Classic Ibiza at Bowood House to pay tribute to the life of Faithless frontman Maxi Jazz

By Jessica Durston - 30 May 2023

Arts and Culture
  • USO at Classic Ibiza

    USO at Classic Ibiza

Classic Ibiza will return to Bowood House this July, and concert organisers have revealed their plans to pay homage to Faithless frontman Maxi Jazz - who passed away last year.

  • USO at Classic Ibiza - credit David Evans

    USO at Classic Ibiza - credit David Evans

We Come 1 by Faithless is one of 15 new tracks being given the special Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) treatment on Classic Ibiza’s eight night UK tour.

USO will also be performing two other Faithless anthems and firm crowd favourites, Insomnia and God Is a DJ, in the tribute.

Classic Ibiza’s Lisa Ward commented: “We know how much our audience love tracks by Faithless, so it feels right for us to celebrate the life of Maxi Jazz – someone who lives on in his music and continues to touch so many of us with his emotive lyrics and unique delivery style.”

These new tracks will be joining a set of over 30 house classics, reimagined by an orchestra who have worked alongside the likes of Groove Armada, Nightmares on Wax and Robert Miles.

Commenting on the artistic process involved in reinterpreting house music for a 32-piece orchestra, Stephen Hussey, USO’s founder and Classic Ibiza conductor, said: “While it’s important to use a lot of the original essence of a track, such as hooks and riffs, the process is about imagining what I’d have done on the original recording. All the tracks we perform at Classic Ibiza have great melodies and of course beats – giving them the full orchestral treatment turns up the dial by creating this immense wall of sound. That’s gotta be good for the soul!”

Gates will open at Bowood House at 5.30pm, with the show starting with a Chill-Out DJ Set.

Former Pacha Ibiza resident, DJ Jose Luis will then take control of the decks for his Latin House Set, which includes a live jamming session with members of USO.

Following this, USO and DJ Goldierocks take centre stage for the Sundowner set, followed by Goldierocks’ Deep House DJ Set. Organisers say the show will then reach a rapturous crescendo at 11pm, following USO’s return to the stage for the Dance Set and laser and light show.

Classic Ibiza at Bowood House says it is proud to be supporting The JGM Trust. There will be various fundraising initiatives taking place on the evening, including a £2.50 donation from every programme sold.

Saturday night at Bowood House has already sold out, with tickets going fast for the Friday.

Parking for the event is free, and there are no booking fees. Attendees can bring their own picnic or visit the on-site street-food vendors and San Miguel Bar.

Tickets for adults (over 18s) are priced at £48, and for children (aged 5–17) £24. Under 5s go free.

More information about the event can be found on the Classic Ibiza website at

A short clip of a recording of the track 'We Come 1' taken from some rehearsals in London can be found below: 

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