With less than 12 weeks until Classic Ibiza make their highly anticipated return to Burghley House on Saturday July 30, the Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) met last week at a London music studio to complete this year’s performance. . With 15 new tracks added to the orchestral ensemble of over 30 house classics, including some crowd favorites, the concert organizers promise their best show yet.
USO brings a rich house music pedigree to Classic Ibiza, having worked for over 25 years alongside many big names including Groove Armada, Nightmares On Wax and Robert Miles.
USO’s Stephen Hussey, bandleader, arranger and music producer for Classic Ibiza, says: “I get goosebumps just thinking about the great tracks we have put together for the summer. We’re headed for the stratosphere! The Urban Soul Orchestra is in top form, and we can’t wait to feel the energy of Burghley’s incredible audience when they hear what we have in store for them.
Five of the set’s 15 new tracks were chosen by Classic Ibiza’s 28,000 Facebook followers at Easter. They are: the Miracle of Toca, Fragma; Dreamer, Livin’ Joy; Wait all night, rudimentary; (I want to give you) Devotion, nomad; and Push The Feeling On, Nightcrawlers.
As well as the impressive performance by the USO, Classic Ibiza’s four-hour celebration of majestic house music also includes DJ sets from Goldierocks and Jose Luis. Jose Luis made his Classic Ibiza debut last year and is kicking things off. Since arriving from Venezuela over 20 years ago, he has pioneered the Urban Latin/Reggaeton sound in Europe and was resident DJ at Pacha (Ibiza) and Ministry of Sound (London).
Commenting on what to expect from his chill-out set, Jose Luis says, “I’m bringing a whole new vibe to ’22. The Afro-Latin sound is definitely back in Ibiza, so I feel in my zone. Expect a fresh mix of floor fillers and new classics, all thrown in my casual, mash-up style!”
Tickets for the Burghley House show are selling out fast and are expected to sell out. Parking is free and you can bring your own food and drink. All you have to do is remember your dancing shoes and embrace the family vibe.
Classic Ibiza in Burghley is proud to support East Anglia Children’s Hospices. Various fundraising initiatives will take place in the evening, including a £2.50 donation for each program sold.
Tickets and information: classicibiza.co.uk
Prices: Adults (over 18): £45, Children (5-17): £20, Under 5: free
Image credit: David Evans