WHP EVENT 038
Monday 1st January
THE CLOSING PARTY
THE BLACK MADONNA
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE
KIM ANN FOXMAN
HIGH HOOPS DJS
17:00 05:00 | STORE STREET
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 in the new year.