And just like that, May is over. Gone but definitely not forgotten! This is the first year we have opened our doors this early in the season and we couldn’t be happier with the results. With the island still relatively free of the usual holiday makers the parties have had a real locals feel to them with the all-year-round tribe taking advantage of their less hectic schedules and coming out in force to enjoy our open-air events; a real family vibe which is exactly what we strive for in all of our parties.
On Tuesday we were treated to a true masterclass in DJing from Highpath Records founders Stephane Ghenacia and Thomas Roland. The two french gents played at our Opening Party four weeks ago and we were super excited to see what they had to offer the second time round. Playing for the first four hours of the event they took the main stage though an expertly curated mix of all things house; bringing the pace, atmosphere and crowd to a bubbling crescendo as the sun began to set. It’s easy to throw hyperbole around when talking about DJs and their sets but this really was one of the finest we’ve heard in a long time. If the making of a DJ is measured in their skills on warmup duties then Stephane and Thomas deserve our highest praise. Merci beaucoup!
Next up in The Treehouse was a very welcome return for Zoo Project resident Federico Grazzini and partner in crime Fabrizio Sala. The two Italian stallions took the dacefloor by the horns and continued along the same vane of rolling house before taking a trip towards Techno town as the night grew darker and the ever growing crowd packed closer in. A perfect transitional set from the afternoon haze into the harder tones of our final headliner Dana Ruh. Dana has been part of the Zoo Family for a few years and we were suitably excited to welcome her back for her first performance of 2017 and to help her celebrate her birthday. Her trademark techno sound was the perfect way to finish off the event and had the crowd clamouring for one more song as midnight rolled around and the soundsysytem was turned off. Apparently those in the know managed to find that one more (and perhaps a even a few more) as our staff and DJs kept the party rolling somewhere else. Anyway, we won’t say too much about that other than letting you know it was somewhat of an underground affair and to keep your ears open for similar after-parties occurring over the next few weeks.
Down in the Living Room Samuel Deep, Julian Alexander and Miffy & Miller brought the Slapfunk funk with a 6 hour label showcase. The first of a series of takeovers from the young label, their performance on Tuesday proved they can rock any stage around. Lots more to come from these guys at The Zoo Project this Summer. Local lad Daniel Klein closed out the room with a well executed selection of more proggy sounds, putting the cherry on top of a delicious sounding electronica cake. For the full photo album click here.
This Tuesday 6th June we are back for event number five. As always you should expect our usual blend of the island’s best residents and the finest selection of international headliners. Keep you eyes locked on our Facebook and Instagram pages for a few clues as to what we have in store. Tickets for this week are selling fast, click here to get yours to avoid disappointment, get the cheapest prices and beat the queues. Just ZOO it!