It’s a forward thinking night of epic proportion on the Terraza on 02 September. There’s performances from three markedly different artists in the form of Carl Craig and a back-to-back session with Four Tet vs. Caribou. It’s something of a coup to have so many maestros of this calibre in one of music’s most famous rooms. Resident Paul Woolford completes the room’s lineup, with jozif playing together with Vitalik’s head honcho, Ryan O Gorman. In the Discoteca the Glaswegian techno of Slam live are up alongside the International Gigolo DJ Hell. There’s also a welcome return from Tiga and our moustached favourite Ivan Smagghe.
On 26 August, long running French magazine ‘des musique electroniques’ Trax present the Terraza at We Love Space. It’s a return of three contrasting artists who are similar only in their refined francophonic tastes. Long-term favourite Miss Kittin appears with the dark dance sounds of Ivan Smagghe and forward thinking house of Dan Ghenacia. Crossing the Channel divide and completing the room is London lad jozif. It’s an all-out techno assault in the Discoteca courtesy of our Italian friends Savana Potente. Their resident Claude gets things rolling before purveyors of the techno vanguard Sandwell District and Skudge both perform live sets. The man from Berghain, Marcel Dettmann and key element of Detroit’s first wave Jeff Mills put in appearances as well.
Hype Muzik lines up the deep dirty jazzified house sounds of Wez Saunders, which is intently creeping its way onto the scene with support from X-Press 2, Nic Fanciulli, jozif, Waifs & Strays and No Artificial Colours. This two track EP, “Dancing & Losing Control” provides two very different takes on house music yet both culminating deep dirty bass throbbing elements.
The Terraza session for 29 July is set to be an event of epic proportion with two huge headliners vying for the plaudits. James Zabiela goes up against Groove Armada with the former being one of the few who can match the latter for sheer energy and gusto. There’s support from two North American live acts – state-of-the-art trance from Blonde’s of Brooklyn and the slo-mo deep disco of Canada’s The Mole. Resident jozif rounds up the room’s enormous lineup. In the Discoteca meanwhile it’s a Detroit techno affair with Derrick May, Octave One and their all machine live setup. French main-room stalwart Technasia is set to get things moving after resident Jem Haynes displays his own techno chops.
On 17 June, fan favourite James Zabiela is welcoming two We Love debut artists to his ‘Room of Doom’ the Discoteca. Expect hot flushes for UK-bass maestro Scuba alongside the experimental house of Midland. Warming up proceedings will be resident Jem Haynes. On the Terraza it’s a headline show Hot Chip DJs Felix & Al having displayed their house and techno chops with increasing skill over recent summers. They’ll be joined by another ‘Chip element in the form of avant-pop upstarts The 2Bears. The free spirited Agoria and always jackin’ Heidi also feature along with the return of jozif to begin his summer residency.
We Love… Space announce first wave of Summer news…
With a string of the world’s finest electronic artists under one roof, the ‘We Love’… Space Opening Fiesta has become synonymous with the start of summer and cuts the red ribbon to officially launch the Ibiza season.
R20: Renaissance Twentieth Anniversary Part One across two locations…
In 1992 when Renaissance entered the fray dance music in clubs was a completely different experience. Warehouses, reclaimed Ritzys, motorway arches and fields were the terrain for which acid house surged through the speakers, but Renaissance pioneered a new form of clubbing alongside a brand new sound. Utilising stately homes and adding a regal zest to partying, they proved that clubbing need not be an experience in a dingy environment. And they did so by pushing an exciting new genre, a combination of the epic and ethereal trance and techno coming from mainland Europe with the rolling house grooves from over the Atlantic; Progressive House.
2020 Vision are back once again for another 12hr smash-up…
The last 12 months have seen the likes of Ralph Lawson, Steve Bug, Tensnake, Maya Jane Coles, Lindstrom, Ewan Pearson, Crazy P, Motor City Drum Ensemble, jozif, 2020Soundsystem, Mark E, Burnski, David August, Stimming, Julio Bashmore, Simon Baker, Julien Chaptal and more take centre stage at 2020Vision’s epic 12 hour shows.
The last bank holiday session (Read Review Here) was nothing short of legendary, with the label taking their 2020 Party brand across 2 of London’s most breathtaking art & events spaces over a combined period of 20 hours. The bar has well and truly been set and we can’t wait to do it all again on Saturday August 13th which just happens to be 2020 Vision’s 1st Birthday in London.
As always they’re providing Funktion1 Sound throughout, alongside 2020 VJs & full KSS lighting rigs, and as with all their Summer shows they’re starting extra early to make full use of the summer sun and Village Underground’s glorious skylit features. For this extra special show they’ve invited an array of talent that is sure to have both house and disco heads alike licking their lips with anticipation.
As ever, make sure you purchase your tickets early to avoid dissapointment as they are likely to sell out in advance, perhaps even earlier than normal this time with it being the 1st Birthday Show.