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. 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 me (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.