ANTS at Ushuaïa: Line-ups revealed for pre-season parties on 13th and 20th May 2017 

ANTS IBIZA: LINE-UPS ANNOUNCED FOR THE COLONY’S PRE SEASON PARTIES AT USHUAÏA

SATURDAY 13th MAY:

ANDREA OLIVA // FRANCISCO ALLENDES
NIC FANCIULLI // PATRICK TOPPING // RAUL RODRIGUEZ // TAPESH

SATURDAY 20TH MAY:

FRANCISCO ALLENDES // GROOVE ARMADA // HOUSEKEEPING // RICHY AHMED
STEVE LAWLER // wAFF

3pm – Midnight
Ushuaïa, Ibiza
Buy Tickets here: www.unitedants.com/events

Having recently revealed the official dates for their fifth year as Ibiza residents, ANTS have now revealed line-ups for their prominent pre-season parties on May 13th and May 20th at their colony home, Ushuaia.

Spearheading the colony on May 13th is residency frontman Andrea Oliva, alongside Chilean supporter Francisco Allendes and house and techno selectors; Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping and Raul Rodriguez – whilst Tapesh will allure you into that ‘Tapesh feeling’ under his flamboyant magical-remedy.

On Saturday 20th May, ANTS then welcomes an exclusive DJ set from English electro duo Groove Armada, joined by London DJ collective and record label Housekeeping, plus inspiring icons; Richy Ahmed, Steve Lawler, wAFF and Francisco Allendes.

Marking a fifth anniversary landmark for the captivating colony, this year’s 18-week residency, will kick off on Saturday 3rd June and run until Saturday 30th September… Are you ready!?

ANTS announce BPM takeover with b2b from Andrea Oliva and Davide Squillace on Friday 6th January 

ANTS ANNOUNCE BPM TAKEOVER:
FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017

Featuring a B2B from Andrea Oliva and Davide Squillace

Friday 6th January, 2017
10pm – 6am
ANTS @ BPM Festival, Mexico

As Mexico’s massive party series prepares for its 10th anniversary on the paradisiacal Playa del Carmen, BPM is the latest stopover for ANTS and their huge global tour. Taking place on Friday 6th January, the colony will deliver an irresistible spore of tech-house from a swarm of its most stylish selectors – and will be led by a b2b performance from brand pioneer Andrea Oliva and Davide Squillace.

Backed by serial dancefloor seducers including Francisco Allendes, Secondcity, Matthias Tanzmann and Joris Voorn, the latest ANTS takeover is a statement of intent for the year to come. Spurred on by a rapidly growing momentum that’s been created from parties across the globe in Dubai, Hong Kong, Malta, Belgium and the UK, ANTS will then return home to Ibiza next Summer where they’ve held residence since 2013. Bringing a touch of the dark to even the brightest of beaches, their BPM party will be a sun-stroked celebration that’s not to be missed.

For ANTS media enquiries please contact:
Lucy Allen Lucy@listen-up.biz & Liberty Spinks Liberty@listen-up.biz

Event Info:

Date: January 6th 2017
Venue: Blue Parrot / BPM Festival

ANTS Info:

Web: www.unitedants.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnitedANTS
Twitter: www.twitter.com/UnitedANTS
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/united-ants
YouTube: youtube.com/unitedants

ANTS Announce Line-Up for Cocoricò Halloween Party w/ Andrea Oliva, Davide Squillance, Steve Lawler & Timo Maas

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From colony to clubbing community, with conspirators in cities from Miami through London to Dubai, ANTS’ next irresistible invasion will see them in their new haunt for ‘All Hallows Eve’: the iconic Cocoricó of Italy. Casting their seductive shadow over another sacred space of the international dance scene, the crew’s resident ANTS-tigators will submerse the dancing dead this 31st October in the sunless depths of the best tech-house.

