When you think of resident DJs in Ibiza, it’s can be hard to think past the guys who hold the big residencies, with full nights and lineups curated around one single performer. The likes of Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Calvin Harris are technically all residents but, in reality, they’re more than that, these guys are the entire brand so to call them residents is kind of unfair to the guys holding it down for many of the island’s other brands on a weekly basis.
For a night to really succeed, you need to find the right balance between your headliners and your residents. You can go out and drop all the money you want on a headliner but unless you’ve got solid residents there to set the tone early on, they’ll end up coming into a flat room and really having to win the crowd over. On the flip side, if your residents warm up properly, your headliners will have the crowd eating out of their hands from the get-go, making a much better party for everyone.
In many ways, your party is only as good as your residents and, for us, there are few brands on the island that can boast a better set of residents than ABODE. So, we thought we’d put together a post with some mixes showing you all why we’re so fond of this particular set of residents.
Will has been an ABODE resident since 2014 and has played with for the brand at tons of club nights and festivals, here’s a mix recorded earlier this year as part of his very own mix series that we really like.
With a career in music spanning at least fifteen years, Artikal is no newcomer to the island. Probably the most experienced of all the ABODE residents, here’s a mix he put together for Data Transmission last year.
If you’ve clubbing in London over the last few years, or gone to any of the major festivals in the city, the chances are you’ve probably seen a GW Harrison set somewhere along the way. Here’s a mix he made for Rinse FM back in February.
DJ Mag’s “Best of Britsh” award winner Ellie Cocks has become a real favourite with the ABODE crowd, and rightly so. Here’s an ABODE Monthly Resident Mix she recorded earlier this year.
If you like what you’ve heard, get yourself down to ABODE on Thursday nights in Amnesia to catch one of their residents in real life. Click here to pick up your ticket early and avoid disappointment on the night.