Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Wednesday, 16 March 2011 08:50
Features - Freeq'd Out
The Warehouse Project announces Easter 2011 events WHP favourites and special guests light up the long weekend Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th April 2011
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The Warehouse Project returns for one weekend with impeccable timing as clubbers across the UK seek out the perfect way to spend the Easter long weekend. Manning the decks across four nights from 21st until 24th April at the Store Street venue will be 2manydjs [DJ Set], Aeroplane, Andy C, Skream, Laurent Garnier and Steve Angello, plus many more.
With the dust only just settled following The Warehouse Project’s hugely successful fifth anniversary season through late 2010 the WHP team have returned, rested and re-energised with another quality offering. Kicking off the weekend on Thursday 24th April are 2manydjs [DJ Set] & special guests. The duo also known as Soulwax headline with a DJ set of their much loved mashup style slicing alternative rock samples with electro beats. Joining 2manydjs [DJ Set] will be Aeroplane, now flying solo DJ/producer Vito de Luca arrives at The Warehouse Project following the release of the celebrated debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’, a sleek mix of nu-disco and Balearic sounds. Also taking to the decks will be duo Mixhell. Originally known for drumming in Brazilian thrash metal outfit Sepultura, Igor Cavalera now throws out a blend of electronic tinged hip hop tunes with the help of DJ partner and wife Laima Leyton. To complete the line-up confirmed so far 2manydjs invite their tour DJ; Belgian electro talent within his own right, Paul Chambers to Store Street to present a live set of squelching techno.
Friday 22nd April sees WHP friends and fellow promoters Ape and Metropolis align to present a sure fire dancefloor-filling line up headed by drum n’ bass pioneer Andy C. Surely the natural line-up buddy to drum n’ bass Friday will be treated to a set of finest dubstep from the genre’s leading producer, the much in demand Skream. Much championed producer and DJ Jakwob will also be on hand for a dense breakbeat flavoured set. Singed to Andy C’s own RAM records label rising drum n’ bass duo Loadstar, known separately by their production monikers of Xample and Lomax continue Friday’s sub heavy offerings.
To celebrate 20 years of one of electronic music’s most successful independent labels, Planet-E Communications, The Warehouse Project welcomes Laurent Garnier on Saturday 23rd April. Garnier’s LBS Live project follows two decades of touring as a DJ, joined by Benjamin Rippert and Stephane “Scan X” Dri their performance will see Garnier’s take on the techno and deep house sounds enter a live, real-time arena. Of course no night celebrating Planet E would be complete without a set from its founder and techno figurehead Carl Craig. In the spirit of Planet E, supporting new DJ and producers tipped for the big time, electro-house newcomer Space Dimension Controller also joins the line-up for Saturday.
Usually the day of rest, Sunday 24th April at Store Street is far from sleepy as another anniversary is marked with the help of The Warehouse Project. With a top 5 record to his name in 2010’s ‘Miami To Ibiza’, Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia fame celebrates 5 years of Size Matters alongside his younger brother, collaborator and fellow DJ/producer AN21. They are joined by the up and coming talent Max Vangelli, also a collaborator with AN21 whose production and remix credits include Ellie Goulding and Gorillaz, and Grahame Farmer, Director of dance music website Data Transmission.