Warehouse Project season is officially here and last week the opening went off like a bomb. The follow up may as well be another kick off with Bugged Out Friday how can the Festival not go on! #letsrave
Manchester is a popping bubble of music matters and is home to Warehouse Project Festival; a mad up season of excellent rave that injects the soul back in to nightlife every year at its world war 2 bomb shelter digs. With its sights on dropping the hottest names in House and Tech, it’s become an infamous place of rave that over its season caters for more flavours each way.
For me Warehouse Project is not just a festival or a series of top notch rave nights, its the living edifice of founder Sacha Lord-Marchionne with student night roots 2o years ago at the Hacienda which is still hearting a beat from its heyday in influencing house, tech and rave culture. Staying true to the vibe and moving with the times, keeping it fresh and the culture alive. With 9 sell out seasons Warehouse Project is renowned for blowing minds. From Hideout, Unknown Croatia to Parklife the festival spirit is beating at the warehouse project site. Bugged Out with a Klose One takeover – i mean whose brainchild is that? perfect rave planning, thank god its an old bomb shelter – the bass will be blowing up, from all sides.
The need for an alternative to commercial nights is something Warehouse Project and Bugged Out share in their dna, which Bugged out has also been driving for over 20 years with their first night out the block in 94 at Sankeys within months they were playing the Hacienda. They’ve been at the forefront of sound bringing in their early days, Chemical Brothers to the ground and breaking talent in to the UK like Cajmere’s first UK gig in 97 – From Daft Punk to today Bugged Out have always been fresh on the rave and have taken it around the world in so many festival ways.
From The Bugged Out Weekender (check out Artworks guide to smashing up this festival rave) to Bugged Out in Dreamland which went off just last week which i had to miss! I’m a bloody lucky one to have Bugged Out as My first Warehouse Project!!!! EEEEk – enough of the talking history though… let some of the man dems tunes play and focus on the talent that is about to display because Warehouse Project Festival season is already bloody underway!
Check out this playlist (dont be a moron click the top left and let it slide)
Let it flip for the Bugged Out Lineup thats about to tip. There’s a reason my playlists first tune is laid bare to a Dusky lil trip – always been on top of production and shifting up the paradigm switch, he’s got some good moves mixing up the genres and bringing in the grime. But with Paul Woolford who will so flawlessly combine the build up, the feeling, the senses realign- conducting us on a trip caught half way up in time with visuals unraveling a renaissance his sound truly shines. What with Artwork dubstep pioneer and magnetic man, Jackmaster and Jimmy Edgar taking me back in hand, Mella Dee twisting it up, Lemmy dropping a few tubs and i’m looking forward to grabbing a few licks from Holly Lester and seeing what she’s got. Klose One room takeover – there’s no going wrong! Shit i gotta book my bus – i better RUN!
Watch out for me and Mr Blackout – We’ll be on the music hunt.. Check out the playlist we made and start warming up.