Warehouse Project Easter Weekend Review, Clubber and DJ Photos
After the insane opening night on Good Friday, we were left wondering can this continue through to Easter Sunday. Well actually we knew it would, we had seen the lineup, consisting of Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore, Benoit & Sergio, Nina Kraviz, Eats Everything, Heidi, XXXY and we didn’t doubt it for a second.
Were we disappointed? Don’t be ridiculous.
Starting relatively early at 7pm, The Warehouse Project filled up bloody quickly, impressive considering the vast size of the venue. The crowd was slightly, “cooler” than on Friday, with the more underground, down and dirty, house DJ lineup drawing in a trendier, “Manchester house night” scene, rather than the more commercial clubbers.
Room 1 opened to Warehouse Project resident Krysko, who as always set the night off with a bang, much to the pleasure of arriving revellers. American house / techno legend, Claude Von Stroke took over at 8 and already the party-goers were in a state of musical trance, fist pumping and raving away in the huge main room. As expected, Maya Jane Coles kickedthe hell out of Manchester in her incredible set before DMM moved over to Room 2 for what we thought would be a slightly more chilled out, “catch our breath” couple of hours. How wrong were we?
We caught the end of Radio 1 favourite, Mr Julio Bashmore‘s deep house set, walking into a more intimate but no less manic party in Room 2, with euphoric clubbers dancing from wall-to-wall to his unique style. Although, clearly influenced by Claude Von Stroke during his time on his Dirtybird label, Julio clearly wants to make his own stamp on the house music world and he did exactly that on Sunday night, if you haven’t been following Julio up to now, he is one to listen out for without a doubt…
Hearts then stopped, completely as the incredibly talented Nina Kraviz appeared sidestage. We have been fans of Miss Kraviz for a while now, without having actually seen her live. Her set’s have been popular downloads across the Internet and been a very common play on the DMM headphones. On top of this, she’s incredibly stunning in person and seemed massively focussed on bringing a quality, deep, loud and original house set to the night. The crowd went a little bit mad by this point, with the entire room bouncing, following every beat coming from Nina’s decks.
She literally does have everything, so good luck to her, massive favourite in the Dance Music Manchester team!
Heidi then joined the stage, bouncing alongside Miss Kraviz, during the transition and bouncing even harder when she took over at 1am. Randomly, some plonker decided to go au naturale and streak down the front of the stage but the German DJ kept her cool and partied straight through, laughing it off, then dancing backstage getting the crowd, some of which had already been raving for 5 hours+, going wild with every drop.
Massive sets from Phillip Jung (M.A.N.D.Y), Loco Dice, Jamie Jones and Scuba were other highlights of the night that ended the Easter weekend in style. DMM quite literally could not cover all bases at this almost festival like event so if you have any extra comments, opinions or shout-outs, feel free to post below!
Massive credit to the #whp12 team for producing two insane events at the incredible new venue, we wouldn’t think Store St would have been toppable but you may well have done it.
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