All Things Ibiza With DANCE OR DIE Curator Nic Fanciulli

Posted on September 23, 2019

Words: Kane Allen

Bursting onto the clubbing circuit in his early twenties, Nic Fanciulli and his grounded attitude to the scene has turned him into one of the most respected, renowned and revered artists on the planet. With a wholehearted admiration for Ibiza, Fanciulli has played just about everywhere on the island. His newest clubbing concept – DANCE OR DIE – has brought some of the world’s most talented selectors and producers to Ushuaïa Ibiza, for a Wednesday residency which is growing a weekly cult of music enthused followers in the thousands.

Taking on your own Ibiza concept isn’t easy, but with Nic’s experience, this isn’t uncharted territory. He knows exactly what makes this island so special to many. “It’s the one place in the world that everyone comes together for the same reason. They want to listen to good music,” he said, sitting down with Essential Ibiza in the idyllic Ibicencan and Casa Maca garden. “It’s that culture of being on this island and enjoying yourself and being lost.”

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Nic By MiloBut he also understands that some parts the island are going through changes. That unique feeling is still there, though. “I’ve never been one of those people to say it was better back then than it is now,” he admitted. “I look at the kids now and they remind me of myself when I was first on the island in the early-2000s. I was on the other side, watching the likes of Carl (Cox), Sasha, John Digweed, so I feel quite privileged to have seen both sides of it.”

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Nic Fanciulli Essentialibiza 2019 By La Skimal004“In terms of the island, the level has gone-up in everything. The quality of the clubs has increased, but with that so does the price. People say it hasn’t got that feel of Ibiza before, but it may not be that way for people of my generation, but for the new generation, Ibiza is still that special place and what’s happening right now is exactly what they want right now. In that case, the level of Ibiza now is at its best.”

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For his DANCE OR DIE residency, he uses his understanding of the island to bring that unique clubbing feeling to one of Ibiza’s most popular clubs: Ushuaïa Ibiza. “The one thing I love most about Ushuaia is the open-air. You’re playing under the stars,” he said. “You ask any DJ around the world and they’ll say playing outdoors is one of their favourite things to do. Luckily with Ushuaia, we still have that on the island. Other times they’ve had to put a roof on at places like Amnesia, Privilege and the Space terrace. It’s quite a unique and special feeling at Ushuaia.”

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 002DANCE OR DIE is one of the island’s most diverse concepts, bringing debut performances to Ushuaïa Ibiza from the likes of DJ Harvey and even Carl Cox, which was a surprise to many. “The highlight had to be getting these line-ups together at the start of the season,” he said. “From our concept and talks to actually stepping into Ushuaia, seeing the neon lights and of course Carl (Cox) playing the opening and going back-to-back with him; that was special. The thing is with DANCE OR DIE, the vibe is just perfect. Everyone wants to come and listen to their favourite acts, dance and not just try and look too serious or cool. That’s Ibiza.”

Nic By MiloNic Fanciulli’s DANCE OR DIE at Ushuaïa Ibiza has one more huge day-to-night to go, where Carl Cox leads a spectacular line-up featuring Cassy, Alex Kennon and Brina Knauss. Secure your tickets below. It’s going to be one of the biggest closings of the season.

Further Information & Tickets Below

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June 2019

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WED 26 JUN 2019
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July 2019

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WED 10 JUL 2019
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WED 24 JUL 2019
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WED 31 JUL 2019
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August 2019

WED 14 AUG 2019
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WED 28 AUG 2019
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September 2019

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WED 11 SEP 2019
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WED 25 SEP 2019
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