Applebum Makes Ibiza Debut

Posted on June 13, 2016

Words: Iain Thomson

Ibiza is widely regarded as the world’s clubbing capital, where the best of the international DJs descend during the summer season, where the biggest club brands set up home and where iconic venues tell tales of seminal parties and tunes that would inspire and evolve into the scene we know and love today, where the four-four beat is king! Ibiza 2016 sees that dominance challenged by London based urban party Applebum as it brings a selection of hip-hop royalty to Sankeys Ibiza during its 13-week residency, launching Tuesday June 21.

Applebum has a huge following in its London base as well as elsewhere in the UK, holding down residencies in Manchester and Bournemouth, having built a reputation for having an understanding and respect for hip-hop, the genre and the lifestyle that goes with it. Applebum’s principled approach to offering its loyal fanbase a consistently credible line-up, bringing the very best of the old and new school artists to its gatherings, earning the trust of true music heads and delivering a vibrant atmosphere that showcases everything that is good and positive about the popular music genre.


With monthly residencies at The Garage in Islington, The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth and Antwerp Mansion in Manchester, as well as forthcoming takeovers at both Lost Village and Croatia’s Fresh Island Festival, Applebum’s debut Ibiza season at Sankeys is a testament to an incredible couple of years for the Applebum brand. For the first time, Ibiza clubbers have the chance to catch hip-hop and R&B icons such as Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, DJ Premier, Coolio, Blackstreet, The Sugarhill Gang, Slum Village and The Furious Five, as well as exciting talent in the shape of Nightmares On Wax, DJ Yoda, DJ Craze, The Age Of Luna and many more.

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Sankeys Ibiza is no stranger to embracing an urban vibe, hosting Snoop Dogg last season but there is something special about Applebum and its understanding of its scene and the heavyweights that built it. From DJ Yella, the beats behind ground breaking warriors for social change N.W A. to Grammy award winning artists such as Blackstreet and DJ Jazzy Jeff, not to mention legends such as Grandmaster Flash and hall of famers Furious Five, bringing the original flavor to a venue that has witnessed more than its fair of amazing Ibiza gatherings in its relatively short life. The full Applebum summer line up was recently released and every week is packed with unbelievable talent, as well as the Applebum residents that are at the heart of every party, including Mr Doris, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, Little Prince, Gin & Juice, Gold Teeth and JB & Reff.

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Jordan Hallpike, Applebum Co-Founder Said: “With Spotify announcing Hip Hop as the most streamed music genre in the world last year, there’s no doubt the culture is everywhere. Everyone is repping a hint of that old school Hip Hop fashion with retro style sneakers and vintage streetwear, and there are Hip Hop and R&B jams dominating everyone’s party playlists. While artists like Kanye and Kendrick continue to rule the charts, the likes of Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Danny Brown are rising to global success, and Hip Hop culture is more prominent than ever. But the Hip Hop greats of the 70s, 80s and 90s that influenced and inspired the MCs and beat-makers of today must never be forgotten, and what better way to celebrate the world’s most exciting genre than to bring some of the most legendary names in the industry together to grace the party capital of the world.”

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WEEK 1 – Tuesday 21st June
DJ Yoda, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Little Prince, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 2 – Tuesday 28th June
Dj Premier, Nightmares on Wax, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff, Gin & Juice

WEEK 3 – Tuesday 5th July
Grandmaster Flash, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 4 – Tuesday 12th July
DJ Premier, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff, Gold Teeth

WEEK 5 – Tuesday 19th July
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mo’Funk, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 6 – Tuesday 26th July
Blackstreet Mo’Funk, Little Prince, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 7 – Tuesday 2nd August
DJ Yella, DJ Yoda, Phat Phillie, Mr Doris, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 8 – Tuesday 9th August
Coolio, Mo’Funk, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 9 – Tuesday 16th August
DJ Yella, DJ Craze, JFB, Killa Kela, Mo’Funk, JB & Reff

WEEK 10 – Tuesday 23rd August
Slum Village, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Little Prince, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 11 – Tuesday 30th August
DJ Yoda, Mr Doris, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, The Age of Luna, JB & Reff

WEEK 12 – Tuesday 6th September
Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

WEEK 13 – Tuesday 13th September
Sugarhill Gang/Furious Five, Nightmares on Wax, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff

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