Having lain dormant since Easter weekend, Printworks London have let the dust to settle on Issue 001. Week-to-week the venue just kept getting bigger. In a few short months Printworks went from being an ex-printing facility being used as an event space, to earning a reputation as a venue. And it even got ushered in the same breath as Berghain by several media outlets.
Running from October to December in a genre-spanning 10-week run, Issue 002 will pick-up right where Issue 001 left off, with full techno fanfare on Saturday 7th October.
An elite-supporting cast joins Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex, who heads things up. London favourite Daniel Avery joins Dystopian’s Rødhåd and Monoloc. In addition, Italian brothers Mind Against return to perform inside the gigantic Press Halls. Rising Belgian star Charlotte de Witte is invited off of the back of her sterling display at Junction 2 earlier this summer, elsewhere Vril will perform live and Edward, Bella Sarris, Architectural and Drumcell will be laying it down in Room 2.
Next up, South African export Black Coffee will play a 5-hour set, with Printworks giving the hi Ibiza resident a platform to showcase his deep sound. After suffering paralysis down his left side as a teenager, his stories is one of perseverance and, ultimately, hope. If there’s proof to never give-up on your dreams, then Black Coffee is it! He’ll be bringing his vibrancy and positive vibes to the Press Halls along with carefully selected guests.
Long-term LWE collaborators The Hydra will return to Printworks for another date on 21st October. During Issue 001 the London-based promoters sparked the curiosity of a new legion of followers whilst never venturing far from their sound. Their impeccably crafted line-ups included Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Koze and Daphni amongst others.
On 28th October LWE celebrate 25 Years of the infamous DNB label RAM records inside the former printing factory. Founded by the legendary Andy C and run alongside Red One, RAM’s decorated alumni reads like a who’s who of Drum & Bass: Chase & Status, SubFocus, Wilkinson, Bad Company, Delta Heavy, Frankee… we could go on. At the moment the line-up is a tightly guarded secret, but in true RAM fashion we’re expecting nothing less than to be blow away.