After nightfall, we’re transferring a crop of talent from London’s western limits to central on both legs of our weekender. Naturally, the only place fit for such an After Hours is at the home of our Friday stage hosts, fabric. As part of their XX birthday celebrations, the dance will continue below surface at 77a Charterhouse Street on both nights.
In keeping with the diverse nature of the daytime session, Friday’s jaunt to EC1 will showcase a cross-pollination of underground styles. High octane disco comes courtesy of Rush Hour maverick Hunee, while Dan Snaith dons his Daphni guise to lay down his sonically adventurous tones. De School resident Job Jobse graces fabric’s hallowed booth following his appearance on The Bridge, while Fort Romeau brings his melody-affected style of house to the space. Timedance boss Batu showcases the sound of his futurist Bristolian imprint, joined by another key exponent of polyrhythmic UK beats, re:ni. Keep an eye out for a back-to-back performance to be revealed soon.
Saturday’s proceedings balance heavyweight techno with sleek house. Festival ambassador and techno deity Adam Beyer repeats his day-and-night dual set from J2’s launch at the end of last year with a late-night Farringdon appearance, while Dax J, Maceo Plex and Jay Clarke all prepare to embrace the genre’s harder end. Plus, French trio Apollonia prepare to share a serving of lean house, with a special back-to-back set for the night to be announced soon. fishhookers.com.