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Can’t Tell Me Nothing Feat. Alex Gremer (Kanye West Remix)

Can’t Tell Me Nothing Feat. Alex Gremer (Kanye West Remix)


Deadmau5 going in on Paris Hilton about her Foam party in Ibiza

Deadmau5 going in on Paris Hilton about her Foam party in Ibiza

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Sean Combs, Cassey and Naomi Campbell Enjoy A Day Of Yachting In Ibiza

Sean Combs, Cassey and Naomi Campbell Enjoy A Day Of Yachting In Ibiza

Music mogul Sean Combs and model Naomi Campbell enjoy a day of yachting in Ibiza, Spain on July 27, 2014. Sean’s girlfriend Cassie and Naomi showed off their bikini bodies while catching some rays on the luxury party yacht.

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Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive for young people

Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive for young people


Ibiza has become too expensive, according to some of the world’s top DJs.

It has never been considered a cheap place to go on holiday but a few have told Newsbeat that the prices have spoiled the “magic” of the island.

Paul Oakenfold has been going to Ibiza since he was a teenager and said: “I feel like they are ripping us off.”

He thinks the clubs are charging too much, that “it just gets more and more expensive” and doesn’t need to be.

Afrojack, who is one of the top 10 highest paid DJs in the world, says it has become too VIP.

“I’m playing in Ibiza this year, only because they pay well,” he said.

“The whole magic you used to have on Ibiza is not possible any more because a ticket is 75 euros (£60).

“I go to Mykonos, play exactly the same thing and you buy a 10 euro (£7.90) ticket. They are too focused on the VIP.”

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A ticket for David Guetta at Pacha is 79 euros (£62)

As one third of Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello brought Electronic Dance Music (EDM) to the mainstream and has been to Ibiza for the last 14 years.

“It was more of a tastemaker, a musical discovery, than it is now,” he explained.

“Now it is about selling tickets and big names, it has become what it is everywhere else. The mystique of Ibiza isn’t there any more.”

The average package holiday, for one week, will cost £500, but it’s what you spend when you are there that can sting.

Entry to the top five clubs can cost you up to 70 euros (£55) and drinks can start at 15 euros (£11.90).

What’s it like backstage at Ibiza?

Martin Mitchell has been to Ibiza three times and agrees with the DJs.

“It has got more expensive, drink is more expensive, clubs are more expensive, tickets are more expensive,” he told Newsbeat.

He says it won’t put him off coming back again though.

“I save up,” he said. “I go to Ibiza for a week and I just live it up, I don’t care how much it costs because it is paradise.”

Steve Hulme, who is Pacha’s music director, added: ” It is as expensive as any other holiday destination that has to make it’s money in a small window when the tourists are here.

“There is no real desire from the clubs just to up the charges as much as we can, there’s a cost versus income and a basic profit that needs to be made.

“So the ticket prices are not ‘Let’s charge X amount for X amounts’. Everything is calculated on a needs must, we have major costs of running the businesses we have here.”

So why has it become even more expensive than it used to be?

Afrojack says Ibiza is all about VIPs now

According to Steve Angello, it’s a shift in the way the clubs operate.

“Everybody is trying to do the same thing because at the end of the day, everybody is trying to sell tickets,” he said.

“Five years ago, you would play Space if you wanted to play techno, you would pick Pacha if you wanted to play house.

“You would go to another venue if you wanted to play something else.

“So what happens is now a DJ gets an offer from five clubs, whereas 10 years ago you would only get offers from one club.”

That is because DJs have become the main attraction over the past five years. They are now the rock stars.

Paul Oakenfold admits that has led to their prices going up and we have to pay for it.

“If you go and see Manchester United and it is full of stars, and every season you want your club to buy the best players, then you’ve got to pay the ticket to go and see them,” he said.

Musical director at Pacha, Steve Hulme, agrees and says the DJs now have the power.

