Defected Announce Line-Up For Ibiza Season At Eden

Posted on April 13, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

With some significant changes to Ibiza’s clubbing landscape this season, 2017 is a very exciting year to come and party on the White Isle. And the news that house music heavyweight Defected is returning to the island after a hiatus that saw the label focus on other markets has got many music lovers counting down the seconds until they can hit that dance floor! Today the iconic brand has announced the full season line-up for their Sunday residency at Eden in San Antonio, and what an awesome mix of big names and hot new talent it boasts indeed!

Headlined by iconic turntable talent such as MK, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter and Claptone, as well as the likes of Amine Edge & Dance, Sam Divine, Low Steppa, Miguel Campbell, Josh Butler, Franky Rizardo, Sonny Fodera, Jacky, DJ Spen and Karizma, Defected is set for one hell of a summer at its new home, the revamped halls of one of Ibiza’s original super clubs. They will be joining forces with D-Vine Sounds, Flow, Origins, Jacky &Friends and Frequently Flying, ensuring that both rooms at Eden will host global DJ superstars and fresh new talent alike to deliver en expertly curated mix of the world’s best house music.

Defected closing by la skimal

The opening party on 21st May will host house heavyweight and hit-maker MK, D-Vine Sounds head Sam Divine, DFTD’s new recruit Jacky and of course Defected boss Simon Dunmore in Room 01. In Room 02 will be local legends Andy Baxter, Jason Bye and Manu Gonzalez to bring the Defected party back in true Ibiza style. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, revellers can warm up for an epic night ahead at the world-famous Café Mambo on San Antonio’s Sunset Strip, where the official pre-party will be held. And that’s not all. Following the opening extravaganza, over the course of the summer Defected’s loyal army of fans can expect to see master mixers such as Alexis Raphael, Audiojack, Cassimm, Danny Howard, Dario D’Attis, Franky, Rizardo, Gorge, Jess Bays, Jey Kurmis, Josh Butler, Mark Jenkyns, Mat.Joe, Melé , Memoryman, Ninetoes, Oliver Dollar, Rogue D, Russ Yallop, Sandy Rivera, Shadow Child, Sharples, Sy Sez, System2, The Deepshakerz, Truth Be Told, Waifs and Strays and Whitesquare, with more acts to be announced, join the fun.

Defected NYE 10

Speaking about the exciting summer ahead and their new home on the island in San Antonio, Defected boss Simon Dunmore says, “Defected has held residencies in Ibiza for 15 years, clearly the island is part of our DNA and having focused on Croatia in 2016 it was always our plan to return to Ibiza this summer. Eden is a sleeping giant with a rich Balearic heritage and San Antonio has enormous potential as the gateway for many first time clubbers visiting the island. Being right in the heart of a vibrant, informed and passionate crowd makes Eden as exciting a proposition as anywhere on this island. The line-ups will be equally as adventurous, balancing established names and future talent. All the artists involved share our vision, and we’re really excited about launching in May.”