The Easter Weekend is always a great time for music in London. With a thousand different shows in London and everyone letting their hair down for the long weekend, the whole city comes to life.
As the sun blazed down, eager revellers gathered at Printworks. Eager to see in the extra long weekend in style with a who’s who of melodic house at techno.
Dominik Eulberg kicked off proceedings playing a light and bouncey set which was perfect at setting the level for the early afternoon. Up next were Booka Shade, playing a live set. The Berlin based duo have developed a harder and deeper sound. Ideal for the dark interior of Printworks. Starting their set with a riff on their much loved track Movements. The tracks bouncy melody was backed up with a harder bassline. Together with the warm yellow lights strobing over the crowd. It was a euphoric start to their set and set the tone for the rest of it. The set climaxed with Love Inc. The tracks high soaring syths kept fresh with extra live elements a delight to mark the peak any part of a set.
As Mind Against came on they marked a departure from Booka Shade’s euphoric breed of house with hard hitting techno. Giving just enough time to let the final notes ring out they were straight in with some Berlin techno which hitting with all momentum of a train.
As the sun shone down all was much the same in the Press Halls, with one having no way of knowing what time it really was. It was easy to get lost in there for hours on end. It was in stark contrast to a visit to the sun-soaked smoking area full of people lounging around. It proved a strange yet soothing mix.
Lending his name to the show and presiding over it was Stephen Bodzin himself. He played an in characteristic melodic set. Full of soaring melodies and notes underpinned by a chugging bassline. It was a cracking set.
As the day wound down, Printworks really has established itself as a fixture of London’s music scene, going from strength to strength. And as this season winds down one can look forward to next season.