Ibiza is warming and that summer buzz beginning to bubble. The covers are starting to come off what’s planned for the best summer in We Love Space’s illustrious history. There’s plenty more (all 17 Sundays) to be revealed in due course, but let’s start off as we intend to continue – the date for your diary is our opening fiesta on June 10th 2012. We’re welcoming new aural delights alongside some stalwart residents who’ve become regular fixtures by virtue of their commitment to bringing new sounds to We Love’s spiritual home of Space, Ibiza. There’s 5 rooms, a 7pm start, a discerning drove of clued-up clubbers and a finish of some time past dawn… room by room and full lineup below.
Innervisions Showcase feat: Henrik Schwarz, Dixon, Ame (DJ set), Tensnake (live) & Ryan O Gorman
There were high expectations of the Innervisions crew when we invited them to take over the hallowed Space Terrace last summer. Henrik, Dixon and Ame brought something truly special to the table that night, with everyone from the sound and light technicians to our esteemed residents declaring it one of the finest nights of the summer. With all three acts jumping on the decks at will, they bring a carefree party take on the seriously good Innervisions catalogue and beyond. Joining Innversions will be nu-disco’s most affable chap, Tensnake. His beautifully packaged, Vinyl Factory released ‘Live + Mix’ is a sight and sound to behold. Proceedings will be kicked off by Ryan O’Gorman bringing his years (decades yet?) of Ibiza experience to the first few hours of this years opening party. He will undoubtedly however, be there until the end.
69 (Carl Craig) live, Derrick May, Paul Woolford vs. Ben UFO, Jem Haynes
An old friend reviving an early project makes for a new experience in the Discoteca! We are of course talking about seasoned campaigner Carl Craig and his 69 live alias. He’ll be channelling utopian zeal through the renowned (and upgraded) Funktion 1 system. Expect everything from thundering breakbeats to more cosmically inclined funk flickers. He’ll be joined by fellow D-Town local Derrick May who played the consummate host showing us around his home city at the end of last year. The Innovator has left many a fellow DJ with mouths agape at his seamless mixing without the use of headphones. Long-serving resident Paul Woolford is combining with Rinse FM man Ben UFO for a head to head session which promises to bridge that thin but engaging gap between techno and UK-bass. Get an idea of where they’ll take you with a listen to Ben UFOs podcast for Mary Anne Hobbs below. Second Line main man Jem Haynes will be opening the room with his trademark house sound, which every now and then unveils his precision drum’n'bass roots.
Jaymo & Andy George, Jason Bye
“After Dark” feat. Mr Doris & The Nextmen
Jaymo & Andy George were something of a revelation last year on the Sunset Terrace. Although they started as an unknown quantity, they quickly found their balearic feet and were soon charming crowds with their own brand of body-moving house and disco. They’ll be joined by a man who’s genuinely been there from the start of the current Ibiza scene, although unlike most he’s still serving up the goods each and every week. If his name’s not down he’s not coming in, Jason Bye. Once the witching hour has passed things are going to pitch down and get a bit more intimate with Ibiza’s Hardest Working DJ™ Mr Doris and his After Dark project. Making their We Love debut The Nextmen perform an Ibizan exclusive for our opening fiesta.
The Love Lounge feat. Luca C & Brigante, Kelly Love
Kelly Love has been presenting El Salon since its inception as the newest room in Space. She’s stamped her mark as hostess-with-the-mostest and this is the first of her 4 parties this summer. Local lad and friend of the family Brigante will be joined by his partner in crime Luca C. Channeling everything from Mancuso to Baldelli, it’s a cosmic disco party.
The Garden Get Together featuring Alfredo, Christophe & El Harvo and Ian Blevins
Originator and maestro Alfredo returns to the club’s rooftop area Premier Etage, where the cooler air blends with the balearic beat. Cape wearing, glitter loving, future-boogieing El Harvo is bringing friend Cristophe and their Garden Party boat-party ethos all the way from the Adriatic. Rounding up the lineup is the soft-haired Ian Blevins. There’s plenty more of our summer lineups to be announced shortly, our twitter and facebook pages are probably the best place to keep up to date. We’ve a lot of exciting news coming up over the next few days so keep ‘em peeled…
Here’s the Opening Party lineup in full: 69 (Carl Craig) live, Derrick May, Henrik Schwarz, Dixon, Ame, Tensnake (live), Jaymo & Andy George, Paul Woolford v’s Ben UFO, Luca C & Brigante, Alfredo, Mr Doris presents “After Dark”, El Harvo & Cristophe, Ryan O Gorman, Jason Bye, Jem Haynes, Ian Blevins, Ian C