He said: “In years gone by, when I first started coming to Ibiza, I’d come to Pacha and not care who was playing.

“Ibiza was like this for years and years and years.

“Then as DJs became pop stars, the whole game changed. The masses wanted to come and they wanted to see a pop star.

“You can’t just open the door now with a resident [DJ]. We’d love to but we can’t.”

How did the DJ become the rock star?

Take a quick look at the Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list and you might be amazed at what you see.

In at number one is Calvin Harris, who they estimate earned £27 million in 2013.

That is more than either Cristiano Ronaldo and Jay Z put in their bank accounts last year.

How much DJs get paid

So why has EDM taken off now?

Paul Oakenfold believes it is because the United States has finally got behind the genre of music.

“The big change came when Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas started playing electronic dance music,” he said.

“National radio in America suddenly embraced it.”

There are others like Dutch duo Bassjackers, who say as punk rock was in the 70s and hip-hop in the 90s, EDM is this generation’s music.

“EDM is entering the punk phase,” explains Marlon Flohr, one half of Bassjackers.

“The kids just want to jump and rage and it’s like big festivals. There’s stage diving, crazy stuff going on, it’s not grooving any more, it’s like straight up raging.”

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But with the amount of wealth involved and the cyclical nature of music, could the bubble be about to burst for the top flight of EDM?

“Not really in terms of money but in terms of style and sound,” said the founder of EDM, Giorgio Moroder.

“My tendency is going back to a little more real drums, bass.

“Especially having the structure of the songs like the old way; intro, verse, chorus. Right now, unfortunately, some of the successful EDM songs are eight bar, eight bar.

“Avicii’s Wake Me Up, it’s danceable but it’s not really EDM,” argues Moroder.

Wake Me Up is still the most streamed song on Spotify with 262.7 million streams and counting.

Avicii’s track Wake Me Up is the most streamed track on Spotify with more than 250,000 streams

There are those who argue that DJs aren’t real musicians.

“I’m sure some people would argue it’s just pressing a couple of buttons and it’s just putting sounds together,” said Jake Bugg.

“I’m sure there’s some element of skill, just not musical.”

Of the current crop of top EDM artists, even Steve Angello, formerly of Swedish House Mafia, says EDM cannot remain the same.

“It’s our musical revolution going on and I think you’ve just got to be ahead of the game,” he explained.

“Try to change, otherwise you’ll get really stuck in the old ways of doing stuff and it is something that will destroy the scene.”

Source : By Sinead GarvanNewsbeat music reporter in Ibiza

Orlando Bloom caught on camera dancing to ‘Happy’ while partying in Ibiza

Orlando Bloom caught on camera dancing to ‘Happy’ while partying in Ibiza

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The 37-year-old actor was seen shimmying to Pharrell’s hit song while on vacation at the Spanish island.

You can say one thing about Justin Bieber: He’s a better dancer than Orlando Bloom.

“The Hobbit” star was caught on video dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” at a restaurant in Ibiza this week.

The 37-year-old actor, wearing sunglasses, a white T-shirt and red shorts, stood on his chair as he goofily danced along to the song. Bloom seemed to be enjoying himself as he shimmied to the track, singing along and flailing his arms when not posing for photos with fans.

Bloom’s “happy” dance rounded out a strange week for the movie star, which started Wednesday when he got into an altercation with Bieber at an Ibiza club, and reportedly tried to punch him.

While vacationing at the Spanish island, the actor has been spotted hanging out with Erica Packer, who just happens to be the ex-wife of James Packer, the rumored billionaire boyfriend of Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr.

UB40 and Snoop Dogg set to wow audiences at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

UB40 and Snoop Dogg set to wow audiences at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza


US hotel chain Hard Rock Hotel is bringing its rock themed vacation experience to Europe this summer with the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is one of just six five-star hotels on the island and boasts 493 rooms, including 293 suites, as well as four restaurants and seven bars.

