Main Stage: SATURDAY 10
“AntZ knows his music, works the crowd, plays for the occasion. There is something to be said for us older guys” Carl Cox on AntZ
Loved for his charm and character as much for his musical talent, AntZ is one of the most sought after private DJs in Ibiza. His incredible heritage sets him amongst the forefathers of London’s dance music movement of the late 80’s and early 90’s. With long-term residencies at the Milk Bar and Wag Club, alongside Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway, he and his contemporaries shaped the clubbing scene and became the darlings of London’s party crowd.
Discovering Ibiza close to 20 years ago was like opening Pandora’s Box for AntZ. The island delivered a playground which expanded his musical influences and party experiences. Open air clubs, beach parties and a wonderful mix of open-minded people coupled with sounds from around the world all helped to shape his instinctive DJ’ing style and led him to become a regular on the Space terrace with Brandon Block and at Café del Mar for the magical sunsets.
As for this summer in Ibiza, dates for the diary include his 2016 residency at Glitterbox on the terrace at Space and residencies at new venues Lamuella and Alter Ibiza, plus many others along the way, the half of which are so hush-hush we can’t even tell you about them…
It’s AntZ’s incredible ability to read his audience and understand what they want to hear that gives him such wide appeal. He masterfully combines old school house, deep techno and progressive house with club classics and then, just when you’re least expecting it, slips in a Billie Jean remix or Rolling Stones original!
Ultimately, he knows how to fill a dance-floor. In recent years he has played parties for Jamiroquai/NYE, Michael Cain (daughter’s wedding), Bruce Parry (BBC/Amazon) wrap party, Max Gottschalk (annual Ibiza villa party alongside Pete Tong and Groove Armada) and Jade Jagger and has appeared at festivals including, Glastonbury, The Glade, Kimberley and Ronnie Wood’s annual Woodfest.
Aside from all of the above, it is important to mention AntZ’ constant efforts to raise both funds and awareness of the AECC (Spanish Cancer Association), which to date has seen an approx 10k go to the charity as a result of Bryans’ collaboration in a number of events over the last year, not to mention his continuous efforts with the Teenage Cancer Trust, both in Ibiza and in the U.K.
Back in the U.K, and did we mention his recent gig at the Rolling Stones after party at Glastonbury or his recent accomplishment of getting Prince Harry, Kate Moss and the British Prime Minister to throw shapes on the dancefloor? No surprise really, what with him being the private party DJ of choice both on the island and back on his native turf in the U.K.
But aside from his constant gigging, Bryans has spent the past six months barricaded in his studio, working side by side with respected DJ/producer Anthony Gorry (recently landed from producing the latest No Doubt comeback album). The duo, collectively known as Drop Jackson, are currently putting the finishing touches to their joint EP and amongst other tracks, their remix of the Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’, has already been approved by the PSB and is due to be unleashed in the Ibiza clubs before summer is out.
It’s very clear…There is only one AntZ. One Anthony Bryans…