We Love... Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season
On the 25th September, marking the end of the We Love… 2011 season the doors open yet again to one of the most inventive and influential figures in contemporary electronic music Aphex Twin.
Last year a landmark event in the history of clubbing took place when for the first time in his 20-year music-making career, the all-conquering mastermind of electronic music Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, played his Ibiza debut at We Love… Space. As anticipated the event held an air of something revolutionary. It feels like everyone’s been waiting the whole year for him to return, to experience the magic all over again and confirm that it wasn’t a dream.
“The booking of Aphex Twin is exactly what defines We Love… as a club night that isn´t afraid to do something a bit different and for me that´s what makes the night so special. The melting pot of the musically eclectic and the dancefloor destroyers. Variety is the spice of life.” James Zabiela
"It´s the best thing I´ve ever seen with my eyes" Ruairi Dunne, We Love…
Putting out his first record ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ in 1991, Aphex has been making music, building his own synthesisers and writing his own computer programmes in his bedroom from the age of 14 which brought about the title of his debut album, ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’. For many people, this was the first exposure into the mind and music of this celebrated musical maverick. Today, his music, released either on the celebrated Warp label or on his own Rephlex imprint is used widely in films, TV adverts and has influenced the likes of Radiohead as well as probably nearly every electronic DJ and producer out there. Aphex’s label coined their own genre Braindance to describe his sound, which applies to forward-thinking electronic music that can appeal to the mind as well as the desire to dance and party.
Joining him in the Discoteca will be We Love’s…offspring James Zabiela who’s continued to fly the flag for the institution having recently celebrated 10 years of his residency; Adding further support are Technasia, DJ Rephlex, and new boy jozif who’s set every set of his alight this year as he’s comfortably settled into his own residency.
Heading up the Terrace will be Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook who last played for We Love…back in 2006 so this marks something of a return for Brighton’s boy wonder. This year he has ticked a lot off his list playing on the Great Wall of China, on a beach in Japan, in Detroit and at Glastonbury. Regularly playing to crowds of 200,000 in Rio, Brazil he’s at home in Space’s sprawling enormity and his visible dynamism and charisma is contagious amongst his adoring masses. 2manydjs and Joris Voorn join him with Rob Da Bank headlining the Sunset Terrace for Rock Nights.
The build up to the grand finale begins on the 4th September with Laurent Garnier’s LBS Sessions feat: Benjamin Rippert & Scan X on the Terrace along side Steve Lawler and jozif. In the discoteca Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris bring ‘it’s a fine line’ to the discoteca for another We Love… Ibiza debut with Tensnake, Paul Woolford, and Jem Haynes adding support. Sunday 11th September sees Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, along with Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin on the Terrace. And on the 18th September Carl Craig is back and taking over the Discoteca as he plays live with Francesco Tristano accompanying on the piano, Michael Mayer and gentleman of the DJs Ewan Pearson.
So it’s finally here. Another end to another legendary season for We Love... And the best has been saved until last. This is the climatic ending that everyone who loves We Love...deserves. Before Sunday nights and Monday mornings return to their more formal and regulated hours, we can experience something of a rare and magical occasion, as Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim close the We Love... Space, Ibiza 2011.
SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Terrace Laurent Garnier LBS Sessions feat: Scan X & Benjamin Rippert, Steve Lawler, Jozif
Discoteca - It's A Fine Line feat: Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris play an extended closing set, Tensnake live, Paul Woolford, Jem Haynes
Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Riotous Rockers, Colin Peters, Gato
After Dark Mark Rae, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project present Native Instruments Catz n Dogz, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Ben Korbel
El Salon – Black Rabbit Guy Wiliams, Bones, Sam Watts, DRW
Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Callum
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin, Lottie, Mat Playford
Discoteca Chew The Fat! v’s Rock Nights 2manydjs, James Zabiela, Foamo, Jem Haynes
Sunset Terrace Jonathan Ulysses & Ian C, Alex Taylor, Jason Bye
After Dark feat: Mr Doris, Andy Baxter
Redbox – The Burlington Project present Ostgut Ton Steffi, Ryan O Gorman, Ben Korbel
El Salon Bicep, Bones, David Phillips
Premier Etage Alfedo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Jon Howell
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Tensnake live, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang, Jason Bye
Discoteca Carl Craig live feat: Francesco Tristano, Michael Mayer, Ewan Pearson
Sunset Terrace Funkagenda, Alex Taylor, Jem Haynes & Ian C
After Dark Phat Phil Cooper, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project presents Jaunt feat: Chris Blackhall & Chris Bookless; Ryan O Gorman; Andy Carroll
El Salon - Folk Café, Lexx, Dan English, Be, Nick Massye, Justin Parkinson, Bones
Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel
SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – The Closing Party
Terrace Fatboy Slim, 2manydjs, Joris Voorn, Jem Haynes, Jason Bye & Ian C
Discoteca Aphex Twin, James Zabiela, Technasia, DJ Rephlex, jozif
Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Rob Da Bank, Colin Peters, Andy Carroll
After Dark presents Soundcrash DJ Cheeba AV set, Soundcrash Djs, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Scott Martin
El Salon - Tirk Records Jamie Bull, Ben Terry, Matty J
Premier Etage - Alfredo, Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low, Ian Blevins, Jon Howell
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