The original Las Vegas hotel has appeared in several high films and TV shows, including in episodes of Entourage and The O.C. as well as in the movie 21 in which Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey shakedown the local casinos.

Its Mediterranean off-spring is situated next to Playa d’en Bossa Beach – longest stretch of sand on the island – and is ideally placed for the island’s vibrant club and bar scene.

Holidaymakers who fancy partying without leaving the hotel will be able to enjoy the hotel’s own gigs which will feature top DJs and artists playing to crowds of up to 2,500.

Acts currently confirmed the coming months include UB40 (June 27th), Ellie Goulding (August 8th) and Snoop Dogg (August 15th).

Those looking for a quieter holiday experience will appreciate the two pools, each of which come with water-side waiter service and four-poster cabanas.

And, in keeping with its Hard Rock lineage, the hotel is offering some “truly unforgettable” music-related amenities including ‘Sound of Your Stay’ which allows guests to create a personalised playlist, be the DJ in their guest room or even take guitar lessons.

Plus the Rock Shop will offer a range of Hard Rock clothing and merchandise, including jewellery, watches and hoodies to take back home as gifts or souvenirs.

What’s new in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca

What’s new in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca

From cocktails and late-night DJ sets to beach yoga and wild swimming, here’s what’s happening in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza & Formentera this summer

Cala En Turqueta. Menorca. Balearic Islands. Spain


If you’re in Menorca this weekend, head to Mahón to watch the inauguralMenorca Maxi (until 25 May), a superyacht regatta featuring top sailors including America’s Cup winners, round-the-world veterans and Olympic medalists. Or try it yourself – Menorca Cruising runs sailing coursesfrom Mahón harbour (from £240 for two days). If you’re more of a landlubber, have a go at horse-riding along the beach. Menorca Horse Riding offers rides along the Cami de Cavalls coastal path to a tiny “secret beach”, Cala Rafalet, among other coastal excursions. New this year are dressage lessons on a Menorcan fiesta stallion (from €15).

Formentera Yoga runs yoga and meditation retreats at a beach house on Playa de Migjorn. You meditate on the sand, and do yoga on a seafront deck (from €960 for five days). Recently built Hotel Es Marès has the swishest spa in Formentera, but for a free beauty treatment, take a boat from La Savina to the private island of s’Espalmador and bathe in its sulphurous mud pools. Platja de S’Alga is the island’s best beach, and popular with naturists ( Back on Formentera, family-run beach hotel Hostal La Savina has live music, food and drinks every Saturday at sunset throughout the summer.

The Healthy Holiday Company runs tailormade trail-running trips toMallorca, from £895 for four nights. You can opt for runs along the beach or through the Tramuntana mountains. One route along the peninsula between Pollensa and Alcúdia reaches secluded coves only accessible by foot or boat. Or try a swimming holiday – SwimTrek offers an introduction to open-water swimming in Mallorca, from £790 for seven days, staying at a beach hotel in Colónia St Jordi. Either side of town are some of Mallorca’s best beaches: Ets Estanys, Es Trenc, Es Dolç and Es Carbó. You’ll practise in these bays before swimming out to Na Moltona, an island reef in Es Carbó bay.

Amante Beach Club, on a cliff above Sol D’en Serra bay in Ibiza, is launching midnight movie nights (€20 a head) this summer. Audiences will sit on giant beanbags overlooking the beach, sipping cocktails and watching hits such as Gravity and Blue Jasmine on a big screen set against floodlit rocks.

Eat & drink

Beso Beach, FormenteraBeso Beach, Formentera

At more than £300 a night, the Jumeirah Port Soller hotel in Mallorca is beyond most budgets. However, it is worth saving up for lunch there on a special occasion. The hotel has launched a Taste of Mallorca menu (€160pp), focusing on a different local fruit or herb each month: May is lemons, for example. The package includes an hour-long treatment using oils and extracts from that month’s ingredient, followed by a specially created tasting menu at the seaview restaurant.

