Finally, here we are: Ibiza!! The season is going in full mode, and I’m very happy that the first parties were a bomb!!
What can I say? Ibiza is magic. No matter what, it has a very positive energy and incredible vibes. I remember when I first went there: my friend Ricardo Villalobos introduced me to the island, and when I moved there for some time, I even had a job as a street tattoo artist!! Very fond memories of those days, it was a time when you still could leave your car open and nobody would touch anything…. A place for free spirits, where love and music live together hand in hand, surrounded by stunning landscapes and nature. No wonder why the Hippies loved it in the first place…
Well, anyway: now we are back and we are having a blast. After a few months of intense preparation, it was great to see all our efforts turn into reality and to kickstart Summer 2015 in the best way possible!
After a 2 year hiatus away from clubland, I couldn’t wait to bring back Vagabundos to the island.
The famed Terrace at Space has now become the Vagabundos Room, with new visual styles and new striking scene decors and colours. It is the core of our party and its raving craziness, our nest and our second home for the season, while the Main Room focuses on more underground sounds, all in typical Cadenza style. The Sunset Room opened at 8PM, taking in the night festivities and leading on the dances in high spirits.
And that’s where the fun began this summer: Gianni Callipari got on stage and greeted the Vagabundos 2015 adventure. The Nordstern Basel resident and Cadenza young gun delved right into it with what he can do best: sophisticated house music and smooth grooves to slowly lose yourself to. Argentinian maestro Ernesto Ferreyra went on afterwards: the Chic Miniature guy shone through with his trademark Latin beats and dreamy melodies, with the crowd already feeling the vibes of the night.
My buddy Franco Cinelli did a heck of a warm up job in the Vagabundos room by mixing some infectious and rootsy tracks with some minimalistic percussive tunes as seen on his All Frequencies LP for Esperanza. Âme served up some throbbing big room House and keyboard-infused elegant mid tempo bangers to huge cheers from the crowd.
Myself, I got on stage in top form and nothing short of excited for this new Vagabundos adventure, playing a bunch of Cadenza classics along with unreleased material that I have stored away in the vaults of my studio. The crowd went crazy, with literally everyone on the dance floor bouncing to the rhythms and beats coming out of the speakers.