Glitterbox opened for the first time in the 2017 season last Friday at the much hyped Hï Ibiza and, after hopes ran high for an extravaganza of an event, the brand's hardline following were not disappointed.
Glitterbox first emerged onto the island back in 2014, providing a unique brand of chic and disco. After making its way around the island - first at BOOM, then Space’s terrace - Glitterbox has now found its perfect match, transforming the entirety of the club into a disco spectacle of bright colours, dresses - and glitter, of course.
The event is no masquerade for the umpteen house and tech nights that litter the island year on year, with the themed Glitterbox event offering a haven for classics, crowd pleasers and an array of disco treats that you may or not have heard.
First and foremost, you know you’re in for a raucous night when, upon arrival, you are hit with the Knee Deep Club Mix of Afro Medusa’s 'Paslida' - the bubbling and fragrant gem set the tone perfectly for the evening ahead.
Frenchman and Glitterbox regular, Dimitri From Paris then took the reins of The Club Room from 2am. His rendition of Daft Punk’s 'One More Time”'was facilitated magically by Shovell’s live percussion as an extended breakdown hooked the dancefloor.
Disco connoisseur David Morales was the stand out artist of the evening on a star-studded bill. He curated a selector's set full of variation and class that mesmerised the Theatre. The penultimate track of his set - Alison Limerick's 'Where Loves Lives' - rendered the best reaction from the crowd during his time on the decks.
Armand Van Helden dropped his own remixed version of 'Add Suv' which notched the energy in the room up to an even higher level. In addition, Alan Braxe & Fred Falke's 'French Touch Story' excelled on the heavy bass sound system.
This review wouldn’t be fulfilled without mentioning, firstly, Barbara Tucker with her mesmerising live 15-minute vocal performance that had the crowd responding in awe.
Secondly, this review would not be complete if it failed to mention Armand Van Helden concluding his set with his world renowned anthem, 'You Don’t Even Know Me' which may be one of the crowd pleasing highlights of the season - just two weeks into it..