A club that has ironically galvanised the electronic dance music community offered up a launch that paralleled one of our most poignant clubbing memories stamping in a prominent event to introduce their forthcoming Fabric Live fortnightly fixture. Here they introduced a full spectral soundscape that would engage even the most ardent chin stroking constituent. By combining the creative atmosphere with an intellectual yet social crowd destined to dance till the early hours London’s buoyant Friday night vibe tipped forward with Forms.
Setting a technical undertone of the ever expanding Fabric’s musical programming the night brought on a predominant bass driven dance music, with a wry nod to house through to tearing techno and everything in-between, the perfect backdrop to a good old fashioned party that London heads know best. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Fabric’s successful fight to re-open, there was that freshness to the atmosphere, and passion from the crowd.
The night kicked off with a filter roll in Room 2 with Kincaid & Sinal sonically pushing from the the second the audio engaged. As the crowd started rolling through, the velocity vortexed into a pure underground affair. Next up, New Yorker Greg Venezia meticulously curated the dancefloor with a certifiable smooth yet progressive styling, punters paying tribute with a full floor as the night gathered momentum. Fabricated into true form, Room 1 engaged with the party people, the dance had started!
“Programming wise you’ll be seeing fresh local talent the opportunity to sit side by side the best international DJs. All in all though it’s about combining the music with production to bring about that perfect party vibe. They kind of artists we are inviting to play are perfectly aligned for this which you can clearly see with Skream heading our launch and Monki, Andrea Oliva, Kolsh and Claptone all set to play in the coming months.” Andrew Hill – Forms Booker
Taking a stroll through the tenuous turn-points of the club, the energy was reinforced by the spirit of the perfect party laid down over many years in this legendary space. Making my way to the designated smoking people were legibly transfixed by the sociability of those in attendance and the pure art-form staged throughout the venue. The subtle sound of murmur filled the air which was a clear set sign of enjoyment. The memory instantly echoes that I the unadulterated enjoyment I display at each and every party. Whilst I’m far from a newcomer on the scene my sheer exuberance attends to every experience the nightlife offers. The passing and alignment of newfound friendships always fill a clubbers annual reflections and actively draw exciting little pockets of people back onto the dance floors, I have a feeling this event will continue to carry this feeling throughout the rest of 2018 ahead.
Returning to Room One, it was instantly clear the hot production of &Me was the thief of the show stealing everyone’s attention for the following 2 hours. Caribbean spiced flavour resonated through the sweeping soundsystem up-keeping the pure underground layers of dub versus dance in a fulfilling yet unique style. Ensuring firm foundations were laid bare the DJs collectively built Form into an undeniable force for the territorial landscape of the local scene.
Mingling at the bar a fellow partygoer engaged in a casual communication, I was privy to their version of events “Swag …effortless and original, the perfect description for this DJ” and in fairness he wasn’t wrong either, our mutual understanding took us straight back to the dance-floor and tearing it up for the next few hours.
As the night deepened, every part of the floor becoming a commodity, space become a universal area allowing the DJ to become the prime communicator to the bodies governed by the groove. As one, we all applauded representing the ensuing feedback from the rest of the industry that will come in force for Form. The dynamic slowly changed, lifting the crowd with the infamous atmosphere that Skream creates taking on centre stage taking over from &Me and dictating everyone gave their all.
As a promotion, the team promise to deliver ‘fresh local talent the opportunity to sit side by side with the best international DJ’s, combining music with production to bring about the perfect party vibe.’ Well for me as an avid clubber, writer and music fan it was abundantly clear to see that Forms opening night provided a combination of artists, crowd and forward thinking that will transcend the coming months.