HÏ IBIZA UNVEILS LINEUPS FOR SATURDAYS WITH BLACK COFFEE

Every Saturday from 3rd June to 30th September (18 weeks)

Tickets from €45 available at www.hiibiza.com

Hï Ibiza, the brand new club by Ushuaïa Entertainment launching this month, unveils the lineups for Black Coffee’s Saturday night residency. Along with Black Coffee, the club formerly known as Space, elevated to new heights with a fresh new look and the most advanced sound and technologies on the island, will play host to acts including &ME, Âme (live), Blond:ish, Carl Craig, Cassy, Culoe de Song, De Capo, DJ Harvey, Henrik Schwarz (live), Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Peggy Gou, Stacey Pullen and Wizardry.

South African DJ-Producer and winner of the Best Deep House DJ award at the 2016 International DJ Awards in Ibiza, Black Coffee begins his debut Ibiza residency this summer, taking over Saturdays at Hï Ibiza from 3rd June to 30th September. A graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003, the house maestro has gone on to become one of the biggest stars of the global electronic music scene, reaching double platinum selling status with his multi-award winning album ‘Pieces Of Me’, collaborating with everyone from Drake to Alicia Keys and even counting Beyoncé and P. Diddy amongst his fans. Black Coffee’s eye and ear for talent is set to bring a wealth of skilled selectors to Hï Ibiza, as he curates an impeccable line-up of underground acts for his 18-week residency.

Naturally, Black Coffee has assembled some of Africa’s finest underground talent for his debut Ibiza residency, including house hero Culoe de Song (performing on both 17th June and 19th August), Soulistic music DJ and producer Da Capo who will make three separate appearances across the summer, plus South African duo Black Motion, Hyenah, and Cape Town selector Ryan Murgatroyd.

Don of the disco, master of the re-edit and one of dance music’s most colourful characters, DJ Harvey, is set to make his Hï Ibiza debut on 19th August, playing all night long in the Club (Room 2), ready to take the crowd on a ‘flight through the night’ with his enviable wax collection. Also stepping up for a special all night long session is Wizardry. Having travelled the world, enchanting dancefloors through the bewitching pulse of their music, the three wizards of time and space – Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, and DJ Three – will perform collectively as Wizardry at Hï Ibiza on 23rd September.

Swiss-Italian DJ and influential Ibiza figurehead Andrea Oliva also joins the bill, along with fellow Ibiza favourites BLOND:ISH, Cassy and Guy Gerber. Electronic shape-shifter Maya Jane Coles also stars, taking control of the Club (Room 2) on 5th August. Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen will bring Detroit techno flavours to the floor, whilst the ever soulful Osunlade brings the house. Loco Dice will make his first appearance at Hï Ibiza on 8th July, plus Crosstown Rebels main man Damian Lazarus also steps up for a solo set, along with British selectors Leon Vynehall and Citizenn.

Black Coffee also brings an array of scintillating live performances to Hï Ibiza, namely Innervisions mainstays Âme and Henrik Schwarz, Dutch producer Satori, Mr Fingers aka Larry Heard, and Israeli musician Chaim. Keinemusik’s &ME, Adam Port and Rampa host the Club on 26th August and 9th September, plus there are sets from Agoria, Kenny Glasgow, Hector, Rampue, Peggy Gou, The Mekanism and Thugfucker.  All Day I Dream label head Lee Burridge also stars, along with label regulars Bedouin and YokoO. Rounding off this impressive roster of talent are electronic explorers LUM and Oceanvs Orientalis, NYC natives Bill Patrick, Behrouz and Jesse Calosso, Rush Hour co-founder Antal, Rotterdam DJ Salomé, Saved Records regular Lauren Lane, Birds of Mind, DJ Angelo, Rony Seikaly and UK DJ collective Housekeeping.

“Since the start of my career, I’ve been driven by the desire to share my taste in music and expose the world to the beauty of South African dance music… I believe that Hï Ibiza is the perfect place to do that. I regard Ibiza as the capital of the dance music world and I’m truly honoured to be part of the continuing legacy of the island.” Black Coffee

With lots more acts still to be announced tickets are already flying for this Saturday night musical extravaganza. Tickets from €45 are on sale now. Book your place at www.hiibiza.com.

