Archive for February, 2010

Tonights Ibiza Sunset Video – 23-02-10

February 23rd, 2010

Tonights ibiza sunset video


Music is from Lenny Ibizarre – Which you can buy from our online store here: www.ishopibiza.com.

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Ibiza’s NOWTHEN band release free mp3’s

February 23rd, 2010

nowthen, ibizaIbiza’s very own band NOWTHEN have made their first 3 track EP available as a FREE download from last.fm

1.

      Another Side

2.
      Endless War

3. The Price is Right

All the tracks were recorded at Henry’s Sonic Vista Studios here on Ibiza.

NOWTHEN page at Last.fm
Sonic Vista Studios
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cheap Pincho/Pintxa in San Antonio, Ibiza

February 22nd, 2010

Every Thursday in San Antonio here in Ibiza until 25th March, bars and cafe’s are doing a special promotion where you can get a Pincho (aka Pintxa) and a glass of wine or beer for just 2 euros.

A pincho or pintxa (catalan) is a small slice of bread on which an ingredient or mixture of ingredients is put and held there using a stick, which gives the food its name.

They’re called pinchos because many of them have a pincho (Spanish for spike), typically a toothpick, through them. The toothpick is used to keep whatever the snack is made of from falling off the bread it has been attached to, and to keep track of the number of items that the customer has eaten.

So if you end up with 4 toothpicks next to you, you get charged 8 euros…

  • Ample 32
  • Bombadu
  • Ca Nostra
  • Central 07820
  • Urban
  • Club Nautic
  • Confort Cafe
  • Dream Bar
  • Es Clot
  • Es Mirai
  • Es Rebost de Can Prats
  • Es Vental
  • Es Verro
  • Golden Budha
  • Koppas
  • La Cantina Portmany
  • La Moon
  • Mari Bar
  • Marino
  • Nou Prisma
  • Rita’s Cantina
  • S’Avaradero
  • Bar Stephen
  • Tarba Cafe
  • The Island Cafe
  • Bar Tiburon
  • Tijuana
  • Villa Manchega
  • Zebra Art & Grill
  • Boulevard Cafe
  • Cebo
  • Puchet
  • Marina Playa
  • Can Bonet
  • Can Tixedo
  • Can Tumas
  • Es Puig
  • Es Raco de Can Cosmi
  • Granja Costa

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La Mala Hierba, Ibiza – Haiti Benefit Gig

February 19th, 2010

la mala hierba, ibizaThis Saturday – La Mala Hierba will be playing a Haiti Benefit Festival held by “Musica en Accion” in Cala de Bou, Ibiza.

Raffles, BBQ & music etc etc From midday to midnight – weather forecast seems good.

La Mala Hierba are playing @ 10pm.

Directions: @ Cala de Bou (Port des Torrent) take the ‘Calle Calo’ road and go all the way to end. Last street on left is called Calle Conca – go up this street and you will see the festival on your right after 50 metres (If you get to Club Aura, you have gone too far… turn around and take 1st street on your left)

La Mala Hierba will also be playing at Guarana on Sunday 3rd April. La Mala Hierba myspace page.

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New British Ibiza Consul pays a visit

February 18th, 2010

Our new local British Consul for the Balearic Islands (one of the busiest in the world), Paul Abrey, today came over from Mallorca to present himself and his new Balearic team, including Maria Leng, Ibiza’s new Vice Consul.

Paul has been British Consul in Mallorca for over four years now and has effectively taken over the Ibiza reigns from Helen Watson who retired last year. Her capable assistant, Maria, has now assumed the role of Vice-Consul for Ibiza.

Hang on? I hear you say – Ibiza gained full Consular status five years ago. Why the demotion back to Vice-Consulate status?

Paul dealt with the question admirably by pointing out the unnecessary duplication in administrative work reporting to HQ in Madrid and the need for more bodies at the front desk to deal with an unprecedented increase in enquiries and requests for help from the public, and in particular tourists. Last year the volume of calls and visits grew by 30%.

This seems odd considering that visitor numbers declined by 5%, but is partly due to the huge increase in ‘independent’ visitors – approaching 75% – and a subsequent reduction in the number of holiday rep’s on the islands. Additionally many people are travelling without the new European Health Insurance card or travel insurance.

