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Part of the #savefabric takeover
When we sat down to think of a pool of artists we’d like to contribute to our #savefabric Tracks of the Day takeover, these three artists were the first to spring to mind. Having held down a residency at the club since 2009 with their label Hessle Audio, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea’s work is tightly woven into fabric’s history. Hessle Audio would take over different rooms inside the venue, occasionally even taking over the entire club, bringing artists such as DJ Bone, Objekt, Jackmaster, Kassem Mosse, Shackleton and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir along for the ride. They were essential in bringing people from all over the world through the venue’s doors, which have unfortunately been shut in our faces due to Islington Council’s recent decision.
In the face of this devastating blow to UK night culture, all three elements of the trio have expressed their dismay. fabric lent their support to the label extremely early on and gave them the space and freedom to explore their sound, and each of the label’s founding members have recorded entries in the esteemed fabriclive mix series. When viewing the trio’s careers individually, Ben UFO has built himself up as a remarkably prominent DJ with a firm base in radio and a stress on varied, eclectic selection, Pearson Sound has built up a back catalogue full of forward-thinking, unique music since his first release in 2006, and Pangaea has just released his debut album, ‘In Drum Play’, standing out to us as one of the highlights of the year so far.
Each member of the trio flourishes in their own unique way, however, when DJing as a unit their skill and dedication to their craft is illuminated in a different manner. A certain fluidity exists within their selection process that somehow bridges the gap between their different approaches as DJs. All three members of the trio have been firm favourites here at Watch the Hype since our very first post, so it is a true pleasure to have them onboard.
Today Hessle Audio show their support for fabric once again, digging up four tracks that conjure fond memories of the club; ranging from Pangaea’s ‘Hex’ to Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Wheel’.
Ben UFO plays Bristol In:Motion on Saturday 9th December. We’ll be there with our All Ears campaign. Reserve your earplugs for the night here.