For the past 3 weeks our afternoon experiment has been bubbling away on the Sunset Terrace. Stripped is our antidote to VIP club culture and musical snobbery and puts the focus firmly back on the party. Each week we open Space’s fantastic outdoor Sunset Terrace at 16:30 and each week a completely unannounced line up supplies the soundtrack. The lineups for the rest of the summer will remain completely secret each week but we can now reveal who has played so far.
STRIPPED IS A DAY TIME THING
For our opening party on June 8th Space opened it’s doors in the afternoon for the first time in 5 years (excluding their fantastic opening and closing parties of course) and Stripped was born, giving new life to daytime clubbing in the room that it was invented in. Providing the soundtrack that week were the extremely talented Rossko of Fuse fame, Ibiza Global Radio’s David Moreno, Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves, Space Terrace favourite Bushwacka! and We Love resident Jem Haynes.
SHAUN REEVES AT SUNSET
The DJs at the opening party set the standards extremely high with all the guests bringing their A game. With good music at its heart the point about Stripped is that it is a party for everyone to enjoy in the same way, there’s no VIP area, no velvet ropes, no segregation. Ibiza is a notoriously expensive place to party and door prices can be prohibitively high but with Stripped an unannounced lineup allows us to keep ticket prices down and from now until the end of the Summer it is only 10 euros entrance with a flyer or wristband from one of our PR team.
A PARTY FOR EVERYONE
Daytime clubbing is as synonymous with the Space Terrace as Sunsets are with Cafe Del Mar. From it’s inception 25 years ago Space was a daytime venue and back in the day the Terrace was the only place to spend your Sunday afternoons. Now We Love is “back in the day” once again and Stripped is filling a whole for locals and discerning holiday makers that has been present since the government put a stop to our 22 hour parties 6 years ago.
FUN IN THE SUN
As production values for every party in Ibiza seem to get bigger and bigger the clubs have seen some breathtaking transformations for each event. As much as we appreciate the effort that goes into this and the results achieved our defining mantra has always been “We Love Space!” Stripped is a celebration of that fact, we don’t want to change or modify Space we want to appreciate it for what it is. Our first party on the Terrace 16 years ago had a blue Space flag behind the DJ booth which was pretty much the total “production” we had at the time. The flag is back for Stripped and there it shall stay all Summer.
WE LOVE SURPRISES
On week 2 Shaun Reeves played for the second week running and really began to find a groove for the room. Also on this week local Ibizan DJs Rickzor & Rumme made their Stripped and We Love debut and made a great first impression. The booking of these 2 DJs came about after seeing them play at favourite Ibiza winter hang out Veto, their selection and mixing was impeccable and they proved that locals really do know best. Long serving islanders Jason Bye and Andy Baxter also played with the pair going back to back for the final hour from 11pm till midnight closing Stripped out in style.
WE LOVE THE SUNSET TERRACE
Week 3 saw We Love resident Ryan O’Gorman make his Stripped debut and his closing set pre midnight went down as one of our favourites of the Summer. Jordan Peak, Hector and Shaun Reeves (for his third week in a row) all played fantastic sets and set the club up perfectly for the following 7 hours of what turned out to be a monster of a party as Disclosure brought their Wild Life event to We Love Sunday At Space for the first of four exclusive shows.
SMILES ALL AROUND
To get an idea of what stripped sounds like Ibiza Voice are hosting the first of four Stripped Mixes. Each mix comes from a stripped guest (past or future) and is a showcase of the sound of the Sunset Terrace. Each mix is completely anonymous to reflect the idea of the party. The first one is available to stream and download here.
We have some fantastic artists lined up over the coming months for Stripped but as always these will remain completely unannounced until after the event so to find out you’ll have to come down and check it out!
We Love Sundays, We Love Space, We Love Stripped!