If you haven’t seen it before, i have a Sound Cloud page which lists lots of artists pages. Some of the artists don’t really do anything with them, other artists are very active, there a great way to keep up to date with your favourites, ive tried to keep it relevant so all the link on the page are for people who have DJ’d in Ibiza.
I’m sure there are lots missing, if you think something should be on there, let me know.
Bora Bora IS Ibiza to a lot of people…. Well it used to be, In the late 90′s and the early 00′s Bora Bora built its name as the ultimate Ibiza destination, Sun Sea Sand and amazing tunes played all day long on the beach, the idealistic day in Ibiza didn’t get any better.
Over the last 5 years however, for various reasons Bora Bora has been through a lul. The spark had been extinguished, people have still been going and loving it, but for people who remember it pre 2007, it had lost the spark that made it extra special.
But this season, things are looking up, Bora Bora has started to catch my attention again, i don’t live in Ibiza, so if something catches my attention, it’s not because ive walked past it, it’s because people are talking about it, which means it’s getting good again because for the last few years people haven’t been talking about Bora Bora
In steps MYNC presents Cr2 Live And Direct @ Bora Bora, Finally, something to make you raise an eyebrow, a reason to go to Bora Bora because something great is happening not just because they pay someone to walk round in a spiderman suit. If you’re not sure, Cr2 are the label behind the Space Ibiza CD and this seasons Cafe Mambo CD. They are broadcasting from Bora Bora each month and they are making a party people are paying attention to.
This Month, they are at Bora Bora on Wednesday the 15th August With special guest Fat Boy Slim straight from his performance from the Olympic games. I Hope he comes on that giant octopus!
Check out Felix Da Housecat’s set from the June party this year on Soundcloud
If you have been to the island this year, you have probably seen it, if you are going this year, you will see it!
You may have noticed that at some point during the night, everyone sits down on the dance floor (apart from the spannered guy that doesn’t know what’s going on!) and then on queue, usually by the dj, they jump up and down being very happy!
It seems to be happening every ware this season, some times promoted by the Dj (im thinking Ibiza Rocks here) which is usually pap because you have been asked to do it, but a lot of the time, completely random, its something most people join in on and you can’t argue that it looks really good!
However, although this is sweeping dance floors in Ibiza this season, it’s not the first time it has happened! Its been going on for years in DC10 with Magda, the best and probably the first video i saw of it was in 2007!
Anyway, the rest of the island has caught on, the people from DC10 5 years ago that started it of will probably be hating it now its caught on!! More …
In 2011 Manchester really seems to be pushing its own thing on Ibiza. So far Sankeys has had nothing but good reviews from what ive read and moving forward another night will be hitting the white isle.
Between the 23rd and 28th July Electronique which is run by Si Heslin will be throwing a host of parties across different venues in Ibiza. Electronique is a night born in Manchester and has had plenty of very successful nights in Sankeys Manchester and around the UK. Electronique plays deep and soulful tech house music and in a couple of weeks will be taking over Ibiza.
They kick of their tour playing the Zoo Project boat party which is generally considered one of the best boat parties to go on, they will also take on Hush, a pool party at Kanya and what must be the pinnacle of this trip for them, they will be taking over the Red Room @ Space on the 27th July which is also a Northern Lights Night which would make this an amazing night to go to.
If you want to hear what Electronique is about, you should all remember Mr Pedros who is one of their residents, who kindly did this set for the blog, You will be able to catch Mr Pedros on the 26th July @ Kanya, 27th July @ Space and 28th July @ Bunker
If you want to check out more from Electronique then on the 20th July you will be able to buy their 10 track Ibiza sampler from Beatport, which you can trust me when i say, is really good!
Electronique Dates 2011:
23rd July Electronique @ Zoo Project Boatparty & TBC
This is a quick blog pre next weeks diary entries. No doubt whatever we got up to over there next week will provide some insight into the island and of course our silly raver heads but I just wanted to outline what our battle plans were so if anyone has a special interest in a place they can tune in to see what the place is like from a true consumers point of view. No DJ favortism, music mag bias, snotty journalist write up, just pure 100% how it is gonna be for YOU or rather how it was for me and my merry band of trance warriors, techno kids and minimal yeads!!
We have made a commitment to each other to have it as large as humanly possible and I promise you all that I will bring describe it to you in as much delicious detail as I (legally) can!!
The definates are Circo Loco @ DC10, Be @ Space, Cream @ Amnesia, Zoo Project. I am of course allowing for a few nights of spontaneity to see where the island takes me. I will also try to check out Sankeys and feel that I have missed out on the Fiesta del Agua in the past so will try to write up what a night at that landmark party is like.
If your interested in any of these then check out my Ibiza diary next week…
Only one week to go and I can barely contain myself, this time next week we will have touched down on the white isle and begun with the fun and fiesta’s!The wait is killing me, its been a long time coming and summer can truely begin! What makes the wait even more difficult is that my girlfriend flies out on Tuesday, this week is definately going to be a long one!
The 5 of us in my party have spent the last week organising which nights we intend to go and what will be the best way to get tickets, time constraints of our flights have led us down the route of pre booking tickets before we go (a first for all of us).
We have been using Spotlight and the Spotlight app to book and I must say that the prices are good and the claims they make about being able to get in on their guestlist when we get there have proven more than persuasive. It also states that only through them can you be guaranteed entry and not just before a certain time. I will update on my return whether these claims are true or false.
Price-wise the Spotlight app is pretty competative, I have heard a number of fantastical stories about cheaper entry and guestlists left right and centre but none of any real substance. Hopefully Spotlight will come through for us and if so will have made our afternoon and early evening ticket hunting time redundant allowing for more beer and bouncy house music and that can only be a good thing!
Over the last couple of years Pop hip hop / rap / pop as been given a bit more of a Dance orientated beat, I don’t want to say it has been made into dance music as i don’t believe it is dance music!
The likes of Kelly Rowland, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Flo Rida, Rihanna, Lil’ Wayne, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah and Snoop Dogg have all had massive exposure in the UK trying pass off their music as Dance music.
Dance music can be really hard to find on Spotify, there is some stuff on there but there but i don’t think it’s represented to well. The best thing to do if you want to find it, is find a playlist, this way, someone else has done the legwork to find the music so you don’t have to!
Cream have now got a spotify playlist for everyone to join in with! All you need is Spotify installed on your PC and a spotify account and your away!