Review: 2×2 = Party! Carl Cox Revolution @ Space, August 6th

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Among the twelve editions of Carl Cox’s Revolution parties this summer Tuesday, August 6th, stood out. The line-up was as impressive as every week boasting debutants to Cox’s party like Davide Squillace and Paco Osuna along Nic Fanciulli and Carl himself. But what made this night so special were two unprecedented back2back sets in the Discoteca with Guti and Davide Squillace on the one hand followed by Fanciulli and Cox later.

After the customary, excellent warm-up by Future Disco on the already busy sunset terrace the action moved inside Space where Squillace and Guti were mixing their first tracks in the Discoteca. A set with Guti going live accompanied by Squillace’s excellent track selection is certainly one of a kind, even in Ibiza.

From the first minutes onward they kept a wicked, bad bass rolling which resulted in loud chants from the crowd only fifteen minutes into the set. Three hours of quality underground music followed, with Squillace musically displaying his Circoloco roots and Guti being a more than equal partner in crime.

Meanwhile what Karotte did on the covered terrace was not merely a warm-up, it was a transformation. Two hours were enough for him to set this floor completely on fire, with mainly tech-house tracks where each had its unique appeal.

The break within Sabb’s “Illusiones” for instance (which Karotte describes as his personal summer hit) was certainly something unique on a floor that sees a lot of great music. Unjustly almost exclusively known to a German audience, Karotte is legendary for his crazy antics in the booth, which led to a lot of smartphones being stuck up in front of his face.

Karotte’s finish with Gregor Tresher’s remix of “Soothe my soul” by Depeche Mode had the room in the right mood for Paco Osuna who continued from 2.30am. 

Used to playing the Discoteca for ENTER. on Thursdays, Osuna did not alter his style for the new floor and brought his acclaimed techno sound to a crowd that was more than up for it. Against Karotte’s exuberant dancing and goofing around, the quiet, concentrated Osuna was a stark contrast but the music was spot-on.

It was only at the very end of his set that he managed a shy smile at his audience, when Steve Rachmad took over for the closing set of the night. First winding it down with a dark and moody house track, he quickly picked up pace again for the last two hours of the night.

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At this point Carl Cox and Nic Fanciulli already had their fun with the Discoteca. Fanciulli’s influence made for a tad housier Cox-sounds, at least for the first hour of their back2back set. Ice cannons going off at the new remix of Fanciulli’s own “The Tide” and Sable Sheep’s “Upon burning Skies” set the mood for the hot and crowded main room.

As usual, August Tuesdays are sweaty and packed, with a chiefly British and rather young crowd. However, atmosphere and music were top-notch and prove that once again Carl Cox is rightfully the institution he is in Ibizan nightlife.

The following Tuesdays in August will see Carl Cox along with Eats Everything, Deetron, Masters at Work, Disclosure and Umek so make sure you join the party! Unite!!

Carl Cox Revolution, every Tuesday @ Space Ibiza from 9pm.

Photos by: Nel/G Photography

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