Deep breath: having already announced their first two shows, Manchester institution The Warehouse Project have now unveiled the rest of their bill for the season.
We already knew about their September 28 shindig in honour of Rinse FM’s 18th birthday party: Katy B, Boy Better Know, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Brackles, Joker, Roska and Loefah are among the substantial haul. Similarly, September 29’s show has also been confirmed, with Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Julio Bashmore, Joy Orbison, Jacques Greene, Ben Klock and Maya Jane Coles among the treats.
The new dates are similarly substantial. On Friday October 5, WHP will host a night of dance music big-leaguers. Minimal svengali Richie Hawtin tops the bill, with Carl Cox, Loco Dice and Nina Kraviz will all be jetting in. They’ll be joined by Yousef, Alexis Raphael, Paco Osuna, Matador, Krysko and Greg Lord.
The October 6 date has been curated by bass continuum traveller SBTRKT, who will also top the bill with a live set. Four Tet gets the call again, and TNGHT will be doing their live thing. Caribou, Rustie, Lone, Pariah, a returning Jacques Greene, Oneman, Kwes, Illum Sphere and Damu all feature on corking bill.
October 12 is on a harsher tip, with Bugged Out! taking charge. Simian Mobile Disco, Green Velvet, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood, Space Dimension Controller, Spank Rock, Eats Everything, Tensnake and Jimmy Edgar will all be stopping to help complete a varied bill. October 13, meanwhile, will welcome the likes of DOOM, The Bug, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Brenmar, Mark Ronson, DJ Marky, Sub Focus and a rich showcase from the Numbers crew with DJ EZ headlining.
On October 19, Bloc Party curate a bill featuring the likes of Chromatics and Theme Park. October 20 is Superstar DJ night, with Armin Van Buuren and Paul Van Dyk stopping by. Things get more eclectic on Friday 26 for the Halloween special, curated by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Derrick Carter, Jon Talabot, Factory Floor, Mosca, Huxley and Todd Terje are among the treats.
Come November 2, Ricardo Villalobos and Sven Vath will be overseeing a Cocoon night. The following night will celebrate a decade of Metropolis, and will feature Skream & Benga, Friction, Chase & Status, Gatcha and a host of other bass stalwarts. November 8 welcomes a live set from Animal Collective, but it’s November 9 that boasts a particularly killer line-up, courtesy of WBA x RBMA: Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, Jamie xx, Thundercat, Martyn, Pearson Sound, Shed, Ben UFO, Pangaea, Floating Points and Lapalux are all touching down.
Looking forward, November 10 will welcome Steve Aoki and Eddie Halliwell, and November 23 will see Hospitality play host to Oneman, Mickey Pearce, Joker and Plastician, as well as marquee names like High Contrast and Netsky. Hot Creations welcome Jamie Jones, Carl Craig and Maceo Plex on November 24, and November 30 will see Annie Mac host the likes of Disclosure, Magnetic Man, Redlight, Claude Von Stroke, Mele and Justice.
December, meanwhile, has more than a few big names in store. The Chemical Brothers join the likes of Maya Jane Coles and James Murphy on December 8; Fatboy Slim and Bassment Jaxx will rock in on December 14; Laurent Garnier, Damian Lazarus, Art Department and Maceo Plex rep Crosstown Rebels on December 16; and a special event in honour of Mr. Garnier’s long career on December 16 (bill to be announced). A NYE and New Year’s Day show are both planned, although details are yet to be finalised of who will be playing.
For further information about any of the above, head over to the Warehouse Project website.