Welcome to Taste The Punch show number 006.
60 minutes of quality underground house presented by TTP resident Nigel Clarke. This week Nigel features a 60 minute mix, recorded live at Taste The Punch, Eden, Ibiza.
Enjoy the show!
Taste The Punch take it up a notch once again in their debut Ibiza season, as they present an exclusive Toolroom Live takeover, bringing two of dance music’s biggest names together under the banner of one of its biggest brands. On Friday 4th August, Faithless take to the Eden turntables as well as Toolroom head honcho, Mark Knight, to deliver a night of the highest quality house music – guaranteed…
Brighton’s Prok & Fitch are confirmed to play for us at Eden Ibiza this 4th August alongside the likes of Faithless (Dj Set), Mark Knight & Too Tall.
Prok & Fitch’s have become household names in the House and tech scene with numerous releases from themselves ranking at the top of global dance charts.
Their recent remix of Green Velvet’s “La La Land” has picked up some amazing support as of late from the likes of Fatboy Slim & Carl Cox both featuring it in their sets at the Kappa Futur Festival in Italy.
Dancing Astronaut recently premiered Prok & Fitch’s track “La La Land”, here’s what they had to say:
“Despite an increasingly busy tour schedule, Prok & Fitch have maintained a number of releases just as heavy. Their latest output comes in the form of a re-work to Green Velvet’s classic cut, “La La Land.” They took on this iconic piece in stride, maintaining its standout vocal clips and generally eccentric aesthetic while injecting it with an even groovier, scintillating house foundation.”
Boy Better Know’s Preditah is confirmed to play for us at Eden Ibiza this 11th August, alongside the likes of DJ Target, Mike Skinner & Murkage.
Preditah was selected to release a DJ Mix album for Fabricthis year and here’s what they had to say:
“Preditah steps up for FABRICLIVE 92, featuring exclusive new material from himself, plus DJ Q, and C4, alongside tracks and remixes from Skepta, Wiley, Joker, Swindle, Flava D, Shorty, Bassboy, and more. Recorded in one take, the 32 track mix is the sound of Preditah (aka Nathan Gerald) helming the rave, mixing up grime, UK house and garage with all the passion of someone who lives and breathes for the dancefloor.
Now championed by the likes of Annie Mac, MistaJam, Target, Huw Stephens, B. Traits, Toddla T), iD, Fact, Boiler Room, Mixmag, Vice, SBTV, RWD, and more, crossover tracks such as ‘Selecta’ and ‘Supernaturally’, and remixes for Tempa, Jessie Ware, and Disclosure, and Blonde, have reinforced his status as one of the most talented producers and composers of his generation.”
A copy of Preditah’s FABRICLIVE 92 can be purchased from here.
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Chicago House producer and DJ is set to headline for us at Eden Ibiza this June 16th, alongside with George Kwali, Icarus, Lee Walker, Mambo Brothers, Paul Malcom and Too Tall.
Felix has recently launched a new label called ‘Founders Of Filth’, Mixmag showcased the initial launch tracks and here’s what they had to say:
“The inaugural release on the imprint is comprised of three original productions, showcasing Felix’s talents as an experienced, Grammy nominated producer with over three decades in the industry.
Of the three tracks found on ‘Founders Of Filth Volume One’, one is a solo production while the other two feature noteworthy talent. Legendary vocalist Jamie Principle, who broke through on collaborations with Frankie Knuckles.
Felix revealed why he chose to start the new label and what people can expect from its output: “An imprint where no rules apply. You can be as creative as you want to be, as a community. I just got so tired of fighting labels and for my people to shine, it went on deaf ears”.
‘Founders Of Filth Volume One’ is set to release on 9th June.
