Jamie XX Joins DJ Koze As Heart Factory Opens

Posted on June 14, 2018

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: Andrei Oprescu

Heart Factory was responsible for some of the most fun we have had at HEART Ibiza last summer; from witnessing Louie Vega and Anane bring a slice of NYC to the stage during one of The Ritual takeovers to Elements Ibiza bringing the vibe of the North to the much loved space in the Marina. It’s a party that leaves room for unique collaborations as well as engaging the imagination, something that was evident once again at the opening party where DJ Koze left us guessing on the identity of his very special guest, right up until Jamie XX took to the booth.

HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu

In HEART Ibiza we are blessed with a forward thinking lifestyle space that offers a unique night out, from unbelievable dining and pre-party shows to some of the most exciting booth combos on the clubbing capital. DJ Koze was an inspired choice for the opening Heart Factory of the summer, already lighting up dancefloors with his latest single ‘Pick Up’, he has a strong on-island following. Adding James Thomas Smith, or Jamie XX to you and I, made for a musical masterclass as Ibiza turned out to welcome back one of its favourite parties.

HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu
HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu

It’s great to see the resurgence of vinyl continue with both DJs regularly dipping into their bags to fish out slices of delicious beats as the journey slipped between house and disco, much to the delight of the packed dancefloor. With the huge walls of the main room transformed into a plethora of colourful collages, there was no doubt that we were part of the Heart Factory opening party and proud to be there. While Jamie XX is definitely known more for his ability as a musician, he has an acute understanding of music that will make you dance, something he displayed once again, as he set about making his mark on the opening party.

HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu

DJ Koze has a habit of consistently delivering a track that captures the attention of the dancefloor in Ibiza, and in Pick Up, he has done it again. A disco infused monster, with sublime vocals and a bassline that demands you move your feet, he has yet another contender for summer anthem, as it has already been played out across many of the opening parties. When he dropped it in his own set, you could feel the vibe lifted on the floor. Heart Factory opening party was everything it should be and a lot more, from the anticipation of who would be joining Koze to the delight to learn his identity, to the duo working together to offer a magical night of groovy beats, bubbling basslines with an infectious vocal or two. Tuesday nights in HEART Ibiza are off and running, make sure you check out this fantastic party this summer.

HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu

HEART Factory Opening by Andrei Oprescu