25 years is an incredibly long time and a lot can happen in a quarter century. Longer than some people’s lifetimes. 1993. “Jurassic Park” and “Mrs Doubtfire” were a smash hit in the movies. Bill Clinton was president, “What Is Love” by Haddaway was the biggest track in clubs and the World Wide Web had just been born. It was also the year of the very first Hard Times party who prided themselves on uncompromising house music.
10 years after that in 2003 was the last time house icon Tony Humphries graced the DJ booth in Fabric. For someone of Tony’s standing, it is such a shame that it has been so long but all of that will be forgotten as he graces the booth in Islington on February 3rd for a Hard Times party that will no doubt be one for the history books.
Joining Humphries on the lineup in Room 1 are DJ Spen, Paul Woolford and Hard Times resident Steve Dunn while Bass Culture host Room 2 with heavyweights Cassy, Bass Culture label boss D’Julz and Terry Francis.
Hard Times Founder Steve Raine is adamant about showing ravers that this isn’t just a blast from the past. “We may be an historic dance music brand and our history/legacy is one that I’m proud off, however, we are far away from being about a trip down memory lane. In 2018 we will marry the past with the future and for London, I couldn’t have picked a better club who echo those sentiments”.
Tickets are available now via RA at this link. You will need to act fast as who knows when the next time Tony Humphries will play in Fabric.