Last week, we brought you news of Sphere - LWE’s brand new series of parties taking place at Magazine in the new year. We focused on the impressive launch party line-up, which features Hot Since 82, Eats Everything and special guest Maya Jane Coles. Pre-sale allocations for that date sold out in a flash, and general release are now already on their second tier of pricing. No sooner had we felt that first seismic blast, then it feels like LWE have hit us with an aftershock: details of the remaining four dates are now in the public domain.
002 - Saturday 22nd February 2020
The second installment continues on a similar path as the launch, with leading industry names Maceo Plex and Marcel Dettmann sitting at the top of the bill. The rest of the line-up is equally as international, with Danish-Russian DJ Anastasia Kristensen, American Matrixxman and Egyptian-born, Barcelona-based Raxon completing the list of names. This assortment of DJs will ensure that a cross-section of house and techno styles will be heard.
003 - Saturday 29th February 2020
Slap bang in the middle of the programme, 003 will witness Richie Hawtin’s return to London. Whether he is wowing audiences with live hybrid CLOSE, taking things to the next level under Junction 2’s Bridge stage or stripping things back at FOLD warehouse, Richie is always ahead of the curve and pushing boundaries. Alongside him, Charlotte de Witte is a starlet whose brightness continues to blind. ANNA and ONYVAA - two artists recently featured on Hawtin’s relaunched Plus 8 compilation - are the final two names on a female-heavy line-up.
004 - Saturday 14 March 2020
The penultimate date in the series sees husband and wife Drumcode owners Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg share headline duties. The chemistry between the couple always transcends the music when they join each other behind the booth. Beyer will play an extended four hour set to close the event, allowing him to dig deep into his architrove of records. The rest of the line-up will be unveiled soon.
005 - Saturday 21st March 2020
Finally, we wrap the series up with a bunch of UK-based populist names from the ever-colourful world of house music. Patrick Topping has recently stepped away from the shadow of Hot Creations to start his own label, TRICK, while the versatile Skream is seemingly capable of turning his hand to any sub-genre of dance music. The third name is samba-riddim loving Melé. The mixture of these three artists, make for one of the musically diverse installments of the series.
Tickets for these four shows went on sale yesterday. Much like 001, we don’t expect them to stick around for long. Sphere is shaping up to one of the most celebrated events of the 2020 calendar.