The I Love Acid crew return to Manchester this weekend for a no-nonsense acid warehouse party. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight limbers up for what promises to be six hours of litmus-melting lunacy.
I Love Acid have undoubtedly become one of the most instantly recognised acid brands out there, cementing their position at the zenith point of their game by continuously pushing the acid sound, booking some of the most well respected artists the underground scene has to offer. This weekend promises to be no different, as the bastion of the 303 squiggle takes to Manchester for the latest edition of their infamous party series.
A pre-party for the main event is set to take place at Manchester’s Eastern Bloc Records, with Kerrie, Posthuman, and Jozef K manning the wheels. This part is free and should provide an excellent warm-up for the ‘party-proper’. It kicks off at 18:00, so be there or be a squarewave.
From Eastern Bloc, the party moves to Hidden, one of Manchester’s most popular venues for events of this nature. Doors to the venue open at 22:00, with ex-Hacienda resident Jon Dasilva in the main room and SKAM DJ, Rob Hall cutting it up in the Basement room. Sankey‘s rezzie Jozef K will be taking over from Dasilva, with Posthuman relieving Rob Hall of his duties.
Klasse Records’ Luca Lozano will be dropping infectious house cuts with a twist of acid, before signing off to DJ Boring, who will be headlining the main room. Those who don’t know Boring are missing out; his DJ name is something of a misnomer as he is anything but boring. Expect low-slung Chicago-style house smothered in 303 and 8-bit computer bleeps.
The Basement, meanwhile, will be left in the very capable hands of one Mark Forshaw, who will no doubt be dropping all manner of hi-energy rump-shakers so you can go hard or go home (choose the former), and he’ll be handing the reins over to the Basement headliner, John Heckle, who is surely one of Merseyside’s greatest underground techno exports. Heckle‘s projects are diverse, ranging from his live Head Front Panel persona, to his involvement as one-third of Phantom Planet Outlaws with Binny and Mark Forshaw.
Second release tickets are still available, but you’ve only got two days left to buy them. Grab your tickets while you can, here. In the meantime, get your ears around Mark Forshaw‘s Waveform Mix (under his Casio Royale moniker) , below the event details…