ANTS Celebrates A Decade At The Top With Epic Day & Night Opening Party
Monday, May 8, 2023
ANTS Day & Night Part 1 saw the colony takeover Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza for the first of an epic trilogy of events kickstarting the 2023 season
To honour this landmark occasion, this years production saw Ushuaïa Ibiza's iconic main stage taken over by a massive, three-tiered birthday cake, featuring the DJ booth in the middle playing host to a spectacular lineup.
The fast-rising Oden & Fatzo are part of a renewed focus on up and coming talent for ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG and they got the Ushuaïa Ibiza crowd going with an incredible live performance. Next up, Swedish sensation Ida Engberg brought an invigorating energy to the day time party, dazzling the crowd with groove-led house and techno.
Long term ANTS associates Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann delivered a B2B for the history books, shifting gear as the sun set over Ibiza, matching the vibes to the darkening skies. In full club mode, UK prodigy Frankie Wah ran the gamut from tech house to melodic techno, providing some unforgettable dancefloor moments with his selections.
Melodic master Kölsch closed out the Ushuaïa chapter of the event with an emotional rollercoaster through his groundbreaking back catalogue, creating the perfect soundtrack for the return of the colony to Ibiza.
In the Hï Ibiza Theatre, as giant ANTS swarmed the screens, HoneyLuv got things heating up with a demonstration of the finest West Coast house from the LA-based selector, while Wade delivered a masterclass in tech house to keep The Colony moving.
Party-starters Solardo were in their element in the Theatre, dropping plenty of new and upcoming music, all united by an infectious dancefloor energy. Finally, two of the longest serving ANTS residents, Andrea Oliva and Nic Fanciulli, went B2B in a set that perfectly encapsulated the sound and forward motion of ANTS in 2023.
ANTS resident Francisco Allendes brought the cutting-edge new music of ANTS RADIO SHOW to life for the Club Room crowd. Fellow resident, Chelina Manuhutu expertly took the energy in the Club Room to dizzying new heights as she moved the focus from groove-led house into punchy techno rollers.
Finally, The Club Room crowd were whipped into a frenzy with the one two punch of UK tastemakers Patrick Topping and Eats Everything. Our Monday night resident delivered a typically expansive set focused firmly on the dancefloor, and Eats Everything finished Part 1 of our Day & Night trilogy with his signature party selections, elating the crowd with the freshest house and techno mixed with classic rave anthems.
On Saturday May 13th, ANTS Day & Night Part 2 will see Alisha, Andrea Oliva, Raul Rodriguez, Solardo, SYREETA and Vintage Culture in Ushuaïa Ibiza, while Detlef, Eli & Fur, Franky Rizardo, Latmun, Mason Collective, Melé, Nic Fanciulli and Richy Ahmed will be in Hï Ibiza.