DANCE OR DIE – USHUAÏA

Apart from ANTS, house and techno parties have found it tricky to gain traction at this jaw-dropping outdoor mega venue. But as ANTS has proved, underground events can work. All you have to do is supersize. Cue the arrival of global techno dominator Carl Cox, who will play twice at Nic Fanciulli’s new DANCE OR DIE residency. There aren’t many underground DJs who can match the commercial EDM spinners in terms of pulling power. But Carl is definitely one of them. Which is why it seems logical to have the Intec boss onboard for the highly anticipated DANCE OR DIE Opening Party on June 19. Interestingly, Cox and Fanciulli are joined on the DANCE OR DIE roster by Spanish tech icon Paco Osuna. And if you’ve ever seen Paco perform in Spain, you’ll know that the pop-star adoration he receives from his fans is equivalent to the fervour Cox creates wherever he plays. In effect, Fanciulli has signed up two of the most alluring figureheads the international house and techno scene currently has to offer. And when it comes to filling the dancefloor at such a spacious venue where the other tech-y gig is essentially concept led, it seems like a very savvy tactic.

Every Wednesday from June 19 to September 25