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Fabric Find Evil Eddie's Soft Spot

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Saturday, April 3, 2004
East London club collective Fabric have recruited UK rave pioneer Eddie Richard (aka Evil Eddie) to mix their latest compilation, Fabric 15, paying tribute to one of the originals DJs from the 80s acid house era.

The happy hardcore turned tech-house jock spoke this week about his 20 year journey through clubland, revealing he'd been disappointed by the money side of the business which saw him reluctantly setting up his own DJ agency at one point.

"I didn't want to start an agency: in fact, I asked other people to do it, but no-one would so I did," he recalled.

"I ended up doing accounts for most of the time, and working for everyone else except me, for no thanks, and no fucking money," he continued.

"People got greedy; DJs got greedy. The scene got really big and they started asking for more money, and they weren't interested in playing for the small clubs that had helped build their reputations. They could play bigger places and I was disappointed with the whole thing. There was too much ego, too much greed."

Fabric 16: Eddie Richards is out on May 17.