Fabric‘s club closure is definitely a major hit in London’s nightlife. After the death of two clubbers, the legendary nightclub lost its license, and was forced to cease its operation. But, is this the solution to the drug use problem? But, ‘Is Fabric responsible for these two youths’ actions? Or, furthermore music?‘, as Goldie rightly points out.

We should definitely take into account that apart from London’s nightlife, creative community is in danger, due to the fact that 40% of the city’s live music venues and 50% of nightclubs have shut down during the last eight years.

Personally, I believe this is part of a well set plan, and London will gradually return to the dark late 70’s- early 80’s era. An era of deep conservatism, when people could hardly express themselves freely. Back then, Margaret, today Theresa…

***’Our culture has been torn apart,‘ tweeted dance act Chase & Status, noting that almost all of London’s iconic dance venues have now closed their doors.

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh said the decision marked “the beginning of the end of our cities as cultural centres”.

Singer Roisin Murphy told the BBC: ‘For London it is a sign of things going downhill, in terms of being a fun place. I think people have seen the same thing happen in New York.’

Duncan Dick, editor of dance bible Mixmag, says the scene could easily be driven underground.

You’ll never stop people from dancing, so if they start declaring all-out war on clubs across London, you’re going to see a big increase in people going to much less safe, much less well-regulated places.’***

[***source: BBC]


Christos Doukakis