Like a perfect crescendo, We Love… have held their tune all season with a gradual escalation to something of a spectacular September. Young Academic can bring you hugely exciting news regarding one of the most exciting closing parties on the Devil’s Island.
On the 16th September Simian Mobile Disco play live, demonstrating two things James Ford and Jas Shaw do best – gigantic, open-armed, open-air pop, and femur-fracturing analogue techno. Their recently released and hugely acclaimed Unpatterns, was the latest in a catalogue of persistently inventive club records by the two, that have seen them stand firm at the helm of the dancefloor.
Off-kilter wunderkinds Four Tet and Caribou join forces on the 4th September to present their stunning show for their joint white isle debut, which has pushed electronica into blistering new territory. Together they have produced some of the most incredible and mind bending electronic music of recent times.
9th September sees creator and ringmaster of the Dirtybird imprint Claude VonStroke, who has been supplying his enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty bass and electronica to the We Love…soundscape for some time now. His residency comes to a climax on the 9th September when the rest of the Dirtybird family come down for a meeting of minds with a Terrace takeover bringing pet mix-up Catz N Dogz, Bristol boy wonder Eats Everything and Dirtybird’s second in command Justin Martin.
30th September is shaping up to be a very special date. The infamous We Love… closing party has become the gateway of new sounds to Ibiza over the last few years bringing the alpha male of electronica Aphex Twin, this year Modeselektor, Shackleton and Mambotur step up to the stage.
Wildly diverse, infused with exuberance and inspired by a slap of the absurd, Modeselektor’s in-arguable grooves seem to emanate from every conceivable musical genre, creating a controlled chaos whose sonic expression elevates the eyebrows and heartbeats of critics and dance floors around the world. Associated with dancehall, techno, hip-hop and rap, they’ve completely reinvented each sound according to their own field-leading standards and blasting it out in an audio, visual and sensory overload in their live shows.
With a combination of intricate, snaking percussion, hypnotic melodies, seriously deep bass lines and dubwise sensibilities, Shackleton has become one of the scene’s most highly-rated producers. With a sound that bore little resemblance to anything else around, he quickly formed an evangelical fanbase stretching outside the restrictions of the club scene and into the wider world.
His acclaimed live show is renowned for its head-spinning, mind-expanding brilliance. Mambotur is the live Latin project from Pier Bucci along with a vocalist and percussionist from Argentina who play alongside him. The performance is destined to deliver a fusion of electronic sounds and Latin American music, which aurally demonstrates the trajectory and evolution of this South American duo in the last decade.
There will also be a special DJ performance from Little Boots in El Salon as part of the Bicep summer residency closing show. Still to come is the Space Birthday which welcomes the Chemical Brothers performing a rare DJ set in the Discoteca on the 12th August, the last of Paul Woolford’s b2b sessions which he shares with Appleblim on the 19th August and the Trax Magazine takeover of the terrace and Savana Pottente hosting the discoteca on the 26th August.
All good things need to come to an end, but let´s finish things off properly.
FULL WE LOVE… CLOSING PARTY LINE-UP
Modeselektor live, Groove Armada (dj set), Hot Chip djs Felix and Al, Simian Mobile Disco, The 2Bears, Paul Woolford, PBR Streetgang,
James Zabiela, Jason Bye Vs Jem Haynes, Jaymo & Andy George, Mat Playford, Mr Doris & Ian C – Percussion, Bicep, Kitt Proudfoot, Alfredo, Jaime Fiorito, Andy Carroll, Ian Blevins + Special guests tba.
• Date: Sun 12th Aug, 2012
• To: 30th September
• Time: 19:00 – 07:00
• Location: Space, Playa d’en Bossa s/n 07817 Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
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