Seven years deep and still going strong, the Together crew were back in full force ready for another season-long explosion of eclectic soundscapes and dance floor mischief determined to eclipse the success they achieved last summer.
Retaining their traditional Tuesday night slot in Amnesia Ibiza’s weekly summer schedule plans, this two-in-one concept is a tried and tested formula that has proven a popular selection amongst the clubbing nation, particularly those of the younger generation or visiting the island for the first time.
Providing Ibiza fanatics with a unison of heavy break-beats and brilliant basslines, the Main Room of Amnesia Ibiza always provides one of the more intimate yet breathtaking atmospheres around when Together is in town. Supplying clubbers with a groove taste of House music, the more extended surroundings of the Terrace offers the perfect escape to help you get loose.
Gearing up for arguably their biggest season to date, Together proceedings launched in style over in the Terrace as live beat-maker and multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones warmed things up. Originally getting into House music through meeting Blase Boys Club favourite Duke Dumont, the London-based DJ and Producer cooked up an inspiriting recipe of sunny, uplifting House tracks. Incorporating a wide range of musical influences, Jax Jones had all hands in the air with his inclusion of his latest collaboration with Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don called ‘Instruction’.
With the Terrace locked and loaded with intrigue, we decided to explore the mysterious mannerisms of masked magician, Claptone, curious of what aces the mythical being had hidden up his sleeves for us this time. Manipulating the minds of the Together faithful in enchanting fashion, this undecipherable form ushered together a unique experience of magical mystification and muted melancholy utilising his incredible sonic powers through occult instruments and beguiling sounds.
Two men on a mission to steal the Together show were none other than Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon collectively known together as Gorgon City. Taking absolutely no prisoners with their salubrious yet sordid sound, they illustrated spectacular fluidity through their hip-swinging rhythms and electrifying bass together. Working in their latest collaboration with fellow resident Duke Dumont titled ‘Real Life’, atmosphere levels in the Terrace progressed to unassailable levels which was greeted by smiles and applause as far as the eye could see.
Switching up our surroundings, we headed over to the more intimate yet exhilarating settings of the Main Room for a taste of the legendary Chase & Status. Complimented by seizure-inducing laser beams, relentless break-beats and a tidal wave of galvanisation, Together’s longest standing residents sent Drum and Bass-obsessed individuals on a journey of transcending proportions of adrenaline.
The outcome resulted in some truly magnificent scenes taking place within the audience further underlining exactly why Chase & Status are one of the most influential double-acts in all of dance music. A personal highlight came in the form of their latest collaboration with Blossom titled ‘This Moment’ – a moment those in attendance will treasure all summer long.
Closing proceedings upon our return to the Terrace was Birmingham’s leading lady, Hannah Wants. A child of the Garage generation, Miss Wants showcased her serious credentials to those left standing at the end of the night in exquisite style. A champion of the new breed of bass-orientated, Garage-influenced House, Hannah tore the Terrace a new one as she worked in Mason Maynard’s ‘Face Down’ sending everyone home happy as the sun began to rise.
We partied together, we drank together and we danced together. We all stood in unison following another breathtaking Together opening edition and most importantly, we stayed together until the very end – hats off to everyone.