Fatboy Slim at Glitterbox at Space Ibiza
We’re officially halfway through Glitterbox’s 2015 season at Space Ibiza, and with the scale of line-ups confirmed throughout August, Friday nights in Playa d’en Bossa are genuinely unmissable.
Last week Def Mix legend David Morales was joined by Claudio Coccoluto, Joey Negro and Heller & Farley, with Ultra Naté bringing the soulful vibes with a stunning Live PA. The musical heritage of these seminal artists didn’t go under-appreciated by the crowd, and the vibe was sensational from start to finish.
The line-ups for the rest of August are equally as impressive. This Friday, international superstar Fatboy Slim headlines Glitterbox for the first time with a very special house and disco set, he’s joined by Tensnake and The Shapeshifters amongst others.
Basement Jaxx, Dimitri From Paris, Hercules & Love Affair (Live) and Late Nite Tuff Guy are just a few of the names set to appear in the remaining weeks of August – all making the party that recaptures the true spirit of the White Isle white hot.
Glitterbox began the summer with an opening party that Ibizan media hailed as one of 2015’s best. It’s where you’ll find Ibiza’s resident party crowd and international fashion designers sharing the dancefloor with European club kids, whilst the DJs stay on to party long after their own sets have finished.
If there’s one band that embodies Glitterbox’s spirit, and shares its belief in the transformative power of house music, it’s Hercules & Love Affair, whose ringmaster Andy Butler cites Glitterbox as “a beautiful foray into creating a party focused on connecting the dots between genre, generations…” With the legendary Space Terrace as the backdrop, their first live show was one of the highlights of the summer so far.
This year, Glitterbox’s international hit list of DJs and performers, playing the most beautiful and best-loved sounds across the full hemisphere of house and disco, include Todd Terje, Julio Bashmore, Basement Jaxx and Fatboy Slim alongside a host of Glitterbox residents Joey Negro, Dimitri From Paris, Horse Meat Disco and Simon Dunmore. An extended cast that includes Louie Vega, Tensnake, Breakbot, Todd Terry, Aeroplane, Juan MacLean, The Revenge, David Morales, Kings Of Tomorrow, Claudio Coccoluto, Norman Jay, John Morales, FCL, Tim Deluxe, Lovebirds, DJ Pippi, Smokin’ Jo, Heller & Farley, Mousse T, The Shapeshifters, Luke Solomon, Purple Disco Machine, Copyright, DJ Antz, Mr Doris and Mo’ Funk, will all make guest appearances over the season.
As shown by the partnership with Space Ibiza (the island’s most iconic club with an unparalleled musical history), creative collaboration – and fun – is at Glitterbox’s heart. Overseen by Glitterbox Creative Director, Mark Herman, this year brings new creative elements to the event including the artist, TradeMark, who designed the season’s artwork, whilst masterminding the performance side, club collective “Savage” will consist of three different dance crews (Sink The Pink, Hot Heels & Nutbags) who will all bring their own unique energy to the night.
In 2014, Glitterbox arrived amid a sense of excitement sparked by on-island word of mouth and an understanding that Defected were setting out to create a different kind of party; one that combined a ‘music first’ policy with a sense of glamour – eschewing the flashy gimmicks and the homogenous thud that had become ubiquitous elsewhere.
Glitterbox’s weekly soundtrack of expertly curated DJ sets of classic and contemporary house, disco and electronic music, drew a loyal following of locals, industry, club freaks, workers and fashion folk. As the buzz reached far beyond the Balearics, visiting international clubbers came in droves. By August, and then throughout September, Glitterbox was selling out on a weekly basis, culminating in a typically hedonistic, riotous closing party that brought back the original spirit of Ibiza.
Staying true to its intentions, Glitterbox’s musical highlights were many. Hercules & Love Affair played two incredible live shows, India’s PA was mesmerising, while DJ sets from Kenny Dope, Horse Meat Disco, Todd Terry, Dimitri From Paris and Joey Negro all added to the Glitterbox Ibiza legend.
Released on 31 May, Defected presents Glitterbox Ibiza 2015 is a new mix album that represents the nights musical spirit. Compiled and mixed by Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore, the 3 mix set features some the biggest names in disco and house music including Chaka Khan, Ten City, Salsoul Orchestra, Rare Pleasure and Lana Del Rey.
Advance tickets for Glitterbox at Space Ibiza are available now from: bit.ly/glitterbox