FABRICLIVE awaits the return of D&B’s most on point labels as Critical Sound land in Room One for what is fully expected to be another killer demonstration of the 170 bpm spectrum. For their next takeover, it’s also an extra special event as Mefjus prepares to launch his FABRICLIVE 95 compilation. The tech-step king tops the Room One bill for the evening, where a cast of the label’s current and future stars joins him. Alongside Mefjus Fabric welcomes Sabre, Stray and Halogenix to join forces under their Ivy Lab project. Also slated is Emperor, as well as a series of special back-to-back sets. Label honcho Kasra faces off with Critical mainstay Enei, two-step experimentalist Sam Binga pairs up with Manchester’s Chimpo, while Foreign Concept and Halogenix also play together. Hyroglifics rounds off a fully-loaded Critical bill, with Orifice Vulgatron, Trigga, GQ, Black Josh, Mantmast and Maksim hosting the evening.
Over in Room Two, Elijah & Skilliam bring the heat in celebration of their ‘Grime 2017’ release. The Butterz main men perform a 4-hour set, where they’re joined on the decks by New Jersey artist Sinkin Hawke and Anz. Taking control of the microphone for the night are a selection of grime’s established and newer talents: P Money makes his return, while Jammz, Big Zuu, Capo Lee and YGG also helm the space.