Providing the most serious sonics for the darkest hour of the party calendar, ANTS proponent Andrea Oliva spins his standard-setting, ever-spectral set. The drama continues with the same decadent supply of captivatingly possessive dance from Davide Squillace, igniting an impassioned atmosphere suffuse with every shade of ANTS. Bewitching beats designed to fill even the biggest void and penetrate every body, Steve Lawler brings an award-winning, very much on brand style. No less officially recognized and respected, Timo Maas’ ear for orchestration rounds off a spell-binding lineup – one bound to entrance every creature of the night.

For ANTS media enquiries please contact

Lucy Allen // Lucy@listen-up.biz & Liberty Spinks // liberty@listen-up.biz

Listen back to Andrea Oliva’s Essential Mix recorded live for ANTS @ Ushuaia

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Saturday 23rd July’s edition of the acclaimed Essential Mix series came courtesy of Andrea Oliva – with a mix recorded live from one of Ibiza’s premiere weekly parties, ANTS at Ushuaia.

Andrea is the flagship headliner of ANTS, so his sets are now perfectly honed to suit the crowd, timings and atmosphere of the party. He’s a prolific and versatile producer, with his recent EP on Loco Dice’s Desolat displaying his skill for tougher-edged dancefloor-ready tech. ‘Elephant’ off the EP provides one of the highlights of the mix, as does his forthcoming track ‘Vermona’, set to be released on the Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin Headz label at the end of September.

This skill for creating dancefloor-ready releases is no doubt influenced by his time DJing at some of the most respected clubs in the world – alongside his headline slots at ANTS in Ibiza, this season he’ll also be one of the seven all-night residents to take over the Space terrace for this year’s Elrowcity and will be making his Music On debut at Amnesia. Closer to home, you can catch the Swiss-born DJ at Creamfields and Fabric this summer in the UK.

Perfectly timed to celebrate the peak of Ibiza season, Andrea Oliva’s Essential Mix is filled with his own diverse productions, those of friends and collaborators, as well as a few surprises and lesser-known cuts. It also comes just ahead of Andrea’s mix compilation alongside Essential Mix host Pete Tong – ‘All Gone Pete Tong Ibiza 2016’ is out on the 19th August.

ANTS prepare for debut club takeover in Barcelona with Nicole Moudaber & Steve Lawler at Florida 135 on Saturday 30th July 

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In their first show on the mainland of Spain, the ANTS colony is imported from Ibiza into Florida 135 of Fraga this Saturday 30th July. Bringing strength in numbers with a core of brand stars, the now global crew are set to ensnare this famous venue under master of moods Steve Lawler. Magnifying the effects of a headline set from an Ibizan hero, will be the darkly seductive aesthetic so synonymous with the party; one in which Lawler’s sharp and sensual selection is well homed.

The atmosphere is augmented by the no-nonsense dance of Nicole Moudaber; unadulterated, underground, and certainly no longer “underrated” as Carl Cox saw her in 2009. Much of this acclaim can be attributed to ANTS, themselves no longer local as they spread into fresh territory with their fostered talent. Francisco Allendes of Chile likewise reflects the sentiments of ANTS after rising on the White Isle, reflecting its style in spell-binding music. This supported by Florida 135 resident Andres Campo, earning a name of his own for crafting potent techno that will be the perfect supplement to the night!

Route 94 reveals first original music in 2 years via fabric blog

Route 94 is back with his first original material in almost 2 years. Ahead of his gig at fabric on the 11th June, the producer is releasing a 3-track EP that will be available to download for free from the tastemaking London club’s website.

‘A Brand New Day’, ‘Caramel’ and ‘Take Off’ are each understated, late-night groovers, with the former two featuring seductive vocal samples and the latter featuring a quirky combination of off-key piano chords over skipping hi-hats. These productions are no doubt informed by the amount of time he’s spent touring some of the most respected clubs, festivals and residencies in the world.

