The celebration of a decade of the killer Wigflex parties was expressed in true Wigflex fashion: heterogeneous sounds, cartoon monsters and visual installations.
The event, on bonfire night 2016, will not be forgotten for the people who got to share the room for the 8 hour b2b session between Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO and Wigflex founder Lukas. A 100 capacity, old ibuprofen factory just outside Nottingham Town Centre was the setting for this intimate affair, described by Ben as “the party of the year”.
Within the Nottingham mist the two bounced off each other seamlessly. Lukas raised the bar sharing an array of polyphonic records, exemplified by the amazing James Holden anthem ‘Idiot’, and the obscure but sublime reissue on Archeo of Roberto de Simone’s ‘Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie’. Ben’s eclectic range of techno, house, italo disco and the UK-driven, trademark Hessle Audio sound, harmonised perfectly illuminated by the crowd’s response and warmth to the occasion. Climaxing with Carl Craig Mix of ‘Angola’ by Cesaria Evora and the 1984 italo classic Umo Vogue – ‘Just My Love’, the set was diverse and innovative, with a consistent energy, full of undulating peaks and the special treat of 20 minutes of jungle from Ben at the end. Here’s 15 musical highlights.
Photo by Samuel Kirby