With the possibility of ‘work tomorrow’ a slim one for many, Victoria Warehouse was jam packed ahead of a bank-holiday rave which saw a lot of eye-catching names topping off their weekend in the 0161.
Due to some confusion in set times, DJ S.K.T who was initially set to kickstart the event unfortunately didn’t play on the night, step up Low Steppa…
The experienced house DJ from Birmingham gave a solid opening performance. With Victoria Warehouse slowly filling up, Low Steppa soon attracted a huge crowd that stayed there for the rest of the night. With his love for bass and house showing with the passion in his mixing, he certainly set a big standard for the night.
Next up was hometown boy Tyreeeezy’s for a short but energetic performance. The up and coming artist performed his trademark hits Vacation and No Love, he was certainly at the top of a few people’s spotify searches after that.
Leeds’ own Jamie Duggan was a stand out performance for the night. The bassline DJ had everyone pumped with every drop and every remix. Obviously Bassline isn’t for everyone, however the Sleepin’ Is Cheatin’ resident left everyone gassed leading into the headliners.
Special guest Charlie Sloth switched up the sound to what we know and love him for. The architect behind ‘Fire in the Booth’ shared his undeniable passion for hip-hop and rap with everyone in the audience leaving them wanting more. Charlie had left a jam-packed main room full of energy for the headliner’s act to be pretty straight forward.
Anthony spoke to Charlie Sloth about performing in Manchester, Fire in The Booth and how he got to the top of the radio game…
A veteran of BassJam, Dizzee Rascal gave a trademark performance. With security trying their best to get people off others shoulders’, Dizzee couldn’t help but love and work off the energy the crowd was giving him. Performing hits such as, ‘Bassline Junkie’, ‘Holiday’ and finishing with ‘Bonkers’, the crowd made for good competition with who sang the loudest.
A difficult act to succeed, multi-genre DJ Nathan Dawe followed. The 24 year-old put in a solid performance despite a difficult slot. Catering to everyone’s taste, starting with hip-hop and switching up to house throughout, the midlander showed why he is unique in his mixing and why you catch him in just about any place abroad this summer.
The man of the last 12 months Yungen had Victoria Warehouse going wild as he performed his tracks ‘Take My Number’. ‘Bad’, ‘Bestie’ and his new release with Jess Glynne ‘Mind On It’. With this being his fourth performance in 3 days, it was a Yungen with a gradually disappearing voice. However the crowd lent a huge helping hand singing away to his songs making for a dominating performance.
Penultimate act of the night was the duo Tom Zanetti and K.O Kane. Their performance was a commendable one having been non-stop this weekend, Tom bounced about the stage and delivered his performance as if it was his first of the weekend. His hits ‘Darlin’, and ‘You Want Me’ had the stars on the dance floor.
For those who still had the energy left following an intense line-up heading into sun-rise, DJ Zinc was left in charge to end the night. Another legend in his genre, the bass DJ capped off an enthralling night with his hits ‘Wile Out’ and ‘Gammy Elbow’ mixed into a captivating set.
Anthony also spoke to Yungen after his set about his huge year, Jess Glynne and the growing urban Manchester scene…