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Cable has just closed- 1st May 2013

Since opening in 2009, Cable’s had a alot of high profile events, house DJ duo Habit To Others played there last week, Funkatech & Viper Recs have had numerous nights together among other events I’ve attended. A real shame starting from a dispute with national rail, demolishing their way through the club. Methinks a illegal rave in Bermondsey St Tunnel should prove the point to match their forcefulness.

The official statement on their site reads:

We Have Closed with Immediate Effect: Official Statement

Dear World,

It is with a huge amount of sadness that we announce Cable has closed with immediate effect.

We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.

This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London’s clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible.

We are obviously devastated and still in shock by the news and know there will be questions. As you can appreciate, there is much work to be done and many arrangements to be made behind the scenes. A full press release will follow.

If you are presently a ticket holder for an event that was scheduled to take place at Cable, please do not worry – further information will follow in due course.

Our sincerest thanks,

The Cable Team x

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Viper & Funkatech @Cable 19th October 2012

I went down to Cable on the 19th October, Funkatech Records were in the second room with Viper Recordings in room 1. Room 2 opened with DJ Cubit playing oldskool garage, dubstep & D&B progressively getting bassier over time. The room had a sparse crowd at the time with the main space through the doors attracting large numbers with the heavy flowing D&B.

Noisses came on afterwards playing a smooth set of chilled house, deep 4×4 filling the space with catchy and uptempo rhythms. We spoke when he arrived about “Run Your Mouth” featuring The Foreign Beggars, Lady Leshurr & RTKAL among other things. His set oozed deep rhythm and soul throughout creating a catchy hard edged lounge feel that made everyone vibe out.

Specimen A came on bringing breakbeat, more beats and bass in their set playing all sorts. Miss Trouble MC did her thing in the main room, bringing heavy flows and rhythmic lyrical hype over the mad D&B, literally went down and jumped about from the side of the main stage. The VIP Balcony gave view to the whole main room crowd hype. You could see everyone jumping up and down/ flexing about to the tempo, which is what I do alot!

I went into the main room for Darrison’s set getting the crowd railing around to the tempo flinging themselves about rhythmically; the sub swamping about. Deffo win!

Nicky D’Silva one half of Pyramid came on hyping up the place with breakbeat, his refix of Mr Happy by Hazard & Distorted Minds tearing up the place alongside other tunes and bass edits. The bass on the night was loud, the main room with constant D&B was alot louder, heard every time the doors opened but the second room had a more chilled out and diverse vibe which I preferred. G Double MC’d throughout the Pyramid set adding a vocal dimension to the live set.

Scoundrel came on playing dubstep, beats and breaks as the last set on the night, finishing around 4pm with a punch. The main room carried on till the end, but I left early around 4:30 so I could still get up the next morning, which I did with a sore throat and a dizzy spell.

Manic lineup, diverse night, the legacy of Funkatech & Viper Recs continues. Except it’s Funkatech who have proven to be main room worthy hitting all the right notes.

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