Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. will not be returning to Ibiza this summer
After four seasons in Ibiza, Richie Hawtin’s beloved party, ENTER., will not be returning to the White Isle this summer. Hawtin and crew’s annual residency became a staple of the island’s most venerated club, Space, owning the Thursday night slot with four rooms of music and a forward-thinking aesthetic. In addition to curating brilliant lineups each summer — everyone from Recondite to Gaiser on the regular — the party ushered in the island’s first dedicated Sake bar.
Hawtin announced the departure of ENTER. by way of an extended message on Facebook. The decision, as he noted, is primarily bred out of his team’s ambition to further build ENTER. as an international brand. He said in his address: “ENTER. will continue to explore site specific events around the world based upon our core principles: Music. Sake. Technology. Experience.”
Having successfully brought ENTER. to international locations like Insomniac’s Escape All Hallow’s Eve in Los Angeles, and Creamfields in Buenos Aires, it’s an ambition that has been at the core of his team’s principles since the beginning. Their absence from Ibiza will undoubtedly open the doors for even more global takeovers.
Read Richie Hawtin’s full statement below:
I’m sure you all realize that my driving force comes from a unique mix of influences; music & creativity, inspiring technologies and the exciting challenge of pushing forward into the unknown.
In this continuing search it’s always been important for me to trust my instincts and have the freedom to follow any of the pathways that unfold before me, no matter how unexpected they seem.
As my main project of the last four years, ENTER. was founded to bring a new type of clubbing experience to Ibiza; an eclectic mix of music programming, creative production techniques and cohesive design aesthetics.
It is my belief that by combining these elements, a deeply immersive experience can be created. After fours year of ENTER.Ibiza events atSpace Ibiza, I’m proud that we have successfully presented the island with a new level of detail & creativity.
However, it’s now time for ENTER. to TAKE THE NEXT STEP. in its development. Therefore ENTER. will not return to the island this season.
ENTER. will continue to explore site specific events around the world based upon our core principles: Music. Sake. Technology. Experience.
I’d like to thank Pepe Rosello, Juan Arenas and all at Space Ibiza for being our home for the last four seasons and giving us the opportunity to realize and launch the ENTER. concept. I wish everyone an amazing last season and continued success in all your future endeavours.
I’d also like to thank my team, the artists, creatives, islanders and industry for the support and belief in the ENTER.Experience since day one.
As we continue on this new exciting pathway of EXPLORATION and DISCOVERY, I look forward to seeing all of you around the world for the next exciting chapter!
Photo via ENTER.