Last Friday saw Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs take over for a Halloween Special at Warehouse Project. The huge line-up featured some of the best in new music, curated by one of the longest and most interesting names to meet the electronic landscape, promising an evening of inventive lighting and an electric atmosphere.
With a wildly interesting collection of artists, we were offered a glimpse into the mind of Orlando Higginbottom, known professionally as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The night was curated by him.
Regular Warehouse-goers will know by now that the new venue is mightily impressive and in the most part, for the headstrong only. The Halloween Special was different though: filled with electronic music fans who would be willing to wait until 3am for the arrival of London’s synth-noir, Factory Floor. The vibe was a chilled one.
Though, don’t get me wrong, when Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs stepped up room 1 was filled with enthusiastic Mancunians, bouncing together and singing along to such tracks as Your Love and Household Goods.
The evening continued into the night with the likes of The 2 Bears and Todd Terje stepping up to the decks, offering a menu of dance filled tracks which got people moving.
It was Factory Floor that we were waiting for and though the room was emptied by this time, those that did manage to stay up were presented with a musical treat. The London based three piece are known for their blend of techno, experimental and often improvised sets. Fittingly, the band worked their magic in a factory like environment, surrounded by the looming brickwork and breezeblocks and receiving the seal of approval from those that watched.