With a supposed techno-based new album coming out later this year, SMD could be bringing a heavier sound to Warehouse than they ever have before. But still, expect plenty of analogue bleeping, and some of their Kitsuné remixes of Klaxons, Air and Muse. As SMD are in control of the whole line-up, it’s a bit of a mixed bag of sounds, but with real class throughout. There’s ex-Primal Scream producer and Electro DJ Andy Weatherall, the thumping Disco sounds of Hercules and Love Affair, the minimalist electro of Paris’s Smagghe, and LCD Soundsystem remixers Holy Ghost.
So it may not turn out to be the most cohesive night on the calendar at Warehouse, but all the acts are top quality in their own niches, and if anywhere’s going to make a line-up like this work it’ll be The Warehouse Project.
Charlie Rawcliffe, Music Editor