Dryden Street Social gripped by legendary Paul Woolford set

By Jacob Moseley

Leicester’s house and techno fanbase were gifted a night to remember last week by one of the best original rave-scene DJs to grace a pioneer.

You would think the 39-year-old may have lost his way around the new technology young DJs use today, but recently being premiered on Radio 1 by Annie Mac says otherwise.

As well as being considered an integral part of the UK’s highly popular Warehouse Project (WHP), Woolford performs worldwide, covering Europe and America.

Born in Leeds, he grew to love House and Techno music through going to the Back to the Basics nightclub. He now has his own record label named Intimacy, and is also a weekly resident at Space in Ibiza.

With Dryden Street Social decorated with colourful illumination productions, green shades, and glimmering drapes covering the audience, the music and crowd seemed to be “At One”.

Embracing aspects of improvised jazz through his collaborative work with Paul Hession and taking huge inspiration from the modern composition of Steve Reich, Woolford has managed to make a perfect blend of well-accompanied disco samples with house beats.

Woolford had the club-goers whistling for more after his funky two-hour set came to a close, and after previous DJs such as Mall Grab last year topped sales at Dryden Street, Woolford did not disappoint.

The next event at the Dryden Street Social is Horse Meat Disco, on Sunday, November 17, bringing classic disco vibes perfect for the two-stepping vodka drinker.

Woolford, also known as Special Request, has recently performed in Bristol and Manchester and will be going on a European tour early next year.

Paul Woolford

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