We love a good mix here at DT HQ and the sounds filtering out from our office onto the streets of London today have been in celebration of one of our favorite places, UK clubbing institution fabric. After spending 14 years at the top how do you decide to celebrate reaching your landmark 14th year? Well in true fabric fashion of course, by having a stonkingly big party! The club has spent the last few weeks unveiling the roster of this years hotly anticipated birthday celebrations with Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Skream, Shed and Cosmin TRG just some of the stellar names booked to play in Farringdon this October. One of the rising stars of the bill, who half produced one of the standout albums of the year so far for us is Italy’s Clockwork who has delivered a fresh mix to get us in the party mood ahead of the birthday bash later this month.
You could be forgiven for questioning the substance of the hype that had already grown behind Italian duo Clockwork. Beyond a few collaborative releases, Francesco Leali and Federico Maccherone had only parented the single EP on Hot Creations in 2011.
It’s You Again was a rock-solid debut that was only buoyed further by the hysteria that had swept around Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’s stable at the time of its release. Any dance act would risk losing that attention by waiting so long between releases; with their debut artist album though, it was abundantly clear what Clockwork had been spending their time on.
We’re sad to say that there has been a split in their camp with original outfit member Federico Maccheron leaving the fold with Francesco Leali continuing to share the darkened techno aesthetic that we have come to fully appreciate the Clockwork moniker to represent. Check out his dark metallic techno styling’s below.