This week, club goers, music fans and cultural preservationist alike would have revelled in the brilliant news that fabric is indeed staying open. Throughout months of discussion between fabric and Islington Council there has been waves of support from fans, artists, DJ's and producers. We have seen the #savefabric movement shared around the internet resulting in over 150,000 signed petitions and over £300,000 raised. As well as this there has been numerous #saveourculture events running up and down the country.
I have chosen Clams Casino’s ‘Time’ for this round of record of the week. A cut off the massive 111 track #savefabric release and ‘Time’ sounds huge. Ominous vocal and guitar samples make up the bulk of the track with a thick drum beat that kicks in at about 00.50 to seal the deal. As well as being partly responsible for the success of ASAP Rocky's breakthrough mixtape LiveLoveA$AP, Clams Casino has recently released his own album featuring artist such as Vince Stapels, Kelela and Joe Newman from Alt-J. Although Clams Casino has become synonymous with hip hop its brilliant to see him in a purely electronic context.
Words by Tobias