Archive for February, 2007

Worlds Top Clubs

February 28th, 2007

DJ Magazine published their 50 top clubs in the world last month, and as expected Ibiza clubs were prominent – with Space grabbing the top spot.

The biggest DJs in the world have voted for their favourite floors to rock and here are the results… it’s the definitive top 50 clubs from around the globe.

Last year’s number five, the renowned Ibizan institution of Space jumped up four places to usurp Fabric as the globe’s finest club. Something anyone who has spent an infamous Ibizan sunset on its picturesque terrace would certainly agree with.

Indeed, it was a fine year for the White Ilse throughout the top ten and beyond, further proof still that all the hogwash about the clubbing haven’s diminishing influence is little more than hot air. The evidence speaks for itself. The colossal Amnesia held on to a top ten birth, Pacha climbed up a place to rise to number three whilst the home of Monday morning Ibizan wrongness DC10 also edged up a place into number seven.

Top 10 Clubs:

  1. Space (Ibiza)
  2. Fabric (UK)
  3. Pacha (Ibiza)
  4. The End (London)
  5. Warung (Brazil)
  6. Panorama (Germany)
  7. DC10 (Ibiza)
  8. Amnesia (Ibiza)
  9. Pawn Shop Lounge (Miami)
  10. Stereo (Montreal)

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in Amnesia, DC10, Ibiza Clubs, Pacha, Space | Comments (1)

James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli

February 28th, 2007

One+One sees two of today’s most exciting,  talented and revered artists join forces as they attempt to create a piece  of dance music history.

James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli first struck  up a friendship during gigs in Asia in 2005. Their mutual understanding of  each other’s music coupled with the fact they had fun and got into all sorts  of mischief together made them inseparable.
Throughout 2006 the pair  experimented playing back2back, including New Year’s Day in Nic’s  hometown of Maidstone, the sunnier climes of Miami’s WMC at Cafeteria  and We Love… Space, Ibiza. All received rave reviews (no pun  intended) and it was proof indeed JZ and Nic needed to take this idea  further – and so ‘One+One’ is born.

The concept will  encompass a world tour, starting at Miami’s WMC 2007 with a One+One  launch party; the USA leg will see the pair touring like rock stars as they  get aboard a tour bus and gig their way around the country covering the  length and breadth of America with up to five gigs a week. Following this is  a month touring the UK’s hotspots, a month in Asia and Australia trailed by  a full 3 months in Europe centred around Ibiza’s summer season. James and  Nic will play back2back together on every show. It’ll be a  multiple CD deck and laptop extravaganza of layering music, bending sounds  and twisting beats to one mind-blowing effect. With gig offers pouring in  from every country on planet Earth and nine Festivals already confirmed  expect more to follow in early 2007!

In addition to this  the duo has struck a deal with Ministry of Sound Recordings for a  unique One+One album. A studio mix that will be representative of the  shows, it will include several bespoke productions by James and Nic  including a collaboration between the two, personal re-edits and all the  usual effects and daring mixing people have grown to love them for. A spring  release, the album will coincide with the tour.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in ministry of sound | Comments (0)

Judge Jules

February 25th, 2007

Judge Jules latest on his myspace page:

On Monday Feb 12th Amanda, Jake, Phoebe and I flew to Ibiza for Jake’s half term, to make some early arrangements for this season’s “Judgement Sundays”. I love Ibiza in the out-of-season winter months – more of you should try it. The island’s covered with almond blossom, the citrus trees bulge with oranges and lemons, and the smell is totally different. The only downer is the lack of direct flights from the UK until April. One has to travel via Barcelona or Madrid, meaning that our two small children needed to be occupied for nearly five hours in either direction. Jake buried his head in his PSP, and we bought Phoebe a bunch of small childrens’ DVDs to watch on Amanda’s laptop.

The weather in Ibiza was stunning during our four days on the island, ranging between 20 and 22 degrees. You don’t expect to come home with a tan from Spain in February, but even my pale Irish skin got some colour.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in DJ's, Eden, Ibiza Clubs, Judge Jules | Comments (0)

Ibiza Harbour

February 25th, 2007

Ibiza, originally uploaded by julia200.

Really nice photo of Ibiza harbour entrance

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in ibiza, Photos | Comments (0)

Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend

February 24th, 2007

BBC’s Radio 1 have confirmed they’ll be on the island for the weekend of 10th & 11th Aug.

Ibiza Rocks will also be back doing at least one gig a week from late June to Sep – and according to their myspace page have a biggie the first week in sep….

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in bbc, ibiza, ibiza rocks, live music, radio 1 | Comments (0)

Top Beach Vacation Party Resorts

February 23rd, 2007

Ibiza comes in at no.1 – unsurprisingly:

By Terry Jewell, World News Editor, On The Beach Holidays:

  • Ibiza, Balearic Islands (Spain) A long time ago, Ibiza was a sleepy island where the most exciting thing happening was the harvest. After being discovered in the 1950’s by the flower power troupe, who visited the island as part of the annual hippie trail, Ibiza has been transformed into the capital of the global party scene.
    The nightlife on the island is second to none, with every type of dance music on offer late into the night. The biggest parties are to be found in San Antonio and Ibiza Town, but if you are after something more calming then head out into the country or visit sleepy Santa Eulalia. Another alternative is the incredible open air sunset beach parties at Bora Bora on Playa d’en Bossa or the full moon beach party at Sa Caleta Beach.
    While there are plenty, and I mean plenty, of beach parties in the main clubbing areas most of the huge parties that have made Ibiza the global party capital are held in clubs like Manumission and Eden. One thing is for sure, any self-respecting party animal should have Ibiza at the top of their destination list!

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in ibiza, news, Playa d'en Bossa, Sa Caleta, santa eulalia | Comments (0)

Our New Ibiza Blog

February 22nd, 2007

Welcome to the new blog for Ibizaa-z.com. 8 years ago we started another Ibiza site but the time has come to completely revamp and start a new one. The main site won’t be live until its basically done, unlike our first version which went from one page and expanded.

This time were using all the tools that have appeared on the net in the meantime – it’ll be better organised, look nice and will be our usual take on the all the bars, restaurants, beaches etc on the island.

Since we live here all year round we have a unique perspective – hope you enjoy our blog as well….

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted in blog, ibiza, news | Comments (3)