You are here

Review: Carl Cox Opening Party 2012

Last night Carl Cox returned to Space with his 'The Revolution Recruits' party...

By Spotlight

It will be no great surprise when I tell you that last night Space was rammed; hot sweaty bodies bouncing to the deep techno sounds blasting from each of the rooms speakers. The line-up across all the rooms was fierce, meaning deciding where to plot for the evening would be a hard decision so why make it? 

The Discoteca was home to Deetron, Nicole Moudaber and the legendary Carl Cox; whilst La Terraza of course pulled a few crackers out of the bag with Uner, Sebastien Leger and Nic Fanciulli all performing. The Sunset Terrace was hosted by Future Disco with the madly skilled producer John Talabot playing in the build up to midnight. The Premier Etage was hosted by Pukka Up resident DJs and El Salon was taken over by Too Damn Glam. With a little bit of something for everyone I got my party started in the terrace checking out Uner's set. 

Infused with western vocals and embracing an up-tempo techno sound the room was filled with an infectious techy bounce from wall to wall. With a good underlying rhythm and groovy synthlines anchored down with a deep punchy bass, Uner had perfectly tailored his sound to the party and La Terraza. Sebastien Leger then took over with a really creative set, varying in sound by exploring a minimal style as well as percussion and electronic sounds exploding into a deep penetrating bass but he managed to maintain an underlying groove throughout. Claude VonStroke was even seen bouncing about the DJ booth wearing a Carl Cox mask in the DJ booth clearly absolutely loving it. 

In the Main Room Nicole Moudaber was smashing choppy techno sounds out across the dance-floor to a crowd of adoring fans. The music and atmosphere was on point from start to finish and even the occasional stumble as I attempted to make my way through the manic crowds didn't put me off. Aside from the stomping bassline the four sexy senorita's who strolled into VIP failed to go unnoticed; the crowd as a whole was a selection of VIP's, Spanish and workers so a great friendly and true Ibizan vibe was in the air.

Enter Carl Cox... Oh yes, Oh yes! Accompanied by huge visual effects and one of Space's legendary laser shows - not forgetting the cardboard Carl Cox faces handed out amongst the crowd which served well as fans, the Space man began his season in true Coxy style and wowed clubbers with his hard techno beats. Keeping in tune with his performance at the grand Space opening party in May, Cox's show had a deep influence of Science and futuristic elements. Robot man Kryoman (MK X model) also made an appearance and was raised above the crowd before he performed his electrifying routine, smothered in LED lights and spraying flames across the dance-floor as Pirupa's track 'Party non stop' carried on the night.

As opening parties go last night was a great sign of how popular Carl Cox is on the White Isle. Over the season the Techno king will be joined by an array of raw talent from underground artists to world class acts so 2012 looks set to be a banging season!


Related content

Carl Cox
Ridiculously big line-ups every week, this Coxy love-fest is an island classic.
The legendary Playa d'en Bossa venue.
Review: Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics at Manchester Arena
The Heritage Orchestra wallop us with some tunes from the past
Peep Show legend Super Hans rocks Edinburgh
Peep Show's egomaniac takes on Scotland with his Alive tour
Ibiza 2016 in review
Clubbing boss man, Stivi, looks back on Ibiza 2016's winners and losers
Review: Why Maceo Plex must return with Mosaic in 2017
We rolled in for his extra Pacha date and left convinced
Review: Amnesia Ibiza closing party, 2016
A dousing of tunes and a drenching of October rain
Review: Cocoon closing party, 2016
Cocoon crashes out with a bang
Review: The last ever Space closing fiesta, 2016
The best day / night / day ever
Review: Space closing 2016: what you said
The very last Space closing fiesta, from the view of our forum members
Review: Ushuaïa Ibiza closing party, 2016
Fanning the Ushuaïa flames one last time this summer
Review: FUSE takeover at HYTE, 29 September 2016
Intern Ruby transforms into FUSE's biggest fan

Latest news

Snow-capped mountains and leafy paradises battle it out before the summer festival season hits


A must see island spectacle for 2017


Rock n roll, almond blossoms and lime ovens

2 days ago

Winter sun, sea and sangria

2 days ago

Stay right next to one of Ibiza's original party places

3 days ago

Thousands of clubbers from across the globe will descend on Amsterdam for the festival's 22nd e

6 days ago

The FUSE co-founder will be digging deep for a nine-hour session

6 days ago

An official statement was released this morning after news of the closure broke

7 days ago