Having lain dormant since Easter weekend, we’ve allowed the dust to settle on Issue 001. It’s fair to say that Printworks went above and beyond our wildest expectation during its debut season of events. Week-to-week it just kept getting bigger. In a few short months Printworks went from being an ex-printing facility being used as an event space, to earning a reputation as a venue. And it even got ushered in the same breath as Berghain by several media outlets within the industry.
We may have remained closed for the summer months, but we’re eager to keep that momentum going with another finely-tuned season of programming. Running from October to December in a genre-spanning 10-week run, Issue 002 will pick-up right where Issue 001 left off.
We kick-off with full fanfare on Saturday 7th October. We’ve spared no expense on the line-up, and it plays to Printworks’ strength as an industrial temple of techno. Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex heads things up, and he’s joined by an elite supporting cast. Berlin stronghold Dystopian’s Rødhåd and Monoloc are joined by London favourite Daniel Avery. In addition we’re delighted to be welcoming Italian brothers Mind Against back to Printworks. Rising Belgian star Charlotte de Witte is invited off the back of her sterling display at Junction 2 earlier this summer. Elsewhere Vril and Edward will be performing live shows. Expect plenty of dark, ominous tones with some mind-bending production & lighting.
Next-up we’re psyched to give South African export Black Coffee a 5-hour platform to showcase his deep sounds. After suffering paralysis down his left-side as a teenager, his story is one of perseverance and, ultimately, hope. If there’s proof to never give-up on your dreams, then Black Coffee is it! He’ll be bringing his vibrancy and positive vibes to the Press Halls along with carefully selected guests.
We’re thrilled to invite back long-term collaborators The Hydra for another date on 21st October. During Issue 001 the London-based promoters sparked the curiosity of a new legion of followers whilst never venturing far from their sound. Their impeccably crafted line-ups included Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Koze and Daphni amongst others.
On 28th October we celebrate 25 Years of infamous DNB label RAM records. Founded by the legendary Andy C and run alongside Red One, RAM’s decorated alumni reads like a who’s who of Drum & Bass: Chase & Status, SubFocus, Wilkinson, Bad Company, Delta Heavy, Frankee… we could go on. At the moment the line-up is a tightly guarded secret, but in true RAM fashion we’re expecting nothing less than to be blow away.