With preparations now in full swing for Classic Ibiza’s return to Hatfield House this summer, the concert organisers have revealed their plans to pay homage to iconic Faithless frontman Maxi Jazz, who sadly passed away late last year.

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 said: “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.

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Commenting on the artistic process involved in reinterpreting house music for a 32-piece orchestra, Stephen Hussey, USO’s founder and Classic Ibiza conductor, says: “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!”

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Classic Ibiza in Hatfield takes place on August 19. Gates open at 5pm, with the show starting with a Chill-Out DJ Set.

This year, the show is proud to be supporting Herts Young Homeless. There will be various fundraising initiatives taking place on the evening, including a £2.50 donation from every programme sold.

For more information, including tickets, go to classicibiza.co.uk.