Black Coffee at Hï Ibiza
Every Saturday from 3rd June to 30th September (18 weeks)
Tickets available at www.hiibiza.com

All Acts
BLACK COFFEE | &ME | ADAM PORT | ÂME  live | ANDREA OLIVA | ANTAL | BEDOUIN | BEHROUZ
BILL PATRICK | BIRDS OF MIND | BLACK MOTION |BLOND:ISH | CARL CRAIG | CASSY
CHAIM live |CITIZENN | CULOE DE SONG | DA CAPO | DAMIAN LAZARUS | DJ ANGELO
DJ HARVEY | GUY GERBER | HECTOR | HENRIK SCHWARZ live  | HOUSEKEEPING
HYENAH | JESSE CALOSSO | KENNY GLASGOW | LAUREN LANE  | LEE BURRIDGE
LEON VYNEHALL | LOCO DICE | LUM | MAYA JANE COLES | MR FINGERS AKA LARRY HEARD live
OCEANVS ORIENTALIS | OSÚNLADE | PEGGY GOU | RAMPA |RAMPUE | RONY SEIKALY
RYAN MURGATROYD | SALOMÉ | SATORI live | STACEY PULLEN |  THE MEKANISM | THUGFUCKER | WIZARDRY | YOKOO | PLUS MANY MORE TBA

Weekly Line-ups

June 3rd
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Henrik Schwarz (live) | Salomé
CLUB – Lee Burridge | YokoO | LUM

June 10th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Bedouin | Salomé
CLUB – Andrea Oliva | Lauren Lane | The Mekanism

June 17th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | ÂME (live) | Culoe de Song
CLUB – Hosted by Detroit Love | Carl Craig | Stacey Pullen | Hector

June 24th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Kenny Glasgow | Da Capo
CLUB – Hosted by Do Not Sit On The Furniture | Behrouz | Chaim (live) | Housekeeping

July 1st
THEATRE – Black Coffee | &ME | HYENAH
CLUB – Lee Burridge | Oceanvs Orientalis | Birds of Mind

July 8th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Damian Lazarus | Da Capo
CLUB – Loco Dice

July 15th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Black Motion | Osúnlade | Ryan Murgatroyd
CLUB – Guy Gerber | Antal

July 22
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Mr Fingers aka Larry Heard (live) | Peggy Gou
CLUB – Hosted by Gia Sai | Black Coffee | Hector | Jesse Calosso

July 29th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Agoria | Salomé
CLUB – Hosted by Do Not Sit On The Furniture | Behrouz | Thugfucker | Bill Patrick

August 5th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Cassy | HYENAH
CLUB – Maya Jane Coles | Citizenn | Housekeeping

August 12th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Salomé | More TBA
CLUB – Hosted by Do Not Sit On The Furniture | Behrouz | Lum | YokoO

August 19th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Culoe De Song | Da Capo
CLUB – DJ Harvey all night long

August 26th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Satori Live | Ryan Murgatroyd
CLUB – Hosted by Keinemusik | &ME | Rampa | Adam Port

September 2nd
THEATRE – Black Coffee | More guests TBA
CLUB – Lineup TBA

September 9th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | DJ Angelo | More TBA
CLUB – Hosted by Keinemusik | &ME | Adam Port | Rampa

September 16th
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Carl Craig | Rampue | Salomé
CLUB – Lee Burridge | Rony Seikaly | Oceanvs Orientalis

September 23rd
THEATRE – Black Coffee | Blond:ish | Ryan Murgatroyd
CLUB – Wizardry all night long

September 30th – closing
THEATRE – Black Coffee
CLUB – Lineup TBA

About Hï Ibiza
This summer Ibiza enters an exciting new chapter with the much-anticipated launch of Hï Ibiza,  the brand new superclub by Ushuaïa Entertainment. The club formerly known as Space will be elevated to new heights, with a fresh new look and the most advanced sound and technologies on the island.

Hï Ibiza unites the highest standards of music and entertainment, bringing world-class music experiences to a club designed with the dancer in mind. This state of the art club will showcase the most exciting names in electronic music throughout the summer, from the biggest stars in the scene to the leading lights of the underground, continuing the island’s legacy as the party capital of the world.

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THEY HAD A DREAM: 15 BLACK ICONS WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC

1. Frankie Knuckles

Known as the Godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles is gone but definitely not forgotten. Knuckles got his start after moving to Chicago and regularly playing at The Warehouse venue, from which the house genre earns its namesake. Knuckles’ went on to collaborate with legendary vocalist Jamie Principle, another influential black artist, for the track “Your Love,” which became one of the first-ever house tracks to be put on a physical release. Knuckles held residencies in Chicago, New York City and even in the United Kingdom. Knuckles died of complications from Type II diabetes in 2014, leaving behind an unforgettable legacy. To this day, Knuckles is regarded as one of the most important producers and DJs of all-time.

2. Juan Atkins

This list wouldn’t be a list celebrating black artists if it didn’t include The Belleville Three, the legendary trio comprising Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The three attended school together in Belleville, Michigan, fell in love with synthesizers and the rest is history. Atkins carved out his own special brand of techno, being a member of Cybotron, Infiniti and Channel One, as well as releasing music under the Model 500 and Model 600 pseudonyms. Atkins even taught May how to mix, and to this day lucky fans can catch Atkins spinning eclectic DJ sets. Without Atkins and his two close friends, techno wouldn’t be where it is today.

