Alesso And Diplo Smash It At Ushuaïa Ibiza

Posted on August 17, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

As high season is thundering on towards its peak, there is no slowing down in the clubbing capital of the world and last night saw a spectacular display of the electric atmosphere and unrivalled ambience of the White Isle go off at the world famous Ushuaïa Ibiza. Every Sunday, the al fresco party palace has been treating music lovers to a different line-up of hot international DJ talent for its Limited Edition concept, and this week saw chart-favourites Alesso and Diplo take over the festival size stage.

With Melon Bomb founding member and island-favourite DJ Paul Reynolds kicking off proceedings with his signature funky and infectious house sound, the energy was electric from the word go. Dancing around the sun-drenched pool area, the day-to-night party began with pure feel good vibes. With his international profile on the rise, turntable talent Nick Martin delivered the kind of high-octane set that has won him supporting slots with some of the world’s biggest electronica acts including his 2017 tour with The Chainsmokers. He got the crowd fired up in style for headliner Diplo’s set, who took to the stage just after the sun had set.

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Hot on the heels of his show at Ushuaïa Ibiza with his outlet Major Lazor, the successful US producer knew exactly how to make the party go wild. Mixing samples from genre-spanning classic club anthems such as Usher’s Yeah, guilty pleasures like Loca People’s Every Time We Touch and his own chart heavy hitters including Blow A Kiss Fire A Gun, not a second was spared to stand still on the buzzing dance floor. The man himself looked like he was having the time of his life, dancing along in the booth and firing on the crowd to ‘jump’. Combined with a dramatic monochrome production and Ushuaïa Ibiza’s breath-taking laser shows slicing through the darkness, the audience was lapping up every second of his infectious performance.

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Swedish super star Alesso opened his set with a beautifully eerie video montage that made our hairs stand up, before launching into his melodic and emotive anthem Take My Breath Away. He was welcomed with huge silver streamers shooting out into the night sky and dramatic clouds of steam, while the crowd greeted him with a rapturous roar. The pace picked up quickly, with Alesso’s driving basslines accompanied by bursts from the flamethrowers that line Ushuaïa Ibiza’s stage.

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Not one to rely on his successful signature sound, Alesso chopped in tribal drum and whistling samples, changing tempo and switching genre’s effortlessly. Getting carried away by the incredible atmosphere, the handsome master mixer jumped up on the decks and danced along, much to the delight of the crowd. Knowing how to give the audience exactly what they wanted, he jumped between chart favourites like Clean Bandit’s Rockabye and his own prodcutions such as Sweet Escape and Falling. He ended his solo set with his One Republic collaboration If I Lose Myself, leaving the pulsating dance floor wanting more.

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Treating revellers to an epic encore, Diplo and Alesso returned for a high energy B2B set that set the house on fire. Firing off the iconic chords of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, the show continued apace with a lighting storm of lasers and flashing lights illuminating the night sky, thundering beats galloping through the night. Alesso and Diplo worked the crowd expertly, jumping up on the table and rocking out to the fierce beats. Lit up in dramatic red, white and black, the stage made for a dramatic sight. For the grand finale, a huge storm of confetti and streamers was set off into the sky, ending the night on a huge high.

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June 2017

WED 28 JUN 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Hardwell@ Ushuaïa

July 2017

WED 05 JUL 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Dj Snake@ Ushuaïa
WED 12 JUL 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Dj Snake@ Ushuaïa
WED 19 JUL 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Alesso@ Ushuaïa
WED 26 JUL 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Axwell ^ Ingrosso@ Ushuaïa

August 2017

WED 02 AUG 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Axwell ^ Ingrosso@ Ushuaïa
WED 09 AUG 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Major Lazer Soundsystem@ Ushuaïa
WED 16 AUG 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Alesso & Diplo@ Ushuaïa
WED 23 AUG 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Major Lazer Soundsystem@ Ushuaïa

September 2017

WED 06 SEP 2017
Event expired
  • Limited Edition - Hardwell@ Ushuaïa