After celebrating a decade of his Revolution in Space, Carl Cox returns to Ibiza tonight to launch another season in the famous old club, this time with Revolution Recruits. Carl Cox starts the his second decade with a bang, bringing the usual slew of top notch electronic performers to play alongside him throughout the Ibiza residency but this time he is also opening up four spots during the season for newcomers, keen to help promote new talent as well as making sure he books the cream of the electronic scene. Talking of which, tonight’s party also features the likes of Nic Fanciulli, Sabastian Leger, Nicole Moudaber, Deetron and Uner, with Future Disco on the Sunset Terrace, Too Damn Glam in El Salon and Pukka Up looking after the Premier Etage.
As you would expect from a Carl Cox opening party, the venue is packed. After ten years at the pinnacle of the Ibiza scene, this is a party that has lost none of its attraction, testament not only to the talents of the team that works hard every year to deliver it but to the headline himself, as relevant to clubbers today as he was over a decade ago, maybe even more so. It’s also a nod to the Revolution Recruiters and their ability to keep up with new talent and make sure they assemble exciting line up’s. If tonight’s is anything to go by, this will be another record-breaking year for the popular party. Space is the perfect place for a star studded line up but we have mentioned it before, it always leaves you with a dilemma of where to position yourself for the evening and tonight is no exception. Wherever we look there is a superstar DJ face off between rooms.
Future Disco is a label that we are very fond off in EI HQ, their compilations are an amazing amalgamation of saucy tracks and clever re-edits, the perfect sound track for any summer. Having them look after the Sunset Terrace is a touch of programming genius and perfect to get us in the mood for the night ahead. It’s not long before the whole club is up and running and time for us to sweep the rooms. Pukka Up continues its Revolution collaboration, this time taking over the Premier Etage. 2012 has started well for the relatively young brand, with their own bar restaurant flying out of the blocks and more boat parties per week than ever, this could be the best season yet. With the Premier Etage decked out in Pukka Up branding and the crowd going for it from the off, we could be on deck of one of its famous boat parties. It’s still early but something tells me that these shipmates will have no problem maintaining their momentum. Too Damn Glam has the responsibility of looking after El Salon and one they are taking very seriously. Born in Ibiza seven years ago this is a brand that has worked its way through the island’s clubbing ranks and finds itself smashing Space for the opening of Carl Cox’s Revolution Recruits. Only on Ibiza!
The Terrace has always been my favourite Space room and the fact that tonight sees Sebastian Leger and Nic Fanciulli share the bill gives it an extra special edge. It’s hard to say that you would choose anyone over Carl Cox but on this occasion we opt to camp out here and take the occasional reccy next door to keep up with the action. Deep, groovy tech house with an edge is the best way to describe the Terrace soundtrack tonight and we love it. The beats are nice and chunky, the atmosphere is electric and there has been an outbreak of ear-to-ear grins within the room. Leger is as accomplished behind the decks as he is in the studio, taking the room on an intricate, well thought out journey through some of the naughtier nuggets in his bag.
We head off for a quick tour to see how the rest of the rooms are doing, school boy error. By now, Space is almost at capacity, getting form room to room is more of an adventure than a walk. By the tie we get ourselves back into the Terrace, Nic Fanciulli has taken control. The amazing tech house journey continues, I’m not sure there is room to squeeze another person into the room! The fact that we are all cramped together has completely escaped everyone, the music is the focal point and for the foreseeable future, nothing else matters. We sneak into the main room to check on Carl Cox, as if he needs checking up on, we knew before we even got through the door what was going on. Discoteca is packed, front to back are all facing the booth and the beats are coming out of the speakers thick and fast. This is a crowd that has been going for it for more than a few hours and not looking like it is close to ready to stop. We are mesmerized by the room and the atmosphere for a bit and by the time we return to the Terrace Nic Fanciulli has changed pace and dropped some disco, much to the joy of all and sundry. This right here is why so many flock to the island, whether they first timers, returning party animals or seasoned veterans, Ibiza is special and these are the moments that make it so. Carl Cox and his Revolution Recruits are ready for the season and anything it has to throw at them.