3. Carl Cox

Carl Cox is the face of many hallmarks of electronic music: tech house, techno, the art of DJing, Space Ibiza, “Oh yes, oh yes!” and so much more. His expansive career began in the 80s when he played hardcore tunes, but his style refined as he grew to prominence in the London scene and produced his own tracks. Carl Cox has gone on to accomplish so much in his career, including a whopping 15-year residency at Space Ibiza, a long-running partnership with Ultra Music Festival that just promoted him as the official ambassador to their Resistance brand, an honor as the first-ever #1 DJ for the DJ Mag top 100 poll, a gig as the resident DJ of the Essential Mix and so much more. To this day, Carl Cox continues to innovate and impact dance music as a whole.

4. DJ Pierre

The next artist on our list may be recognizable to some Daft Punk fans, as the robots chant his name during their track “Teachers” to pay their respects for his influence upon their music. But, DJ Pierre‘s influence runs much deeper; the man invented acid house. While using a Roland 303, DJ Pierre discovered a new type of sound. After playing the sounds during his live sets, he committed them to the first-ever acid house release: “Acid Tracks.” Everyone from Boys Noize to Nina Kraviz pays homage to DJ Pierre, who has gone on to release a plethora of tracks, perform countless shows and hold up a strong fist for his hometown of Chicago.

5. J Dilla

Without J Dilla, there may not have been Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, Flume, Disclosure and many others. Born in Detroit as James Dewitt Yancey, J Dilla had an early passion for music and producing. His early career accomplishments found him producing and remixing for the likes of Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest and many others. While his early releases were on major labels, his later releases targeted independent record labels, an early example of the indie releases seen in music today. While the majority of J Dilla’s productions were hip-hop oriented, his impact on dance music is huge. From Disclosure dedicating the first bit of their Essential Mix to him to Kaytranada’s remixes of his material, many dance music figures found inspiration in Dilla’s music. J Dilla died of cardiac arrest from complications of a rare blood disease at the age of 32 in 2006, but despite his death being over a decade ago,  his legacy continues to impact music as a whole.

6. Robert Hood

What happens when techno, house and gospel all come together? You get the legendary Robert Hood, a Detroit-born producer with one of the most consistent discographies of any electronic artist. Aside from his own productions, Hood was one of the founding members of the Underground Resistance group, which included Jeff Mills and Mad Mike Banks. Hood also releases music under many aliases, including FLOORPLAN— for which he DJs with his daughterr during life shows — H&M with Jeff Mills, Monobox, The Vision and much more. Hood also helped popularize minimal techno, a still powerful subgenre of underground dance music.

7. Derrick May

One of the members of the aforementioned The Belleville Three, Derrick May helped expand techno early in its development. His hit track “Strings of Life” helped not only put techno on the map, but the Detroit music scene as a whole as well. Along with releasing a steady stream of hit originals and remixes and playing multiple shows, May also tutored Detroit artists Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen, two other very influential black artists. May also produced the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2003 and 2004, renaming it Movement, which it is still named today.

8. Jeff Mills

One of the most enigmatic, mysterious figures in dance music, Jeff Mills is also one of the most consistent producers and performers in all electronic music history. Mills hails from Detroit and initially went by the alias The Wizard, gaining recognition after helping found the Underground Resistance group. Electronic music’s answer to Public Enemy, Underground Resistance members dressed only in ski masks and combat suits, creating protest tracks and distancing from the commercialization of techno. Mills went on to hold residencies at such clubs as the legendary Tresor nightclub in Berlin, start the Axis record label with Robert Hood and even participate in art exhibits and film projects like the documentary Man from Tomorrow. To this day, Mills headlines events, wielding a drum machine and mixers to create one-in-a-lifetime live experiences. When someone like Eminem positively references you in one of his songs, you might just go down in the history books.

9. Green Velvet/Cajmere

Curtis Jones, known by many as Green Velvet and Cajmere among his numerous aliases, is one of those rare artists that continues to remain relevant among newcomers to electronic music despite his long-running career. Examples? Such tracks as “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator),” “Flash,” La La Land, “Lazer Beams” and many more have been played, sampled and remixed time and time again. Jones represented one of Chicago’s greatest success stories, and today his collaboration with Claude VonStroke as the duo Get Real has earned him many few fans, a rare comeback story in music. Despite going back and forth between Cajmere and Green Velvet, Jones now uses both aliases to his full advantage: Cajmere for his techno, harder-hitting tracks and sets and Green Velvet for his more radio-friendly, house inclinations. If you’re lucky to catch one of his live sets, Jones will recite some of his most famous lyrics live, a real treat for fans and listeners who may only slightly recognize those universal samples.

