Hannah Wants has taken over the house music scene in the UK, going from playing tiny clubs in the corners of the city to officially Manchester’s best music venue, The Albert Hall. She is an incredible success story with sold-out sets all over the country and an incredible demand for her at festivals such as Parklife and Hideout. Support came from Gina Breeze, Bram Fidder, and Monki with a closing set from My Nu Leng who I had the pleasure of seeing at Kendal Calling last year and they did not disappoint with a set full of tunes to keep the young crowd dancing into the early hours.
Hannah Wants demonstrated why she has recently been at the forefront of the house music scene as the Birmingham-born DJ played a set which was anything but unimaginative with elements of hip-hop, electronica, and trance to keep the student strong crowd’s energy right up. As I stood on the balcony and looked down at the euphoric audience, it was evident that the energy was unmatched. There was an array of raised arms and crunched up faces as people got increasingly impressed by the way the DJs were holding the room.
The venue was perfect and the sound system was able to pass the bass around the crowd without hindering the clarity of the tracks and I can’t imagine this even being held in any other venue. The night went on until 4am in the morning and I was not ready to go home, that’s the sign of an impeccable night.
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Review by Jack McCabe | @JackMcCabeIMN