Hotel El Ganzo & Crania Hosted Diplo, Dixon, Mano Le Tough, Deer Jade, Julya Karma + More For New Year’s Eve Celebrations
In Collaboration with Mayan Warrior & Maxa
Plus Wellness Programming, Art Installations, Culinary Experiences, and More
San José del Cabo, Mexico, 12/29-1/2- Over New Year’s week, Hotel El Ganzo and Crania hosted four days of intimate DJ sets, beachfront soirees, and energetic parties with internationally acclaimed artists such as Diplo, Dixon, Deer Jade, Mano le Tough, and more. The New Year’s Eve programming also included wellness activities, art installations, and culinary experiences.
The NYE festivities were held in partnership with Mexico City based soundcamps Mayan Warrior and MAXA as fundraisers. Set to the idyllic backdrop of CRANIA amongst the venue’s repurposed cranes and art installations, some of electronic music’s most respected selectors graced the decks of MAXA’s iconic art car including Higher Ground founder Diplo and Innervisions label head Diplo.
Each moment from sunset to sunrise was soundtracked by the world’s most forward-thinking selectors. The NYE programming also featured culinary experiences across El Ganzo’s additional venues including Veleros, a top-tier oceanfront restaurant, curated bar, and ambient beach club.
A 69-room beachfront hotel, El Ganzo stands at the marina of an old fisherman’s wharf in La Playa in San José del Cabo. Built as an epicenter for art and culture, El Ganzo boasts live artist installations, a top-of-the-line basement recording studio known as El Ganzo Records, and residency programs for musicians and artists alike. El Ganzo was also the first hotel in Mexico to receive the prestigious B Corp Certification for their sustainability and community efforts.
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About El Ganzo:
Hotel El Ganzo is a 69-room, beachfront hotel that stands at the marina of an old fisherman’s wharf. Built as an epicenter for art and culture, the hotel fuses forward-thinking hospitality with natural beauty to create a place where independent art and music thrive. Hotel El Ganzo has always been known as a hideout for creatives and a hotbed for inspiration, boasting a top-of-the-line underground recording studio known as El Ganzo Records. The hotel offers a Music In Residence program that has hosted artists like Anderson .Paak, Thievery Corporation, L’imperatrice, and Allen Stone. This is complemented by their Artist In Residence program, which has featured pioneering visual creators like Francois Paris, Pedro Reyes, Benjamin Torres, and Aldo Chaparro. El Ganzo was also the first hotel in Mexico to receive the prestigious B Corp Certification for their sustainability and community efforts.
Birthed in an ethereal paradise on the coast of Baja California, landmarked with its iconic-abandoned and re-purposed cranes, CRANIA seeks to propose a new perspective. It is a space that allows for a meeting of curious minds, a living movement inviting minds and dreams to expand.
Encouraging inner growth, sustainable living and playful creation. Honoring bold expressions and the post-funk-tionalism of spaces and structures, CRANIA hosted some unique nights with amazing music producers and selectors like Rufus du Sol, Who Made Who, Polo & Pan, Dj Harvey, Damian Lazarus and many more.
Opens: Wednesday to Saturday
Time: 19:00 – 02:00
About Mayan Warrior:
Mayan Warrior is the result of a collaborative project that has united artists, craftsmen, photographers, designers, technologists, architects and musicians from Mexico City and Northern California. The project’s original intent was to present to the world the incredible ascent of contemporary Mexican electronic music while paying respect to the deep and ancient sources from which that visual and auditory culture had grown. Both light and sound are curated by some of the world’s most prominent artists to transport participants to the very origins of the culture – and to a new understanding of contemporary electronic expression.
About Maxa Camp:
Community of wanderers, dreamers, healers, artists and storytellers from around the world. Maxa was birthed from deeply intertwined friendships, weaving the threads of a tapestry that continues to grow as new ones unfold. Through breaking bread together and sharing our stories, we create our own. We strive to welcome all fellow wanderers with warmth.