Let’s be honest, if it wasn’t made clear already – London endured something of a clubbing crisis in 2016. The city – once regarded as a clubbing mecca worldwide – lost a succession of its best venues and with more at threat in addition to an all-new brexit-ready future to contend with, it’s fair to say the forecast looked bleak.
Yet just when things couldn’t get any worse, something of a shining light emerged, and thank fuck for that. Following Fabric’s triumphant reincarnation, an announcement came from formidable promotion team LWE of a brand-new experimental venue for 2017 and with it, a new, superclub era for London nightlife.
Housed on an industrial park in Canada Water within the Evening Standard and Metro’s previous printing warehouse, Printworks is a unassuming sight for a serious spectacle. Whilst we’re used to warehouse’s of a dingy nature, once inside this 5,000 capacity space is anything but, and that’s thanks to it’s formidable production setup that comfortably gives the likes of Time Warp and Awakenings a run for their money.
Make no mistake, this is an incomparable space not simply for London but also the UK club scene, such is the impressive characteristics it possesses. Following an effective promotion campaign that got the masses talking, it was down to the trifecta of Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice who were charged with the task of bringing the vibes for the grand opening, and we were on hand to cast an eye and a selection of the weapons dropped along the way.
Set highlights below, and for tickets and further info to future events, head here.
Roman Flügel – More & More & More (Ian Pooley’s New Dub)
Mr. G – One For The Headz
The Martinez Brothers & Martin Buttrich – Affection Deficit Disorder
Raumakustik – Dem A Pree (Patrick Topping Remix)
Space (Basstrumental Mix) – Brett Johnson
Eats Everything – Rita’s E
Tom Rujig – Space Frase
Jesse Perez – Fake
Unknown Artist – Something Else (Archie Hamilton)
The Streets – Weak Become Heroes