Do Not Sleep gears up for a third year on the White Isle following on from last year’s hallowed residency at Space Ibiza, as part of the iconic club’s farewell season. The nomadic party has become a key fixture in the Ibiza calendar over the last few years, offering crowds a no-frills attitude that focusses on the dance floor and lets the music do the talking. In 2017 the party takes on their weekly residency at one of the island’s rawest and most stripped back venues, the legendary Sankeys Ibiza. Backed by a stellar booking policy and coupled with their music focused ethos, this year promises to be Do Not Sleep’s most successful to date. It also marks the return for Do Not Sleep resident Darius Syrossian to the club where he cut his teeth as part of the VIVa Warriors crew.
Do Not Sleep and Sankeys Ibiza launch simultaneously during IMS week on Wednesday May 24th with a mouth-watering line-up that includes Skream, Solardo, Alan Fitzpatrick, Detlef, Matt Tolfrey and Jamie Roy alongside Do Not Sleep resident Darius Syrossian.
From there the party will commence their weekly run every Tuesday at Sankeys Ibiza from June 27th until September 26th backed by some of the finest electronic selectors around. 27th June sees Do Not Sleep head resident Darius Syrossian take the reigns alongside House & Techno connoisseurs Hector Couto, Nathan Borato, Javi Bora and AJ Christou. From there the weekly lineups come thick and fast, 4th July will see a very special guest join Nathan Barato, Carlo Lio and Matt Tolfrey behind the decks. On 11th July Darius Syrossian will be joined by 8bit honcho Nick Curly as well as Swiss techno spinner Deetron and British rising talent Jamie Roy. As we move into mid July Syrossian is again joined by Deetron and Jamie Roy alongside the inimitable Catz ‘N Dogz who will bring their catchy cuts to the Sankeys main room to top off the lineup in style. The final July date (25th) sees Nathan Borato, Mihalis Safras, Rodriguez Jr and Jamie Roy complete the lineup. The self proclaimed ‘master of eclecticism, Rodriguez Jr, is sure to bring his unique blend of electronic music to proceedings creating an encapsulating spectacle as Do Not Sleep hits top gear and Ibiza moves into mid season.
August 1st sees UK house pioneer Huxley join Darius Syrossian as well as fellow compatriot Alan Fitzpatrick bringing his techno blend to ‘The Lab’ with his We Are The Brave imprint. The full lineup is still TBC for this one so keep your ear to the ground for further announcements. August dates include 8th, 15th 22nd and 29th where Mihalis Safras, Nathan Barato, Huxley, Hector Couto Alan Fitzpatrick, Jamie Roy all rejoin the party as well as the likes of Max Chapman, Detlef, Emanuel Satie and Caleb Calloway are all welcomed for their first sets of the summer with Do Not Sleep.
Into September and Do Not Sleep gears up for one huge final month of parties on the island. 5th September sees Huxley, Josh Butler and Jamie Roy join Darius Syrossian with further special guests TBA too. 12th September Josh Butler joins again alongside Mihalis Safras, Max Chapman, Caleb Calloway and Jamie Roy. Caleb Calloway has had recent releases with Desolat and also on the Do Not Sleep imprint and is really starting to make moves through the scene as a one to watch. The same could be said for UK spinner Max Chapman too. Although a more experienced figure in the industry, it is his recent releases in particular that are really starting to pick up serious heat and gain accolades from some of the industry’s key tastemakers!
There’s no time for those with weary eyes as Do Not Sleep kicks on at a frantic pace. 19th September sees Detlef, Francisco Allandes and Jamie Roy join Syrossian. Allandes is a Chilean DJ/producer who lives on the White Isle and has released on a plethora of labels including Desolat, VIVa Music, Cadenza, Mood and Spectral Sound. Alan Fitzpatrick will once again bring his We Are The Brave imprint to ‘The Lab’, the lineup for this will be announced at a later date via the Do Not Sleep socials.
For the party goers that can match the pace of Do Not Sleep toe to toe the final closing party commences on 26th September. The lineup for the final throwdown sees Amnesia head honco Mar-T join Luca Donzelli with the full lineup under wraps until later in the season but if the lineups that have preceeded are anything to go by, then you can trust us when we say, one extra night without sleep will definitely be worth the wait!
“With Sankeys offering the perfect environment for our Do Not Sleep vibe and party ethos, where the focus is to get on the dance floor rather than sit behind the V.I.P. tables, we know that the guests we have booked will deliver! Whether it be signature names like Skream, Catz ’N Dogz, Christian Burkhardt, Deetron or our residents like Alan Fitzpatrick, Hector Couto, Nathan Barato, or some of the upcoming artists like Caleb Calloway, Man Power, Luca Donzelli, Emanuel Satie, we know that all of the talent will bring the PERFECT Do Not Sleep vibe week in week out”. – Darius Syrossian
“I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to at least some of the inspiration for We Are The Brave coming from seeing what the Electric Ibiza crew and Darius have been doing with Do Not Sleep over the last few years. The similarities between DNS and WATB are obvious but what is special is the bond between us that made it an obvious choice to work together in Ibiza and I am beyond excited to be have We Are The Brave co-hosting Sankeys through August and September. Good times!” – Alan Fitzpatrick
“Our vision for Do Not Sleep right from day one was to create a brand that focussed on the music as our core ethos. In true nomadic style for the 3rd season we’re delighted to announce our Tuesday nights at Sankeys Ibiza, a club that wholeheartedly shares that same vision and ethos. We’re building a Do Not Sleep family this summer and have some of the greatest electronic music talent joining us too with a few huge guests still to be announced along the way!” – Neil Evans & Lisa Barraclough (Electric Ibiza)
Full Season Lineup (A-Z):
Catz ‘N Dogz
Rodrigues Jr (live)
Vertical Drop (live)
Mirko Di Florio
Do Not Sleep Socials: