The Bedrock Warehouse Party @ Camp & Furnace
7pm - 4am
John Digweed (Extended set)
Room 2 hosted by Waxxx
Leftfield (DJ Set)
Friendly Fires (DJ Set)
Adele Moss (mUmU)
Thomas Tuft (3B Records)
The latest event for event organisers extraordinaire Freeze sees them relocate from listed buildings and historically significant locations to something grounded instead in the heritage of British dance music; the Warehouse. They are bringing Bedrock to the city, John Digweed’s and Nick Muir’s iconic record label, demonstrated by an extended set from Digweed himself, alongside a smattering of the label’s freshest talent.
Bedrock kicked off in the final days of the last century and has since gone on to record many successful productions and promotions. It’s incorporated music from techno stalwarts such as Marco Bailey, Christian Smith and Slam, house aficionados Guy J, Pig & Dan and Tom Middleton, and been the home of John and Nick’s timeless productions tracks like ‘Heaven Scent’ and ‘For What You Dream of’. During that period it’s been established as one of the leading standard callers for dance music, encompassing the full spectrum of Digweed’s musical tastes.
John himself is currently in peerless form, recently releasing a four disc mix collection of a live recording made in London to widespread acclaim. His ‘Transitions’ radio show has 14 million worldwide listeners and he has a touring schedule few other DJs can match. Here he will be in command for five hours, honing his sound across the full spectrum of his range. Freeze resident and 3B Records titan Jemmy, fresh off his recent Bedrock release ‘Quarry Bank’ which features on the aforementioned compilation, supports for what will be a truly special voyage throughout the finer edges of dance music.
Local upstarts Waxxx will be hosting Room Two, providing the eclectic mix they have become known for, with everything from bass music to off kilter funk, disco to house, all likely to be heard. The headline turn comes from dance music pioneers Leftfield, one of the most defining production outfits to ever hit dance music. Currently in the studio preparing new material, here they will be doing a very rare DJ set road-testing several of these new productions. A DJ set from indie party starters the Friendly Fires is the headline, fresh off their recent successful ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation. That included a magnificent cover of ‘Why don’t you answer’; Sting’s little know collaboration with classical composer Eberhard Schroener, and showcased the groups wide ranging music tastes dancefloor rocking sensibility.
Liverpool legend Greg Wilson is also in tow, his signature sound of house and disco with a pop twist recognised as one of the most unique and heart-warming in dance music. There’s also a coup in the shape of a stint from Merc Music boss Mark E. Mark is a man fully ‘in the zone’ after redefining his style, moving from looped disco edits to widescreen house, techno and neo-rave. Strong local support comes in the shape of mUmU resident Adele Moss (whose recent gigs include Fabric & the WHP), Thomas Tuft of Juice FM and Waxxx and Disctoeca Poca stalwart Mr Paul.