Jay Electronica at Thrasher
Hip-hop producer Jay Electronica hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and is renowned as a one of the most timeless recording artists in the genre. Known fore mostly for his 15-minute composition Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), which was dubbed an instant classic by Vice Magazine, Jay has built an international reputation whilst signed to Jay Z’s label Roc Nation. Being able to see Jay Electronica live in Europe, never mind the UK, is a rather rare occurrence, with headline slots at Soundwave Festival and XOYO being two of his few European dates this year, making this performance at The Warehouse Project highly anticipated.
Also Featuring: SBTRKT, Evian Christ, Special Request, Koreless, Leon Vynehall, Sepalcure, Seven Davis Jr, Krystal Klear & More.
Carl Craig at Bugged Out!
Carl Craig is renowned worldwide for being one of the most innovative individuals in the world of techno. Hailing from Detroit, the birthplace of the genre, he is known for unexpected drops and work under other monikers including C2 and Paperclip People. Carl Craig is the name behind a number of classic techno records including Throw and Climax, not to mention his incredible Meditation series that feature on the album Masterpiece on Ministry Of Sound. Still one of the most impressive DJs to see today, he will provide a look at techno throughout its entire life, playing upfront exclusives alongside all time classics.
Also Featuring: Tiga, Skream, Daniel Avery, Paul Woolford B2B Gerd Janson, James Holroyd, Leon Vynehall, Artwork, Felix Dickinson & More
Hudson Mohawke B2B Mark Ronson at Curated by Hudson Mohawke
Hudson Mohawke is primarily known for his electronic hip-hop music under his solo alias and also under the second alias TNGHT, which is collaboration between himself and the Canadian DJ Lunice. He will be hosting this WHP event and will be appearing twice, once for a live solo performance and secondly for this highly anticipated back-to-back performance with British producer Mark Ronson. Mark has released a number of singles that have made it into the charts including Oh My God, Stop Me and Valerie, all of which were featured on the Platinum selling album Version. This DJ collaboration with Hudmo has only been seen a very few number of times.
Also Featuring: Hudson Mohawke Live, Benji B, Novelist, A. G. Cook, Littlebabyangel, James Pants, Spencer, Bambounou & More
Leftfield at Leftfield Live at WHP
As one of the most important groups in the history of British dance music, Leftfield have a rich history of innovation and uniqueness throughout their three studio albums. The debut Leftism has become one of the most influential in the genre whilst this years new release Alternative Light Source was one of the most anticipated albums of the last decade, seeing as Leftfield have not released an LP since 1999, the Platinum selling Rhythm and Stealth. Since having their sound systems banned for causing damage to music venues and reaching illegal volumes, they have perfected their live shows that incorporate exciting visuals alongside their genre defying dance music. This will no doubt be one hell of a live performance at The Warehouse Project this year.
Also Featuring: George FitzGerald, Paranoid London, Pearson Sound, Martyn, Justin Robertson, Adrian Sherwood & More
Jungle at Jungle
Modern soul collective Jungle will be curating their own event this season at The Warehouse Project. The London based group that was founded by friends Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland has grown to become a seven-piece band that brings together tropical percussion with 70’s funk and elements of psychedelia. Keeping a keen interest in artwork and music videos Jungle have always been a treat for the eyes as well as the ears and have been seen performing at Glastonbury this year. Jungle’s eponymous debut EP reached the number 7 spot in the UK Chart. Expect a multi sensory live treat here.
Also Featuring: John Talabot, Leon Vynehall, LA Priest, Nao, Koreless, Lone, Happa & Now Wave DJs.
Recondite Live at Life & Death
Life & Death has become one of the most prolific genre bending label out there, blurring the lines between house, techno and disco fronted by some of the most forward thinking artists of today. One of these is Recondite, whose live shows have been voted the best in the world by Resident Advisor. Although Recondite uses a fairly simple setup, namely a laptop and a controller, he uses hundreds of different track parts that give him the utmost flexability when reacting to a crowd. Said to be “spellbinding” and “undoubtedly deserving of the top spot”, Recondite brings something sleek and special to this label showcase.
Also Featuring: Tale Of Us, Scuba, Kiasmos, Joy Orbison, DJ Tennis, Mind Against, Job Jobse, Somne & Vaal.
Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of The Warehouse Project