The Final Chapter Nears Conclusion

Posted on August 25, 2016

Images: La Skimal

With around a month remaining, both for Space Ibiza and for Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution, the clock is ticking loudly but fortunately not as loud as the various shades of techno that characterize Tuesdays at Space. Amongst the favourite on the island, Carl Cox’s party always delivers and this past Tuesday was no exception. With the usual killer lineup and the whole of Space teeming with revelers in full party mode, ‘The Final Chapter’ continues to hit capacity on a weekly basis.

Getting to Space early is always a great idea, not only for the reduced entry ticket but also the remarkable experience of the Sunset Terrace. Hosted by Angels of Love with Les Bohemiens and Ibiza Sonica, island favourite Igor Marijuan warmed up the crowd from 8pm, followed by Vincenzo D’Amico and Deborah de Luca all before midnight, when the Discoteca (Main Room) opened with Magda and her Detroit techno origins. The Premier Etage hosted by Midnight Social Recordings also had it going on with Joe Morris and El Salon with Revolution Recruits DJ Competition 3rd place, 20-year-old Sam Graham. By 1am one could have already experienced a whopping six hours of topnotch music, reminiscent of the early days when Space used to be open 22 hours a day.

carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal

After 1am Loco Dice took the Discoteca down with his banging sound. Hard at work to a full house with fifty shades of electric violet, green and blue laser piercing the dancefloor, he had the crowd totally engaged. His bassline driven techno and powerful energy did not let out for one second, and the main room floor followed suit. Anyone looking for a lighter beat was easily pleased as well. With Carlo Gambino going downtempo upstairs and Artwork’s original techhouse in the Covered Terrace. For those seeking something entirely different, the Sunset Terrace featured Mr. Doris presents ‘After Dark’, which turned one of the most characteristic rooms of Space to house classics, going as far back as Inner City’s ‘Good Life’, ‘On a Ragga Tip’ by SL2 and Smoove’s ‘I’m a Man’ with DJ Smoove himself on the decks spinning 45 RPM vinyl for a full tribute to the history of Space and electronic music.

carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal

While all the rooms were rocking, the transition from Loco Dice to King Cox proved irresistible. With an ever so light sample of ‘Renegade Master’, Loco Dice handed over to Carl in a seamless momentary b2b followed by a scenic welcome flooded by gold and silver confetti. As the two superstar DJs hugged it out, a movie trailer booming voice presented the night, reminding the crowd that we are the revolution. Like a concert, the flashes of mobile phones decorated the arms-in-the-air hail to the king of techno, as he saluted the crowd and brought on his distinctive energy and sound. His projection running on the double screens behind him, Carl took it a shade lighter in his friendly engaging rapport with the crowd. With crowned dancers in black fetish satin bikinis suspended above the crowd, trippy visuals and perfectly timed hoovers with smoke machines, Carl Cox is as much a show interacting with the crowd and being one with the music. As his contour was digitally remastered on the big screen, his irresistible beat, interspersed with dramatic moments and captivating rhythms, always proves contagious. Dancing away, jumping up and down, microphone in hand, all hands in the air following him, the world’s favourite DJ still has it — big time.

carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal

In the Covered Terrace, Masters at Work showed why they are considered two of the most influential members of the house scene with a groovy electronica that breezed through house, broken beat, garage, Latin and even had dabs of psychedelica going on. With a trippy garage remix of ‘Hideaway’ displaying their solid base, they have quite the eclectic sound and superstar following, with Todd Terry, DJ Sneak, Loco Dice and the Martinez Brothers all in the booth with them. Next door in El Salon, with its white curtains, chandeliers, cobblestone walls and Buddha iconography, Andrea de Niro with a fine psychedelic twist also had it going on. As Carl Cox took the crowd on stratospheric rises and drops before going b2b with Loco Dice to the end, the night was the once again a major success.

carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal

Both Space Ibiza and Carl Cox remain global favourites. A world to get lost in, Space may be nearing the end of its current tenure but its legacy expands well beyond the island. An amusement park of electronic music, the island soundscape will not be the same without it and Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution party, make sure you grab your last chance to experience this part of electronic music history.

carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal
carl cox final chapter by la skimal