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11th November 2011

Live: Calvin Harris @ Warehouse Project

Japanese Popstars, Felix da Housecat and Calvin Harris prove once again why WHP is so damn popular.

Calvin Harris
Warehouse Project
7th October 2011

4 stars

The fourth weekend of the Warehouse Projects final year at Store Street kicked off with a sold-out night featuring the likes of the Japanese Popstars, Felix da Housecat and the main attraction, Calvin Harris.

We arrived at 11pm to find that the venue was already bustling with energy and that we were just in time to catch the intro for the Japanese Popstars set.  Once the rather long atmospheric intro had faded and this act introduced us to their pop infused house everybody was up and moving, the standards had been set for the rest of the night.

Not that this fazed Calvin Harris who ignited the overflowing crowd with his opening track ‘I’m Not Alone’.  Furthermore, ‘Bounce’ and ‘Feel So Close’ deserve to be credited as the tracks of his own creation that generated the biggest reaction.  Further mixes of artists such as Fatboy Slim and Example, not forgetting to mention an incredible and unexpected remix of the Chilli Peppers ‘By The Way’, kept the night fresh and the crowd dancing in whatever tight space they had squeezed themselves into.

Unluckily for Felix da Housecat, it seemed the majority of the crowd were already satisfied with the night so far and headed for the exits.  Taking the electric atmosphere with them, and leaving Felix’s combination of house, minimal and techno to fall upon a rather depleted audience.  Whilst there was still a decent crowd right up until the end, the night had already peaked.

It is also necessary to congratulate the Juicy and the Now Wave DJs for making Room 2 a serious contender, dropping classic hip-hop tracks all night for those who thought the main room was too much, or were just enticed in on their way back from the toilets.

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (live)

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