With his debut album Machines coming on Critical on the 12th November, the Russian heavyweight of all things bass is set to cement his mark on a d&b scene that he’s taken by storm with his gut wrenching steppers over the past few years. From the beautiful and serene to the all out warfare inducing, it’s an album that, judging by it’s previews (below) and the already sold out deluxe package, looks set to make a massive impact from Russia to the UK. To celebrate, Critical are once again taking over Fabric’s 2nd room, having worked their way up from room 3 with some incredible nights in the mighty Farringdon based club.
With the man himself topping the bill, an ear pricking lineup of Critical’s finest provides concrete pillars to support him. Kasra goes back to back with Foreign Concept while Ed Rush, Break, Phace, Dub Phizix, Xtrah and Emperor all take to the wheels of steel for a room that’s rammed with pure bass from start to finish. GQ, DRS and Strategy take to the microphone to walk you through what’s set to be a skull caving night of hard beats and synth destruction.
Meanwhile, the sight of Marky & Friends in room 1 and Hit & Run bringing the likes of Indigo, Biome, Chimpo and Rich Reason plus the Manchester MC contingent to room 3 makes for a night of consistently incredible d&b spread out over the 2,600 capacity club. Fabric generally tends to run more commercial lineups in Room 1 during Critical nights, so it’s a welcome sight to see the whole club filled with the deeper spectrum of electronic music, something that will hopefully bring out the heads and minimise the teeny boppers.
Don’t sleep on this one, when forces such as Enei, Critical and Fabric combine you can be guaranteed of a road block. Tickets are £12/16 from here, or you can also pay an extra fiver to get Marky’s latest contribution to the FabricLive CD series thrown in. Also make sure you check out the Machines album preview earlier in this post.