Delivering an incredible musical variance that year on year sets the standard for the Ibiza season; 012. Whilst impeccable production, family and friends all contribute to the success of We Love’s…longstanding Ibiza reign, it’s the quality of the artists who remain the staple ingredient in creating something so special, that so many people have become a part of its stronghold.
Having made a firm footprint in Ibizan sands last year at their We Love…debut, the Innervisions inner circle of Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Âme return to take the helm on the opening weekend. Holding a four date monthly residency they bring a showcase that takes no prisoners with Tensnake,Wolf+Lamb’s Aquarius Heaven and French madmen dOP all playing live sets whilst the crowned prince of cosmic Todd Terje and minimal dance connoisseur Steve Bug bring their respective talents to the table as support.
The illustrious Hot Chip DJs Felix & Al take time out from their extensive tour schedule to come together for three exclusive Ibiza dates on the 17th June, 8th July and 30th September. The Hot Chip collective have proved themselves both as a stadium filling live proposition and dancefloor destroying DJs and will be demonstrating this madcap brilliance on the 3 nights they grace the decks at We Love…
Creator and ringmaster of the Dirtybird imprint Claude VonStroke has been supplying his enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty bass and electronica to the We Love…soundscape for sometime. His residency comes to a climax on the 9th September when the rest of the Dirtybird family come down for a meeting of minds with a Terrace takeover bringing pet mix-upCatz N Dogz, Bristol boy wonder Eats Everything and Dirtybird’s second in command Justin Martin.
This year sees the first of a new and very special collaborative series with one of British house and techno music’s most prolific figures and one of We Love’s… best friends Paul Woolford. Paul will be conducting a string of back-to-backs with a host of new friends. Joining him in the booth will be Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO, dub experimentalist Untold and Apple Pip’s founderAppleblim. Expect filthy bass driven delights in the room of BOOM!
Building on last years huge success French born electro pop queen Miss Kittin makes a welcome return along with Dan Ghenacia and Ivan Smagghewho will be hosting the Terrace for a ‘French Week’ take-over alongside Trax Magazine on the 26th August. The close-knit trio of friends will be bringing their infamous Gallic electronics to the island.
Off kilter wunderkinds Four Tet and Caribou join forces to present their stunning show for their joint white isle debut, which has pushed electronica into blistering new territory. Together they have produced some of the most incredible and mind bending electronic music of recent times.
Joining this year’s rank of resident DJs is Ryan O Gorman. An integral part of the We Love… experience for many clubbers, has been the “underground” house and tech sounds emanating from various tucked away corners at the event over the past six or seven years. Ryan O Gorman has steadfastly championed a style not oft associated with “BIG” rooms and has managed over the years to attract a crowd of dedicated followers leading us to think that the time is now right to move him out of the darkness and into a main room residency, setting the scene for the more left-off-centre house acts appearing for us this summer.
Mr Doris & his After Dark sessions are an adventure into sights and sounds on the Sunset Terrace after midnight. Each week they’ll be bringing the cream of the leftfield beats and world music scenes with them. Joining Doris on the terrace will be the kings of leftfield jazz breaks Jazzanova, vinyl ninja DJ Yoda, London Town’s own Nextmen and after the huge and ultra warm reception he received last summer, Earl Gateshead. Two shows from Nightmares On Wax head honcho DJ E.A.S.E. compliment what looks like turning out to be something very special and unique for Ibiza.
August 12th marks Space’s monumental 23rd birthday with guests of honourThe Chemical Brothers (DJ Set). Hosting the terrace on the same day for one of two shows, will be Italian brethren’s Savana Potente who bring a raft of their favourite artists with Joris Voorn, DJ Ralf, Martin Buttrich live and YaYa.
