We Love Sundays at Space Week 2
We Love Sundays lived up to it’s name last week after it’s opening party at Space ensured every Ibiza party goer was addicted to Sunday’s at Space. With five acts making their We Love debuts, week two at Space was set to be even bigger.
Prior to We Love on Sunday, I had only ever attended Space once. That was the opening of We Love last season. After quickly glancing through the line-up for the night’s event, names like Route 94 and James Zabiela had me licking my lips in eager anticipation as I queued with the Space faithful waiting to get in the super club.
The beginning of the night was opened up in epic fashion as residents Jem Haynes and Ryan O’Gorman spun behind the decks back to back like poetry in motion. The Discoteca duo rubbed shoulders creating magic for the ears of all clubbing revellers in attendance. They both warmed up the crowd getting them on their feet and in the mood ready for the brilliance which was about to follow – Route 94.
With the Discoteca rammed to the rafters, recent UK chart toppers Route 94 took to the stage and sent the crowd into an uncontrollable, wild frenzy. Their famous hit My Love featuring Jess Glynne had the crowd two stepping and singing as one for the majority of their set guaranteeing a night of Space memories for all involved. They then continued to electrify the Ibiza fanatics with several house classics until Ben Pearce arrived on the scene.
Manchester born Ben Pearce then maintained the glowing atmosphere on the dance floor by dropping some intense underground mixes. You could notice his progression on the decks having worked with the likes of Seth Troxler, Theo Parrish and Eats Everything previously. The biggest highlight of his Space set was his 2012 house stormer – What I Might Do. When this track dropped, an indescribable moment occurred when the entire room was jumping up and down in chorus, one of those time where no words will do justice to the event; you simply had to be there to experience it.
Royalty then arrived at the stage of Discoteca as James Zabiela took to the decks proving once and for all why he is the king of Discoteca. The technical Jedi ensured the sky was the limit for his set as he pushed each track he mixed to the absolute maximum. He makes a unique connection with the crowd, this time the dancefloor watching on as he uncannily made each and every reveller feel like he was playing solely for them. I for one can’t wait to see Zabiela on set again this summer as this set was truly exhilarating.
Further highlights in the Discoteca room were Bicep. They made their first appearance of the summer at Space and ensured the room remained bouncing throughout their set. Michael Mayer and Roman Flugel then presented a unique gift to the audience in Space playing an exclusive back to back set. This was followed by debutants Detroit Swindle who wowed everyone present from the get go displaying some serious skills on the wheels of steel.
Whilst Discoteca was given the majority of the spotlight for the event with Route 94 and James Zabiela performing, the sunset terrace was not to be forgotten. Building upon the foundation of success it enjoyed at the opening party of We Love Sundays at Space, it followed up with another successful line-up of acts. Residents Andy Baxter and Jason Bye opened the sunset terrace set in style with some dance floor tempting mixes. Local talent Rickzor and Rumme proved their worth when given the spotlight and were followed up in wonderful fashion by Shaun Reeves who for the second week in a row delivered a five star performance in house. Mr Doris and Aldo Vanucci then added a hint of After Dark to We Love whilst over in El Salon, the night’s entertainment and music was provided by the likes of Mustachio, Alfredo and Ian Blevins.
The second week of We Love Sundays at Space proved one thing, with 15 more Sundays to go, where else would you want to be on a Sunday other than Space?
Words: Matty Adams