REVIEW: New Year’s Eve At Warehouse Project // WHP17

Jessica Tidswell | 8th January 2018

The biggest night of the year welcomed world-class DJs to Store Street for the penultimate Warehouse Project of the season. New Year’s Eve was celebrated by two thousand house and techno enthusiasts who attended to see a line up featuring Bondax, Disciples and Hannah Wants.

We arrived to Icarus who were getting the Warehouse Project crowd warmed up for a night full of some of the best electronic, house, bass and techno DJs. The sibling duo, Tom and Ian Griffiths did not disappoint when they played hit after hit, including their remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘Places’ .

We soon became ready for our next drink and having made our way through the masses we arrived at the @SmirnoffEurope bar who, in 2017,  launched their Equalising Music initiative aiming to double the number of female music headliners by 2020.

With drinks in hands we headed back towards the music, as we passed room three we were drawn in by the sounds of Hive DJs.

Midnight was fast approaching and @Bondax had taken to the stage in room one. The duo achieved prominence through BBC introducing and went on to start their own record label Just Us Recordings.

Having come from Lancaster, the lads have travelled the world playing for fans, however this year they helped fellow northerners celebrate New Year’s Eve in true Bondax style.

Securing our spot towards the front, we joined the countdown. The clock appeared on the LED screen behind the DJ booth and when 23:59:50 showed up, the music silenced and the roar of ten, nine, eight, and so on, began.

2018 started with an explosion of confetti, shot across the crowd by cannons covering the sea of phone flash lights.

The room went wild to celebrate the arrival of the new year, and it wasn’t long before Adam Kaye and George Townsend, the Bondax boys, kicked off the new year with their take on ‘Millionaire’ by Kelis ft. Andre 3000 sending the crowd into utter euphoria.

Bondax will be back in the north @ The Foundry in Sheffield on Tuesday 6 February.

Bondax well and truly got the night started, with the bar set high @LowSteppa took to the booth. Having played in room two at Warehouse Project on September 29 it was time for the Birmingham lad to take the main spot in room one.

Having come such a long way, and achieved so much,  in only a few years after his remix of Route 94’s ‘My Love’ took off the DJ and producer had no trouble in carrying on the party.

Low Steppa played some top tracks including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Heads will Roll’, Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ and his own track, ‘So Real’.

Disciples began their set just as amazing as I remembered from seeing them at Hideout 2017, the London based trio began with tracks everyone knew, such as Camelphat and Elderbrook’s ‘Cola’.

I’d hoped they would play some more of their well known commercial hits, as it felt as though we were kept waiting for ‘On My Mind’ to get everyone back in high spirits.

It wasn’t long before the most anticipated act of the night was up, headliner @Hannah_Wants took to the decks without a drop of disappointment.

Fans took to social media to share their love for the DJ who is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the house and bass music scene. In 2015 the Birmingham born DJ took the top spot for Best Base DJ at the Pacha Music Awards and Best DJ at the BMA Awards.

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If you missed Wants at WHP this season then she’ll be back up north in March and April in Liverpool and Leeds, you can check out her forthcoming tour dates here or visit

And for those who wished to start the new year with a January health kick, then those who attended Warehouse Project will certainly have achieved their daily step count…

Keep an eye out on VIVA for 2018 Warehouse Project dates!