Summary: The fabric podcasts are sessions of words and music presented and compiled by a wide selection of musical luminaries; people who have dedicated their lives to creating and expressing the music we love to admire. This roster includes some artists who perform at our club and some who perhaps have never performed in any club, anywhere. Some are mentors, some are underrated champions of genres lost by time and trends, but they are all purveyors of good music, whatever that may be. We ask each host to simply play music that they love, that has inspired them regardless of genre and to explain to listeners why they've selected the pieces.
The second part of Kieran Hebden’s fabric podcast finds him indulging as much of his deep experimentalism as much as his current ear for great music. Kicking off with Joy Orbison’s remix of his own ‘Love Cry’ Hebden careers through Victoria A Jazz and James Harper and on into James Holden and MJ Cole, never ceasing his impeccable selection.
In the first in our two part Four Tet podcast, Kieran Hebden takes a flick through his phenomenally stacked record collection to unearth gems from Jo R Lewis and Hyldon, aligning them with tracks by the criminally overlooked Crazy Bald Heads and STL. Also present are tracks from Burial and Miles Davis, two notable influences.
The second installment of Surgeon’s podcast links his musical tastes between the raw energy of Bauhaus, tracks from The Walker Brothers and Suicide and pieces from Yoko Ono, Patrick Cowley and Linval Thompson.
Anthony Child, known to the hordes of his techno kin as Surgeon, is somewhat of a legend in musical terms and we’re extra happy to be able to present the first in his two part podcast containing musical extremes from the electronic visions of Delia Derbyshire...
The second show, taken straight from the dusty vaults of Mr Catto’s personal vinyl collection, joins the dots between his work in The Heliocentrics and pieces by Ennio Morricone, Tyrone Washington, Psychedelic Aliens and Organized Konfusion!
Malcolm Catto is considered by some as the best funk drummer in the world. The driving force behind The Heliocentrics, he’s also worked with DJ Shadow, Connie Price and the Keystones and Yesterday’s New Quintet as well as releasing solo work...
Round 2 sees the indelible Vadim shine a light on some of his contemporaries, bringing together the tracks he'd wantonly die to from Portishead, D'Angleo, Erykah Badu with some other tracks he adores.
Producer, DJ, A&R man, label boss, radio presenter and occasional painter DJ Vadim dusts off a small segment of his record collection and steers us through his musical influences including tracks from Marcos Valle, Positive Force and Stevie Wonder.
For the second part of his podcast David begins in 1977 with the Sex Pistols, looking back at his own personal discovery of club life and dance music in London.
Journalist, DJ, producer, artist and manager David Dorrell looks back on 3 decades of club culture and offers a glimpse of the music that shaped his career. We’re treated to timeless gems from The Doors, The Stylistics, Eddie Kendricks amongst others.
Jürgen von Knoblauch from the legendary Jazzanova plays host for the latest fabric podcast joining the dots from folk to disco, introducing music from artists such as Midnight Rhythm, Arto Mwambe, Brazeado, Simbad and Soft Soul Transition.
For the second of his two podcasts, Kid Batchelor continues his voyage through the early years of electro, garage, funk and disco. With music from the likes of Strafe, Sinnamon, Yello, Grace Jones and Ned Dehoney.
A lynchpin of the mid 80's London soul scene, Kid Batchelor takes the helm for the latest podcast. Starting life as the DJ for Soul II Soul Kid then took the lead in the UK house phenomenon.
Greg Wilson pays homage to the sounds of Desmond Dekker, Sly and the Family Stone, T Rex and Lou Reed amongst others. Greg discusses his love for the Motown sound and other crucial records that informed a career spanning 25 years.
Regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene Greg Wilson (who enjoyed residencies at the Hacienda, the Wigan Pier and Legend in the early eighties) was instrumental in breaking the new electronic sound.