10. Smokin Jo

While many black males helped shape electronic music, several female producers and DJs also helped the genre grow. One of those women was Smokin Jo, a British producer and DJ who is in fact the only female to ever top the DJ Mag top 100 DJ poll. She released tracks as early as 1997, going on to host BBC Radio 1‘s weekly Essential Ibiza series from 2002 to 2006. While Smokin Joe hasn’t remained in the limelight the past few years, she did reemerge to collaborate with Nicole Moudaber in 2014, release a new track in 2015 and hold residencies in Ibiza. With the rise of female producers and DJs in house, techno and even EDM, we hope to see Smokin Joe make more of a comeback in the future.

11. Moodymann

When it comes to quality electronic music, Detroit is the gift that keeps on giving. Moodymann is one of Detroit’s greatest exports, rising to prominence in the early 2000s with a steady of stream of singles, remixes and albums. His soul, gospel-inspired sound showcased how other genres of black music could be integrated into electronic music, inspiring the likes of Claptone and other producers today. Moodymann continues to push boundaries, navigating everything from future garage to orchestra melodies in his entry to the DJ Kicks album series. His live shows themselves are near religious experiences, full of flawless mixing and choir breakdowns. When it comes to style, no one beats Moodymann.

12. Kevin Saunderson

The last but not certainly the least member of The Belleville Three, Kevin Saunderson started out as the more DJ-focused of the trio. After watching May and Atkins produce “Let’s Go,” Saunderson took to the studio, resulting in such tracks as “E-Dancer” under his E-Dancer alias, “Big Fun,” under his Inner City alias with vocalist Paris Grey, “Tranzister” and others. The Inner City group in particular found huge success in the U.S. and the U.K., with two charting albums in the U.K. and numerous charting singles in both countries that both solidified the Detroit sound in America and brought it across the pond. Saunderson’s bassline to the track “Just Want Another Chance” under his Reese alias also went on to become huge in jungle and drum and bass. Saunderson is a true innovator who is still pushing the limits today.

13. Grandmaster Flash

There may not be as huge of an innovator as Grandmaster Flash when it comes to the DJing. While more of a hip-hop figure, Grandmaster Flash’s innovation affected DJs of all types: he pioneered record scratching (used by A-Trak, DJ EZ, Craze and more), punch phrasing (heard today in numerous EDM and bass mixes), the backspin technique (the art of mixing drum breaks, a universal tool of DJing) and more. Flash went to DJ at countless parties in New York, pushing the envelope of DJing and hip-hop and directly impacting both their spikes in popularity in the 80s and onward. No DJ today can argue with Flash’s vital impact to developing the artform.

14. Carl Craig

Following the first wave of Detroit’s techno DJs and producers that included The Belleville Three and others, the second generation of the city’s techno artists revolutionized the genre even further. Carl Craig arguably best embodies the second generation of those artists, incorporating other genres such as jazz into his productions and sets. Derrick May gave him his big break as he was growing up, and much like his contemporaries he produced under several aliases. His drum and bass alias, Innerzone Orchestra, was responsible for “Bug in the Bassbin,” a hugely influential D&B track. Craig was also the co-creator of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (now Movement) and is still involved in its organization today.

15. Larry Heard

Without Larry Heard, deep house would’ve likely never been revitalized. As house was taking off in the 80s, Heard was inspired to infuse the genre with more soul, adding in samples that gave the genre more of a human flavor. Under his most popular alias Mr. Fingers, Heard released “Can You Feel It,” one of the first deep house tracks and widely regarded as one of the best dance singles of all time. Another pioneer from Chicago, Heard, much like other legendary artists, continues to produce and perform today, showing no signs of slowing down.

 
H/T: YOUREDM

London techno festival Junction 2

Adam Beyer, Carl Craig, Dixon and more to play new London techno festival Junction 2

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Junction 2, the first festival from London’s biggest underground event organizer London Warehouse Events, will debut on June 4 at a mystery Zone 4 location in London. The single-day inaugural event will be curated by Swedish label Drumcode, as well as lauded curation team The Hydra, and London promoter Closer.

The festival already boasts a world-class techno lineup, featuring renowned names like Adam Beyer, Âme, Carl Craig, Dixon, Ida Engberg, Mano Le Tough, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, and Scuba. Organizers promise that the festival will merge “green fields, rambling rivers, woodland pathways and hidden enclaves” with “striking industrial features.”

Adam Beyer endorses Junction 2, saying “I am super excited with the line up and how it’s come together, the Drumcode stage is really representative of where we are now musically and Carl Craig’s live show will be a really special moment. The Hydra and Closer stages compliment each other really well and offer a little contrast across the event. In my opinion it’s about as on point as you can get for a techno-based line up in 2016.”

Location details and more coming soon. Tickets are available here.