It’s just a taste of big things to come for Rowan Jones, who has been busy working hard in the studio and now has a series of new tracks in the pipeline. He might be most well-known for his 2014 hit ‘My Love’, but Route has always been an underground DJ and producer first and foremost; his ‘Misunderstood’ EP on Leftroom was also a highlight of the same year. He’s now looking forward to a busy summer season; after his gig at fabric on the 11th June, Rowan’s tour schedule takes in the ANTS, Paradise and Warriors parties in Ibiza, Strafwerk and Verknipt festivals in Amsterdam, and Creamfields and South West Four in the UK.

Los Suruba continue their rise to prominence with a remix of ‘Principles’ by You & Oui

Following the release of their celebratory remix package of their breakthrough track ‘Fine’ last month, dynamic duo Los Suruba continue their rise to prominence with a remix of ‘Principles’ by You & Oui – a new project from Sincopat’s head honcho AFFKT and Darlyn Vlys – which is set for release on 2nd March via Sincopat itself.

Los Suruba grab the original by the throat, adding their trademark techno-heavy underground style to an already killer track. Driving beats and snapping high hats give way to a menacing bass stem and brooding vocal loops taking the original track in a dark atmospheric direction that will shake the dance floor to the core.

After a successful 2014 that saw the duo make a major impact on the Ibiza club scene with their second ANTS residency, as well as much lauded releases of ‘Fine’ and ‘Thunderfuck’, Los Suruba have big plans for 2015. Having smashed the BPM festival in Mexico with their no-holds-barred set which has already garnered 10,000 plays on Soundcloud, Los Suruba have also taken their unique brand of ‘surubing’ to London, Italy and Spain – with their remix of ‘Principles’ equipping them with strong ammunition for the dance floor.

Los Suruba release ‘Thunderfuck’ today!

Fresh from their summer residency at ANTS in Ibiza, Los Suruba are closing the year with the same gusto as they started in the shape of their latest offering, ‘Thunderfuck’, which is now available via Beatport.

Fans of the Spanish duo will already be familiar with this polished slice of tech house, ‘Thunderfuck’ has been a staple addition to the Los Suruba’s set over the summer and from the onset it’s clear why. A driving bass stem gives way to clattering drums complete with a menacing vocal loop, giving the whole track a dark atmospheric direction. A true assault on the dance floor, ‘Thunderfuck’ displays Los Suruba at the top of their game with no signs of slowing down.

It’s been a busy summer for the pair, not only smashing their residency at Ushuaia’s biggest tech house night ANTS, but also an added tour of their homeland in October as well as releases of ‘Fine’, ‘Spanish Pantalones’ and ‘Brutus’ earlier in the year. Their home-grown imprint Suruba Records has continued it’s run of impressive releases as well as it’s much lauded mix series, and with ‘Thunderfuck’, it’s clear Los Suruba are not content to rest on their laurels, instead continuing to show they are true dance heavyweights with plenty more to come.

ANTS announce full season line-ups at Ushuaïa Ibiza

Having rocked the white isle for the first month of the season already, details are emerging from the Colony that ANTS have completed their full season line-up. Showcasing the world’s best underground house and techno artists at open air venue Ushuaïa Ibiza, ANTS looks set to complete another incredible season for 2014.

Mixing old faces with the new in a melee of underground talent, the Colony have invited a plethora of the scene’s biggest stars to take centre stage in the robotic ant every Saturday for the rest of the summer, culminating in a closing party set to go down in Ibiza history.

Those attending ANTS will not only instantly become part of the Colony, but also receive full indoctrination to La Familia, a new party concept developed by pioneering DJ duo and old friends Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli. Both of which have embarked on several past missions with the Colony individually before joining forces at their new Ibiza stronghold Ushuaïa Ibiza.

Another exciting edition to already stand out party line-up is a highly anticipated collaboration with premier Italian power club Cocorico. A right of passage in every credible underground artist’s career, Cocorico has been playing host to the world’s most seminal artists for the past twenty-six years. Representing Cocorico is Illario Alicante, Ralf and main resident Leon.

