Last week we posted about the first half of our antics on the white isle, so here’s what we made of the rest of our time in Ibiza…
FUSE – SANKEYS IBIZA – WEDNESDAY 11/9
Tropical rainstorms that decided to pour down most of Wednesday meant that we had to skip tINI & The Gang at Playa d’en Bossa beach, so instead we took to the bars and headed to Fuse which has been at Sankeys Ibiza every Wednesday of the season. The lineup featured Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito & tINI and drew in the masses, packing out the basement. The vibe was jumpy with tINI and Enzo stealing the show. Jumping around behind the decks and full of energy, they infected the crowd with their feel good techy beats and passion for the music. This popular London institution has well and truly found itself a place on the island.
DIRTYBIRD CLOSING – SANKEYS IBIZA – THURSDAY 12/9
Being able to catch a closing party in Ibiza was a treat for us, particularly as we were a little bit early for the end of the season (most parties close towards the back end of September). The Dirtybird closing party had us rather excited with a lineup including Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Catz ‘n Dogs and Breach! As you’d imagine, Sankeys was packed to the rafters and the night went hard right until the end. Eats Everything was the highlight; his bassy sound drew in the masses and was followed by Justin Martin who kept the dancefloor moving, especially when he dropped his edit of Rachel Row’s ‘Follow The Step’ (featured in our July Kittentcast). Things got heavier as the night went on and the party continued on the dancefloor and behind the decks, with the Dirtybird boys stickin’ it till the end (even donning plastic chicken heads). If there’s one thing the crowd can do to show their appreciation for a top night it’s to do a sit down and that’s exactly what happened right near the end, with the whole dancefloor getting down on their knees to thank Dirtybird & Sankeys for one hell of a season.
ZOO PROJECT GALA NIGHT – THE ZOO PROJECT – SATURDAY 14/9
This was one of the parties we were seriously looking forward to and it’s safe to say we were not dissappointed. The Zoo Project has built on its strength of throwing regular parties at its super cool Ibiza location (an abandoned zoo!) as well as its festival success here in the UK. The line up of the Gala Night (Saturdays @ Ibiza) has grown since its earlier days and is pulling in some top DJ talent – whilst we were there we caught the almighty George Fitzgerald & Will Saul (the next party hosted Monika Kruze!). The party atmosphere is further enhanced with a whole load of fun extras such as dancers dressed as animals, people walking round with live snakes, face painting, massaging, chill out areas, a pool and the amazing face and body painting that’s on offer to unleash your inner animal.
We were really lucky to chat to George and Will whilst we were there and we even had a dance to their set on stage. This really was a highlight for us, dancing next to two of our favourite producers at a party they both hold with high regard on the Ibiza scene. We were even joined by wAFF and SCUBA. What a party – thanks Zoo Project!
CIRCO LOCO LIFESTYLE – DC10 – MONDAY 16/9
Our last night of parting on the island and what a way to do it – Circo Loco at DC10. This is a must for any Ibiza clubber as it offers a warehouse feel that’s so rare on the island and it always features one hefty line up – we caught Laura Jones, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers and Carl Cox (and that’s just naming the highlights). Catching Maceo Plex is always something special and having listened to his recent set from Ibiza’s Space club, we were expecting big things. Boy did he deliver. What a way to close our Ibiza trip.