Archive for 2011

Happy Christmas From Yousef

Posted by Gary on Wednesday 21 December 2011

Something a little different, Im sure a few of us here have heard Yousef smash it out on the covered terrace before. He has done a Christmas mix for us! Its a bit different but definitely a better alternative, its also available to download if you wish.

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Ibiza Rocks 2012 Opening & Closing Parties

Posted by Gary on Tuesday 20 December 2011

Ibiza Rocks have been busy for next year already as they have now announced the opening and closing parties for Ibiza Rocks for the 2012 season.

Ed Sheeran who has only released two tracks i believe will be performing for the opening party on Wednesday the 6th June 2012, for someone who hasnt really done much, he has created a massive amount of attention, 2012 will be a good .

Two Door Cinema Club will be closing the season down on the 19th September making it a 15 week season.

It has also just been revealed that Ibiza Rocks 2012 will be running two gigs a week. No more info is available at the moment but i would hazard a guess at the second night being smaller unsigned bands or even a DJ night which i believe has been mentioned some ware already.

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Amnesia Closing Party – Video

Posted by Gary on Tuesday 13 December 2011

It seems like a million years ago now, but it was only a couple of months since Amnesia closed their doors for the 2012 season. These Amnesia closing parties definitely look like the best to go to out of all the closing parties, i certainly wouldn’t complain if i found myself on the terrace in the day light listening to some quality tunes! Though it does look rather busy!

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No… Thank you Mambo!

Posted by Gary on Tuesday 13 December 2011

I love end of year thank you videos :) More please everyone!

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Sankeys Got A New Resident

Posted by Gary on Tuesday 13 December 2011

Sankeys in Manchester have appointed themselves a new resident Dj for 2012, after scouring the country for the best Dj talent.

I’m excited to say that Mr Pedros has won the residency and will be playing at Sankeys for the next year! If your not sure who i am talking about then you should read my blog more! Mr Pedros kindly did an Ibiza Blog mix session for us earlier in the year, so im over the moon he has won this residency.

You may have seen Mr Pedros Dj in Ibiza this year with Electronique who did a series of dates this year including a boat party and having one of the rooms in space for a night.

In 2012 you will have the chance to see Mr Pedros in Sankeys Ibiza as well as playing on a Sankeys boat party at some point next season.

Check out the latest Mr Pedros podcast Mr Pedros sessions – Mr Pedros podcast episode 0023 or subscribe to it in iTunes

Congratulations Mr Pedros :)

Ibiza Rocks 2012

Posted by Gary on Sunday 30 October 2011

2011 was a great year for the Ibiza Rocks guys, they had a great lineup of talent on during the summer and they also went all Ska with their closing party when Madness took to the stage to finish of the year. Madness playing at Ibiza Rocks fit in well with a whole host of gigs from bands, groups that you would not expect to see on the Island and it all seems to have gone down well.

Ibiza Rocks are already however, busy planning next year. The Hotel opens from the 15th May with weekly gigs taking place from the 6th June for 17 weeks. You can expect the usual top class lineup every Wednesday throughout the summer and if your staying at the hotel the your gig ticket is already included in the price.

New for 2012 are Saturday nights, if bands are not completely your thing you can go to the hotel on a Saturday to see a top class range of Dj’s playing on the main stage next to the pool. Last year, people like Annie Mac and FatBoy Slim played in the hotel, other dates that stick in my mind in the past is Stave Angello with his Size Matters party.

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Radio 1 weekend – 2012

Posted by Gary on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Its ultra early, i know, but i am already coming under fire with questions about Radio 1 weekend in Ibiza for 2012 so i thought i would put this out there.

Currently, there are no dates set for the Radio 1 weekend in 2012. Anybody’s best guess would be the same weekend as this year which was the 5th and 6th August, though this will not be confirmed until much closer to next summer.

In 2011, radio 1 weekend was due to be broadcast live from a special night from space but a few weeks before the event, they switched this so the live radio shows for Annie Mac and Pete Tong were broadcast from Ushuaia Beach Hotel. They were joined by a large amount of guests, some of them passed of as surprise.

In 2012, its hard to predict what is going to happen, They could be at Ushuaia again, but if im being 100% honest, it didn’t sound very good listening on the radio. I don’t think they will go back to Ibiza Rocks again, as it’s a little to soon. They could host something in Gala Nights, where the Zoo Project have their parties, as they have done events there in the past.

Something i did pick up on though at the end of this season was an interview in a UK newspaper with Pete Tong, he was talking about organising Ibiza’s first ever festival. I think this narrows it down to two options for me. The first option, which i think is likely, would be to have it the weekend before space opens at the end of May and have it tie in with the Ibiza International Music Summit which is May 23rd – 26th, though the dates don’t work right. Or, they may have radio 1 involved and have it as part of the Radio 1 weekend. Over the last decade (and longer) Radio 1 have been and done everything in Ibiza, they have been in lots of different locations, and they have been in most of the clubs. For people who have been around for that long following it all, it’s getting very dull, every year is pretty much the same, however, if they were part of a music festival in Ibiza, then this would be a first for radio 1 and certainly mix it up a little.

MTV have tried this before but it didn’t go down well with the local councils as far as i am aware which is why it didn’t stick around.

Regardless of all this however, Radio 1 will be in Ibiza in 2012 and im sure it will be a roadblock as usual :)