Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. celebrated the final party of the season last night, rounding off 14 weeks of music and the event’s third successful year at Space Ibiza.
Since the ENTER. black dot first arrived on the island back in 2012, the award-winning event has been credited with introducing a fresh perspective to the Ibiza party scene, as a result of its forward-thinking programming, production and commitment to bringing new artists to Ibiza for the first time. On an island where club brands frequently come and go, ENTER. has prospered by staying true to its roots. Simply put, Hawtin’s careful curation was again firmly focused on bringing innovative, quality electronic music to four of Space Ibiza’s dancefloors each and every Thursday night.
Over 65 international artists have performed at ENTER. this season including familiar faces Sven Väth and Luciano, residents Bella Sarris, Dubfire, Gaiser, Hito, Maceo Plex, Matador, Matthew Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna, Recondite and Tale of Us, debut performances from Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Deepbass, Deepchord, Dixon, Jackmaster, JPLS, Mano Le Tough, Ness, Petar Dundov and Voices From The Lake not to mention weekly sets from Hawtin himself. Many of the best sets from ENTER. season 3 are now available for streaming on Soundcloud.
Here’s a look back at just some of the many highlights from the last 14 weeks:
ENTER. was the site of some off the hook b2b sessions this year, with Richie Hawtin vs Luciano being one of the main highlights, along with Richie Hawtin vs Dubfire at ENTER.MAIN, Gaiser vs Matador and Adam Beyer vs Ida Engberg at ENTER.SAKE and Heidi vs Jackmaster on the ENTER.TERRACE.
ALL NIGHT LONG
ENTER.TERRACE played host to two memorable all-night-long performances this season from Innervisions label head Dixon and Parisian-trio Apollonia.
The launch of ENTER.AV saw weekly ENTER. live streams beamed around the world each and every week with performances from Nina Kraviz, Maceo Plex and Richie Hawtin vs. Luciano recording the highest viewing numbers.
ENTER.MIND continued to showcase the more hypnotic sound of techno with Petar Dundov, Voices From The Lake and Deepchord making their debut this year alongside acts including Luke Hess, Pye Corner Audio, Recondite, TM404 and resident Matthew Hawtin. Alex Under also put on a stellar show in Week 8. Tune in to the highlights on the Week 8 Live Stream recordings.
ENTER.Orbit saw fans take control of the music in the ENTER.CNTRL room. Twelve independent touch wheels on a large circular table allowed people to play one instrument in an evolving “dj mix” running through Ableton Live. Throughout the night, guests at ENTER. were able to remix tracks from Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Plastikman, Chris Liebing and many others. See Orbit in action here.
It wouldn’t be ENTER. without a mention of the ENTER.SAKE bar. Weekly guests including Dubfire, Dixon, John Acquaviva, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna and Richie Hawtin, set the scene for the night ahead with early sets along with ever-popular resident Hito. ENTER.Sake was born in Ibiza and this season also launched in North America at the exclusive Tao Downtown restaurant.
Moving forward into the winter months, Richie Hawtin will bring the ENTER. experience to leading cevents and festivals around the world including:
31.10 / 01.11
ENTER.LA – Escape from Wonderland: All Hallows’ Eve (North America)
Featuring Richie Hawtin, Apollonia, Art Department, Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, Hot Since 82, Loco Dice, Jon Gaiser, Matador, MK, Recondite, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers, and more!
ENTER.CREAMFIELDS BUENOS AIRES (Argentina)
Featuring Richie Hawtin, Barem, Gaiser, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Tale Of Us and more
ENTER.MANCHESTER (Warehouse Project, UK)
Featuring Richie Hawtin, Fabio Florido, Jon Gaiser, Matthew Hawtin, Miles Whittaker, Recondite and TM404