A live show at We Love…transforms the club into a theatre as artists take to one of the biggest stages on the island. 2012 welcomes 22 live acts to We Love…Space – the wildly diverse, chaotic and boundary breakingModeselektor, Henrik Schwarz arguably one of the most versatile artists in electronic music, Carl Craig who brings his phenomenal 69 live showcomplete with masks, darkness and visuals, dOP, Pier Bucci, Simian Mobile Disco, Octave One, The Correspondents, Disclosure, Riva Starr, Appleblim & Al Touretts, Sandwell District, Skudge, Slam and the infectiously hypnoticBlondes will be amongst this summer’s live performances.
Having proven themselves masters in breaking new talent in Ibiza, We Love… introduce this year’s Fresh Blood with Julio Bashmore having just hosted his first Radio 1 show for their renowned In New DJs We Trust series,founder of the influential Hotflush label Scuba and giving out the bear hugs,cheeky compadres The 2Bears. Plus Ben UFO, Midland, Deetron, Oxia, Crazy P, Untold, Skudge, Cosmin TRG, George Fitzgerald, Eats Everything, Appleblim & Al Touretts Live will all be playing their debut We Love… Ibiza sets in Space throughout the season and sure to set some musical milestones in their wake.
But let’s not wish it over before it’s begun. The now legendary Opening Fiesta on the 10th June with Carl Craig, Derrick May, Innervisions Showcaseand Tensnake live kick starts the season in style and with a huge bang. We declare this season, officially…open.
Full line-ups can be seen here www.welovemusic.com and below.
WE LOVE…2012 LINE-UPS
Every Sunday from June 10th – 30th September
June 10th Carl Craig (69 Ibiza exclusive live show), Innervisions Showcase feat: Henrik Schwarz live, Dixon, Ame DJS, Derrick May, Paul Woolford v’s Ben UFO, Tensnake live, Jaymo & Andy George, The Nextmen, Luca C & Brigante, El Harvo, Christophe, Alfredo, Ryan O Gorman, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Mo Funk, Ian Blevins, Ian C – Percussion
June 17th Hot Chip djs Felix & Al, James Zabiela, The 2Bears, Scuba, Agoria, Heidi Midland, jozif, Jonathan Ulysses, Jalapeno Soundsystem feat: Smoove & Trevor Mac, J.Cub, Ryan Shaw, Alfredo, Mat Playford, Jaime Firorito, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, Callum, Ian C – Percussion & very special live guest tba.
June 24th 2020 VISION presents: Julio Bashmore, Ralph Lawson, Tensnake live, Crazy P soundsystem, Felix Da Housecat, dOP live, Jaymo & Andy George, Foamo, Bicep, A1 Bassline, Stickybuds & D-Funk, Alfredo, Jem Haynes, David Phllips, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Jamie Fatneck Low, Ian Blevins, Ian C – Percussion
1st July Groove Armada (dj set), Claude VonStroke, Dj Hell, Cosmin TRG, Jazzanova, Pier Bucci, Smokin Jo, Ben UFO, Rob Roar, Luv*Jam, Justin Parkinson, Dan English, Neil Atkins, Andy Carroll, Alfredo, Ryan O Gorman, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel, David Phillips, Ian C – Percussion
8th July 2manydjs, Derrick May, Hotchip Djs Felix & Al, The 2Bears, Paul Woolford v’s, Untold, Smokin Jo, Jaymo & Andy George, The Mole live, Alfredo, Nickodemus, Simon Morell, Bones, Andy Carroll, Luv*Jam, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, Ryan O Gorman
15th July Innervisions Showcase feat: Steve Bug, Dixon, Ame live, Aquarius Heaven live, Claude VonStroke, Deetron v’s Oxia, Funkagenda, Foamo, Earl Gateshead, Dicky Trisco, Matty J, Ben Terry, Alfredo, Jamie Fiorito, Andy Carroll, Ryan O Gorman, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins
