2 July 2012

Damien Hirst creates four logo designs to island DJ, ANTZ

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Damien Hirst creates four logo designs to island DJ, ANTZ

The designs will form part of a fundraising campaign by Antz for local cancer charity in association with Groucho Club

In a total first of its kind in the music world, internationally renowned English artist, entrepreneur and art collector Damien Hirst has designed a brand new logo for island DJ, ANTZ. To be more accurate, Hirst has designed no less than four (4!) logos for the DJ, each one straight from the depths of the contemporary artist’s actual brain! The final favourite of the four logos to be selected for Antz’ official logo has yet to be decided – not an easy choice, one might imagine.

The Brit artist, famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved and often, dissected, didn’t have to get out the formaldehyde in the case of the Antz artwork though- his inspiration this time one man who is very much alive...
As an aside, Hirst has produced his Antz work whilst a retrospective exhibition of his works currently shows at Tate Modern, London. It is the first major survey of the artist’s work and spans the twenty-five years of the artist’s career.
The presentation of the logos comes just in time to add much meat to the bone of Antz’ latest project- a very special collaboration between The Teenage Cancer Trust, and the Spanish Association Against Cancer with plans currently underway to organize at least one on island event this summer in aid of the two well known cancer associations.
In a unique partnership with London’s private members’ club The Groucho Club, who will host a pop up club at Sa Talaia rural hotel, the first event will take place on 16th August and the second two days later, on 18th August.

With Antz, who kicked cancer to the kerb himself some 16 years ago, at the helm of this particular ship, he’s said to be delighted to be given the chance to collaborate for the good of both the Teenage Cancer Trust and the AECC as part of the Groucho Club’s contribution to the island. ‘Giving Back’, Antz calls it. No better man for the job.

Sue Mari, Vice President for the ASOCIACION ESPAƑOLA CONTRA EL CANCER had this to say about the upcoming project: “We are very excited about the proposed project in August with Antz and the Groucho Club and very grateful that they have considered raising funds for the association. There are an increasing number of cancer patients in Ibiza and Formentera who need our help and the funds raised will enable us to meet their specific needs. We look forward to the project developing”. So do we.


With a timetable that’s rapidly filling up, there’s a multitude of chances to hear Antz playing all over the island this summer. From his residencies to his private parties, this boy’s in demand.

Last Thursday 28th June to be exact, our Antz played at the Opening of one of the island’s brightest prospects for this season in San Antonio, The Ocean Beach Club, kicking off the festivities of what owners of the exclusive beach venue are calling ‘a new era for San Antonio’.

Following on from that, it was straight on the plane and back to the U.K this weekend for a special set at Cornbury Festival on the Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, making a change from our man’s usual Sunday shenanigans, his weekly event, Play it by Ear.

Now in its second year at Ibiza Rocks House @ Pikes, ‘Play it by Ear’ is already back in pole position as the place to eat, drink and be merry every Sunday. With Jon Sa Trinxa and some very special impromptu guests flanking our man Antz in the DJ booth, a full roast on the table, not to mention daybeds and cocktails by the pool, this is the perfect way to spend a sunny Ibiza Sunday.

This Wednesday, 4th July, also sees get down with the animalz as Antz’ makes a guest debut at Channel Zoo, alongside headliner Terry Francis at San Antonio’s infamous Gala Nights venue. That should be a wild one in all senses of the word.

Meanwhile, up the Sant Joan road, and Antz continues his Friday night residency at Aura Ibiza, those in the know already know that this is one night that continues to pull a crowd of well informed, high-profile party people. Movers and Shakers movin’ and shakin’… 

And then, there’s the Carl Cox connection. In the first of several summer dates with top techno dude Cox, the two old pros brought the beach house down at Carl’s infamous party at SANDS in Playa den Bossa. …a delicious day of seashore and sexy sounds that this year pulled a crowd of over 3000 party people. In addition to guesting at Carl's Soul & Funk beach parties also at Sands, Antz will join Carl to DJ on the Terrace at Space on August 8th as part of the line up for Cox's ‘Revolution Recruits’ parties.

Pool Disco @ Ushuaia is the next destination on the party map.  Imported from London's premier members club, Shoreditch House, Creation promoter and innovator Mark Herman is the man behind the Pool Disco events and Antz has been confirmed as part of the line up at this, Pool Disco’s first season on the island.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, September 19th and time for Antz to truly have it right off with a session from him confirmed as part of a 10k holiday prize for some lucky jambags, winners of local online booking and information site, Have It Ibiza’s mega holiday competition. Antz will join the line up for a very special winners party in a very secret location…

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