Come economic downturn or cultural epiphany, Ibiza has remained an integral cog to global club culture. Founded by the hippies and refined by a group of club-savvy business men, its dotted superclubs and hedonistic values remain an asset often imitated, but never exactly mirrored. The year may have already spelled big change on the island and a considerable shake-up of its residents, but that hasn’t detracted from another on-point season of clubbing on the infamous White Isle. Dancing Astronaut presents to you, from the mouths of our unofficial Ibiza experts, our most highly anticipated parties for the 2013 season.
Solomun, the king of the 2012 Ibiza season, has finally announced his new home for the 2013 Ibiza summer season. After rounding out a killer year with his Tuesday night residency at Sankeys, Mixmag‘s recently crowned #1 DJ and Diynamic label head will be taking over the very hot Sunday night spot at Pacha. Luciano announced his departure from this booking after three years of the Vagabundos Party at Pacha, but until now no one was clear who’d be following in his footsteps.
Solomun’s concept, “Solomun +1,” simply indicates his plan to invite one other guest each week — “someone who has inspired him and someone he enjoys to play with,” as Ibiza Spotlight reports. Pacha will make a few custom adjustments for the 20-week Sunday night run, including shifting the DJ booth to the middle of the dance floor and supporting a more sparse look that the Diynamic parties tend to favor.
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The underground world in New York was chock full of choices for New Year’s Eve — Lee Burridge and Moby, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, and PillowTalk, Francois K, Pat Mahoney, or Steve Lawler and Carlo Lio (to name a few) were all in town for the big night. None of these however, garnered more of a flurry of interest and excitement than the announcement that Luciano and a trusty crew of beatmakers would be throwing a Vagabundos party on New Year’s Day. The event opened its doors at the Compound in Brooklyn at 4:30am, only 30 minutes after Dada Life and company closed out their high-powered New Year’s Eve party.
What started as the Sunday School for Degenerates in Miami during WMC is now a regular installment at New York’s Electric Zoo. At this year’s festival — just as in years past — the Sunday School Grove was positioned off in its own secluded section. When it comes to lineup, some of the biggest names in the underground scene were invited to display their own unique take on what we like to call, “dance music.” Day one brought back Luciano for a second year in a row, this year Vagabundos crew in tow. Day two featured rising star Maya Jane Coles, progressive house pioneer Sasha, and dark techno master Chris Liebing. The final day saw the return of Boys Noize with some of the Boysnoize Records crew, the trio of Better Lost Than Stupid, and Italian techno god Marco Carola. Jump past the break for our day-by-day rundown of this year’s Sunday School Grove.
Over the years, Made Event — with its Sunday School moniker — have built a reputation for throwing some of the craziest parties with impressively elaborate line ups. This year, Luciano returns to the Sunday School Grove — Vagabundos party in tow. Vagabundos is Luciano’s party brand, which began with his residency at Pacha Ibiza in 2010 and has since made stops all across the globe. He is a true master of crossing the boundaries between techno and house, and his unique style of music is sexy and extravagant enough to get any party going. With music of the finest quality and energy and vibes at profoundly unmatched levels, this occasion is an unmissable one. (more…)Posted by
While we couldn’t make it to this year’s edition of the mythical Exit festival, we’re getting over our disappointment the only way we know possible — by listening to the live sets. If you’re like us and your idea of a good time is raving to Luciano’s tech house beats in an 18th century fortress, than Exit is the place for you. (For a first-hand perspective on what it’s really like, check out our review from last year).
This two-hour mix find Mr. Vagabundos in an eclectic mood. We get his typical Latin effusiveness melded with some deep house rumblers, a few beautifully atmospheric chord progressions, and tech house edits of radio hits past and present. There’s even a delightfully bizarre remix of Radiohead’s “Creep,” which Thom Yorke hasn’t played in years but Luciano still clearly enjoys. (more…)Posted by