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WHP17 draws to a close with five special shows, including a sold-out Solardo homecoming, the returns of Kaluki and Hacienda, and a double-header with a very special 12-hour closing party.

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Manchester's underground heroes curate a night of muscular house and techno to take WHP17 into the festive period. The duo of MRK1 and James Elliot have become synonymous with a new breed of in-your-face beats, and their fans and colleagues read like a who’s-who of modern UK dance.

Solardo Sessions at WHP17 sees the pair bring labelmates, influencers and protégés to beneath the streets for a very special night.


The ever essential Eats Everything sets pace at Kaluki with a headline slot of hypnotic, bass heavy body music, his earworm vocal hooks counterbalanced by deep looping techno. Joining him, UK legend Steve Lawler needs little introduction – a mainstay of iconic clubs including Ibiza’s Space and New York’s Twilo, Lawler’s dark, tribal house sets (and numerous releases…) have had a lasting influence on house music worldwide. At Kaluki he’ll be joined by fellow Space veteran Darius Syrossian dropping nothing but fad-free underground house and techno. Richy Ahmed is on hand to bring his Hot Creations flavoured blend of the accessible and the underground, joining the dots between disco extravagance and deep house intricacy. Elsewhere established WHP favourite Kolsch delivers his big-hearted take on melodic house, sure to flood the dancefloor with emotion and release. Alongside these well-loved favourites, Kaluki features a clutch of rising stars. Notably hotly tipped Nottingham producer Latmun delivers a rowdy, percussion heavy take on groove based techno, whilst Newcastle’s Jacky has been gaining a reputation for his acidic, big room releases on labels’ such as Elrow and Defected, as well as on his own Red Lunar imprint. In short Kaluki joins together all the dimensions of modern techno and house, with a firm emphasis in looking to the future…


The Hacienda is now acknowledged as a high point in worldwide dance music, a venue that bought together Chicago house, Detroit techno and Mancunian soul, and in doing so changed the direction of UK club culture forever. Tonight’s line up is headlined by a trio of American legends, topped by New York’s inimitable Danny Tenaglia. A DJ’s DJ, Tenaglia is feted for his pioneering, evolving sets, where tunes are worked up from the deepest stripped back dubs to the wildest vocal screamers. He i joined by fellow New Yorker Todd Terry, who’s choppy, hip hop and disco inspired house jams have long held a special place in the hearts of UK dance fans, and Detroit innovator Kevin Saunderson, mastermind behind both the vocal heavy techno-soul of Inner City, and the tear our rave assault of KMS records.

Representing the UK we have Hacienda favourite Graeme Park on hand to cut together classic and upfront house, master of the re-edit Greg Wilson with his collection of exclusive disco magic, and the ever innovative A Guy Called Gerald – quite possibly Britain’s first and greatest techno producer. They’re joined by the South’s finest; Danny Rampling, who was starting his own revolution with Shoom during the Hacienda’s golden age, along with the versatile Justin Robertson, who fuses tight acid bass lines with an acute sense of melody and drama. With more names to be announced, FAC51 Hacienda takes that trailblazing spirit first born in the 80s and applies it to the here and now – expect a night looking as much to dance music’s bright future as it does to its gilded past.


NYC at WHP sees the cream of the UK scene take over Store Street, with an emphasis on jacking, bass heavy house and deep, soulful techno. Long-time Warehouse Project favourite Hannah Wants has earned the coveted headline spot, her finely crafted sets providing the perfect mix of good time euphoria and dark low-end pressure. Further sub-bass action can be expected from the likes of Low Steppa, Klose One and Friend Within, DJs who join the dots between the sub frequency innovation of UK bass culture, the skip and energy of house and the synthetic innovation of techno.

Coming from a different angle, London trio Disciples bring their deep house energy, proving beyond doubt that something can be both credible and accessible. Bondax throw out soul infused curve balls, veering from broken funk to dusty house, Mak & Pasteman drop their rough-hewn updates of stripped back machine jams, and local hero Rich Reason can be relied upon to deliver anything from heartbreak disco to trap rattling hip hop. The emphasis, as ever, remains on delivering a NYE of timeless underground dance music, seeing in the New Year with a line-up that is combines the trailblazing with the fun, and setting up 2018 with a bang.


2017 has been the year that Bicep truly realised their potential. Completing their evolution from bloggers, to DJs, to remixers, to fully-fledged production outfit, they have delivered a debut album that has seen them feted by all and sundry. With the world at their feet, they have made no concession to watering down their sound, and tonight you can expect them to be digging deep into the crates, mixing up their own immaculate re-workings of long lost classics with undiscovered future gems.

The Black Madonna has also had an incredible year, taking her deep knowledge around the globe to play sets that tumble from flamboyant hi-NRG bombs to driving techno killers. Similarly, the technically incredible Hunee is an expert at reading the crowd, spinning between analogue house and hands-aloft disco anthems. WHP favourite Motor City Drum Ensemble is likely to bring the roof down with his loose limbed, soulful dance music, while Daniel Avery can be expected to deliver one of his unique psychedelic journeys, travelling over unexplored terrains of uncanny melody.

For those seeking big room techno thrills, Midland and Denis Sulta are a must see, both DJs drawing on their own in demand catalogues as much as those of their peers. More off-kilter sounds are delivered by Shanti Celeste, who re-purposes classic breakbeats into a new techno identity, Lone’s late night fluorescent techno experimentation, and DJ Seinfeld, who’s rusted lo-fi house has been one of the breakout success stories of dance music in 2017.

With a line-up that is essentially a list of headliners, this promises to be one of the biggest events in our calendar; a perfect way to see out WHP and see in the new year.


Be Drug Safe – help us to keep you safe. WHP's official partners THINK! recommend planning ahead before starting your night, with a plan for getting home to avoid combining drugs and driving. Click here to find details on trains, trams and buses operating this weekend, and if you need city centre accommodation take a look at our official accommodation partner Staycity.


The Warehouse Project does not condone drug taking. However if you have taken something and start to feel unwell please tell a member of staff. The Loop charity operate a welfare area where you can go to sit down and take a break, available beside the Room 2 chillout area.



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