Felix Da Housecat Launches New Label ‘Founders Of Filth’dean2019-08-06T17:26:33+01:00
House music legend Felix Da Housecat headlines a massive Taste The Punch opener on June 16th that includes Mambo Brothers, Icarus, Lee Walker, George Kwali and more. The opening party sets the stage for a stunning debut Ibiza season every Friday at Eden featuring some of dance music’s biggest names, including DJ Sneak, Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke (exclusive techno set), Marshall Jefferson (Ibiza exclusive), Tough Love, Chus & Ceballos, Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks and many more…
Taste The Punchhave announced the lineup for their opening party on 16th June at Eden Ibiza. Headlining in his first appearance of the season in Ibiza is the one and only, Felix Da Housecat. The Chicago house and electro maestro tops a bill that includes Mambo Brothers Icarus, Lee Walker, George Kwali, Paul Malcom and Too Tall. Felix Da Housecat joins an illustrious list of headline acts incoming through the summer to showcase their skills in ‘the Ibiza Punchbowl’ at Eden, including DJ Sneak, Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke (exclusive techno set), Marshall Jefferson (Ibiza exclusive), Tough Love, Chus & Ceballos, with yet more to be announced. Other proven dancefloor favourites such as Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks, Toy Boy & Robin, Ellie Cocks, Blaise, LiTek and more, will all be cranking up the unmissable party every Friday. With Felix Da Housecat already sharpening his musical claws, the Taste The Punch opening party will kick off proceedings in style. Early bird tickets are available for just £25 in advance from www.tastethepunch.com but prices will rise soon.
The anticipation for Taste The Punch Ibiza continues to grow, with more exciting news regularly emerging. Alongside the opening party announcement, now also confirmed for 18th August is the one and only DJ Sneak, his third confirmed appearance as he makes Taste The Punch his party of choice this summer. In addition, Italian superstar, Stefano Noferini will be joining Sneak on the same date, as Taste The Punch turns Eden into house music heaven.
Four years ago, two brothers in Luton set out to recreate the unmistakeable vibe of London’s best underground house parties, outside of the capital. Since then Taste The Punch has gone from strength to strength forging a reputation for quality house and techno, bringing the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Claptone, Darius Syrossian, Amine Edge & DANCE and more to the unique dancefloor known as ’the punchbowl’. Now it’s time for Ibiza to Taste The Punch.
Felix Da Housecat is one of dance music’s most recognised names. His distinct electro house sound spawned entire scenes, while his productions have delivered seminal anthems such as ’Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’ and his remix skills in demand from the likes of Madonna, Gwen Stefani and The Chemical Brothers. His heritage is unquestionable, beginning his electronic music journey under the tutelage of acid house legend, DJ Pierre. As a DJ, Da Housecat commands the dancefloor drawing on his innate understanding of electronic music from acid, to techno, house to electro. Taste The Punch party-goers are in for a special start to their Ibiza adventures.
Born and raised in Ibiza, the Mambo Brothers are the perfect duo to keep the Taste The Punch opening party jumping. After listening to the the best DJs playing at the legendary Mambo bar, they have grown up immersed in house music culture. Their experience of moving the dancefloor has been honed at the likes of Pacha, Privilege and Ushuaia, so those lucky enough to be at the opening party will be treated to an unforgettable mix of house music from tech through to vocal with a few Ibiza classics sure to find their way into the box.
Icarus head to Ibiza as one of the fastest rising names in house music right now. The duo from Bristol recently twice scored the ‘hottest record in the world’ on Radio 1 with their quality edit of Arle ‘Close To You’ and then their huge original track ‘King Kong’. Expect Icarus to drop these dancefloor monsters as well as plenty more at the Taste The Punch opener.
Lee Walker steps up to the decks to help get the Ibiza festivities underway. His rework of DJ Deeon ‘Freak Like Me’ is a stone cold classic and still a staple in most house DJs sets. Since then, releases on the likes of Defected, Nurvous, Circus and Hot Creations have cemented this talented DJ / Producer’s position as one of the UK’s most exciting young artists.
Another rising star, George Kwali, joins the bill. His collaboration with Kideko, ‘Crank It’ still rates as one of the biggest tunes out there when it hits the dancefloor. With a host of studio collabs underway, including Katy B and Example, as well as gigs across the country, George Kwali is building an enviable reputation as a must-see artist.
