Sep 1, 2022
4 min read
It’s time for you to join the underground colony that is ANTS at Ushuaïa Ibiza.
This year, ANTS is taking inspiration from 1960’s B-movies and sees a giant killer ant crash-landing into the ANTS Ibizan nest. What happens after that - we don’t know - but we’re certainly ready to find out! Their legendary production, stunning poolside performances, and a party atmosphere to rival all others mean Saturday afternoons and nights have had some serious competition all season.
ANTS is a firm favorite of the workers on the island, as well as the holidaymakers that flock here every summer, so make sure you check it out if you’re on the island over the weekend.
Gray Area top tip: If past seasons are anything to go by, the intimate feel of the first few hours of an ANTS party at Ushuaïa is enough to get there early and stay late.
Doors open at 4pm and you can dance to underground house sounds as the sun goes down on another incredible Ibiza day, all the way until 11pm at Playa d’en Bossa’s premier open-air venue.
And if you’re not quite done when the party's over? Just pop across the road to superclub Hï Ibiza to carry on the rave!
Originally from Manchester, Mark and James, AKA Solardo, have continuously worked hard in the studio to provide incredible music, which was shown when they got their first Beatport Number 1 with ‘Tribesmen’ on the Hot Creations label. In 2016, they were crowned DJ Mag’s Best Breakthrough DJs and then in 2017, named Best Duo - a testament to their amazing work ethic. They’ve graced the decks and some of Ibiza’s most iconic institutions such as Hï Ibiza with Eric Prydz and DC-10 for Circoloco.
Richy Ahmed has musical influences ranging from disco and funk to techno and hip hop. He has inspired a new wave of British DJs and producers over the past 15 years. He is an original resident of Paradise at DC10, now flying the flag at Amnesia for the same brand.
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay make up Groove Armada, a dance music duo from the UK. The duo have released eight studio albums, four of which have charted in the UK Albums Chart top 50. Having played clubs and festivals the world over, they’ll be performing to thousands at Ushuaïa for ANTS on September 24th.
Guatemalan-American DJ and record producer Gordo (formerly performing as Carnage) has been through all kinds of musical genres and has now landed on a house and techno style. He’s performed at music festivals around the world including Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival and has had releases on Spinnin’ Records, Ultra Music and Revealed Recordings to name a few.
Eli Brown comes from Bristol, UK and joined the electronic music scene in 2016. Since then, he’s had releases on Repopulate Mars, ViVA Music, Toolroom, Truesoul, Ultra, Big Beat, We Are The Brave and more. His 2019 tour took him all across the globe and continues to do so.
As a resident DJ of Ushuaïa Ibiza, Raúl Rodríguez certainly knows what the crowd wants and chooses his musical selections carefully based on the vibe presented to him. His unique sound mixes heavy beats with sensual vocals and is guaranteed to keep you dancing throughout his entire set.