There’s a fake fabric operating in China and it sounds and looks awful

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Clearly, the concept of copyright doesn’t really exist in China as a nightclub sporting the same name and logo as famed London nightclub fabric has been spotted operating in the country.

The club was spotted by a Dutch DJ and promoter Bram van Ravenhorst who runs Chongqing club Echo Bay and took some pictures of the club’s exterior, sporting fabric’s iconic logo, which have since gone viral.

The club is located in the Beibin Lu area of downtown Chongqing and clearly is trying to cash in on fabric’s world-renowned brand.

It gets worse though — the club was recently reviewed by Time Out China and received a less-than-glowing review due to the fact it mainly plays EDM and features scantily clad dancers, both of which you don’t get at the real Fabric.

Whilst imitation is the highest form of flattery, it’s clear that London’s fabric probably won’t be too happy about its unofficial Chinese doppelgänger and will most likely be exploring ways to get the club to change its name and stop using their logo and branding.

Last week, the real fabric launched a new fortnightly event series in early 2018 dubbed Forms, with Skream headlining the series’ debut party on 19th January.


China clamps down on nightclubs as Party Congress takes place in Beijing

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Nightclubs in the country’s capital have been forced to close amid tightened security measures.

China is cracking down on nightclubs and other music venues during this week’s Communist Party meeting in Beijing.

The country is tightening security as more than 2,000 delegates arrive in China for the Party Congress, which began on Wednesday, October 18th, and runs into next week. Though exact details remain unclear, music venues across the country are being taregeted. In Beijing, it appears as if all nightclubs have been forced to close entirely until next week, a move that’s forced local promoters to cancel events, including a show with DJ Zinc at Dada Beijing that was due to happen on October 21st.

The New York Times reports that President Xi Jinping’s government is targeting not only nightclubs but Airbnb, which has been suspended to “reduce the flow of outsiders to the capital.” The BBC reports that restaurants, gyms and karaoke bars have also been targeted as a result of the congress, which takes place every five years.