‘For twelve weeks, this city is ours.’ That’s quite a radical statement, isn’t it? Not if you’re kingpin club promoters The Warehouse Project, whose line-ups speak for themselves each and every season. This year marks their tenth year (which brought about two pretty stellar nights in July to close Manchester International Festival) – and they’re making it count with some repeat offenders and new guests. Here are five you should avoid missing at all costs:

Resident Advisor x Dekmantel
The online music magazine teams up with Amsterdam-based festival and label Dekmantel to bring RA’s top-voted DJ two years in a row, Dixon, and techno pumper Nina Kraviz, whose recent DJ-Kicks compilation received shining reviews. Others include those who have released on Dekmantel (Palms Trax, Juju & Jordash) as well as a faultless triple b2b (Ben UFO, Joy O and Jackmaster).
Sat 10 Oct, £25/£28.50

Modeselektion: 50 Weapons Finale
Modeselektor very recently announced the closure of its 50 Weapons label (its mission statement was to cease after 50 releases) and to see it off right, it has invited producers of past releases on 50 Weapons, including Addison Groove, Dark Sky, Cosmin TRG and Doc Daneeka. Modeselektor will be spinning a DJ set of its own, as well as a live set as Siriusmodelektor.
Fri 13 Nov, £25/£28.50

Life & Death
This Italian label is famed for its dark, brooding approach to house and techno – and this night will be a showcase of Tale of Us (who played one of WHP’s opening parties last year) plus other notable producers from the label, including Recondite, Mind Against and DJ Tennis.
Sat 14 Nov, £25/28.50

New Order
The end of September will see the release of Music Complete, New Order’s first album in a decade – and they’ve gotta go big in their hometown, right? They’re doing two shows: the first of which invites acid producer/DJ and Phantasy label-head Erol Alkan and industrial group Factory Floor, along with a DJ set from local super promoters Now Wave.
Sat 5 Dec, £35

Feel My Bicep
You want some techno? Well, who better to get it from than one of our generation’s techno deities, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. The night will include sets of varying natures, from Weather’s 120bpm chug of obscure tunes, to Daniel Avery’s psychedelic techno and Jackmaster’s party-don’t-stop face-melters. We’ll also welcome The Black Madonna to Manchester for the first time.
Sat 19 Dec, £25/£28.50

Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 23 July at 9am via www.thewarehouseproject.com

Fri 25 Sep - Fri 1 Jan
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Tue 29 Sep 2015