Factory Studios, the recording studios based in Bristol’s Lawrence Hill, played host to the launch of An Evening With…, carefully curated parties showcasing some of the most respected artists from the spectrum of house and techno.
For this launch, An Evening With… managed to pull in some pretty big chops in the form of Floating Points, who made both our Artist of the Week and Something for the Weekend slots. Applying his classical training in music to a modern genre, Floating Points has become one of the most exciting DJs around. His set in Factory Studios, chopping up disco classics like Roy Ayer’s ‘Run Run Run’ with more house-based material, is triumphant in providing a relentless stream of superb dance tracks for an audience that is determined to shake.
Recognition must also go to the support acts. Bristol’s Pardon My French and Dan Beaumont established a stronghold of consistent house music in Room 2, and the Soulworks Bristol collective provided a stunning mix of left-field World dance music, including some pelvis-shattering Brazilian and bossa tracks.
Factory Studios is an excellent venue for dance events like this. It’s professional soundproofing and leaning towards recording mean that the sound quality is very high. It is also a highly selective venue, with this being only the second event held there all year. It could only be improved by being more centrally located – the fear of being rubbed up by an EDL massive makes the walk home less than ideal.
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