Live acts confirmed to grace the We Love… Space stage for 2012 include Modeselektor, Simian Mobile Disco, Henrik Schwarz, Tensnake, Carl Craig 69 and Martin Buttrich.
Making their We Love… Space debut this summer meanwhile are the likes of Julio Bashmore, Ben UFO, Untold, Appleblim, Scuba, Eats Everything and The 2bears.
Whilst impeccable production, family and friends all contribute to the success of We Love’s…long standing Ibiza reign, it's the quality of the artists who remain the staple ingredient in creating something so special, that so many people have become a part of its stronghold.
Having made a firm footprint in Ibizan sands last year at their We Love…debut, the Innervisions inner circle of Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Âme return to take the helm on the opening weekend. Holding a four date monthly residency, they bring a showcase that takes no prisoners with Tensnake, Wolf+Lamb’s Aquarius Heaven and French madmen dOP all playing live sets whilst the crowned prince of cosmic Todd Terje and minimal dance connoisseur Steve Bug bring their respective talents to the table as support.
The illustrious Hot Chip DJs Felix & Al take time out from their extensive tour schedule to come together for three exclusive Ibiza dates on the 17th June, 8th July and 30th September. The Hot Chip collective have proved themselves both as a stadium filling live proposition and dancefloor destroying DJs and will be demonstrating this madcap brilliance on the three nights they grace the decks at We Love...
Creator and ringmaster of the Dirtybird imprint Claude VonStroke has been supplying his enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty bass and electronica to the We Love…soundscape for sometime. 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.
This year sees the first of a new and very special collaborative series with one of British house and techno music’s most prolific figures and one of We Love’s… best friends Paul Woolford. Paul will be conducting a string of back-to-backs with a host of new friends. Joining him in the booth will be Hessle Audio's Ben UFO, dub experimentalist Untold and Apple Pip’s founder Appleblim.
Building on last year's huge success French born electro pop queen Miss Kittin makes a welcome return along with Dan Ghenacia and Ivan Smagghe who will be hosting the Terrace for a ‘French Week’ take-over alongside Trax Magazine on the 26th August. The close-knit trio of friends will be bringing their infamous Gallic electronics to the island.
Off kilter wunderkinds Four Tet and Caribou join forces 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.
Joining this year’s rank of resident DJs is Ryan O Gorman. An integral part of the We Love... experience for many clubbers, has been the "underground" house and tech sounds emanating from various tucked away corners at the event over the past six or seven years. Ryan O Gorman has steadfastly championed a style not oft associated with "BIG" rooms and has managed over the years to attract a crowd of dedicated followers leading us to think that the time is now right to move him out of the darkness and into a main room residency, setting the scene for the more left-off-centre house acts appearing for us this summer.
Mr Doris & his After Dark sessions are an adventure into sights and sounds on the Sunset Terrace after midnight. Each week they’ll be bringing the cream of the leftfield beats and world music scenes with them. Joining Doris on the terrace will be the kings of leftfield jazz breaks Jazzanova, vinyl ninja DJ Yoda, London Town’s own Nextmen and after the huge and ultra warm reception he received last summer, Earl Gateshead. Two shows from Nightmares On Wax head honcho DJ E.A.S.E. compliment what looks like turning out to be something very special and unique for Ibiza.
August 12th marks Space’s monumental 23rd birthday with guests of honour The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set). Hosting the terrace on the same day for one of two shows, will be Italian brethren’s Savana Potente who bring a raft of their favourite artists with Joris Voorn, DJ Ralf, Martin Buttrich live and YaYa.
A live show at We Love…transforms the club into a theatre as artists take to one of the biggest stages on the island. 2012 welcomes 22 live acts to We Love…Space - the wildly diverse, chaotic and boundary breaking Modeselektor, Henrik Schwarz arguably one of the most versatile artists in electronic music, Carl Craig who brings his phenomenal 69 live show complete with masks, darkness and visuals, dOP, Pier Bucci, Simian Mobile Disco, Octave One, The Correspondents, Disclosure, Riva Starr, Appleblim & Al Touretts, Sandwell District, Skudge, Slam and the infectiously hypnotic Blondes will be amongst this summer’s live performances.
Having proven themselves masters in breaking new talent in Ibiza, We Love… introduce this year’s Fresh Blood with Julio Bashmore having just hosted his first Radio 1 show for their renowned In New DJs We Trust series, founder of the influential Hotflush label Scuba and giving out the bear hugs, cheeky compadres The 2Bears. Plus Ben UFO, Midland, Deetron, Oxia, Crazy P, Untold, Skudge, Cosmin TRG, George Fitzgerald, Eats Everything, Appleblim & Al Touretts Live will all be playing their debut We Love… Ibiza sets in Space throughout the season and sure to set some musical milestones in their wake.
It all kicks off with the now legendary Opening Fiesta on the 10th June with Carl Craig, Derrick May, Innervisions Showcase and Tensnake live. Go get 'em!