtitles)
15. Chris.SU – Solaris VIP (Subtitles)
16. Break – Kill Dem (Symmetry)
17. Syron – Here (Calyx & TeeBee Remix) (Ministry of Sound)
18. Michael Woods feat. Ester Dean – We’ve Only Just Begun (Calyx & TeeBee Remix) (Ministry of Sound)
19. Break – Tempted (Symmetry)
20. Noisia & Calyx & TeeBee – Hyenas (Visions)
21. Teddy Killerz – New Drums VIP (Bad Taste)
22. Hidden Turn feat. Azaco – Time (ThirtyOne)
23. Blu Mar Ten feat. Agné Genyté – Break It All Apart (Break Remix) (Blu Mar Ten)
24. Break & DLR – New Design (Symmetry)
25. Calyx & TeeBee – Strung Out VIP (Ram)
26. Arp XP – Five Black Forms (Hybris Remix) (Authentic)
27. Teddy Killerz & Brain Crisis – Local 2 (Subtitles)
28. Brain Crisis – Hands Up (Subtitles)
29. Bricky Mortar – Salford John (Dub Phizix Remix) (unreleased)
30. Optical – The Shining (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) (Metro)
31. Teddy Killerz – Off World (Bad Taste)
32. Fierce/Optiv – Surface Noise (Quarantine)
33. Kemal & Rob Data – Star Trails (Audio Blueprint)
34. Calyx & TeeBee – Elevate This Sound (Ram)