The Revolution Ends

Posted on September 25, 2014

Words: Lena Kochetkova
Images: La Skimal.

September 23 was a big night – Carl Cox was closing his longest season at Space ever. His revolution-themed party, normally promoted as a “12 weeks only!” affair, this summer was extended to 14 weeks by popular demand, starting on June 24. As if this treat was not enough, Carl launched his own nautical Float Your Boat pre-party, and his Safehouse Management company made a new alliance with the We Love… Sundays at Space crew – the year could hardly get bigger and busier for the veteran DJ. Finally, the time has come to round it off and to celebrate the last revolutionary night of 2014! During the summer the team of guest artists for Carl’s Tuesday events included Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Umek, Fatboy Slim, Luciano, Adam Beyer, Todd Terry, Nicole Moudaber, Davide Squillace and many others, yet the line-up for the closing managed to upstage any other date.

Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal

This happened, primarily, thanks to the special performance by Loco Dice – one of the most beloved techno DJs in the world and a longtime Ibiza favourite. After playing all over the island last summer for Cocoon, Music On, Enter, Paradise and of course his own weekly Used & Abused event in Ushuaia, the artist made the tough decision to step aside for a while and spend the time that he used to reserve for Ibiza, discovering other terrains. Imagine the shock of the Ibiza crowd when we all got to know that! Both exclusive gigs Loco Dice had on the island this summer took place in Space – one for We Love Sundays on August 10, and the other on the Carl Cox closing. He started at 1.30 at Discoteca, after tINI finished playing there. It was one of the darkest and most hard-edged sets this room has seen on Tuesdays this year, and this was just the beginning. In a couple of hours Loco Dice was replaced by Carl, and then the two mammoth talents plunged together into a surreal back-to-back that was for sure the yummiest part of the closing.

Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal

El Salon was hosted by Shhh Ibiza with Quini7 and Eoin Smyth behind the decks, and the Premiere Etage was given to Local Heroes aka Hoffer 66 and Clara Da Costa. Sunset Terrace, hosted by Ibiza Sonica, boasted an early pre-midnight performance by DJ Sneak, as well as DJ sets by Igor Marijuan and Andy Baxter. Later on Sneak moved to the Terrace to close it – as usual, he was the brave one to go against the Discoteca in peak time, and as always, he totally captivated the crowd. Before Sneak it was Just Be (Buschwacka!) and Yousef who manned the Terrace, spinning a groovier and more melodic journey that the main room, letting the guests switch over from the constant barrage of techno for a while. We won’t let you know the time that the party finally finished – ask the waiters and assistants of the nearby shops and cafes when they saw the last members of the revolutionary movement walk past their doors, extremely unwilling to be forced to leave.

Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal

Earlier that evening Carl made a speech at the presentation of the Space 25th anniversary book, being the most recognizable DJ face of the club and its most loyal music ambassador. He emphasized once again that Space Ibiza is an absolutely unique venue, and it’s where he feels most at home, in spite of touring all around the world and being welcomed with open arms to every single dancefloor on the planet. At the same time, the history of Space Ibiza is intrinsically connected with Carl’s story, and it was Carl who helped the club to evolve to its present state. That’s what we call a mutually beneficial friendship! On Space closing on October 5 Carl Cox will deliver not one, but two special sets, and on Thursday September 25 he will play his infamous disco & classic house set at Sands, starting at 2pm, being accompanied by Igor Marijuan and DJ Antz. As you see, life goes on even after the closing…

Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal
Revolution Closing Carl Cox by la skimal