Craig Richards tenure as fabric resident is deeply intertwined with the venue’s influential legacy. Though his performances in EC1 may have scaled back in recent times, he still wields much clout in Farringdon. Away from London, he is the architect behind Norfolk’s outstanding boutique festival, Houghton. An event that truly inspires the J2 team. After starting the series back in 2001, things came full circle in 2018 as Richards closed fabric’s acclaimed mix with his contribution to entry no 100 – alongside long-standings colleagues Mssrs Francis and Reilly. Naturally, his is our favourite of the three – and a fitting tribute to the legendary club. It’s an honour to invite the astute selector and curator for both days of Junction 2.