A couple of weeks back we let you know about Bristol’s electronic underground music season ‘In:Motion’, and last weekend they had us down for one of the biggest nights on the calendar – ‘Hessle Audio’.
Reaching the venue, a converted skatepark on the edge of the river Avon, I made my way through the venue’s recently refurbished room 2 ‘tunnel’ where the Idle Hands crew took care of business on an impeccable sound system. I got to the darkened, massive ramp-room where the sounds of Hessle Co-runner Pangaea was kicking off the main room sounds.
The crowd flooded into the venue throughout Pangaea’s set as he warmed the crowd up nicely for Jamie Woon, who performed a live set of his much loved atmospheric songs. Pearson Sound bought the vibe right back up to dancefloor tempo before the crowds most anticipated Jamie XX educated a few of his fans with Deep House and Techno. My highlight of the night was Ben UFO, who smashed it rediculously in true big-room stlye. Blawan came through with his signature industrial sound to close the night, making the ramp-room feel like (what I would imagine to be) a Berlin warehouse party. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch any of the room 2 antics, as I was glued to the Hessle show, but I was assured I missed an absolute blinder from Om Unit.
All in all, it was a huge night and the music selection was superb (which is to be expected from the Hessle family). I was slightly disappointed that the sound in the room 2 was crystal clear compared to room 1, however in a room of that size it would have been a hard task to pull off. I recommend that anyone makes the effort to check out this venue and make it down to one of the many line-ups that tickles your fancy from In:Motion.
Tonight sees the Rinse Fm crew put on theire notorious FWD night. If you’re anywhere close to the South West, this is the place to be! Check out the full Line-Up Below.
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