Behold the triumphant return of Daniel Avery’s Divided Love residency to Fabric’s Room One this Friday (February 6th).
The Glaswegian DJ is no stranger to the Farringdon club. In 2012, the club featured Avery by releasing his FabricLive 66 mix and he’s brought his Divided Love nights to the club every year since. And with Avery’s superb Phantasy Records-release solo album, Drone Logic, still fresh in hearts and minds expect him to deploy his minimal brand of pulsating, crisp and muscular techno.
A self-confessed late starter to the world of dancefloors, instead being drawn to the guitars of The Stooges and The Smashing Pumpkins in his teens, Avery has come a long way in a short space of time to make some of the most forward-thinking, original and diverse contemporary electronic music around.
On Friday, Avery lines up an incredible set of names to help make it a night to remember, with PAN Records maverick artist and certified headfucker Lee Gamble and German DJ Kassem Mosse playing live sets in Room One. Throw in a set from another PAN artist Objekt and Casper ‘Volte-Face’ Clark of BleeD night fame and it’s a no-brainer. Get on down.
Stagger over to Room Two to find Detroit native Jimmy Edgar celebrating his FabricLive 79 mix, alongside long-time Avery co-conspirator Machinedrum.
Born and raised in East Detroit, a diet of Prince, Eighties R&B and techno provided the crucible for Jimmy Edgar’s life in music. Ever precocious, from his mid-teens he was building his foundations as a DJ, playing at raves in the city alongside some of techno’s founding fathers, as well as conducting ambitious experiments with rudimentary recording equipment. By the age of 18 he’d signed to Warp. Later recording for K7! and Hotflush, and a spell residing in Berlin, Jimmy established the Ultramajic imprint with fellow electronic auteur Aden, and it is fresh material from that label that provides the backbone for his new Fabric mix.
Meanwhile, putting in the graft in Room Three will be veteran British DJ Justin Robertson, who will be holding it down all night.