Joining ANTS residents Andrea Oliva, Los Suruba and UNER are several new additions including pioneering duo Blond:ish, Pleasurekraft, Javi Bora, Noir, Ralph Larwson, British techno staple Simon Baker and fellow stand out Brit Ben Pearce. Another exciting addition to the line-up are Dense + Pika. The hotly tipped duo have been causing a massive stir on the techno scene over the past year, dropping stand out productions including last year’s club anthem ‘Colt’.

Other returning guests set to make appearances during the remainder of the season having left a lasting impact on the ANTS crowd previously include Danny Daze, Deetron, Lee Curtiss, Hot Since 82, Kölsch, Magda, Maya Jane Coles, Nakadia, ONNO, Stacey Pullen, Tapesh, Technasia, The Mekanism, and Timo Maas.

ANTS announce initial line-ups at Ushuaia Ibiza

Ushuaïa Ibiza’s leading house & techno residency ANTS has confirmed its return the white isle on 31st of May. Heading back to where it all began for another summer of forward-thinking parties, ANTS will bring deep underground vibes to Ushuaïa Ibiza’s beautifully lux surroundings every Saturday throughout the summer until 27th September.

After last September’s spectacular closing party the ANTS have been hard at work, touring the world with a series of ANTS takeovers including swarming Miami’s SLS Hotel during the Winter Music Conference, taking the reins at Sankeys Manchester and invading resident Andrea Oliva’s hometown for a special one off show at Nordstern, Basel.

But now it’s time to return home and get ready to welcome in a new season of ground breaking parties pushing the boundaries even further than last year while continuing to fuse the very best in underground house and techno with the kind of production and vibe that is seen nowhere else on the island.

The team behind last season’s biggest success story are proud to announce they will be throwing open the Colony’s doors at the new weekly opening time of 3pm on Saturday 31st May and every week there after with a solid line up comprising resident DJs and very special guests. Returning as Colony resident this year is ANTS frontman and innovative breakthrough artist Andrea Oliva who after taking the world by storm with a string of releases and massive ANTS parties is all set to return to his position as Colony leader every Saturday throughout the summer, the mighty UNER also returns to Ushuaïa Ibiza having been on a super successful tour and releasing a myriad of fresh tracks in the way of new LP ‘Tune 432’. Breakthrough duo Los Suruba also confirm they will be in attendance throughout whilst a plethora of the underground scene’s brightest stars are confirmed to make an appearances on the poolside stage for the both opening fiesta and the rest of the season.

As well as welcoming the return of the now legendary residents, ANTS is excited to welcome La Familia, a brand new party from master of groove Joris Voorn and international house figurehead Nic Fanciulli. A brand new concept to grace the White isle, Joris and Nic will be playing back to back alongside friends and contemporaries across four exclusive takeovers at ANTS. Launching on 21st June La Familia will be exclusively presented by ANTS for four dates over the summer, with a further four standalone dates in September at Ushuaïa to be announced shortly.

The Colony is very proud to announce a new legion of workers who will be making monthly appearances at the super club, headed up by Swiss house and techno pioneer and no stranger to the ANTS stage, Deetron, plus Tapesh will also be joining the ranks. Having laid releases on some of dance music’s hottest labels over the past few years including Mobilee, Hot Flush and Defected, Tapesh is the perfect candidate to lead the Colony forward on its mission to bring a taste of the underground to Ushuaïa Ibiza. The Mekanism will be rounding off the monthly residents bill, bringing his fresh Parisian take on underground beats to the mix.

Other guests confirmed to join the Colony this year include Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Kolsch and Breach, as well as surprise unannounced guests lined up for appearances at ANTS parties throughout the season, so be ready to expect the unexpected.

New for 2014, Ushuaïa Ibiza are proud to introduce a whole new dimension to the party with ‘The Cloud’ a raised platform equipped with views of the ANTS DJ booth and the rest of the party rumbling on below.

Those returning to ANTS after last year’s amazingly successful debut season can expect even bigger and better production and a world of new surprises currently hidden up the ANTS black morph suit sleeves! Returning workers, a crucial element to the ANTS concept, can look forward to more storming, swarming and take overs of the Island’s most iconic locations at any moment.