Jul 22, 2023
5 min read
Fasten your sequins, load up on the glitter, and set your feet to disco mode!
Glitterbox, the soulful, house-infused brainchild of the Defected team, is setting the gold standard in the realm of inclusive, hedonistic partying. Every Sunday at Hï Ibiza, the world’s number 1 club and the jewel in Playa d'en Bossa's crown, promises a festival of funk, a deluge of disco, and a hurricane of house music.
On Sunday, July 30, the BBC Radio 1 Dance team will seize control, bringing with them a star-studded line-up.
Filling the air with tunes and the dance floor with bodies for this special edition of Glitterbox are Aline Rocha, Ash Lauryn, Breakbot & Irfane, Crazy P Soundsystem, DJ Pippi, Myd, and Roger Sanchez, as well as the unforgettable UK duo, The Shapeshifters.
Get ready for a party experience that embodies everything Glitterbox stands for. Not just about the top-tier line-up, it's the atmosphere that sets Glitterbox apart.
Expect a night brimming with love, positivity, and of course, a dazzling array of performers, drag queens, and club kids, all set to a soundtrack of reimagined house, funk, and disco.
And let's not forget the world's most exciting bathrooms, the Wild Corner. Here, a DJ booth and dance floor in the midst of a gender-neutral restroom guarantee an unforgettable experience.
You might just find yourself asking, "Can all bathrooms be this wild?"
So, dress up and get ready to get down! Prepare for a multicolored spectacle of production, and come join the most inclusive crowd on the island. Glitterbox X BBC Radio 1 Dance at Hï Ibiza promises to be the Sunday session of the season.
See you under the disco ball.
Brazilian DJ and producer Aline Rocha, renowned for her unique blend of house, groove, disco, and soulful sounds, gained international acclaim playing alongside top names such as Sam Divine, Bob Sinclar, and Carl Cox in virtual festivals and at the prestigious Defected Croatia Festival, becoming the only Brazilian woman to represent her country at the event. Lauded for her intense musical research, creativity, and sensitivity, her rise to global recognition since her start in 2005 signals a promising journey that's only just begun.
Self-proclaimed “Underground and Black”, Detroit native Ash Lauryn is a certified house-head in the modern, digital world. She’s played across the globe in venues such as Expressions, and Deep South, to gigs at Nowadays in New York, Panorama Bar Berlin, and Printworks London. Her debut solo album Truth was released in September 2021.
French duo Breakbot & Irfane have been working together collaboratively for over 12 years and released their latest EP Remedy in 2022. They are responsible for 2010’s timeless anthem “Baby, I’m Yours” and have remixed for the likes of Justice and Metronomy.
Crazy P, an English electronic group renowned for their fusion of disco, soul, and house music, originated from a partnership between Chris Todd (Hot Toddy) and Jim Baron (Ron Basejam) in 1995 at Nottingham University, later expanding into a full band with the inclusion of Danielle Moore and others.
Renowned for albums such as their debut "A Nice Hot Bath With…" and their politically charged 2019 release Age of the Ego, the band's evolution from sample-driven instrumentals to sophisticated pop hooks and exploratory grooves showcases their remarkable musical journey over two decades.
DJ Pippi is an icon of Ibiza and one of the first resident DJs of Pacha. He has been DJing since 1974 and has played alongside almost every big name in the business at almost every club on the island. What he doesn’t know about the music scene on the White Isle, isn’t worth knowing!
Versatile musician Myd, renowned for his unique fusion of electro and indie pop, rose to prominence as a member of Club Cheval, later achieving international acclaim for producing for artists like SCH and Kanye West, and further refining his signature style as part of Ed Banger Records.
Known for his iconic baseball cap and mustache, anthemic tunes like "The Sun" and "Together We Stand," and memorable music videos, Myd has mastered the art of energizing dance floors, promising a sun-drenched party experience with every set and release.
Grammy award-winning producer and DJ Roger Sanchez is one of the most well-known names in house music. He’s also the founder of his label, Stealth Records, and has held countless residencies on the White Isle since 2000.
The Shapeshifters are a dynamic duo known for their uplifting tracks and infectious energy. Their career in house music has spanned over 15 years, lighting up dancefloors across the globe.