The Warehouse Project – Movement Detroit
Saturday 30th November
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
On Saturday night those at The Warehouse Project were promised a fruitful menu of DJs from the worlds of techno and house. Sven Vath, Scuba, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Damian Lazarus, Adam Beyer, Joy Orbison and Loco Dice were just a selection of what was on offer from another seemingly endless Warehouse Project lineup.
To start, Sven Vath took to the stage. He spilt a range of corker tracks that showcased his influences from the Detroit and minimal techno scene, taking the crowd back to where his roots lay. Dropping Julian Jeweils Flexxx was one of Svens smartest moves of the night. When the hi-hat kicked in every face seemed as chuffed as chips. Generations of people mixed together to see Sven, who has over 30 years of techno wisdom under his belt.
After Sven got the party started, Nina Kraviz took to the decks in room 2, shortly followed by a set from Damian Lazarus. Nina wet the crowds appetite with robotic and spacey sounds, occasionally sprinkling in a pattern of beeps and clicks that were slightly more up-tempo and housey. Damian continued where Nina left off, treating the crowd to the spacey, atmospheric sounds the Crosstown Rebels boss and DC10 favourite has become famed for.
There was an anything goes kind of policy lingering in the air on Saturday night. The beauty contest atmosphere commonly detected in several of Manchester night clubs was absent, and instead swapped for fashions from the pre 2000’s rave culture. All stilettos and other unnecessary glamour were left at home. The Warehouse Project should always be a place people dress-down to get-down... Roll on the next one.
Review by Chloe Jones
Images courtesy of Tom Groves (1) and Gemma Parker (2)