Its already a few weeks in and Carl Cox has released a video promoting his night in Space. If you ever needed a reason to visit Ibiza, this is one of them right here.
I’ve been real slack with keeping my blog up to date so far this year, but with my trip over now booked, my enthusiasm has returned!
I usually have all the Radio 1 info up and ready months in advance but its not something ive even looked at this year so far (maybe that’s a sign).
This year, there seems to be slightly more in terms of broadcasts from the Island, however, im not sure if their all broadcasts people can go and be part of.
The breakfast show will be live form Ibiza tomorrow morning, and Danny Howard will be doing his show from Ibiza on Saturday. This is as well as the regular Friday night and essential mix events.
Friday 2nd August
0630 – 1000
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw live from Ibiza
1900 – 2300
Radio 1 LIVE from Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel with, Pete Tong, B-Traits, Danny Howard, Benga and special guests:
Fred V & Grafix
Saturday 3rd August
0100 – 0500
BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix with highlights from Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian from Viva Warriors Sankeys, Ibiza recorded on Sunday 28th July.
1600 – 1900
BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with Danny Howard LIVE from Ibiza
Sunday 4th August
0100 – 0500
BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix live from Cream @ Privilege, Ibiza – a specially extended, four hour Essential Mix with sets from Pete Tong, Eric Prydz and Hardwell.
Chase & Status (DJ Set)
Source: BBC Radio 1
Eric Morillo has been lighting up Ibiza for over a decade. Im not sure the whole back story to this, but as a thank you to his fans ‘during his time away’ he is throwing a free party tonight in Boom.
Entry is completely free before 3am so i would expect a large queue and a full club before 1am! If you go down, let us know what it was like.
You can see Morillo every Monday at Boom from this week till the 30th Septemebr
Source: Ibiza Voice
Nobody is out of bounds when it comes to guests, musicians, celebs performing in Ibiza these days. If Paris Hilton can have her name on a night, then anybody can.
Dirty Dutch is a night ive been to before at a festival in the UK, they had their own arena in Creamfields many years ago, unfortunately they didn’t really attract any people to the tent as when i popped my head in there were about 3 people just sat down. Since then, they have continued with their thing and the Dj’s on the label are much more well known than back in the lonely arena in Creamfields.
On Monday their special guest is Slash! I dont think i need to explain who he is, and if i do, then tough!
I would be presuming he will be playing the guitar with the music, in my head i see it being like the people who play Sax or Bongos to the music. Im personally not a big fan of the bongos or Sax in a club, for me, its good as bar music but keep it out the club!
If i was there, i wouldn’t be going, but it intrigued me enough to blog about it….. ROCK ON!!
There has been lots of talk about the old manumission this year with the announcement of Cinemission (which i have reliably been informed wont be happening this year now http://www.cinemission.co.uk/) and when i was having a look around, i have stumbled across this YouTube video which documents Mike and Claire who were two of the people that help set up and run Manumission.
In the very early days, Manumission created hype by putting on live Sex shows in the club, something that was stopped in the late 90’s but for years after, people were still talking about it thinking it still happened. Manumission was one of the first ‘propper’ nightclubs i ever went to and i still have some of my fondest memories in Ibiza in Manumission with the sun rising through the floor to ceiling window in the back of the club.
Each year, new things happen that make me really excited for Ibiza, if it falls at a time when im not there, i genuinely feel gutted if i miss out, then there are other things that make a part of me die inside.
Amnesia is my favourite club ive ever been to. It’s responsible for the best night ive ever had in my life, it’s now also responsible for the one thing that has angered me the most since P Diddy tried to claim Ibiza as his Hood.
Paris Hilton? For me, Ibiza is about cutting edge music, people who push boundaries and throw amazing parties that are amazing for the music. It’s about going to a night because the workers are raving about it despite never hearing of it. The people who hold the biggest residencies on the island have got them through decades of work to build a reputation, just like the clubs themselves have, to then have this emailed to me is embarrassing.
I hope for the life of me she isn’t Dj’ing herself because she got ridiculed last time for playing a cd but pretending (very poorly) to dj herself.
By writing this blog post, im inadvertently doing what i don’t want to happen, and that’s publicize this night. I already have to battle against people thinking David Guetta is ‘That Ibiza music you like’ the last thing i want is my favourite club in the world to be ‘That club Paris Hilton played in Ibiza’
I now need to take a deep breath and repeat back to myself with what ive said to lots of people in the past ‘If you don’t like it, don’t go to it!’
The track changes over while she is on the freaking mic!!!!
A couple of years ago, i was sat at work one Friday morning listening to the radio 1 Dj competition. I remember it so well, because there was a Blackpool lad on. It’s not often we get on the news or radio, unless it’s a bad news!
Danny Howard was the Dj and he wiped the floor with his competition. His prize ended up being the prize that just keeps giving. Warmup slot at Ushuaia for the radio 1 weekend, followed by an invite to play at space the same night, if i remember rightly, he ended up doing a 6 hour set in there. The following year offered more gigs, a Radio show and more of a season in Ibiza.
In 2013, Danny has decent summer schedule for his Ibiza gigs.
I feel a bit guilty starting this blog post off talking about him as though he is a competition winner because he is now far from that. It’s a fairy tale with an amazing ending though, i don’t know Danny personally (though there is probably a connection through mates, Blackpool inst that big!) though it seems like the boy next door has done good!
Enough of the sentimental guff, Go and check Danny out this summer if you’re in Ibiza. He has already played Pacha this season and the pre party on Mambos for which he appeared on Mambo TV.
So far i have the following dates for Danny
- Friday 5th July – Judgement, Ibiza
- Friday 12th July – Judgement, Ibiza
- Friday 19th July – Judgement, Ibiza
- Monday 22nd July – Pacha, Ibiza
- Friday 2nd August – Judgement, Ibiza
- 2nd – 4th August – Radio 1, Ibiza weekend
- Saturday 3rd August – Cream/Radio 1, Privilege, Ibiza
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