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.

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fabric announces series of all-night back-to-backs for 2018

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Ricardo Villalobos, Nicolas Lutz and Boddika are all down for extended sessions at the London club.

London club fabric will host a series of all-night back-to-backs in 2018.

The extended sessions will run sporadically throughout the year, though they’ll always take place on Saturdays. The first wave of pairings are Adam Shelton and Subb-an (January 13th), Nicolas Lutz and Craig Richards (January 20th), Boddika and Redshape (January 27th), and Richards and Ricardo Villalobos (February 18th). The Martinez Brothers will play the only solo all-night set, in Room One on January 27th.

Other acts confirmed for January and February include Amelie Lens, Petre Inspirescu, Slam and this week’s RA podcaster, Anastasia Kristensen. Head to fabric’s RA page for the full listings.