Following off the back of his fourth studio album ‘Drift’, Agoria announces his debut Ibiza residency of the same name. Launching on the 31st May, the series will see Agoria invite special guests each week to interpret the meaning of ‘Drift’. The residency will take place every Friday until the 27th September for a unique day-to-night event at Blue Marlin Ibiza.
Exploring a new musical approach, ‘Drift’ is an emerging concept expressing freedom in music and marked Agoria’s first album release in 8 years. ‘Drift’ could be seen as a bridge which unifies, links territories, creating new frontiers, inventing new codes. “Drift is sitting on your sofa between your guilty pleasure and your tasteful opinion” explains Agoria.
For the first season, Agoria has lined up an eclectic programming to showcase the far-reaching concept including the likes of Jack Back and Groove Armada alongside disco aficionados DJ Harvey and Gerd Janson and iconic indie electronica artists Cassius, George Fitzgerald and Henrik Schwarz. On the opening night, South African pioneer Culoe de Song will be bringing his percussive sound and throughout the rest of residency there will be performances from internationally renowned DJs Tiga, AndHim, Eagles & Butterflies, Sebastopol and Kaz James showing an alternative side to their sets.
“The truth is in drifting, it’s exploring your true self! In your lifetime, how many lives will you live?” -Agoria
To help explain the new concept, Agoria stepped up for Pete Tong’s Essential Mix series for a ‘Drift’ special in collaboration with Hollywood sound designer Nicolas Becker (who worked on Oscar-winning Gravity) and went on to be nominated for mix of the year.
The ‘Drift’ album saw Agoria collaborate with five artists over the course of ten tracks including Philly rapper STS, French hero Jacques, Phoebe Killdeer, Blasé and up and coming musicians Sacha Rudy and NOEMIE. Accompanying some of the key singles, Agoria teamed up with famed directors Jessy Moussallem and Hernan Correa for politically and emotionally-charged visuals.
‘Drift’ 2019 Residency Lineup:
May 31 Agoria & Culoe de Song (Opening Party)
Jun 7 Agoria & Denis Horvat
Jun 14 Agoria & Henrik Schwarz
Jun 21 Agoria & George Fitzgerald
Jun 28 Agoria & Guest
July 5 Agoria & Guest
July 12 Agoria & Cassius
July 19 Agoria & Gerd Janson
July 26 Agoria & AndHim
Aug 2 Agoria & Special Guest
Aug 9 Agoria & Eagles & Butterflies
Aug 16 Tiga & Guest
Aug 23 Agoria & Kaz James & Sebastopol
Aug 30 Agoria & Krystal Klear
Sept 6 Special Guest – Groove Armada takeover
Sept 13 Agoria & DJ Harvey