Like the hobos of Beat mythology who rode the freight trains ever westwards chasing that elusive harvest, Luciano’s own band of vagabonds finally return after a busy winter to their spiritual home on Ibiza. Having brought their unique vision of carnivalesque mayhem to various corners of the world, they once more settle in at the island’s premier night-spot, Pacha. Confounding expectations last year, Luciano successfully transformed the club into the unmissable destination of the Ibiza season with the combined power of Cadenza musical muscle and the raucous concept of the Vagabundos party itself. Stepping out from something akin to a Brueghel tableau, the lights, the sounds, the wild-eyed costumed dancers cavorting to the beat, Vagabundos come together to create that heightened feeling of nervous energy, like that of a child giddy at his very first fair.
For 2011 the crew are delving into uncharted territories, with the artistic direction and sound at Pacha having been cranked up to deliver the kind of night that feels like it will never end. Master of ceremonies for the grand affair is the fearless leader Luciano with his hand-picked coven of musical mavens from the Cadenza stable close at hand, including Reboot, Michel Cleis, Cesar Merveille, Robert Dietz, Mirko Loko, Ernesto Ferreyra, Mendo, Rhadoo, Alex Picone, Maayan Nidam, Argy, Lee Van Dowski, Frivolous live, Andrea Oliva, Digitaline, Marc Antona, and Felipe Venegas live.
As well as the usual suspects, the Vagabundos bring special guests aplenty: there are legends of US house and techno including Luciano’s recent sparring partner Carl Craig, as well as Daniel Bell, Kenny Larkin, Stacey Pullen, Moodymann, Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers, Canada’s Vincent Lemieux and The Mole live. All hands across the ocean too, with home turf represented by international japesters dOP, Pépé Bradock, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts live, Tolga Fidan live, Dandy Jack live, Isolée live, DJ Koze, Sety, Daniel Stefanik, Stimming live, Stimming live, Mountain People, Martinez, Mathias Kaden, Tobi Neumann, and Innervision’s Dixon.