Taste The Punch residents, Paul Malcolm and Too Tall are also on the opening party lineup, all ready to demonstrate their innate understanding of what makes a Taste The Punch party special. Their job is to get the place rocking and they never disappoint.
Eden is one of Ibiza’s best clubs, revamped for 2017 and primed to deliver a sound and atmosphere that you have to experience if you’re on the island. It’s the perfect home for Taste The Punch as they bring something new and different to Ibiza, as well as the army of ‘punchbowl’ regulars who make the parties so special.
Felix Da Housecat To Headline Taste The Punch Opening Party At Eden Ibizadean2019-08-06T17:26:33+01:00
Dancefloor heroes DJ Sneak, Chus & Ceballos, Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks, Toyboy & Robin, Ellie Cocks, Christian Neilsen and Al Gibbs, join a Taste The Punch Ibiza roll call that includes Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke, Marshall Jefferson, Tough Love, George Kwali, Lee Walker, Blaise, LiTek and more…
Taste The Punchhave announced the second phase of artists all set to tear up the dancefloor at Eden Ibiza every Friday this summer from 16th June to 29th September. The latest names to be revealed include DJ Sneak, Chus & Ceballos, Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks, Toyboy & Robin, Ellie Cocks, Christian Neilsen and Al Gibbs. These proven crowd-pleasers join a list of quality artists already announced, including Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke (exclusive techno set), Marshall Jefferson, Tough Love, George Kwali, Lee Walker, Blaise, LiTek and more. Tickets are available for just £25 in advance from www.tastethepunch.com.
Chief amongst the new names to be announced is the legendary DJ Sneak. A larger than life character who was part of the early Chicago scene, his label I’m A House Gangster is behind many seminal house anthems, and the man himself has had many hits over the years, from ‘You Can’t Hide From Your Bud’ to more recent efforts like ‘Just Play The Music.’ He still lays it down like no other all over the world and plays Taste The Punch on 8th September.
Next up is Chus & Ceballos, the taste making tech house duo behind the hugely influential Stereo Productions label who play on August 25th and September 22nd. The prominent pair publish their own weekly radio show and podcast as well as DJing around the world from BPM to the WMC, and as well as solo tunes they also link with big stars like Prok & Fitch, who themselves play on August 4th and September 29th. The UK pair release on labels like Toolroom and Suara and count floor wreckers like ‘Pitch Roll’ and ‘Double Vision’ amongst their arsenal of tunes.
On July 14th, UK bass house man Riton is in town and will bring with him hits like ‘Rinse & Repeat’ and ‘Betta Riddim’ real dancefloor slayers, as are his big remixes of Disclosure and Frances. Another UK outfit, Camelphat currently riding high with the ‘Hangin With Charlie’ EP on the legendary Relief Records, then lines up on September 22nd.
Fans of German pair and scene veterans Format: B then need to put September 29th in the diary. The Formatik Records bosses will roll into town with their funk driven tech house sounds and driving drums and are sure to get people in a spin.
On June 30th, August 18th and September 1st, Hauswerks will join those already announced. In recent times this house sensation has released with or for ViVa Music Ltd, Moda Black, Groove Armada, Secondcity and Doorlyand knows how to cook up some truly slinky grooves. Meanwhile, July 28th will bring Toyboy & Robin—a relatively new but high impact house duo from labels like Sccucci Manucci—and then on August 18th Abode London Resident and Reprezent Radio host Ellie Cocks joins the fun.
Danish DJ and production machine Christian Nielsen is the new name added to the June 30th party and is known for his fresh and modern deep house on labels like Dance Club, Play It Down and Glasgow Underground. Elsewhere, award winning Dublin DJ and FM104 host Al Gibbs plays on August 4th, Too Tall plays twice in both August and September and Taste The Punch residents and able house selectors Nigel Clarke and Paul Malcolm complete the line-up for the closing party on September 29th.
In just four years, Taste The Punch has established itself as one of the most authentic party experiences in the UK. Founded by a pair of brothers in Luton, guests like Pete Tong, Claptone, Annie Mac and B. Traits all headlined the party which last year went on to host their own stage at Eastern Electrics. This first Ibiza season is sure to find them bring something new and fresh to the island, as well as legions of hardcore regulars who know exactly what the brand stands for.
