The sad news that London's Fabric nightclub has had its licence revoked by the Islington council has caused much mourning and anger amongst a large section of the music world. Few music fans want to hear news like this, as the trickle down effect can often mean that a much-loved community-based venue, where art is both witnessed and where innovation breeds, is suddenly hit flat in the stomach. This benefits none of us.

And yet, we the music lover, the art critics, the DJs, and the music makers are sometimes quick to condemn such decisions without sometimes seeing things from another perspective. Not necessarily agreeing with such outcomes, but at least recognising why such decisions could be arrived at, even by people who never set foot in Fabric, and who don't know their Surgeons from their Garniers. If you can discover where it is that you're maybe going wrong, where imperfection could be worked on, surely improvement - in this case, a safer venue - can be what you get in return?

No-one wants to see tragedies take place when people are gathering to enjoy themselves on a night out, and especially no-one at the venue wants such sad events to occur - like the deaths of two teenagers at the 2,500 capacity spot that lead to the closure. However, these are the kind of events that should wake people up to ask difficult questions.

The council, when coming to its controversial decision, also said that security at the site had been "inadequate and in breach of the licence."

Still, this ruling is seen by many people as an unfortunate precedent and one that is of much concern. After all, if they can close down such an influential and renowned club as Fabric, what spot will next be forced to shut its doors?

Is this the end for the going on 17-year-old Fabric? Unfortunately, right now it looks that way. But, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan soberingly put it, it is important to "find a common-sense solution that ensures the club remains open while protecting the safety of those who want to enjoy London's clubbing scene."

And let us not forget another reality to come out of all of this; over 200 staff at the nightclub are now out of work.

I've been asking myself today - in response to the news - this question: do drugs and techno-based music need to be linked in such a way? This, of course, is an ongoing issue, a debate that probably hasn't been debated enough. It's a relationship that has always been present since the early days of raves in fields, and the police clampdown and controversy that-- literally-- followed (albeit many times an overplayed kind of controversy by a misinformed and suspicious media). If you are able to attend a rock gig and never be under the impression that hard drugs are required in order to enjoy the music on offer, what makes techno, drum and bass, dubstep et al any different? Maybe a culture change is required in the thinking here, and this is probably where all of us share a responsibility.

Personally, the sound of good techno music is a drug in itself.