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Mancunian drum ‘n’ bass don Dub Phizix headlines Electrikal with MC Strategy, Fri 4th Dec

01 December 2015 -


Manchester drum ‘n’ bass legend Dub Phizix has just released a brand new mix CD via the Fabric Live series (#84) and he’s stopping at The Bongo Club in Edinburgh on his tour to celebrate.

It’s an exclusive-packed 40 track mix of DnB, halftime, hip hop and myriad bass-packed breakbeats.   His music has an irreverent edge, yet is deadly serious in its dancefloor approach, reflecting his character. The Manchester producer, born George Ovens, has released on labels such as Exit, Soul:R, Critical, Samurai Music, Commercial Suicide, Dispatch, Ingredients and his own SenkaSonic, whilst his remix portfolio is also impressive, with reworks for Charli XCX, Netsky, Panjabi MC, Skittles, Chimpo, Basement Jaxx, Kelis, Breach, Sizzla and more. Playing regularly at fabric since 2011, his “Well Good Do” with Strategy now hosts room 2.

“I first played fabric B2B with Stray for a Critical night and it felt like a real landmark for me, but by the end of the year I’d played three or four times. Since that time, fabric has become like a second home. They can’t get rid of us till about 9am most times we’re there. It’s usually the cleaning staff who send us home! ” Dub Phizix
FABRICLIVE 84 is in many ways a paean to Dub Phizix’s hometown, bookended with tongue-in-cheek references to Manchester’s ‘Rainy City’ moniker and closing with a tribute to the city from the poet Matthew David Scott. Bringing together the known and (as yet) unknown, the mix features 22 unreleased tracks, 12 of them Dub Phizix’s own new productions. There are collabs with DRS, Skeptical, Xtrah, Chimpo and Strategy and specials and features from Chunky, Strategy and Ward 21. Cruising at a foot-to-the-floor 40 tracks per hour, the pace would border on relentless were it not tempered through smart selections of tempo and rhythm switches. The skill in introducing this broad selection of beats into a coherent and body moving mix is at the heart of this new FABRICLIVE set.
Last seen in Edinburgh at Electrikal’s UKF event at Potterow three years ago, he always delivers the goods.


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Fabric resident DJ Terry Francis to play Bongo, Fri 4th July

05 June 2014 -

Terry Francis

With Confusion Is Sex coming to an end in June, Friday 4th July sees a one-off event called Fifty/Fifty, featuring guest DJ Terry Francis, Fabric resident and a DJ who’s very much worth his salt. What’s more he’s never played Edinburgh before… We can’t wait!


A brand new night and a club of two halves: house, techno and electro in the main room with special guest DJ Terry Francis (Fabric) and Gareth Whitehead (Bulletdodge Records) joining residents Iain Gibson and Gordon Barclay, plus hip hop, soul, funk and disco upstairs with Mark B & Babes.

More info: Terry Francis


Fifty/Fifty, as the name suggests, will be very much a club of 2 halves.
Room 1 will be hosted by Babes and Mark Benaicha

DJ Babes has been DJ’ing in and around Edinburgh for over 20 years.  He started off at The Big Payback at The Venue in 1990 and has been a resident/promoter at clubs: The Blunt, Blow Your Head, Blind Alley, Seen, The Squalor Show, Wax Factor, Snatch, Soul Biscuits and Disco Kitten.

He has played at festivals T in the park, The Big Chill and Fete De La Musique (Nice).  He has been responsible for bringing acts such as DJ Harvey, Dr Bob Jones, Norman Jay, DJ Cosmo, Simon Lee from Faze Action and Rob Mello to Edinburgh.  He has been involved with bands such as Sugar Bullet, 3 Bag Brew (producer) and was an early member of The Cuban Brothers.  He currently plays at clubs/bars throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow and has a bi-weekly radio show on Invader FM (Bristol).

Mark Benaicha was the driving force behind Studio Grand Productions who brought diverse hip hop acts such as Jurassic 5 (first gig in Scotland), Supernatural, Mad Skillz, Shabazz the Disciple (Wu-Tang), Mudd Family and Cutmaster Swift to Edinburgh in the 1990s.

Mark started DJing in 1993 and has played in clubs/bars in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. He currently has a residency at Big’n’Bashy and Bar Soba, Edinburgh.

Room 2 will be hosted by Iain Gibson and Gordon Barclay

Iain ran the highly successful Tokyoblu night in Edinburgh which ran for 9 years.  He has simultaneously promoted monthly nights in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and London as well as sell out NYE nights at the Liquid Rooms and Berlin Bierhaus.  He also organised sell-out events in the Edinburgh dungeons (Halloween) and for over a thousand clubbers in Princes St Gardens.  Iain also runs Audiablo Records, a label set up as an outlet for mainly Edinburgh-based producers.

Gordon runs Club 10/86, bringing nights of sheer quality to Edinburgh through guests such as Jon Rundell, Secret Cinema &The Detroit Grand Pubahs.

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