We Are Balearic Celebrates Second Anniversary

Posted on January 15, 2018

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: LynnB

We Are Balearic turns two and to celebrate it is hosting a spectacular party at Lightbox on Easter Saturday, March 31, featuring some of the original movers and shakers of the Balearic/ acid house scene as well as very special guest Farley Jackmaster Funk. For those old enough to remember the early acid house parties, names like Terry Farley, Danny De Matos (Lisbon Kid), Lisa Loud, CJ Mackintosh, Groover Washington, Alex Savvides and Smokin Jo, will need very little introduction. March 31 2018 sees them reunited under the We Are Balearic flag for one huge celebration.

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The Balearic and early Acid house scene was responsible for sparking a youth movement that would eventually unite clubbers all over the world and evolve into the global dance scene that exists today. Friendships were forged on those dancefloors through a shared love of the music that are still going strong today. We Are Balearic is a group dedicated to sharing the very best music from that time, as well as offering you the chance to enjoy the talents of the DJs that were responsible for some of those early roadblock parties. The first series of parties were British movie themed and caught the imagination of a generation of clubbers often ignored. Now celebrating two years, that has seen some of the best parties and injected a much-needed element of fun back into the club scene.

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The second birthday party promises to be an almighty celebration, featuring some of the most influential of the early UK house community. DJs that were at the heart of the musical revolution, all playing their part, whether it be hosting their own gatherings, producing some of the seminal tracks of the time or taking UK dancefloors on musical journeys they would never forget. Some of the biggest names on the London scene that would exceed the boundaries of the city and make their mark internationally; from Terry Farley to CJ mackintosh, Lisa Loud to Smokin Jo, the line-up is packed with proven talent. The party runs from 10pm until 6am and the tckets are on sale now and if the host of headliers was not enough to tempt you, check out the support cast, with Tony Wilson, Steve Lee, Dave Jay & Ade Wilcox, Gareth Morgan, Davey G, Tracee G, Si Moutarde, Paul Witcher, Rob Parish, Anna C, Parky, Andy Nicholls, Dean Griffin and Rob Fung completing a monster array of talent and one fitting of the occasion.

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