What better way to spend the first day of 2017 than being treated to the musical stylings of some the biggest names in the industry at London’s infamous Tobacco Dock? LWE pulled out the big guns for this one and the record sell-out suggests it was very well received…
New Year’s Eve hangovers were overlooked as partygoers descended upon Tobacco Dock for the annual debauch. Doors opened at midday and Jon Rundell and G.Walker wasted no time in getting the party started. Each room was hosted by some of the biggest in the business. Carl Cox took the Great Gallery, Knee deep in Sound the Car Park and Superfriends in the Little Gallery. Every inch of Tobacco Dock was thriving and despite the different stylings in each room, the venue was bound by an electric atmosphere.
Solardo, Yousef, Dubfire and the big man himself were among the names on the Great Gallery listing, Iranian producer Dubfire, or Ali Shirazinia as he’s lesser known, set the crowd off with a booming techno set which filled every nook of the room. He set the scene superbly for Cox to enter the stage for his 3 hour set, bringing the great Gallery to a close. Cox did what we know and love him for, dropping fist-pumper after fist-pumper – the cheers of admiration after every track enough to induce tinnitus.
Elsewhere Knee Deep in Sound occupied the Car Park with a listing featuring Cristoph, Anna, Guti and label founder, Hot Since 82. Anna pleased the crowds by dropping ‘Man with the Red Face’ midway through her set, followed by Cristoph who took to the decks for a couple of hours worth of pure groovers. It’s been a particularly prosperous year for Cristoph, who had signings with Adam Beyer’s Truesoul and VIVa MUSiC, and now getting things off to a flying start in 2017! Hot Since 82 closed the Car Park with a heady mix of unreleased tracks in amongst his classics.
The Little Gallery was home to Andhim’s label Superfriends, which featured Fluida, Super Flu, Andhim and The 2 Bears. Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell AKA the 2 Bears played a typically variegated set, which comprised genres from House to Pop to Garage and Hip-Hop. A distinct style they’ve become well-known and loved for, the duo seem to have found their winning formula.
An unforgettable start to the year, but fear not if you missed out as there’s plenty more where that came from. Elrow, Hospitality and SIDEXSIDE are just a handful of biggies set to grace Tobacco Dock over the coming months.
See the LWE upcoming event listing here.