The restaurant at Torralbenc, a boutique hotel recently converted from a 19th-century farm in Menorca, is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Paco Morales. Now, for €30 a head, the hotel offers beach picnics: guests take a rug and a basket full of gazpacho, cheeses, meats, salads and cava, down to the beach at nearby Cala’n Porter. Ibizan agroturismoAtzaró has just opened a beach restaurant at Cala Nova, with a casual bar and barbecue, and a more formal restaurant serving modern Spanish food, such as sautéed squid with mayonnaise foam. The restaurant has views of Tagomago island, five minutes away by boat, which also has a swanky new beach bar ( For cutting-edge cocktails, head to Experimental Beach at Cap des Falco. The drinks are designed by the Experimental Cocktail Club, which has bars in London, Paris and New York. Concoctions such as a Spritz Me Up (Aperol, vermouth, lime, grapefruit and coconut water) are served singly (€12) or in a giant conch to share (€50).

Formentera has a more laid-back beach scene. One recent addition isBeso Beach, which serves seafood sharing dishes for two, plus plenty of mojitos, at a beach hut and bar on Playa de Cavall d’en Borràs.


View across bay to the castle, Spain, Mediterranean, EuropeCabrera Island. Photograph: Alamy

For the first time this summer, people can stay overnight on Cabrera an uninhabited island and national park off the south coast of Mallorca. The old army barracks has been turned into a 12-room hotel (doubles from €50 a night). Get there by boat from Colònia de Sant Jordi or Porto Petro. In Formentera, Es Pas is a recently restored 200-year-old finca with eight bedrooms (from €120 a night), a few minutes’ walk from the beaches of Es Calo and Migjorn.

Contrasting with these peaceful retreats are two new openings in Ibiza aimed squarely at the party crowd. Ocean Beach (B&B doubles from €93), a celebrity hangout in San Antonio, has just opened a four-star hotel next door to the beach club. Also in Ibiza, the new Hard Rock Hotel on Playa d’en Bossa is the five-star chain’s first branch in Europe (doubles from £195).

Source : The Guardian home

Armada at Ibiza 2014 Set for Release Today

Armada at Ibiza 2014 Set for Release Today


Armada at Ibiza 2014 will be available online starting today, May 23, 2014.

Sometimes termed ‘the Mecca of dance music’, Ibiza is where the magic happens and where the best tracks of the year are made or broken. On the floors of these super clubs, and during a barrage of seemingly endless beach parties, the best tracks of the year rise to the top and stake their claim as the anthems of the year.

Armada at Ibiza 2014 is overloaded with the hottest tunes from the best global DJs, including big tunes from Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Armin van Buuren, Thomas Newson, Paul Oakenfold, Blasterjaxx, and many more! This compilation is all about those DJ secrets that have been filling in the arsenal of every big-league jock for the last several months. Teeming with club anthems and radio hits, Armada at Ibiza has the sounds that will define this summer in the one and only Ibiza.

Medieval festival Ibiza 2014 this weekend!

Medieval festival Ibiza 2014 this weekend!


It’s that time of year again when Ibiza jumps into the tardis and emerges in medieval times! Beginning at lunchtime on Friday 9th May 2014, this weekend’s annual 3-day medieval festival has to be one of Ibiza Spotlight’s favourite events of the year.

Vibrant Ibiza streets

The streets are alive with the most colourful sights, sounds and smells and the island is veritably buzzing with excitement. The celebration continues all the way through to Sunday night.

Set in the beautiful streets of Dalt Vila (the high part of old Ibiza Town), it’s an explosion of history brought dramatically to life before your very eyes.

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You’ll discover quite literally hundreds of stalls displaying artisan products from the period: from pools of sausage and oceans of ale to leather headbands and strange looking instruments of medieval torture (eek!)

