As one of the UK’s pioneering clubbing brands heralding originally from Leeds in the mid 90s, Hard Times has gone on to build a global following and significantly retained its position as one of the premier UK clubbing institutions over the past two decades. Synonymous with breaking the infamous US house artists mainstays, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and David Morales to UK audiences, the legacy of this night is difficult to rival.
In 2015 Hard Times will take to Ibiza for the season, spreading non-stop vibes across the dance floor of the stunning, yet intimate Vista Club, which sets next to Privilege’s main room, yet acts as an entirely separate club, with crystal clear Funktion One Dance Stack Sound System, and awe inspiring views across San Rafael, Ibiza Town and finally the Iberian sea. So as to match the incredible ascetic and atmosphere of this clubbing hotspot, Hard Times are announcing a line up which is testament to both the brands values and its place within the upper echelons of dance music big league.
With acts such as Todd Terry, Junior Sanchez, Mark Fanciulli, NiCe7, Mat Playford and Jason Bye already announced for the opening party on the 20th of June. These will be joined across the 12 week run of events by the likes of Paul Woolford, DJ Sneak, Bontan, S-Man (Roger Sanchez) Felix Da Housecat, Todd Terry, Claptone, Danny Krivit, Kevin Sanderson, Doorly and Ramon Tapia.
Hard Times residency continues all season long with the closing falling on 12th September as the legendary Derrick Carter is joined by Hector Romero and Brett Johnson. Already looking set to be a roadblock thought out the season and the most in-demand, true house night, on the island this season.
With the venue, acts and sound system all now in place, Hard Times is ready to take over Saturdays In Ibiza, with regulars already clamouring for a space on the dancefloor, be sure to grab your ticket after below to ensure you don’t miss out on one of THE summer clubbing experiences.
Says Steve Raine, Hard Times founder: “Ibiza is a massive showcase for both Hard Times The Label and our events – together with the artists we are working with on both club and label releases. There are some really exciting projects planned, both new productions and remixes using artists from both past and where we see ourselves in the future. This has never been about creating an ‘all our yesterdays’ club event and label. I have no interest in that, it’s about taking the best from our past and allowing clubbers of today to witness our unique Hard Times experience. We always saw ourselves as pioneers in the industry and I still maintain that ethos doing our thing our way. So yes Ibiza will enable us to showcase what we are all about.”