Last week London’s premier electronic music promoter, LWE, announced that they are leaving new-club-on-the-block Printworks, just one year after it launched.
“After curating Issues 001 and 002 at Printworks London, event producers, LWE, have announced they will no longer be holding events or operating the venue and will instead be moving on to new projects in 2018,” read the announcement, with the addition that “Printworks London will continue to throw their own events throughout 2018” (phew).
Now 37 shows deep, LWE are credited with conceiving and installing Printworks now infamous lighting rig, as well as bringing in state of the art sound from Void and L-acoustics. Having already bought us festivals like Junction 2, elrow Town and countless unique raves at Tobacco Dock, LWE’s time at Printworks has proven that no project is too big.
We’re on the edge of our seats to see what LWE will bring us next (when is that lighting rig going to turn up again?!) and excitedly await the Issue 003 schedule from Printworks. As clubbers across London and beyond bemoan the move, we reflect on LWE’s Top 5 Printworks moments.
1 – Modeselektor having it right off
When the artist stands up on the decks, you know they’re loving it!
2 – THAT mammoth light at the Hot Since 82 show back in March
Just when you think you’ve seen it all!
3 – Adam Beyer bringing an old skool vibe
After hours of blistering techno, the big man raised the stakes with The Prodigy – Out of Space
4 – Collaborating with The Hydra to bring MCDE
FIVE disco balls proved that Printworks was not just a techno venue.
5 – The Chemical Brothers just even being there
Working with Bugged Out! to bring The Chems back to London surely galvanised both promoter’s space in the London club scene (sorry, bad pun, we’ll get our coat…)