Starting last week we’re all systems go at Sankeys Ibiza as Hypercolour, Diynamic Neon Nights and Flying Circus join Fuse, dirtybird, Carnival and VIVa Warriors to kickstart their summer residencies, as the club operates seven nights a week for the season. Check below for a round-up of some of the highlights of Sankeys Ibiza so far and all that we’ve got to look forward to for the summer ahead.
Mondays – Hypercolour
Jamie Hypercolour (aka Cedric Maison) said it best when describing the plan for their debut residency in Ibiza: “no thrills, no theme, just a hot sweaty basement and weighty Void Soundsystem and the best music on the island.” Anointed ‘Label of the Year’ by DJ Mag, the future-facing house and techno imprint has assembled 13 weeks of classy line-ups that all kick off with Skream, Huxley, Mosca and Maison himself this week commanding the Sankeys basement.
Tuesday – Diynamic Neon Nights
The breakthrough night of last year returns to Sankeys Ibiza as Solomun and his tribe of Diynamic label mates bring a heady dose of on-point music and debauched party vibes each week. Boasting one of the finest rosters in house music, as with last year, the Neon Nights parties will see the label’s core group of artists take charge of Sankeys every Tuesday for 12 exclusive parties, with a cheeky dose of neon face paint thrown in for good measure. And it all begins this week!
Wednesday – Fuse
Arriving on the island for their first official residency, London’s Fuse led by Enzo Siragusa and Seb Zito have continued the momentum from last year’s memorable string of parties at the club, with the opening a fortnight ago judged by many in attendance as a massive early season island highlight. Whether it’s Enzo’s obsessive perfectionist streak when it comes to sound quality (he’ll regularly EQ the club’s soundsystem), the quality-over-quantity ethos that sees their core group of residents playing extended sets and building the atmosphere over the course of the night, or the dedicated crowd that flock to the parties each week that contribute to the special vibes…either way, they’ve quickly made Wednesdays their own.
Thursdays – Dirtybird
Two weeks in and the dirtybird crew have made one thing abundantly clear – they’ll be bringing the party each Thursday. Claude Vonstroke and his dirtybird mainstays Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Catz ‘n’ Dogz and co. have brought good times in large doses to the Sankeys basement with their unique brand of unpretentious, fun-fuelled techno and house. And as good vibes go, it doesn’t get much better than when the music is stopped and the entire club sings Happy Birthday to main man Claude, as happened last week.
Friday – Flying Circus
After their debut party at Sankeys Ibiza on May 28, we knew Flying Circus was going to be a special fixture at the club this season. Another residency making its Ibizan debut, Audiofly’s carefully curated parties mix up white-hot DJ and live talent from across the house and techno spectrum, with an ethos squarely centered on celebrating unadulterated goodness in all its many forms. Expect an aesthetically pleasing, bullshit-free experience, as the crew brings its one love vibes to Friday nights at Sankeys.
Saturday – Carnival Cities
Sankeys in-house Saturday nighter has brought fire to weekend clubbing on the island over the last two seasons. Stepping it up a notch in 2013, the night has invited the likes of Mobilee, Mulletover, D. Edge Black Belt, Teksupport, AIR Amsterdam, Culprit and many more to co-host throughout the season and added Finnebassen, Alexis Raphael, William Kuoam Djoko as residents alongside the steady hands of Carnival mainstay BONES, ensuring the night goes from strength to strength.
Sunday – VIVa Warriors
Hosted by Steve Lawler!
Carrer de les Alzines 5, Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza