Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated nights in Sheffield this year, the finale of this season’s Ohm Sweet Ohm at Plug brings a huge bill consisting of the arguably infallible Aus label, with the pioneering Bicep champs headlining.
The crowd is dense and expectant from the offset. Despite the often overlooked skill necessary in crafting a successful warm-up set, Will Saul serves up no disappointment after Ohm resident Pedram’s opening. An unmistakeable anticipation for Leon Vynehall is prolonged by his delayed arrival, resulting in the night spending a little longer than expected on a musical cliffhanger. This, however, serves only to increase the crowd’s excitement and enthusiasm as Vynehall steps up the game.
After unassumingly placing his unique mark on dance music with the captivating ‘Music For The Uninvited’ mini-album this year, it’s exciting to see Vynehall carefully showcase his deep musical knowledge whilst also bringing to life his own tracks ‘Butterflies’ and ‘It’s Just (House Of Dupree)’. The night’s soundtrack meets an unmistakeable climax as Bicep take over at around 3, punctuating the room with tracks such ‘d-mil (dub)’ (the boys’ recent collaboration with Midland) as the night sprawls out until 6am.
Review by Stephanie Nicola-Miller
Pic by Liam Taylor