Glitterbox: the rumors have been confirmed

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After only three parties of Glitterbox’s 2015 season, word is quickly spreading that there’s something a little bit special happening at Space Ibiza.

The island’s media have been overwhelmingly positive in their appraisal so far, so expectations remain high. Pulse said the opening was “easily one of the most genuinely fun times we’ve had” while Ibiza Voice predicted that “this might just be the start of something rather special.” So it was with more than a little excitement that we tripped down to Space on Friday night, to engulf ourselves in the latest party extravaganza the Glitterbox crew had crafted.

It was the influence of his elder brothers that informed the musical direction of Thibaut Berland aka Breakbot, who exposed him to the soul, funk and pop of Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder and many more. Opening the Terrace, these influences were only too apparent and he laid on the disco edits thick and fast, creating a shimmering atmosphere inside the club. He’s previously described himself as “a dude in a basement looking for melodies”, but he looked equally at home here, bopping happily away behind his laptop setup, and giving the amassing crowd a warm smile as he moved through an exquisite set that included his own ‘Baby I’m Yours’.

With Ron Basejam and Mr. Doris keeping things rocking on the Sunset Terrace, the scene was well and truly set for Todd Terry to take centre stage. A Grammy Award nominated DJ and producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music for more than 20 years, and is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated house artists of all time. His set wasn't disappointing, mixing many great house records that turned the terrace of the club upside down.

What Glitterbox manages to do exceptionally well is mix the musically new and the old into a current and relevant blend. Never straying too far into the commercial or the underground, Glitterbox appeals to those with broad but tasteful musical preferences and as such attracts a diverse crowd, even by Ibiza’s colourful standards.

Closing out the Terrace, Smokin Jo is a true Ibiza veteran, having first played on the island 22 years ago when club culture hadn’t yet fully taken hold. That wealth of experience was evident in her musical selections. As Jo lived up to her recent assertion that “Glitterbox is all about having freedom and choice with the music”. The fun behind the decks readily translated to the dancefloor, with a loyal faithful staying rapturous until the very last beat was dropped.

Glitterbox continues to weave its magic on the island.

Get your tickets now for Glitterbox at Space Ibiza on Friday July the 3rd.

 

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