A symphony of beats and rhythms echoed through the adorned walls of the warehouse, mirroring the collective heartbeat of an electrified audience. The event, held on Saturday, 23rd September, unfurled as a musical odyssey - a captivating journey led by esteemed artists, marked by mesmerising performances that lingered in the air and memory alike.
Here are our highlights:
From the onset, David Rodigan dominated the main stage. A familiar presence to many, he never fails to move feet with classic Dancehall and drum and bass tracks. Rodigan, donned in his iconic hat, once again proved why he’s a musical legend. getting the party started for us, we downed our pints and fled into the waves of people.
The sheer magnitude of the crowd was astounding, painting the Warehouse with a lively energy rarely matched. It was amongst the most crowded nights in memory. The anticipation in the air was palpable as the audience was drawn into the enigmatic embrace of the warehouse, where the illustrious Hybrid Minds spun an intricate tapestry of drum & bass. Their famed tracks "Touch" and "Paint By Numbers" infused the atmosphere with a celestial touch.
As Bou took to the stage, the main area swelled with attendees, a testament to his magnetic stage presence. He unleashed a barrage of filthy drum and bass, flames kissed the ceiling, and amidst it all, the most intense skank faces emerged. This was home. We, as a group were transformed after this set. He has always been at the top of my personal list to see and he bloody delivered. Bravo! 👏👏
In the Archive, Charlotte Devaney, accompanied by MC Felon, provided solace with classic tunes reimagined with a dnb twist. Devaney’s dynamic energy was a spectacle – her passion for playing to an audience was evident, she commands the crowd with her lively persona - definetely a night’s highlight.
Amidst the cacophony, Voltage, paired with Rage, ignited Temperance Street with a fervour. Having recently collaborated on Shy FX’s 2022 hit “Amazing,” Voltage has solidified his star status in recent years and is a must for anyone seeking out the thrill of DnB.
In the midst of it all, Changing Faces, a Slovakian Drum and Bass DJ, turned the Star and Garter into a rave haven. The ethereal, liquid-esque drum and bass, marked by slick drops and sweet crescendos, left us yearning for more. It really reminded me of a proper hidden rave considering we are in one of the biggest music nights in Europe. Deffo always check out Star and Garter no matter what event you are attending at WHP.
Wilkinson was a force of nature. Known for carving paths in the electronic music genre, his sets are synonymous with skanking sing-alongs. The crowd was alive, echoing the hits “Infinity,” “Sweet Lies,” and “Used to This.” "Afterglow" marked a climactic ending, immortalised amidst pyro explosions and ecstatic energy. I mean, he is always a good shout no matter the time... it's Wilkinson for goodness sake!
Hedex’s emergence marked a shift to the more deconstructed, ‘filthy’ domain of dnb, with MC Eksman masterfully commanding the crowd. A space where the audience was not just spectators but participants, surrendering to the rhythmic pulses. Special guests, Problem Central and SASASAS, captivated with a blend of grime, jungle, and DnB, marking the UK’s dynamic music evolution. As the night dwindled, the echoes of iconic tracks like "In the VIP" and "We Don't Play" lingered.
As dawn beckoned, painting the skies with hues of awakening, attendees, now a collective borne from musical unity, ventured into the light. Worried About Henry x Metropolis was not merely an event - it was an awakening, an uncovering of the latent threads of connection, expression, and liberty that music weaves.
In the tranquil aftermath, the silent air pulsated with the echoes of the night. The Warehouse Project, a sanctified space of musical metamorphosis, bore testimony. Exhausted yet elated, we retreated to the silent comfort of home, the resonating bass a lingering serenade - the quintessence of the Warehouse Project experience. Next up Kaluki!
As always, see you at the front!
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