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Mixmag IBIZA HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013

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We gloved Guy Gerber…
Homage to Michael Jackson? Or Spinal Tap? Either way, Gerber’s (pictured above) new residency at Pacha, ‘Wisdom Of The Glove’, spearheaded the club’s brave new policy (which saw them jettison most of their well-established nights in favour of fresh new residencies). With a trippy new interior and guests including Four Tet, Magda, DJ Koze, Soul Clap and Nico Jaar, Gerber was the driving force behind the club’s reinvention.

Pharrell Williams pops Ushuaïa
The ‘Get Lucky’ star brought Playa d’en Bossa to a standstill, as screaming fans created a sexy, pop concert-style atmosphere around the pool.

Avicii was huge
Sunday afternoons were all about the ‘Avicii Show’. For many fledgling clubbers this thrilling and spectacular event was their first ever ‘rave’.

Guetta Maintains at Pacha
In the absence of Tiësto, Eric Prydz and Deadmau5, David Guetta was unchallenged as Ibiza’s biggest international shirt-seller.

Departures via Parachute
The grandest show of the summer was on Wednesday evenings at Ushuaïa, where Axwell & Ingrosso hit the Departure lounge – with skydivers!

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Paris Hilton was really not a big deal
Paris Hilton’s month-long Wednesday night residency at Amnesia was certainly the most controversial affair of the season. Dance heads across the planet prophesised the end of dance music as we know it, but in truth, Amnesia’s foam party has never exactly been the home of cutting-edge music, and the story was always bigger internationally than it was on the island.

Richie Hawtin made an Entrance
Richie Hawtin’s Enter residency at Space stepped up a gear this year, not only inspiring the redecoration of parts of the club but welcoming guests from across the spectrum, cementing fantastic years for other artists including Disclosure, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles and Eats Everything.

Rave in a cave
This free beach party, organised by Ryan O’ Gorman with Vitalik and showcasing Just Be, took place in a cave on the west coast of the island.

Crazy for Circoloco
DC10 stayed at the top of it’s game with Circoloco, hosting Seth Troxler, Kerri Chandler, Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex, and dozens more.

Not forgetting Amnesia…
Time and time again at Music On on Friday nights, Marco Carola managed to transfix the crowd with an impeccable tune selection that combined with his calm and collected approach to somehow build momentum to an incredible plateau by sunrise. Meanwhile, Cream (on Thursdays), with Mixmag hosting the Terrace, was as unmissable as ever.

The arrival of Destino Ibiza, Pacha’s new 170-room clifftop resort, is causing a stir

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Bomba, Ibiza’s new nightspot, has finally been granted its licence. It’s the last piece of the 2013 puzzle – a season that has seen the White Isle’s social landscape change like never before, with promoters, parties and key players all switching places.

The winds of change were blowing last year, when the departure of Pacha’s long-term brand manager Danny Whittle instigated a huge shake-up at the club. Pacha’s 2013 roster contrasts sharply with previous years: no fewer than five nights have been replaced, with Hamburg-based house hero Solomun’s new Sunday residency causing the most excitement.

Hot on his heels is Israeli techno wizard Guy Gerber, who is set to cause a stir with his first Ibiza residency. He’ll have competition from Hot Natured label boss Jamie Jones, whose Paradise parties at DC10, now in their second year, have moved to Wednesday nights.

Techno heads will be pleased to hear Richie Hawtin’s Enter continues apace at Space, with welcome multiple dates from super-producer Maya Jane Coles. Even more exciting is Luciano’s surprise return to Cocoon for three shows.

Daytime ravers should look no further than Ushuaïa, where Loco Dice and Pete Tong both have new parties (Used + Abused and Le Grand Bazaar respectively) and there’s a welcome return to the poolside for Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell.

Ushuaïa Tower will host Loco Dice and Pete Tong (Picture: Roberto Castano)
Ushuaïa Tower will host Loco Dice and Pete Tong (Picture: Roberto Castano)

Also new is the Ushuaïa Tower development, a punchy addition to the ever-changing Playa d’en Bossa scene. Punters can expect a full-on VIP hotel experience, with a rooftop bar overlooking the action, Pan Am-style hostesses and ‘Ibiza’s first real American steakhouse’.

However, the resort causing the biggest stir is Pacha’s new Destino Ibiza, a sprawling 170-room clifftop behemoth in Cap Martinet with spa and wellness suites, multiple dining options, Cirque du Soleil-style shows and a DJ residency from Hercules + Love Affair’s first lady, Kim Ann Foxman.

The US contingent are still hot on the island’s heels, with both Nikki Beach and The Hard Rock Café opening island outposts – the latter causing a stir with its positioning on Ibiza’s historic town square.

The Hollywood effect is also visible at Pikes Hotel, where London-born actor Idris Elba hosts a series of weekly after-parties for Ibiza Rocks, and at Cap des Falco, where the much-loved sunset spot has been taken over by New York speakeasy legends The Experimental Cocktail Club.

Ibiza regulars will be sad to hear of the demise of Aura but foodies will be glad to hear it’s been replaced by Sacca, an Asian-fusion restaurant.

Back at Bomba, all eyes are on the line-up. With confirmed residencies from Erick Morillo, Luciano and Defected Records, plus a return to the fray from club visionaries Manumission, it’s set to be one heck of a season.

Source : Metro UK

IMS announces full Ibiza schedule

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RA will host two discussions during the four-day event, including a live Exchange with the founders of Circo Loco.
Words / Carlos Hawthorn
Published / Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:09 PM
Category / International News/  Spain

International Music Summit Ibiza has announced full details of its schedule for this year’s event, which will run from May 22nd through 26th.

Held in the Gran Hotel, the four-day event shall feature talks, interviews, masterclasses and DJ sets from some of the most influential players on the island. On Wednesday, May 23rd, Mobilee’s Ralf Kollmann and Shazam music manager (and RA scribe) Stephen Titmus join representatives from Weekend Club, Truelove and PRS for Music for a discussion titled “Where does all the money go?”, followed by a panel hosted by RA’s Grego O’Halloran on “The changing face of Ibiza”, featuring Guy Gerber, the owner of Sankeys Ibiza, David Vincent, and former Pacha musical director Mark Netto among others.
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Highlights on the Thursday include an interview with Nile Rodgers (“Part Two: Daft Punk and beyond”) conducted by Pete Tong, a discussion on “Empowering Women in Music” with Francesca Lombardo and delegates from Def Mix, Kish Communications and Mixmag, and a live RA Exchange with Andrea and Antonio on “The story of Circo Loco & DC-10.” There will also be keynote interviews with Fatboy Slim and actor Idris Elba.

Friday, May 25th, will round off the final day of conferences, featuring an interview with Jean Michel Jarre and “Question Time” with Sasha, promoter Rob Star and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. The summit will officially end with a six-hour party at Dalt Villa, featuring the likes of Sven VäthMaya Jane Coles and Solomun. IMS will coincide with opening week on the island, which will see Pacha, Ushuaïa, Space, Sankeys Ibiza and DC-10 all throw their inaugural parties of the season.

You can view the full IMS Ibiza 2013 schedule here.

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