Soulwax @ Space 2 (Custard Factory Warehouse)
Part of the Weekend Never Dies…Soulwax, 2 Many Djs @ Space 2 - Custard Factory Warehouse
The custard factory complex was completely opened up for this spectacular event, with Soulwax and 2ManyDjs headlining in the massive Space2 (Custard Factory Warehouse). Those lucky enough to get hold of one of the limited golden tickets were invited to a special screening of Part of Part of the Weekend Never Dies which was filmed on tour with Soulwax and was directed by Saam Farahmand and Soulwax themselves. The behind the scenes documentary was an insight into the tour and featured well known bands and dj’s as well as awesome music throughout.
Space 2 works really well as a large capacity venue, the stage is huge and incorporates an array of professional lighting rigs and a vibrant sound system that works well within the space. Despite being a warehouse, it’s very well catered for, with 2 well stocked bars, toilets, and a large smoking area at the rear under the railway arches. You get the professional looks, acoustics and feeling of being in a dedicated live music venue, combined with the underground and social feeling of being in a warehouse rave.
Both Soulwax and the 2ManyDjs set were very well received by the crowd. Space 2 got pretty full, but not overly packed, with only one or two stray elbows and drops of drink managing to find their way into me. When Space2 closed at 4am with the lights coming on and the familiar noise of bottle being swept about replacing the grooves, the party continued in the Medicine Bar and The Kitchen, although I only looked in briefly as I wandered off to find myself a taxi home. I heard rumours that it went on till 8am, but how many people lasted that long I’ve no idea.
Words & Photos : Tom Horton, more photos at thoshorton.co.uk