Taste The Punch bring ‘the punchbowl’ to Ibiza and with the new additions announced today, this is shaping up to be one of the most talked about new parties on the White Isle this summer.
Taste The Punch Announce Phase 2 Acts For Fridays At Eden Ibizadean2019-08-06T17:26:33+01:00
The hugely popular Dutch DJ goes back to his roots for two exclusive sets of quality techno, the only time he’ll play techno in Ibiza this summer, as he headlines for infamous UK party, Taste The Punch, in their debut Ibiza season at Eden. Headline dates are 30th June and 28th July
Taste The Punch, the fast-rising UK party promoters from Luton, have announced that Dutch superstar DJ,Laidback Luke, will headline two dates for Taste The Punch Ibiza at Eden, and will perform two exclusive, underground techno sets. These two sets will be a rare opportunity to hear Laidback Luke showcasing his love for techno, the sound he was known for when he first started Djing in the ‘90’s. Exclusive to Taste The Punch, these will be the only techno sets he will play in Ibiza this summer. The headline dates are Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.tastethepunch.com/ibizastarting from just €25.
Laidback Luke is one of the most recognised names in dance music and remains at the forefront of the global EDM explosion. He turned heads at the end of last year by dropping a techno set in New York, going on to remind people that he started out as a techno DJ, and was even resident at the legendary Awakenings parties. Laidback Luke has never lost his love for techno and so has decided once again to treat a select few to a rare techno set, exclusively with Taste The Punch at Eden.
Luke explains what to expect from his exceptional journeys back into techno, “I’m bringing it back to my 90’s roots, keeping it abstract and underground, bringing you the sound from when I first started out as a techno DJ. This was the sound I was playing when I first set foot in Ibiza.”
Taste The Punch has become one of the country’s best underground dance events, welcoming such luminaries as Pete Tong, B Traits, Claptone, Annie Mac, Amine Edge & DANCE, Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian and many more to ‘the punchbowl’ turntables. Laidback Luke spinning techno exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds sums up the attitude and excitement that this young brand will be bringing to the world’s clubbing capital over a 16 week residency at Eden this summer.
Taste The Punch co-promoter, Dean Shields comments, “This is exactly why we decided to take on Ibiza this summer. All the hard work will be worth it just to see Laidback Luke step behind the decks at Eden, our ‘Ibiza punchbowl’, and start dropping his favourite techno, exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds. These headline techno sets will be some of those Ibiza moments that get talked about for years to come.”
Laidback Luke joins a list of quality artists already announced for Taste The Punch Ibiza every Friday at Eden from 16th June, including Faithless (DJ set), Mark Knight, Tough Love, Monki, Weiss, Icarus, Lee Walker, Marshall Jefferson, Lauren Lo Sung and George Kwali.
Further lineup announcements are coming soon.
Laidback Luke Confirms Two Exclusive Techno Sets For Taste The Punch At Eden Ibizadean2019-08-06T17:26:33+01:00
VIP Upgrades are now available for our Easter Party at Carnival Arts, St Marys Rd, Luton on Thursday 13th April.
Headling the show will see Steve Lawler, Solardo & Hauswerks all take to the Punchbowl for our most anticipated show to date!
We are recreating the incredible vibes which went down at our 2015 NYE Party.
One hundred party people, as close as we can possibly put you to the DJ Booth, you could almost touch the headliner.
This area will start at the side of the stage and go completely around the back of the booth. With your VIP Wristband, you will be able to fully enjoy the experience of a 360 degree Punchbowl!
You’ll get the view the DJ’s have during their set, along with Queue Jump at the main entrance, and a Private Cocktail Bar serving incredible beverages, made with the finest natural ingredients.
We only have a small number of these available, grab them whilst you can!
What to do next:
If you already have a regular ticket for the event, Purchase a VIP Upgrade Ticket.
If you do not currently have a ticket for the event, Purchase a Regular ticket (1st Release, General Entry) and also a VIP Upgrade Ticket.