October at The Warehouse with Jef K, Solomun, Ali Love live, Cadenza Party, Reboot and more
After a mighty fine first month of events at the all new Warehouse in Leeds – each of which, incredibly, sold out in advance – the rave space is back with plenty more nocturnal offerings in October.
As well as the in-house Sequence night launched by AN21 and Max Vangeli this Saturday 1st, there’s another fine Filth with Cocoon man Tim Green, London tech houser Alex Cellar, VIVa man Leon and hot vocal property Ali Love on October 8th , another Coloursound installment with Cadenza Records curating (and Rob Dietz, Argy, Mayaan Nidam and Argy spinning) on the 22nd and the small matter of a hotly anticipated Ketoloco return to the city with David August, Solomun, Jek F, jozif and plenty more.. lots to look forward to, then!
Sequence Launch Party
AN21 & MAX VANGELI (PEOPLE OF THE NIGHT TOUR)
D.O.D (MIXMAG FUTURE HEROES)
Legendary rejuvenated Leeds space The Warehouse isback packing a party punch each weekend with a selection of well known crews from around the city. Sequence, though, is to be a new in-house night with as much attention to detail but a more electro-tinged musical outlook…
The main room – complete with astonishing light and sound – will tonight be headlined by Swedish upstarts AN21 & Max Vangeli as part of their People of The Night Tour. The first of the pair, AN21, appeared out of nowhere in 2009 with two rather large collaborations with his brother, ‘Flonko’ and ‘Valodja’. The cuts were two of the year’s biggest singles for the Size Records posse, and ‘Valodja’ in particular became something of an anthem for the Ibiza summer crowd, immediately teeing up the youngster for an international career.
Second it’s Max Vangeli. His production roster features remixes for heavyweights such as Steve Angello, Gorillaz, Erick Morillo and Switchfoot as well as original work signed with prestigious house music labels including Size Records and Refune Records. His music is played by Superstar DJs worldwide including Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and David Guetta. No wonder he draws huge crowds at the world’s hottest party destinations like Ibiza, Miami, and London!
Also on will be D.O.D who was voted a recent Mixmag future star for his house and tech productions and DJ sets, as well as local starss Dale Castell and Josh Demello.
Meanwhile The Loft will be a trip down memory lanewith electro house classics from 2000 onwards being spun by residents Taz, Damo and guests… just another reason to get yourself down to the Warehouse, then, as if one were needed…
Ali Love Live
By this time settled in their new, all singing all dancing home, Filth have one of the most forward looking line-ups yet at The Warehouse on October 8th. Tim Green, Alex Cellar, Leon, Ali Love and residents Luke Pompey and Cubiq will all spin across the two rooms.
Tim Green is headlining, and he’s a Brit talent whose Cocoon and Dirtybird productions get caned by everyone from Ritchie Hawtin to Josh Wink, Tiefschwarz to Steve Lawler. Having played Filth before, we’re glad to have him.
Next guest Alex Celler is the London based producer whose unique brand of tech house has won him releases on labels like Jay Haze’s Contexterrior, as well as tastemaker lables like Cecile and Air London.
Joining him will be Leon, the break-though Italian with an EP on Lawler’s VIVa, but also huge hits on Saved, Cecille and Monique Music. His fun, sample heavy tech sound veers from kicking to deeper so expect a riot from him behind the decks.
The final guest is the vocalist du jour that is Ali love. His retro, 80s infused vocals have graced records on South Fried as well as many more like Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ huge ‘Forward Motion’ on their own Hot Creations: his voice was the soulful calm in an otherwise kinetic, creepy house cut. A live show is sure to be something special for fans of the current wave of r&b tinged house music.
The Warehouse with its new fittings, Funktion One sound and stimulating light shows is sure to be budging with beats tonight as Luke Pompey and Cubiq also get in on the action. Make sure you do, too….
Cadenza Warehouse Party
Cera Alba (Hot Natured)
Returning to Leeds for the third ever Coloursound party, this event at legendary and recently refurbished Leeds venue The Warehouse will come hand in hand with one of the biggest techno labels in the world… Luciano’s Cadenza. The scene is set, then, for a proper techno party in an appropriately atmospheric space with a fittingly powerful Funktion One Soundsystem on had to supply the stylish sounds…
First up from the label will be Reboot – the German tech specialist whose loopy sounds have seen him become one of the most in demand DJs of the day. Fusing fluttery Latin vibes with tribal beats, he plays all over Europe, the US and Ibiza to adoring fans every time.
Next, close Cadenza chum Robert Dietz is a firm favourite in clubs around the globe who is on an incessant world tour that sees him flit through Pacha, Ibiza; Dance Valley, Amsterdam; Revolver, Australia; Arma17, Moscow; London’s ultra-hip underground Shoreditch warehouse parties and a second south America Tour in November this year. His sound is a tasty tech on tech house that favours the uses of analogue machinery for real warmth.
As does Wolf + Lamb and Perlon producer Maayan Nidam. It’s impossible to reduce Mayaan’s productions and DJ sets to a single sound, but certain qualities prevail: a looping, swinging, hips-and-ass-friendly sense of the groove; a bubbling sense of funk; a keen sense of timbre and tone colour, with a woolly low end and crystalline highs. Her sounds will get you dancing, but in the most sultry and sexy way possible.
Grecian Argy has been recording for years and Cocoon, Raum and Pokerflat have all come for his powerful, metallic tech productions in that time. Through his natural talent for mixing in-key and constantly searching out the finest grooves, his DJ sets know no musical boundaries so Argy excels in creating a real party soundscape that works perfectly with his bold image to ensure his performances are something refreshingly different in the current club world. Closing out this festival sized warehouse gathering will be newest Hot Natured recruit Cera Alba who’ll bring some much needed steamy funk and house constructs to the table.
5 Years of Ketoloco, Haloween Soiree…
Five years ago a crew of students precipitated a DIY partying revolution. High on inspiration from a trip to the hallowed White Isle, they started wholly illegal but massively attended raves in their Headingly basement. Since the po-pos put paid to that, there have been nights at Back to Basics, in Ibiza, at various back rooms around the country and an impressive run of unique Bank Holiday events in London, bringing debutants to the city more than once.
Now a much respected crew of party yahoos, the Ketoloco crew are returning to Leeds, to the city where it all began. The venue is the revived Warehouse, the date is October 29th, the theme will be Haloween. Music, importantly, will come from Solomun, David August, Jef K and jozif, as well as the reliable Ketoloco residents.
Headliner Solomun is a rare commodity in 2011 – a DJ and producer very much with his own identity. So much so, in fact, his Diynamic label (now on its 50th release) has singlehandedly put Hamburg house on the map, as well as helping to carve out careers for the lines of Stimming and H.O.S.H. Expect the man to play looped, tech-y house with weirded-out and idiosyncratic percussive detail, real instrumentation and all in a variety of shades from deep to jacking. Joining him will bne one of his many prodigeses and close label associate David August, who’s own bespoke productions have won him fans and plaudits alike in recent times.
Alongside him is a French Legend, Jef K. As boss of Silver Network he is responsible for unleashing the deepest and dustiest deep house out there, including one of the tracks of 2010 – In My System – which he produced alongside Chez Damier as The Gathering. Again someone likely to serve up the sort of record you don’t hear every weekend, he’s joined by Wolf + lamb sensation, jozif. The London producer’s disco flecked sounds are as musical as they come, with beautiful chords littering his spacious, slo-mo beats and taking him from Fabric, London, to WMC, to just about every decent club in Europe.
A genuine underground sensation Ketoloco is the night you need in your life during the long cold autumn eves… trust me, it will warm your soul…