22nd July Miss Kittin, Joris Voorn, Carl Craig, Deetron, Ralph Lawson, Paul Woolford, Jonathan Ulysses, Bicep, PBR Streetgang, Dj E.A.S.E., Andy Carroll, Alfredo, Ryan O Gorman, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Negghead, Kitt Proudfoot, Andy Carroll, Ian Blevins, David Phillips, Ian C – Percussion
29th July Groove Armada (DJ Set), James Zabiela, Derrick May, Octave One live, Blondes live, The Mole live, Tale Of us, jozif, Technasia, The Correspondents live, Dr Bob Jones, Ben Terry, Matty J, Andy Carroll, Alfredo, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Mat Playford Jason Bye, Ben Korbel, Ian C – Percussion
5th August 2manydjs, James Zabiela, Felix Da Housecat, Joris Voorn, Funkagenda, Stefano Noferini, Deetron, Foamo, Disclosure live, Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low, Alfredo, Krafty Kuts, Agent 86, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris,Ryan O Gorman, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins
12th August – SPACE 23RD BIRTHDAY PARTY ! The Chemical Brothers (dj set), Simian Mobile Disco, Joris Voorn, Dj Ralf, Martin Buttrich live, Riva Staar’ Bateria Fantastica feat: Giom, YaYa, Jaymo &, Andy George, Alfredo, Sophie Lloyd, General Vibe, Itchy, Mo Funk, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Jaime Fiorito, Ian Blevins, Ian C – Percussion
19th August Innervisions Showcase feat: Dixon, Ame Dj set, Agoria, dOP live, James Zabiela, Scuba, Paul Woolford v’s Appleblim, Funkagenda, George Fitzgerald, Tiago, Matty J, Ben Terry, Andy Baxter, Alfredo, Ryan O Gorman, Dj Cheeba, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Robert Needham, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, Callum, Ben Korbel
26th August Miss Kittin, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Sandwell District live, Skudge live, Ivan Smagghe, Dan Ghenacia, jozif, Claude, Jonathan Ulysses, Dj E.A.S.E., Negghead, Alfredo, Daisy Heartbreaker, Brian Beezwax, David Phillips, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, YMW, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel
2nd September Carl Craig, Fourtet v’s Caribou, Tiga, Dj Hell, Slam live, Ivan Smagghe, Yoda, jozif, Paul Woolford, Lottie, Bicep, Alfredo, Mo Funk, Andy Carroll, Jem Haynes vs Ryan O Gorman, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel
9th September Dirtybird Showcase feat: Claude Vonstroke, Catz N Dogz, Eats Everything, Justin Martin; James Zabiela, Midland, Foamo, Appleblim & Al touretts live, Jaymo &, Andy George, The Shack, Nathan Detroit, PBR Streetgang, Alfredo, A Skillz, Andy Carroll, Jem Haynes, DJOZ, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian Blevins, David Philips, Ian C – Percussion
16th September Innervisions Showcase feat: Henrik Schwarz live, Dixon, Ame live Todd Terje, Simian Mobile Disco live TBC, Agoria, Francesco Tristano live, Ralph Lawson, Funkagenda, Mark Rae, Adiento, Ben Terry, Matty J, Jamie Fatneck Low, Alfredo, Andy Carroll, Ryan O Gorman, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye, Ian C, Ben Korbel
23rd September 2manydjs, Derrick May, James Zabiela, Sandwell District live, Slam, Jonathan Ulysses, Technasia, Soundcrash Djs, Dj Vadim, Geddes, Damon Martin, Ben Pistor, Alfredo, Andy Carroll, Jem Haynes, Mr Doris, Jason Bye Ian C, Ben Korbel, Callum
30th September – CLOSING PARTY , Modeselektor live, Groove Armada (dj set), Hot Chip djs Felix and Al, Simian Mobile Disco, The 2Bears, Paul Woolford, PBR Streetgang, James Zabiela, Jason Bye Vs Jem Haynes, Jaymo & Andy George, Mat Playford, Mr Doris & Ian C – Percussion, Bicep, Kitt Proudfoot, Alfredo, Jaime Fiorito, Andy Carroll, Ian Blevins + Special guests tba.