Hector presents Terry Francis (fabric / Wiggle) [3 hour set]

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(Tuesday) October 11, 2016 - 23:00

Cabaret Voltaire - 36 Blair Street (Map)

150 people attended

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We’ve already welcomed the Saturday night residents, Harri & Domenic, from Scotland’s most beloved and universally admired venue, the mighty Sub Club. Our ‘Hector presents…..’ guest during freshers’ fortnight last month, Krysko, is the original and longest-standing resident of The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Now it’s time to look further south to one of the UK’s finest clubbing institutions, which, unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you’ll have seen has been the centre of attention for the world’s music press for the past couple of months due to having it’s licence revoked by Islington Council. We’re stupidly excited to announce that we’ve invited along one of fabriclondon's Saturday night residents (a 17 year long residency!!!) who also happens to be one of the pioneers of the UK’s tech house scene, Terry Francis.

Since winning Muzik magazine’s ‘Best New DJ’ award in 1997, Francis has had what can only be described as a meteoric rise to fame. To those previously unfamiliar with his flawless mixing skills and instinctive ability to work a crowd it probably seemed as if he'd arrived out of nowhere. Fact is though, he had been blazing a trail through the underground for no less than ten years before the world at large sat up and took notice. Perhaps more than anything else it was his unanimously praised 'Architecture' mix album that really put him on the map. A seamless mix of deep duby house, celestial breaks and ethereal vocals - it was shot through with the kind of shimmering techno sensibility that really marked it out as something special. Some called it 'tech house', whilst Terry himself jokingly described to it as house no . Ultimately though, any labelling of Terry's style is fairly pointless because what he does is what all the very best DJ's do. He blurs the lines between the past and the present to create the future and always plays from the heart. Crucially though, he does it just that little bit better than almost anybody else. From that point on Terry was a confirmed house music lover and within a couple of months he'd managed to secure a residency at a bar in Leatherhead, the town where he grew up. It was downstairs in this mad basement at a rockers bar and they were all swearing at me and slagging off the music. he laughs. Two weeks later they were all jumping about and up to all sorts. From there Terry moved on to a residency at the legendary Stems Club (spinning alongside the likes of Colin Dale, and our past guests, Mr C and Evil Eddie Richards) as well as playing extensively on the South Coast and in London at parties like Heart & Soul.

In 1994 Francis set up his own party, Wiggle, with Nathan Coles. Already committed to London's fledging acid house scene, and both influenced by rare groove and up-tempo soul, they wanted to do something off their own backs, just for their mates, with DJs they liked. Evil Eddie Richards was invited to join the Wiggle team as a resident. Wiggle, which is the catch-all term covering their record label, club night, artist name, and attitude, is still one of London’s best loved underground house events, and they promote themselves on the basis that it’s one of the only nights in the country that has always remained true to the original spirit of acid house. The fact that it has sold out every time since they launched speaks for itself!

Aside from the continued success of Wiggle and the release of his 'Architecture 2' mix album on Pagan, the last few years have seen Terry's career continue to blossom. He constantly tours all over the US, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East, with weekly trips to just about every country in Europe, and he’s still found the time to record for labels like Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi, Alien, and Primal US. Arguably what he is most known and loved for has been his Saturday night residency since 1999, alongside Craig Richards, at fabric. This residency has allowed him to play alongside the world's biggest artists. His DJ sets have been a consistent highlight in the club’s history, continually underlining his dual position as scene-stayer and tastemaker.

Terry will fly up to Edinburgh on Tuesday 11th October to play a 3 hour set for us at Cab Vol. Our longest-standing resident, Simon Bays, is on warm-up duties, whilst the usual suspects, Khalid Hussain and Delders, will soundtrack rooms 2 and 3. As always, our infamous free guestlist will be operating for those who come down and get involved from the off.

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Francis to the capital for a rare Scottish appearance and to hearing not only his eclectic music taste, but also his well heralded technical ability. We hope that you’re just as excited to see one of the UK’s most respected DJs do his thing.

See you in the smoke.....

Track Of The Week:
Terry Francis - Love In

Mix Of The Week:
Terry Francis - Radio 1 Essential Mix [5th April 1998]

Essential reading:


Room 1:
Terry Francis (fabric / Wiggle) [3 hour set]
Simon Bays

Room 2:
Khalid Hussain

Room 3:
David Elders & Martin Valentine (Taste / Frisco Disco)


Guestlist [text 07595 319 423]: FREE < 11.30pm > £5
£6 all other

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Hector’s House
Tuesday 11th October | 23:00-03:00
Cabaret Voltaire
Blair Street, Edinburgh


(Tuesday) October 11, 2016

Hector presents Terry Francis (fabric / Wiggle) [3 hour set]

Cabaret Voltaire 36 Blair Street Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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