It’s fair to say that the Warehouse Project has been one of the most dominating forces in Manchester’s dance music scene since the Hacienda.
On Saturday, September 24th, a reliable but boundary-pushing bill of house & techno’s finest took to the helm of Store Street to welcome WHP back to Manchester.
Arriving at Store Street just before the stipulated last entry time, nobody could be blamed for thinking a block party was in progress rather than a warehouse one. The queue of eager ravers seemed to stretch as far as the eye could see, each and every person buzzing for what was in store.
Once inside, the unmistakable upbeat house vibes of Eats Everything could be heard. Relentlessly flowing from one banger to another, it was near impossible for the entering crowd to get to the bar without a dance.
Playing to a packed room, Eats kept the crowd entertained for his whole set. His energetic style of tech/house always proves its worth, boasting a mixture of tech tracks and some of his own favourites. The Bristol DJ also made sure to drop his latest release Big Discs, a song that’s already proving to be popular, gaining support from the likes of Pete Tong and Annie Mac.
Over in room 2 was Ben UFO, who was flitting effortlessly though countless permutations of hard house, funky percussive workouts and ten-ton techno. Ben didn’t disappoint, stumping Shazam most of the night and making it almost impossible to nail down any recognisable piece of released music from Ben’s selections.
Back in the main room to close were techno honchos Joseph Capriati and Adam Beyer.
When these two masterminds play alone, it seems like no one can compete, so a special B2B set was highly anticipated. Upon entering, the dance floor was jam-packed.
Flitting between hard-hitting techno, bouncy tech house, and progressive cuts, the set made for a veritable dance music showcase for the WHP crowd.
By 4am there wasn’t a forehead that didn’t gleam, but nobody seemed to care as the persistent partiers continued to ram up the dance floor ’til close.