Gig preview: James Blake @ Warehouse Project, Manchester

In what’s set to be one of the Warehouse Project’s stand-out shows of the season, James Blake headlines Saturday’s Store Street club night with a live set as part of the 1-800-Dinosaur trio.

Returning to the club’s ‘spiritual home’ on Store Street, underneath Piccadilly Station, Manchester’s legendary Warehouse Project continues to host a pioneering series of unique gigs and club nights, and the cavernous industrial setting for Saturday’s gig will be perfect for Blake’s chilled, ethereal electronica.

Blake scooped last year’s Mercury Prize for his second album, Overgrown, and will be playing a live set as well as DJing alongside big names Klaus, Mala, Frank Tope and Trim and fellow 1-800 label musicians Dan Foat and Airhead.

Mercury Prize judges called his record ‘inventive, poetic and poignant’, adding ‘James Blake makes music like no-one else’.

Originally a club night set up by former R&S label boss and Blake’s manager Dan Foat and a collection of friends, 1-800-Dinosaur quickly became renowned for its innovative and eclectic musical focus. Now a label, they continue their mission to provide anything-goes, good-time, diverse sounds.

James Blake will play at the Warehouse Project on Store Street on Saturday, November 8.

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