Sankeys Ibiza Opening Parties [WIN TICKETS]
Sankey’s kicks off the Ibiza season…
“People ask what is Sankeys 3D. Well it is our 3rd year and therefore we are into the 3rd dimension of the club. Obviously we had an amazing season last year, so we need to come out this summer all guns blazing. We are again making quite a few changes around the club as we grow towards an organic development of the venue. We will be totally transforming The Box as we put in a brand new sound system designed by New York’s Anthem Productions set to blow your mind as we reconfigure the room with a 3D element. The opening parties are just the beginning of it all, but wait until you hear about the rest of the programme we have at Sankeys this summer to be announced throughout February. I am so excited that I am about to burst and want to tell you all now, but I can’t…” – David Vincent
On the back of a stunning second season last year that saw it become the go-to spot for cutting edge club sounds and raucous party vibes thanks to residencies from Enzo Siragusa’s Fuse, Solomun’s Diynamic Neon Nights, Steve Lawler’s VIVa Warriors and of course Carnival, Sankeys Ibiza returns for 2013 ripe and ready to deliver their finest summer of events to date.
Dishing up the finest shades of house, techno and electronica, proceedings will be kicked off with a double dose of opening parties in late May.
The new 2013 season of VIVa Warriors will see multi-award winning Steve Lawler further emphasize his pivotal role on the island of Ibiza over the last 15 years, where his bold musical dexterity and underground attitude is now securely installed in the Sankeys Basement ready to lead his suitably impressive array of Warriors talent.
He will be supported by Darius Syrossian who is an essential addition to the line-up, while the on-point Nina Kraviz also returns after a superb performance at last year’s closing parties. Joining them will be Mosca, Shadow Child and Waze & Odyssey, who’ll each bring their own take on house and electronica to the first opening party.
In Spektrum, Troupe Records will be hosting the hotly-tipped Finnebassen who’ll be making his Sankeys Ibiza debut after being the most requested artist in a Facebook poll asking fans who should play at the opening parties. Indeed, the Norwegian’s form was too good to ignore thanks to last year’s dancefloor bombs “If You Only Knew” and “Touching Me”. Playing alongside him is emerging DJ/Producer Charlie Banks, whose pin-sharp EPs for Hypercolour and Dirty Crew Recordings belie his 19 years of age.
Day two sees the hugely anticipated return of Diynamic boss Solomun, inarguably one of the world’s hottest DJs and producers having scooped a multitude of awards. The big man has a sixth sense for bringing the party and will be getting the Sankeys basement jumping alongside fellow label mates H.O.S.H and David August.
The legendary Cajmere will also be gracing the disco with his presence, after king-hitting dancefloors during two superb performances last year, during Radio 1′s Weekend in Ibiza recorded live at the club, and part two of the classic closing party in October. Adding a more percussive shade of house to the brew is Just Be (Bushwacka!) who delivers every time he plays, while U Wanna Escape’s Luis Groove and Alex Picone join the line-up alongside the highly touted Antonio Piacquadio, a regular at Sankeys Manchester and soon to be resident of Sankeys NY, which is set to open this summer.
With the club set to formally announce its seven weekly residencies throughout February and plenty of surprises in store, Sankeys Ibiza 2013 is only just warming up for what’s destined to be its biggest season to date.
Thursday 23 May – Opening Party 1: Steve Lawler, Nina Kraviz, Finnebassen, Mosca, Darius Syrossian, Shadow Child, Waze & Odyssey, Hot Since 82, Charlie Banks, Jonathan Cowan.
Friday 24 May – Opening Party 2: Solomun, H.O.S.H., David August, Cajmere, Just Be (Bushwacka!), Alex Picone, Bones, Antonio Piacquadio, Luis Groove.
Plus the party continues…
Sankeys and Together Holidays are offering you a unique opportunity to experience the Ibiza Opening Fiestas, with a Sankeys Holiday package.
This mini break is specially designed for those who want to jet over and rejuvenate with the splendour of the Sankeys opening parties, experience 48 hours of the world’s top DJs, catch a few rays and set to the sea with the Sankeys Boat Party, while having all accommodation covered at the Beach front hotel – Jet apartments. Only £130 per person including accommodation and entry to all events. Bookings Here.
Guerilla Sounds has teamed up with Sankeys Ibiza to offer one lucky GS reader the chance to win a double guestlist pass to both opening parties. All that is required of you is to sign up to the Guerilla Sounds mailing list here and make sure you tick the Sankeys Ibiza option under the Competition Entry space. You will be automatically entered into the competition where, if chosen, you will receive guestlist for you and a friend to both opening parties.
For any GS readers who are already signed up to the mailing list, you will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to make sure you are also entered into the competition. In the event that you haven’t received an email, let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner will be announced through our twitter and facebook pages on Monday 20 May at 13:00 (GMT)
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Select*Elect with H.O.S.H & Elon
Select*Elect kick starts with Diynamic Label’s H.O.S.H and Elon…
After taking a break since their last two amazing nights where they hosted Dan Curtin and Catz N Dogz, Select*elect is back to kick of 2012. With H.O.S.H. & Elon, two heavy weights of the electronic music world scene, who have gravited far from London in the last year. Select*Elect keeps on providing to the hungry ears of the Londoners, the freshest vibes and hosting the best DJs in a hidden warehouse.
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Diynamic Music’s 50th Release Combines The Best of The Label’s Creativity
Diymanic provides its 50th release with some intriguing results…
Diynamic Music reach release number 50! No small feat for an independent label today. However, whilst the number of releases will of course impress, its the unnerving quality and consistent attention to detail that is most impressive and that has seen this small Hamburg based House imprint rise, mature and develop into one of the most exciting and popular electronic labels of the moment.
With Solomun and Adriano Trolio at the helm, the label has gathered and nurtured its own family of artists. Stimming and H.O.S.H., who through their singles and debut album releases with the label, have firmly established themselves as electronic artists. Through the Diynamic artist agency, the label has also been instrumental in the development of other DJ’s and Producers, UNER, Ost & Kjex and the ever so young yet hugely talented, David August being just a few.
As it should be, Diynamic Music’s 50th release is quite possibly their finest to date. A veritable feast of musical magic, from an all-star dream-team of artists. The four track “Zapzarap EP” sees H.O.S.H teaming up with Stimming on “My Shadow”, a gentle paced piece that is full of insane sounds being dropped throughout the track offering an intriguing side of quirkiness.
Label chief Solomun gets together with the newest member of the Diynamic team, DJ Phono on “Ice Cream & Bonus Miles”, which plays a lot on guitars sounds being utilised in a very creative and blissed out manner. Definitely one perfectly suit to the summer vibe.
Stimming then turns out the solid gold “Sexy Biest” alongside David August, which seems to offer even more insanity than “My Shadow”. This probably has to be one of the most strangest tracks to be released of recent, simply for the fact that its ingenuity leaves not knowing exactly how to interpret it.
Finally H.O.S.H. returns, accompanied by the label’s Spanish brother UNER, on a brilliantly timed summer anthem. “Sonar” comes through with it reflexive bass steadily bouncing along with some quirky little vocal cuts and its subtle percussion work. As things progress about half way through, vocal cuts are expanded further with the introduction of a great lead sound. Summer Festival material playing out as the sun sets.