Archive for 2009
You may have read my previous post about Space 20th Anniversary but i thought as it is only 2 days away then i would remind everybody what is going on. The lineup for the event can be found via the link to the original post but it looks like a good lineup. Space have some of the biggest parties on the island when it comes to their opening and closing parties and the lineup is like a who’s who in the Dj world.
For the 20th anniversary the lineup is different, you still have more Dj’s on offer than you can shake a stick it but it seems to be more special. The big headliners could be responsible for pulling the crowds over the years but headliners come and go, The people who have made the club it is today are the regular Dj’s that over the last 20 years have made their mark on the club and made it into what it is today.
The lineup for the 20th anniversary reflects that. The lineup is a celebration of space over the last 20 years and the people who have made it happen. Their website says their will undoubtedly be surprises, im sure there will be. Space will be the place to be on the island this Friday.
Just to let people know who dont, but on Tuesday Armin van Buuren recorded his set from Amnesia to be broadcast on his Radio show ‘A State Of Trance’
If you want to check it out then you can listen at 7pm UK time on www.di.fm
Pete Tong has just announced the details for the biggest weekend in Ibiza in a lot of peoples eyes and the main thing that stood out to me is Cream@Prililege.
Radio 1 have just announced their long awaited details for Radio 1 weekend 2009
It started out as an alternative to the usual Ibiza offering a season of turmoil that saw an end to all day parties, outdoor event and even clubs closing all together. Now beach azuli has become one of the most talked about events on the island with a series of secret beach parties each season taking place in amazing locations across the white island. The second of which in 2009 takes place on Tuesday 14th July.
Roger Sanchez returns to Ibiza tomorrow for another another season with his Release Yourself night. This year he will be playing on the terrace in Amnesia on Tuesdays with Armada taking control o the main room. This year signals change for Roger Sanchez who up until now has been having his parties in Pacha. The new terrace at Amnesia however has become very popular and with that popularity comes bigger names! Moving his night away from Pacha is a big step as for many part of going to Release Yourself is also about having a night in Pacha. Saying that however i don’t think he will have any problems packing out his new home!!
The only news i have managed to bring you so far this season about El Divino is about nights leaving. Hed Kandi have moved over to space and Miss Moneypennys has took up a weekly slot in BoHo.
Now there is a new night on its way over; Having their opening party on Friday June 26th is Fierce Angel. The guy behind Fierce Angel is Mark Doyle who you may recognise from being part of Hed Kandi a few years back.
As i mentioned earlier this week there have been lots of rumour about DC10 opening this Monday June 1st. I have always been sceptical about the club reopening because no matter how much people wanted it to the club knowingly broke the rules. Now DC10 have been told in court that the club will remain closed fo the duration of the ban. The Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Balears re affirmed that the reason the club was closed was because they were operating a nightclub with a café-concierto licence which only aloud a capacity of 65 people.
I do feel very sorry for the owners of DC10 as the club has been operating for 10 years now. The club became a victim of its own success (the amount of people going there every Monday) and the enforcement of licenses up to a few years ago. Up until a few years ago a lot of premises had been aloud to operate outside of their licence without any bother. There was then a change in the people who run Ibiza which resulted in the clamp down on premises breaking the terms of its licence. Over the last few years there have been countless stories of bars being closed down for breaking its licence. Bora Bora was the first big name victim which resulted in DJ Gee upping sticks and leaving for Brazil. Kanya in San antonio got closed for a short while and Ibiza Rocks went through a tough time trying to put live bands on in Bar M
The DC10 saga simply boils down to the fact that if they are let of and aloud to open again then the authorities will have just gone against everything they have been doing for the last 2/3 years and they cant do that. Many people see the situation as DC10 being picked on but if you take a step back DC10 are the place that are continuously and knowingly breaking the law when everybody else has fallen into line, this is probably because they had the most to loose.
Pure Pacha as you might be able to tell is in Pacha in Ibiza town! Friday nights have always been a big night for Pacha, Fridays used to belong to Ministry Of Sound before it turned into a clubland cheese-fest. When i started going to Ibiza i remember Ministry being a massive night that everyone wanted to go to. Ministry left Pacha quite a few years ago now and into the big gap it left stepped up Pure Pacha. Ove the last few years it has grown from strength to strength Pete tong has been at the helm until last year when he moved his night to Eden. I dont think this has knocked Pure Pacha to much though, last year had nothing but positive comments and reviews and if anything Pete Tong leaving meant they booked better lineups to fill the void. More …