Returning to Store Street, The Warehouse Project unleashed a mouthwatering lineup to kick off the weekend party as part one of the ‘Welcome To The Warehouse’ double-header got underway late Friday evening. Having brushed away tickets within hours of their release the sold-out event was a spectacle to the high demand that Manchester’s The Warehouse Project receives. Luckily, We Rave You had the opportunity to head down with fellow party-goers and join the action.
Heading into the latter stages of the year the days get darker and the nights draw a colder tinge to the air but no weathering conditions could dampen the moods of revelers alike who flocked into the city ahead of the event. The vast queue lined and snaked its way around the corner of Store Street yet drawing a sense of excitement that Warehouse Project was duly underway. Even from outside the venue, the powerful bass echoed in the underground area and shook the stone walls underneath Picadilly train station.
The Warehouse Project had amassed a star-studded lineup for part one of ‘Welcome To The Warehouse’ serving up more than a healthy dose of underground talent. The Martinez Brothers, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, De La Swing, Solardo, and Eats Everything all joined the bill, hosting the two major rooms in Store Streets iconic venue. Completing the lineup for the stella night included Josh Butler, Jacky, Latmun, Elliot Adamson, Neverdogs, Jesse Calosso, Pirate Copy, Sian Bennett, Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh, AJ Christou, Mvson Collective, and Brodyr. An element to The Warehouse Project is the noting of placing international DJs next to less established artists. With a more than eye-catching lineup, The Warehouse Project cements its firm status on attracting internationally acclaimed DJs and some of the finest talents across electronic music.
Warehouse’s atmosphere is nothing short of electric from start to finish. Capturing an abundance of like-minded revelers to its hallowed turf – throughout the course of its 31 show strong programme – creates the perfect music venue setting. And the atmosphere is further heightened by the works of the Warehouse production team who consistently design and implement state of the art production values across each stage and inside the underground venue.
However, the music is what drives attendees to The Warehouse Project and the night did not disappoint, exceeding expectations right till the last moments. Having an insane amount of talented DJs packed into an 8-hour gig and three rooms certainly caused many decisive decisions with many sets overlapping. On the night though no single DJ held back, bound by their instinct nature to fulfill the crowd’s musical needs and throwdown mind-blowing performances. Jesse Calosso, Sian Bennett, and Brodyr took to the decks opening each of the three rooms on offer. De La Swing turned up room one with an energetic and entertaining set as to did Jacky and Solardo who returns later in the Warehouse series for Solardo Sessions in December on Boxing day. Patrick Topping spun a spectacular set back to back with Richy Ahmed followed by Eats Everything who has enjoyed a rapid and far-reaching impact on the underground scene since his surface in 2011. Closing out room two on the night the American duo The Martinez Brothers dropped track after track never letting their high-tempo energy disrupt right till the end.
Following a successful night for The Warehouse Project, the club night series sees their ever-increasing popularity and yet another night written for the history books. No doubt ‘Welcome To The Warehouse Part 2’ will follow suit which sees Seth Troxler, Ben Klock, Ricardo Villalobos, and Bicep unite for more weekend celebrations. Between now and new years day, The Warehouse Project is most certainly one event to add to your calendar. Tickets remain for several shows and can be purchased here.