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Dance Or Die!

Dance Or Die is the latest addition to the impressive weekly schedule at Ushuaïa Ibiza, making its debut this season, with Nic Fanciulli at the helm. To get the residency up and running, Nic turned to old friend and back to back partner Carl Cox, for what turned out to be something of a roadblock! This is a duo that has overseen some of the most important parties in recent years and clubbers from all over the world packed into the open air venue to witness the start of another musical story.

Nic Fanciulli has played an integral part in the evolution of Ushuaïa Ibiza, from his consistent participation in Saturday’s ANTS residency to a magnificent collaboration with Joris Voorn for La Familia, a party that was a big hit with the Ushuaïa Ibiza faithful. Ibiza 2019 sees him take on a solo residency and a chance to invite some of his peers to join him on al-fresco every Wednesday from June 19 until September 25. The summer line-up is packed with talent, and some very exciting collaborations as Nic Fanciulli welcomes Loco Dice, Dubfire, Camelphat, Black Coffee, Bedouin and Butch, to name just a few. Carl Cox will make another appearance at the closing, and after the fireworks that emerged at the recent opening, this will be a spectacular end to what promises to be a huge first season.

Carl Cox is one of the most recognisable characters in global dance music, so no matter where you are inside the open-air theatre that is Ushuaïa Ibiza, you know when he has taken control of the decks, and the huge roar that accompanied that confirmed for those of us that are optically challenged. His trademark driving sound carried more than a hint of funk as he took the huge area and controlled the crowd like a master puppeteer. Banger after banger dropped as he made his way through a musical journey, lifting the crowd up before dropping it into a breakdown, much to the delight of everyone involved. Previous performances from Jamie Roy, Acid Mondays and Paco Osuna had played a significant part in setting the capacity crowd up and Carl Cox and Nic Fanciulli took full advantage. It’s yet another inspired inclusion from Ushuaïa Ibiza and one that offers a cutting edge experience with some of the world’s best artists. Dance Or Die has wasted no time in establishing itself on the Ibiza scene, make sure you grab your ticket in advance and check this one out.

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