Following the announcement of a full club takeover and return to their original island home of Hï Ibiza,world-renowned DJ and production duo Tale Of Us have revealed their 15 weekly programs for the forthcoming season of their acclaimed party series Afterlife.
Whilst they will be returning to the original place where the residency
was launched under its current guise of Hï Ibiza, the parties themselves promise something different and adventurous.
The residency will be taking over both rooms, with music and production concepts
Visuals, bespoke lighting, installations and tailor-made production will play a large part in the residency, in line with Tale Of Us’ increasing interest in the wider spectrum of arts.
Add to that the now-iconic Afterlife man insignia above the dancefloor, state-of-the-art sound and a meticulous attention to aesthetic detail, partygoers will have a unique and all-encompassing experience.
This year’s line-up has been carefully curated into a singular musical journey, encompassing the melodic dancefloor sound Tale Of Us are best known for as well as more experimental and darker techno. The program includes some of the most popular names in Ibiza, with Dixon (28th June), Nina Kraviz (27th September), Ben Klock(30th August) and Âme (26th July, 16th August, September 27th) just a few of those set to appear on Thursday nights.
The residency is notable for its large roster of underground and upcoming artists, some of whom have never played Afterlife before, such as debutant Jon Hopkins (6th September) and for pioneers like Carl Craig (16th August) or Robert Hood (July 5th). Another tantalising addition is Maceo Plex, who becomes a key player with four sets planned, including an ‘All Night Long’ session in the Club room on 20th September. As usual, the Afterlife regulars and label artists are also in strong presence like Recondite, Mind Against, Adriatique, Vaal, Woo York, Agents Of Time, Patrice Bäumel and more.
An annual special night for Afterlife Ibiza falls on Carmine of Tale Of Us’ birthday, July 19th, when Raster-Noton luminary Alva Noto will begin the night with a special live concert before Tale Of Us play all night afterwards.
Details on the season closing party on October 4th are yet to be revealed, but
judging by the huge, three-room takeover Afterlife held for closing last year, it is set to be quite the finale.
Running every Thursday from the 28th June right through to the 4th October, Tale Of Us’ Afterlife 2018 looks set to be a game-changer for Ibiza, cementing Tale Of Us’ reputation as forward-thinking curators in addition to their well established status as genre-leading producers and DJs.
Book ahead at hiibiza.com.
The Backstage Access attended on July 5th witnessing a hell of a line up :
Adriatique, Robert Hood, Tale Of Us, Thugfucker and Âme!
Adriatique set the dance floor on fire from the very start with their signature sound, the whole crowded club just went off for the Swiss duo.
Afterlife is a totally immersive experience, the impressive sound system blasting it out so amazingly it doesn’t matter where you stand you always hear and feel the music perfectly.
The stunning laser game is charming and mesmerizing at the same time, while the Afterlife tribe dance under the iconic suspended upside down dummy that appears to raise its head when the light strikes it at a certain angle… A dark and mysterious atmosphere that leaves you quite disoriented for a while is hands down a pleasant surprise!
Talking about surprise… Taking a quick glance behind the booth, in the VIP area, a tall smiling guy is standing clearly enjoying what his boys Adriatique are doing….oh yes, we’re talking about Solomun, came to support these great artists!
One of the highlights of the night was a sick live set by Âme building its way to the introduction of the amazing Tale Of US
We also checked the second room, the ‘Club’ where Bjarki, Floorplan,Kobosil and Tijana T. where smashing it with dark and hard techno beats.
The club is packed until the closing and it really feels like people can’t get enough of it; we had a blast for sure and highly recommend you this experience!