Sankeys are delighted to be reviving another one of the many legendary nights that has been associated with the club over the years. Originally Thursdays were going to be called “Colors” (David Vincent’s first ever party at the Hacienda which was based on a US house and UK garage sound), but since the announcement it appears there is another night called “Colors” in San Antonio. So, to avoid any confusion, Colors Productions will now be presenting the new night under the banner, THE REDLIGHT and playing each week will be a mouth watering selection of house and garage superstars from across the ages.
The History of THE REDLIGHT is not too dissimilar to the Colors story, another legendary night but this time at Sankeys Soap in Manchester. The club felt it was a good replacement with there being a strong bond between what the two nights stood for. THE REDLIGHT was born out of Tribal Sessions in the 2000s and, with its US garage and sexy house vibes, it is a perfect fit for the intimate and personal Basement & LAB experience that will be on offer week in week out at Sankeys Ibiza. Legend also says it was born after a sleazy hazy visit to the red light district in Amsterdam in 2001 by some of the Sankeys Soap promoters at the time.
The Redlight has definitely pulled out all the stops to secure some real legends to front the night. These come in the form of New York house figureheads the S-MAN aka ROGER SANCHEZ & house pioneer TODD TERRY plus chart topping TOUGH LOVE and hot underground house star, LOW STEPPA. Joining these household names will be the original residents MATT JAM LAMONT (one of the pioneers of the UK garage scene) and SAM HOLT (a long standing Defected label artist as part of the Copyright house duo) as well as the Mental Genius crew hosting the Spektrum room each week.
These great residents will be joined by legendary stars from around the world every Thursday… and they really are big, and come from the very top of the house and garage worlds. From the opening party on the 11th of June through to the closing party on the 24th of September, there will be plenty of house music stars to get excited about week in week out, with shows from legendary Danish sensation NOIR and TUBE & BERGER, big stars 99 SOULS aka Le Projet Secret, a UK house duo with real songwriting skills who have already had a guest mix on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. Plus there are 4 shows with Garage don DJ EZ, 3 shows with CHRIS LORENZO, JUST BLAZE drops in for 1 show, legendary garage star MJ COLE is in for 2 shows, Specktre’s Tour DJ and KISS radio host PREDITAH performs 4 shows, WOOKIE and more all pop by and do their thing.
David Vincent says “I am so excited that I have the chance to present another one of our legendary Sankeys Soap parties to the island of Ibiza. If Tribal Sessions is my heart, then The Redlight is my soul and it will bring back my fondest memories of my earlier promoting days in a music format which I grew up to love. Working again alongside Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont & Sam Holt (my heads of music) has been a dream and I feel this sexy sleazy night (which is designed for the girls) will bring a different musical angle to the island which in my opinion has been missing since the earlier Subliminal days. This music programme that the Colors crew (including Avi Kogan) have designed will amalgamate sounds past, present and future in the US House and UK Garage sound, which will be in vogue on the white island this summer at Sankeys Ibiza”.
I’m sure you will agree that this new THE REDLIGHT Thursday night party at Sankeys Ibiza is not one to be missed…
As Kerri Chandler once said, “All you need is a basement, a red light and a feeling… “ And that is what Redlight is all about.