Welcome To The Warehouse – Saturday 24th September
Rub the sleep out of your eyes and adorn your prized wavey garms for the second day/night of the 2016 edition of the Warehouse Project. Manchester might have seen M.I.A opening WHP16, however, tonight’s headline slot belongs to techno giant Adam Beyer. Elsewhere on the lineup, we can witness a live set from Fatima Yamaha and, the big boy, Eats Everything, comes out to play before Joseph Capriati. This definitely is a stifling ‘Welcome To The Warehouse’.
They say life begins at forty and, by looking at the life of Swedish producer Adam Beyer, there’s no chance of his slowing down anytime soon. Headlining the second night of WHP16, Beyer will be bringing his matured techno tunes to Manchester for an unforgettable event. With four records and seven EP’s under his belt – this well-established DJ has the world at his fingertips. Prepare to be blown away.
Joseph Capriati –
With Italian roots and a universal reputation, Joseph Capriati is bringing his sunkissed, electronic sounds to Manchester, this September. Although September means the end of his annual residency at Marco Carola’s Music On at Amnesia, in Ibiza, it also means one of the world’s favourite DJ’s will be securing a bundle of more fans in the North West of England. Prepare to feel the heat when Capriati lights up the room.
Eats Everything –
Carrying on his already extensively rich legacy, Eats Everything – with his heart-racing electronic house sounds – will be performing at the Welcome To The Warehouse night at WHP16. In 2012 he was named thirteenth on the Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 100 DJs Poll’ however, his 2016 season in Ibiza has cemented him as one of the top. Raw energy, electrifying intimacy and dirty drops makes seeing this Bristolian DJ on the WHP bill a serious honour.
Ben UFO –
There seemingly isn’t a bill that Ben Thomson, primarily known as Ben UFO hasn’t been a part of in the last couple of years. He’s racked up three slots on various bills at this year’s WHP, including the Four Tet curated night in October, as well as Welcome To The Warehouse in September. A man with a work ethic like no other – you can imagine his set will have been developed with the same motivation to excel.
Matthew Dear –
You might not have heard the name ‘Matthew Dear’, or the label Ghostly International, but you’ve definitely heard the lyrics “Put you hands up for Detroit/I love this city”. Yes, the brain behind the 1999 original of the song-made-famous by Fedde Le Grande, is appearing on the bill for WHP16’s second night. The American “electronic avant-pop artist” will be bringing the sweet sounds of America to Manchester this September – we can’t say we’re not excited!
San Proper –
Born and bred in the Dam, San Proper still to this day remains one of the main figures in the Amsterdam House Music scene. His popularity grew in the early 2000’s due to his crazy club nights and tremendous stage presence – making San Proper seem larger than life. We can only guess at what he will bring to WHP but, we can imagine it will be something pretty spectacular!
Fatima Yamaha (live) –
Why only release tracks under the name of one artist/producer when you can release tracks under the name of five? Amsterdam’s Bas Bron is bringing back his moniker Fatima Yamaha to the UK for a special WHP showcase. Only one studio album (Imaginary Lines, 2015) and one EP (A Girl Between Two Worlds, 2004/2015) exist from Fatima Yamaha, but that hasn’t stopped the electronic-pop power pile-driving all the way to Manchester. It’s weird, but strangely wonderful.
Jasper James –
Determined to carve out his own destiny, Jasper James is a fresh face with even sicker tunes. A passion for electronic music, influenced by Glasgow’s underground club culture and his father (Harri, Sub Club resident), Jasper James has seen his diary rocket over the past couple of years with venues and events begging to book his name. He’s gonna be big – check him out at WHP.
London’s Moxie is one of two female DJ’s billed on the Welcome To The Warehouse lineup however, considering her seasoned experience and wicked ability, she’s a definite contender for the top-spot. Over the next three months, the charming sounds of Moxie will be blasted throughout Store Street on three occasions including: Heidi presents: The Jackathon, Curated by Flume and Welcome To The Warehouse. Pulsing electronic and an underground skanking sounds puts Moxie head-and-shoulders above the rest.
Krysko & Greg Lord –
Krysko himself is playing a phenomenal seven WHP nights and, considering his reputation of being a world-class act over the last fourteen years, his 2016 residency at Store Street seriously couldn’t be sweeter.
Partner of Krysko, Greg Lord, sees himself broadcasting his tunes across five WHP16 party nights – including Carl Cox & Friends, on December 30th. Forces to be reckoned with – Krysko & Greg Lord are the ultimate WHP party animals.
Zutekh DJs –
On the same wavelength of the Now Wave DJs, Zutekh – a collection of promoters including: James Crossan, Dave Duffy, Henny and Richie Hall and Damian Martez – are on the Welcome To The Warehouse bill for one reason, and one reason only. ENERGY. Catch the Mancunian lads floating about Manchester and putting on special, on-off nights at everybody’s favourite basement club, Soup Kitchen, as well as Heidi’s curated WHP night in October.
Lauren Lo Sung –
Lauren Lo Sung from Liverpool is currently at the very top of her game, and is reaping in opportunities from across Europe as we speak. Her Soundcloud page is buzzing with minimalist chilled-out house mixes and spacey remix’s of the likes of Teedra Moses. A DJ who is harvesting the fruits of her labour, one three-minute-mix at a time, catch her at the Welcome To The Warehouse night as well as both Carl Cox & Friends and Ants WHP events.
Welcome To The Warehouse
18:00 – 05:00
Fatima Yamaha (Live)
Krysko & Greg Lord
Lauren Lo Sung
Words: Ella Scott