Glitterbox, the Ibiza party from Defected Records, makes its London debut this Saturday 25 July at Ministry of Sound. In Ibiza, Glitterbox’s soundtrack of DJ sets of classic and contemporary house and disco has apparently drawn a loyal following of locals, industry, club freaks, workers and fashion folk. This season the weekly Friday party has moved to Space Ibiza, with a 16 week season running until 25 September.
For the first ever London show, The Box will be headlined by Cerrone, the French disco drummer, composer, record producer and possibly one of the most influential European disco producers of all time. His seminal album ‘Supernature’ has sold more than eight million copies worldwide and has been sampled by the likes of Modjo, Bob Sinclar, The Beastie Boys and Run DMC.
Appearing alongside Cerrone in The Box are Joey Negro – the producer, remixer and DJ who was an integral part of Glitterbox’s success last year – along with Juan MacLean and Smokin Jo, two electronic artists with their fingers on the disco pulse.
Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore plays the 103 with Purple Disco Machine, possibly a contender for breakthrough artist of the last 12 months following a string of singles and remixes. London based French DJ and producer The Reflex and London’s Nadia Ksaiba complete the line-ups in the 103.
In the Loft, the For The Love Of House DJs Greg Sawyer and Simon Dawson play classic house all night long.
Glitterbox reaches back into the past for its inspiration, taking influence from the infamous Studio 54 parties of the late-70s and early-80s. Overseen by Glitterbox Creative Director, Mark Herman, TradeMark, aka UK artist, Mark Wardel, has designed the new Glitterbox artwork while ‘Savage’ – a new performance concept from the East Creative Agency (the team behind Sink The Pink) – will bring their dance collective along for the ride.