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DJs respond to Fabric closure

On September 7, iconic London nightclub Fabric had their business license permanently revoked at a heated six hour hearing at the Islington Town Hall. The subcommittee debated the effectiveness revocation would have on future drug-related deaths at the club, but ultimately ruled against the venue, stating in part: “There is a culture of drugs at Fabric which management cannot control.”

Club owners have already issued formal responses, but DJs and nightlife personalities around the world are still reeling from the events. Many are turning their anger directly towards the shady police procedures which contributed to the closing and the ineffectuality of the club’s close on curbing London’s drug culture.

Even London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has weighed in against the council’s decision in a statement, saying:

“London’s iconic clubs are an essential part of our cultural landscape. Clubbing needs to be safe but I’m disappointed that Fabric, Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police were unable to reach agreement on how to address concerns about public safety.

“As a result of this decision, thousands of people who enjoyed ‎going to Fabric as an essential part of London’s nightlife will lose out. The issues faced by Fabric point to a wider problem of how we protect London’s night-time economy, while ensuring it is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Over the past eight years, London has lost 50 percent of its nightclubs and 40 percent of its live music venues. This decline must stop if London is to retain its status as a 24-hour city with a world-class nightlife.”

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