Defected has revealed the killer line-up for its 2019 Ibiza season at Eden, locking in Armand Van Helden, Gorgon City, Kenny Dope, Basement Jaxx, MK, Low Steppa, Derrick Carter, Darius Syrossian, David Penn and the full force of Defected’s residents Amine Edge & DANCE, Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore, Jess Bays plus many more. Making Fridays very much their own in San Antonio, Defected’s new weekly spot will be the ultimate way to kick off a weekend on the island.
Building on the success of the two previous seasons at the club, the 20-date residency will mean business as usual for Defected nights after switching from Sunday to Friday. To mark the label’s 20thyear, advance tickets for all 20 dates will be available for €20, up to a week before each event.
As always, the Defected Ibiza line-up reflects the very best in house music, from the pioneering sounds of Todd Terry, MK, Karizma and Roger Sanchez, to the budding talents of Monki, Danny Howard, Jacky, Mambo Brothers and OFFAIAH – a majority of the artists appearing having released on the label or its sub-labels in the past 12 months. Defected is proud to welcome a number of artists making their debuts this year, including residents Gorgon City, a British duo who made their name through collaborations with MNEK and Duke Dumont and who continue to channel their London club roots. Further debuts come from Ferreck Dawn, who with his sets at ADE and London events alongside his slick house releases is quickly becoming a Defected favourite. House master David Penn will be making a welcome addition to the billing, as well as Do Not Sleep head Darius Syrossian and established garage legend Todd Edwards, making his first Defected DJ appearance following his huge release ‘You’re Sorry’ on Defected in February. The DJs may come from all corners of the world and have unique approaches to playing, making and selecting great house music but they all have one thing in common – they know how to queue up the right track at the right time, reading the dancefloor and always putting the dancers first. Thanks to these huge talents, Defected prides itself on consistently being a ‘no frills, just house’ party.
After a 2018 Ibiza season that saw Defected stride ahead of the competition in San Antonio, the world leader in house music returns to Eden for its third annual residency at the forward-thinking club. The night had up to 80% increase on attendance from the previous year in 2018, going back to basics to demonstrate how house nights in Ibiza should be. Affordable, accessible and with equal space for international headliners as underground heroes, Defected at Eden continues to be San Antonio’s success story.
With its rich heritage, Eden is a major protagonist on the scene in San Antonio. Situated in the heart of the clubbing capital of the universe, Eden was born in 1999 and after a radical transformationit’s turning heads across the island. With an incredible top-spec VOID sound systemand state-of-the-art production, the world’s dance music influencers are taking notice, and deservedly so.Eden’s dedication and passion ensures that San Antonio maintains its status as the heart of the Ibiza clubbing scene now and far into the future.
SEASON LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR DEFECTED IBIZA 2019– ARMAND VAN HELDEN, GORGON CITY, KENNY DOPE, MK AND MORE ARE LOCKED
A-ZAMINE EDGE & DANCE / ARMAND VAN HELDEN / BASEMENT JAXXDJ SET
DANNY HOWARD / DARIO D’ATTIS / DARIUS SYROSSIANDAVID PENN / DENNIS CRUZ / DERRICK CARTER / FERRECK DAWN
GORGON CITY / JACKY / JESS BAYS / JOSH BUTLER / KARIZMA
KENNY DOPE / LOÉCA / LOW STEPPA / MAMBO BROTHERS
MANU GONZALEZ / MAT.JOE / MK / MONKI / OFFAIAH / RIVA STARR
ROBOSONIC / ROGER SANCHEZ / SAM DIVINE / SHIBA SAN
SIMON DUNMORE / SONNY FODERA / TODD EDWARDS / TODD TERRY
DEFECTED IBIZA 2019EVERY FRIDAY AT EDEN, SAN ANTONIO17THMAY – 27thSEPT