Reviewed: Closer: Chris Liebing
In terms of techno maestros, they don’t come much bigger than, as data transmission like to call him…Chris ‘The Sorcerer’ Liebing. He is easily up there in the same league as Sven Väth, Len Faki and Ritchie Hawtin to name just a few. A friend of mine from Germany had slid into the group DMs like “Guys…come on…we HAVE to go!” Add that E1 has recently fine-tuned their Funktion-One setup and the fact that one of the other data transmission writers had recently seen the wizard play and was in absolute awe of what he witnessed, it was a really quick, unanimous decision.
If you haven’t been to E1 before it’s a much more intimate warehouse space than some of the other clubs on the London circuit. I’d describe it as somewhere that feels a bit like Corsica Studios but with the finish of a venue like fabric. A truly polished rave cave for the music cognoscenti #E1Family.
We had been out at Notting Hill Carnival all day, so we were already pretty rummed out by the time we arrived at E1 at midnight. Like many nights such as this, the following 6 hours is a bit of a blur. I remember the main room being completely packed to the rim. I remember the relentless thundering techno vibrating its way into my bones. I remember Chris Liebing unleashing his mind on the crowd. It was sweaty. It was mesmerising. It was a glorious blur of the highest order and you have to experience it for yourself as my words, unfortunately, can’t do it justice.
The E1 Autumn programme is looking tasty as ever so make sure you head down to one of their events soon. Our recommendations would be:
15/09 Magna Carta: DJ Sneak, Catz n Dogz and Ejeca
05/10 Bedrock London 20th Anniversary
13/10 Four Thirty Two: Richy Ahmed, Butch, Man Power
27/10 Maya Jane Coles and Friends