This weekend We Love… opens their doors for the first time in 2012 for 17 weeks of festival style entertainment, all housed in the vast and distinguished confines of Space. Carl Craig, Derrick May, Innervisions, Paul Woolford and Tensnake will all be bringing their aural delights to fill Space’s environs with their signature sounds at the opening fiesta.
Bringing a box ticking selection of on-point artists and brands week on week to furnish the ears, minds and feet of those fortunate and faithful to step inside We Love’s…captivating atmosphere, three more musical stalwarts have been added to the seasons line-up; Tale Of Us, Shackleton and Mambotour. On the 29th July, Berlin-based Italians Tale of Us, step inside Space’s stronghold. The duo rose to prominence last year with a clutch of gorgeous, subdued and emotionally resonant remixes for the likes of Maceo Plex, WhoMadeWho and Thugfucker as well as through their own Dark Song EP on the internationally renowned label of the moment Visionquest. These musical movements have quickly cemented them as leaders of the new school of techno, and exploded them into the global club consciousness. Shackleton and Mambotour both play live to close this year’s extended season on the 30th September. More to follow on what is shaping up to be another epic grand finale.
We Love…linchpin James Zabiela wears a slightly different hat this year as he hosts the Discotecacurating four shows with Born Electric, his new label project. Sundays at Space for We Love… have been James’ Ibizan home for 11 summers now. The label will launch in September and will feature music that has caught James’s ear, both in the clubs and outside of them. We Love…is a natural choice for the testing ground for this new project, not only for their long-standing relationship, but also for the platform We Love… gives to fresh and aspiring talent. Born Electric at We Love… will offer an exciting blend of established and burgeoning talent, Scuba, Midland, Paul Woolford, Modeselektor Live and Simian Mobile Disco heading up the bill amongst a whole host of others.
“As with everything that James has a hand in I know that he will have put in a lot of love and hard work into coming up with an amazing concept for his label.” Mark Broadbent, We love…
On the 2nd September it’s Vitalik’s turn as they take over the Terrace with very special guests Carl Craig, Four Tet b2b with Caribou and jozif b2b Ryan O Gorman. Forged in the cavernous belly of Space´s Discotheque, Vitalik is the name that captured the spirit of an emerging new Balearic party collective, orchestrating some of Ibiza´s more daring raves. Originally enlisted by We Love…to kick off their inaugural 22-hour marathon parties, Vitalik became synonymous with Ibiza’s biggest Sunday after-party, and later harnessed that same energy, morphing it into the musical outlet that became Vitalik Recordings.Last year’s We Love…CD was a true reflection of Vitalik´s contribution to We Love´s…musical programing, featuring artists like Martin Buttrich, The Mole, Appleblim and jozif who have jointly become important members of both the We Love… and Vitalik camps.
We Love… 2012 is open for business. It’s time to come savour the Balearic Isle’s finest fiesta in all its glory.