After one of the most impressive seasons at Store Street since The Warehouse Project first touched down in Manchester, it seems the team behind the biggest Warehouse party in the UK are going that extra step this year to further their efforts to be the best. The decade anniversary will be celebrated with a double event on the 17th and 18th of July in collaboration with the Manchester International Festival when The Warehouse Project will host a live event and a club event The Mayfield Depot.
The first of the two events taking place in July invite Four Tet for a live performance, the solo project of Kieran Hebden, who has produced remixes for a whole host of popular music’s biggest names, with Bloc Party, Aphex Twin, Bonobo, Beth Orton, Coldplay and Radiohead being amongst them. Aside from his remixing, Four Tet has also been working on some very exciting recent material under the moniker Percussions, with the early 2015 track KHLHI being a highlight in the sets of many prominent selectors. Four Tet will be joined by the American experimentalist Tyondai Braxton, Koreless and the DJs from Eat Your Own Ears and Now Wave.
The second event of the weekend, taking place on Saturday the 18th of July will be a 12 hour, day & night opener, in stereotypical WHP fashion boasting many of the greatest international exports in house and techno. Detroit techno innovators Carl Craig and Mad Mike Banks will be headlining the affair, joined by deep techno Pampa mainstay DJ Koze. Dub come garage come techno favourite Joy Orbison will also appear as well as Octave One [Live], the duo of brothers Lenny and Lawrence Burden whose 2002 hit Blackwater is still celebrated today.
Furthering the reach of this incredible line up is another exciting Detroit name in Kyle Hall, not to mention Midland and acid engineers Paranoid London who will also be appearing live. Dark Sky adds another liver performance to the equation before Maurice Fulton adds more high quality US weight, before the final additions come in the form of Space Dimension Controller, Jacques Greene, Mr Ties, Illum Sphere, The Unabombers, Krysko & Greg Lord and the Zutekh DJs.
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Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of The Warehouse Project
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