Applebum are excited to announce the legendary Sugarhill Gang to headline the penultimate show of the season. The group are notorious for bringing Hip-Hop into popular culture around the world with one of the most pivotal songs in Hip-Hop history, 1979’s “Rapper’s Delight”. Generally considered to be the first ever real commercially successful Hip-Hop track, the song was named as one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and earned itself a place on the National Recording Registry, a list of recordings seen as “culturally, historically or aesthetically important” in the United States.
The Gang will be joined by the equally as influential Furious Five. The group produced some of the biggest Hip-Hop tracks of the 80s including “The Message” and “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It”). These tracks made history as some of the first prominent Hip-Hop songs to provide real hard-hitting social commentary in the lyrics, with Melle Mel rapping about the dangers of drug addiction, crime and poverty, lyrical themes that would continue to be replicated in years to come. The Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Five will be sure to bring those 80s vibes to Sankeys and make the whole crowd ‘jump on it’.
If that isn’t quite exciting enough, we will also soon be announcing yet another very special guest to headline the thirteenth week closing party. If the already star-studded lineup is anything to go by, you can only expect to be blown away by the secret star who will be joining a returning Nightmares On Wax to draw Applebum’s Ibiza debut to a close at the final party of the season, making it a summer to remember.
In support and performing on rotation each week are our incredible resident DJs, who all play regularly across our residencies in London, Manchester and Bournemouth – Mr Doris, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, Little Prince, Gin & Juice, Gold Teeth and JB & Reff.
Jordan Hallpike, Applebum Co-Founder Said: “With Spotify announcing Hip Hop as the most streamed music genre in the world last year, there’s no doubt the culture is everywhere. Everyone is repping a hint of that old school Hip Hop fashion with retro style sneakers and vintage streetwear, and there are Hip Hop and R&B jams dominating everyone’s party playlists. While artists like Kanye and Kendrick continue to rule the charts, the likes of Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Danny Brown are rising to global success, and Hip Hop culture is more prominent than ever. But the Hip Hop greats of the 70s, 80s and 90s that influenced and inspired the MCs and beat-makers of today must never be forgotten, and what better way to celebrate the world’s most exciting genre than to bring some of the most legendary names in the industry together to grace the party capital of the world.”
Please see below for full line-up details.
APPLEBUM – SANKEYS IBIZA 2016
WEEK 1 – Tuesday 21st June
DJ Yoda, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Little Prince, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 2 – Tuesday 28th June
Dj Premier, Nightmares on Wax, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff, Gin & Juice
WEEK 3 – Tuesday 5th July
Grandmaster Flash, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 4 – Tuesday 12th July
DJ Premier, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff, Gold Teeth
WEEK 5 – Tuesday 19th July
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mo’Funk, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 6 – Tuesday 26th July
Blackstreet Mo’Funk, Little Prince, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 7 – Tuesday 2nd August
DJ Yella, DJ Yoda, Phat Phillie, Mr Doris, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 8 – Tuesday 9th August
Coolio, Mo’Funk, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 9 – Tuesday 16th August
DJ Yella, DJ Craze, JFB, Killa Kela, Mo’Funk, JB & Reff
WEEK 10 – Tuesday 23rd August
Slum Village, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Little Prince, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 11 – Tuesday 30th August
DJ Yoda, Mr Doris, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, The Age of Luna, JB & Reff
WEEK 12 – Tuesday 6th September
Sugarhill Gang/Furious Five, Mr Doris, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff
WEEK 13 – Tuesday 13th September
SPECIAL GUEST TBC, Nightmares on Wax, Mo’Funk, Patrick Nazemi, Harley Maxwell, JB & Reff