Introducing . . . Fabrikken

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  • 5 June 2008

The best new nights in town. This month: Fabrikken

Residents Steve Glencross of Stavia fame and Ryan McDonald from Irdium/Stick 430.

Guests ‘We have a few guests we’re planning on putting on after this first date with Martin Mackay from RubADub,’ explains Glencross. ‘The next date will be with Dave Huisman aka 2562, a dubstep producer from Holland that’s releasing some of the best dubstep around at present, mainly on Rob Ellis’s Tectonic label from Bristol. We have various other UK and Berlin (Hardwax related) based guests lined up, but we don’t want to give too much away right now . . .’

Music policy Techno and other futuristic permutations of the electronic beat taking in dubstep, minimal and broken beat.

What they say ‘Fabrikken is a new night to try and push forward thinking electronics in Edinburgh, which has a rich history of electronic music, but appears to be lacking on the experimental/cutting edge music tip at present. It’s a shame, as there’s a lot of good music out there right now that people should be getting a chance to hear in this city. We’re keeping entry cheap too, with the aim of making it affordable for all.’

What we say You certainly can’t argue with Glencross’ pedigree being one of the prime movers behind one of Edinburgh’s most respected techno night’s Sativa, while McDonald has been producing twisted electronica and biting techno as one half of Stick 430. Plus they certainly have a point, too many leftfield techno nights have bitten the bullet in the capital over the last few years so it’s about time a new force stepped forward to champion the cutting edge. Add to that some innovative guests and this could be the perfect night to introduce Edinburgh’s club heads to the future of dance music.

Fabrikken is at the GRV, Edinburgh, Fri 6 Jun.


Night of forward thinking electronica, techno, minimal, dubstep and broken beat from Steve Glencross (Sativa) and Hector Ruiez (Stick 430) joined by Dutch dubstep producer 2562.

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