Richie Hawtin will curate all five rooms at the iconic Ibiza club this summer, with Sven Väth, Luciano and Loco Dice set to feature.
After a successful debut summer in 2012, the Minus boss will return to Playa d'en Bossa to run his party every Thursday night, kicking off on Thursday, July 4th. For the first time, Hawtin will have control of the entire venue, personally curating five rooms of music. (Kehakuma will no longer oversee the Terrazza.) The Sake bar has moved to the Sunset Terrace, while ENTER.Air takes up its new position in the Premier Etage. ENTER.mind, a new concept for 2013, will occupy El Salon, with ENTER.Main and ENTER.Terrace inhabiting the Discoteca and Terrazza respectively. The party will run for 13 weeks, finishing up on September 26th.
Paco Osuna, Nina Kraviz and Maya Jane Coles have been announced as this year's residents: Osuna will play five dates while Coles and Kraviz will each play six. Building on Hawtin's swap concept from last summer, Sven Väth and Luciano will return to ENTER., with Loco Dice and Paradise boss Jamie Jones the new additions (Hawtin will then play at each of their parties). Visionquest will play the only Ibiza show of their Thirteen tour, taking over ENTER. Terrace on August 1st. Tale Of Us, Claude VonStroke, Delano Smith, Marcel Fengler and a back-to-back set from Berghain residents Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock will also feature.
ENTER.Mind will focus on those artists pushing a more experimental brand of electronic music, with performances from Recondite, Andy Stott, Lee Gamble and Function all confirmed. ENTER.Air will continue to showcase an eclectic range of guests, from James Lavelle and Francois K to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Grimes, who will perform an exclusive DJ set on August 15th.
As previously announced, ENTER.Sake will open at the earlier time of 9.30 PM, inviting visitors enjoy a pre-party cocktail alongside music from the likes of Dubfire, Disclosure and resident DJs Hito and Bella Sarris. Every Thursday night from 8 PM, ENTER. will take over Ibiza Global Radio for four hours, hosting interviews, live streams and recordings from past weeks.
We caught up with Hawtin via email to gain further insight into the concept and vision behind ENTER. 2013:
What are key additions/changes to the ENTER. concept at Space this year?
Taking the next step, this year we have moved things around, rebuilding each room and inviting a deeper selection of artists specifically chosen to create five unique areas each with their own musical journey and audio/visual experience. Our ENTER.Sake room has moved and expanded into Space's Sunset Terrace with a more playful Japanese-inspired decor that's perfect for our weekly ENTER. pre-party. Last year's Sake bar has become this year's ENTER.Mind area, a cave of exploration into the darker side of slow, throbbing experimental techno. ENTER.Air continues to offer a rooftop breath of fresh air with an eclectic line-up with an even more eclectic selection of melodies and grooves.
This year we take over last year's Kehakuma room with our own ENTER.Terrace, offering a funkier and perhaps trippier take on the ever-developing sound of modern house music. Rounding it off you'll find a selection of friends, collaborators, conspirators and myself taking the intensity up a few notches while we explore the depths of beats, bass and darkness in our redesigned ENTER.Main room. Joining me throughout the season are Minus and ENTER. alumni Gaiser & Matador and a series of special collaborations with my friends Sven Väth, Loco Dice, Luciano and Visionquest! We'll also be introducing an ENTER. “Inner Circle” RFID membership card for our friends, supporters and core fans. Music, Sake, technology... It's going to be an incredible season!
What is the plan for the terrace now Kehakuma have moved to their own event on Saturday at Space?
This year we feel we have a better flow within the ENTER.Terrace. We've programmed less artists allowing for longer sets, helping to create a smoother transition and a more dynamic musical experience. The ENTER.Terrace starts strong each night at 11 PM with some of today's most exciting rising house talents, including South London Ordnance, Francesca Lombardo and even some special early sets from friends like Magda, Tale Of Us and Barem.
What role will the Sake bar play this year?
Our ENTER.Sake pre-parties last year were a huge success and often became a meeting point of friends, family and fans. This year we've taken a more playful approach with our Japanese theme of Music & Sake. Each week we will invite one of our favourite DJs to come down and play an exclusive set, including Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones and Nina Kraviz. As for the sake, we've created three limited edition SOOKUU bottles with our friends at Fujioka Sake Brewing Company from Kyoto, Japan.
Be sure to come down and enjoy our new extended family of DOT Sakes–Black, Silver and Gold-each representing a different grade (Junmaishu, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo respectively) of SOOKUU sake. Each week from 9.30 PM – 10.00 PM, Hito and I will be at the Sake bar doing an exclusive tasting, helping everyone to take their next step in their love, appreciation and understanding of this wonderful drink. KAMPAI!
What audio and visual production can we expect to see throughout the club?
We've changed the entire club into our own unique playground: everything at Space has been reconfigured just for your ENTER. Experience. You'll find new structures, redesigned lighting, augmented sound and interactive panels all to entice you one step further into the world of ENTER.
What is the overall objective or vision for where you want the ENTER concept to go?
Much like a festival, I hope that ENTER. entices people's curiosity and introduces them to new experiences, whether that's a new found love of Japanese Sake, a playful moment with interactive technology or an introduction to the many different musical styles that each area has to offer.
Walking around ENTER. should be like a journey, an ever changing landscape of evolving beats, textures and moods all combining together to form a cohesive experience unlike anything else you'll find on Ibiza. ENTER. invites everyone in, ENTER. challenges us all to take the next step and to find out what lies beyond our own horizon of understanding.