The Warehouse Project - Heidi Presents The Jackathon
Saturday 14th December
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Manchester held the party of the century this weekend, as Canada born DJ Heidi hosted one of her famous Jackathon shindigs at The Warehouse Project, Manchester. She was accompanied by some of her friends from the underground music scene when she visited including; Kerri Chandler, Cajmere and Hot Since 82 amomgst many others.
Kerri Chandler seemed to be the man to get the party started, who peppered his set with upbeat hi-hats to season the cocktail of deep house he exhibited. At the start of his set, he treated the main room to his mix of Ninetoes Finder before continuing in similar vain including some more familiar sounds including one of the releases of the year in Bigger than Prince.
Heidi’s set was at a later time, from 3:30am - 5:00am, only her true, real fans trooped on through the night for her closing set. As soon as she stepped foot on the stage in room 1, spirits lifted from high to higher. As I saw her fans transition from a sea of occasional ripples to an ocean of crashing waves, it was clear her arrival had been anticipated all night. Her hip-house rendition of Nate Dogg’s Get Up seemed to light up faces brighter than any Christmas tree you’ve seen this December.
One of the few downsides to The Warehouse Project is finding an area with space to dance can be difficult, and as Heidi and friends drew such an eager crowd to her party, Saturday night was no exception. Too hot, too far away, too tight, too close to the smelly guy, too close to the girl that can’t handle her drink… the list goes on. However, it becomes especially hard when you’re 5”1' and like me, always coincidentally end up stood next to the biggest or sweatiest guy in the room, but when you’re passionate about the music and there to join the buzz, they’re simply minor sacrifices most are, or should, be willing to make.
Review by Chloe Jones
Images courtesy of Sebastian Matthes