James Blake is a name familiar to those who might not even be sure of why they know his name. After his debut record became ear milk for Gilles Peterson, there was only one way for him to go. His eponymous debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2011 and a whole plethora of its tracks became mainstays on radio shows andmixes, and became seared in memories through spine-tingling live shows. He pocketed a Mercury Prize last year for Overgrown and now, Blake has a 1-800 Dinosaur-themed takeover for WHP. Originally starting as a club night at London’s Plastic People and helmed by former R&S label manager Dan Foat, the takeover will see Blake will perform a live set as well as spin the wax with Foat himself and Airhead.
Sat 8 Nov, The Warehouse Project, Store Street, M1 2WA, 8pm – 4am, £25, www.thewarehouseproject.com
Published on: Thu 6 Nov 2014