The traders dress in traditional medieval costumes too which lends a vibrantly authentic ambience to this fabulous festival, originally created to proudly celebrate Ibiza’s World Heritage status.

Entertainment galore

You’ll find the streets stuffed with street performances, from music and art to dance and period dramas. Expect jugglers, jesters, acrobats and clowns, not to mention assorted kings, queens and princesses wandering nonchalantly around the ancient streets. Dressed in all their finery, it’s quite a sight!

Family fun

There will be a whole raft of fun activities for the children too, plus a world of traditional food and drink to sample (mmm!). Think wines, traditional liqueurs, delicious cured meats, cheeses and other delectable tit-bits too numerous to mention.

And, dear reader, it’s gloriously FREE!

For an in-depth look at last year’s festival, check our review.

For an in-depth look at the history of the festival check our detailed write up.

In the meantime, here are some tips for making the most of this year’s medieval festival.

Parking: we recommend the big car park behind the port as the streets are packed and the blue bays only allow 2 hours parking. Don’t get caught out with an expired ticket!

Footwear: it may sound like a silly detail, but this is so important! The streets are steep and cobbled and you will be very, very glad you wore flat, comfortable shoes.

Disabled visitors: the most easily accessible part of the medieval festival is the flat area around Plaza del Parque. Map here.

Pit Stops: If you fancy a nice spot to sit down and watch the world go by, check out La Cava and Hard Rock Café in Vara del Rey. For really gorgeous Italian food, we highly recommend the beautiful and elegant Tentazione.

Finally, if you’re thinking of coming over for a cheeky weekend, check out these hotels nearby.

And one last word. Enjoy!

Images by Cat Milton and James Chapman 

Source : IbizaSpotlight




The start to the Ibiza season is so close we can smell the sun tan lotion. But if you’re planning on heading over for the opening parties, you’ll have noticed the flights are becoming very expensive. However, we’ve learnt a little trick that can help you bag pricey flights for knocked down prices.

Easyjet’s Flexifares let you switch dates by a few weeks without paying anything extra. So you can buy cheap pre-season flight prices, then swap for your chosen dates, at no extra cost.

For example, if you want to fly out on Friday May 23 and back on Tue 27 May for a long weekend, it would currently cost £454 for Easyjet return. If you book Easyjet Flexifares for the wrong dates, ie. May 17 – May 18 then switch to the correct dates at no extra cost (as part of the Flexifare deal), the same flights will cost just £130. You just saved £324: that’s enough for a round of drinks at Space!

However, if you’re thinking about using this trick yourself there are some key points to stop getting caught out. suggests the following:

Step 1: Check at least 20 seats are available on the date you want to fly. This trick is a bit of a gamble because you have to wait before switching your flights and there’s always a risk the seats you want could be snapped up in the meantime and that you could be left with a ticket for the wrong dates.

Our suggestion then is that you pretend to book standard tickets for a large party on the dates you actually want to fly (but don’t actually go through with the purchase). If you can still get a quote for, say, 20 seats, chances are there’ll still be room once you switch flights. The fewer seats there are left, the more of a gamble you’re taking.

Step 2: Book a cheaper Flexifare on an alternate date. Find and book a Flexifare ticket on the same route, no more than three weeks before or one week after you want to fly. As a bonus, these tickets also include speedy boarding and one piece of hold luggage – but they aren’t available on every route so check your destination’s included.

Step 3: Watch and wait. This is the nerve-wracking bit. You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours until you switch your Flexifare tickets to the dates you want. You’ll be able to move each ticket by up to one week back or three weeks forward if there’s space on a flight. You can change the dates as many times as you like – but if there’s no availability you won’t be able to switch.

Step 4: Switch your flights as soon as you can. As soon as the 24 hours are up, log on to the Easyjet website, check the dates you’re after are still available and switch your flights.

There you go. You can thank us later… For Great Deals hit us up at

Source : Mixmag