Living up to their reputation as the most underground and controversial party on the island, Circoloco prove once again that they are a step ahead of the game.

circoloco at dc10 ibiza

Deep house is the underground sound of Ibiza this summer and it is no coincidence that Circoloco’s line-ups reflect this. Even more impressively, they manage to stick to their house and techno roots, striking the perfect across balance across their two atmospheric dance floors.

Rising star Maceo Plex kicked things off in the main room with his bass heavy deep house sound that’s winning him support from some serious a-list DJs. His dark, dramatic drops brought an emphatic reaction from the crowd, eager to hear the forward-thinking beats that are changing the sound of the island.

Meanwhile the terrace, still basked in daylight, was grooving to Circoloco heroine Tania Vulcano. Rolling out tech-house through Dc10’s pumping soundsystem, she provided the perfect warm-up for a rare Ibiza set from Chicago house legend Derrick Carter. Playing a combination of fresh house beats and old school classics, Circoloco’s electric atmosphere could be heard as almost every drop was loudly cheered.

The main room was treated to another house superstar, DJ Sneak. Bringing the room to life with a combination of timeless disco samples and deep grooves, Sneak demonstrated that his finger is still firmly on the pulse.

Finishing things off in the terrace were two former up-and-comers who have now cemented their status as leading lights in dance music. Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler both played incredibly deep and hypnotic sets, Jamie Jones even managed to inspire the whole terrace to sit down during a breakdown and jump up in unison on the drop, capturing the spirit of Circoloco and Dc10 in one glorious moment.

Circoloco is pulling out all the stops with their line-ups this year and they’ve proven they can lead the way as they move with the times. The crazy circus rolls on.

by Dave Morris

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