DANCE OR DIE Gets Off To Devastating Debut At Ushuaïa Ibiza

Posted on June 21, 2019

Words: Kane Allen

Images: La Skimal

Carl Cox is an Ibiza icon who has etched himself into island history books and been a part of decades of clubbing memories and moments for countless generations. Despite this, he’s yet to play at one of the White Isle’s most popular clubs: Ushuaïa. Thanks to Nic Fanciulli and his DANCE OR DIE takeover, the big man was back in Playa d’en Bossa, but this time under the red writing of this immense open-air venue. Essential Ibiza joined the thousands en masse to witness this much anticipated season opener.

To the surprise of many, Carl Cox was on a little earlier than expected, with his good mate Nic Fanciulli taking over the sunset reigns. This was perfect. The sun was blazing as the atmosphere kindled, all whilst the big man readied himself on the famous outdoor stage to set the place alight. He brought all his bangers – and then some. Relief releases, Intec productions and classic Ibiza anthems filled this high-energy and high-spirited set. After an embrace from Dance Or Die frontman Nic Fanciulli, Carl was ready to hand-over the decks and take a deserved sit-down – or shot of hierbas? Only Coxy knows.

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 002

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 004

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 003

With the sun set, the speakers were still hitting 200-degrees when Fanciulli took over for 90 more minutes of devasting DANCE OR DIE goodness. The Saved Records boss started perfectly as he mixed in Late Night Tuff Guy’s remix of Roland Clark and DJ Le Roi’s renowned I Get Deep cut-up with that Silverstone If I Had A Choice sample that’s been doing the rounds this season at Music On. Nic was ready to show what DANCE OR DIE was all about. The beats were sharp and deadly and Kerri Chandler’s Atmosphere had the place reaching-out for an oxygen mask. Breathless. Fanciulli was unrelenting in his first ever DANCE OR DIE set; as if there was any doubt.

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 005

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 006

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 009

After two tour-de-force performances, the two techno titans joined together for a curtain closing back-to-back. This was the final stage and the pair worked in tandem as they cycled through gold medal winning house and techno selections. Think KiNK’s remix of Dusky’s Perth, Deetron’s T-Symmetry and, of course, Strings Of Life, which closed this mega Wednesday evening at Ushuaïa. Thankfully there are 10 more to go until it closes its doors to a debut season on September 25th.

Further Information & Tickets Below

w: theushuaiaexperience.com
fb: facebook.com/danceordieofficial

Dance Or Die Ushuaia Essentialibiza 2019 008

July 2019

WED 24 JUL 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 31 JUL 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

August 2019

WED 14 AUG 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 28 AUG 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

September 2019

WED 04 SEP 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 11 SEP 2019
Buy for €40
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 25 SEP 2019
Buy for €50
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
Show expired events...

June 2019

WED 19 JUN 2019
Event expired
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 26 JUN 2019
Event expired
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.

July 2019

WED 03 JUL 2019
Event expired
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
WED 10 JUL 2019
Event expired
  • Dance Or Die@ Ushuaïa
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this club. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.