To cope with this unprecedented increase in demand, which is of course global, the 21st Century Foreign Office and their network of Consulates are moving away from the previous model of a career diplomatic service and bringing in more people from the ‘real’ world – the private sector.

Paul is a perfect example. Grammar school educated and with a stellar career in banking – he became the youngest ever senior executive at Barclays at the age of 27 – more recently he has shaken up the Spanish Consular service by implementing ideas that would seem obvious in any competitive private sector business. For example, you may have noticed that you can now pay for passports and the many other Consular services by credit card, rather than the soon to be defunct cheque or postal order…

A more recent development has been the introduction of F3G, a satellite communication system enabling all staff to be contacted 24 hours a day if needs be, when a major problem arises.

You might imagine that employees would balk at such a potential intrusion on their private lives, but that is not the nature of those entrusted with solving the problems of their fellow countrymen and women. A recent job satisfaction survey revealed that 95% of Consulate employees “whistle on their way to work rather than on their way home”. This compares to an average of 30% for those employed in the private sector.

Paul himself admits that he took the job “to give something back” to the country that made him the charming and articulate man that he is
Don’t panic, we’re in good hands…

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Dub-boro & Bigger Than Barry : Ibiza Rocks 2010

February 18th, 2010

Bigger Than Barry, have invited the Dub-boro crew to join them for a week of sun, sand and big sound on the White Isle. They’ll be travelling over on the week of Sunday 20th – 26th June to take over the Ibiza Rocks hotel.

They have put together a special package for the week, which will include entry to some of the top parties with the best guests on the island, and accomodation at one of the most in demand hotels.

Dub-boro is a dubstep based night in the East Midlands, throwing secret parties with big guests around the town of Loughborough and beyond. They have gained a massive following over the past year and a half and have sold out nearly all of their parties. Bigger Than Barry on the other hand are a Birmingham based night who have spread their wings to Sheffield, Leeds and Nottingham putting on some of the best parties in the country in the process.

Bigger Than Barry went out to Ibiza Rocks last year and have been invited back for a second term. This year though Dub-boro have joined forces with them in offering maybe one of the best packages out on the island. The package includes 6 night stay at the Ibiza Rocks hotel, with a wristband that equals free entry to Ibiza Rocks gig/pool party/reclaim the dancefloor, aswell as a boat party and another club night yet to be confirmed. The wristband also entitles you to various discounts including Ibiza Rocks food. Prices start at @ £218 per person depending on how many sharing and if you book before March 15th.

Package Includes:

  • 6 night stay @ Ibiza Rocks Hotel (20th-26th June)
  • Daytime Boat Party
  • Ibiza Rocks Live w V Special Guest TBA
  • Reclaim The Dancefloor Opening Party @ Eden (including dub-boro vs. bazza in the 2nd room)
  • Ibiza Rocks Pool Party w V Special Guest TBA
  • Club Party
  • Various discounts on food, watersports, excursions etc.
  • 20% off all Food at Ibiza Rocks Hotel

N.B. Price does not include flights. Cheap flights can be sorted through Easyjet & Ryanair.
Earlybird Prices (Until 15th March):
£218 per person (3 sharing)
£265 per person (2 sharing)

Line ups are TBA for the parties, but going on last years line ups, this is gonna be a mad ting. Reclaim the Dancefloor held host to names such as Chase & Status, 2 Many DJ’s, Zane Lowe and original rude boy Pasquale!

For more info contact either Dub-boro or Barry on:
dub-boro@live.co.uk or info@biggerthanbarry.com

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And The Beat Goes On – Ibiza The Movie trailer pt2

February 15th, 2010

Jimi Mistry’s brilliant film about Ibiza “And The Beat Goes On”. This is the second trailer. Their website www.ibizathemovie.com launches on March 1st.

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Ibiza Almond Blossom

February 12th, 2010

We had to go to San Antonio today so we took a detour through Santa Ines to have a look at the annual almond blossom:

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Nowthen at Guarana Ibiza Rock Night

February 12th, 2010

Nowthen will be playing this Sunday (14th February) at Guarana’s monthly rock night. They do a brilliant blend of psychedelic and whig-out rock and are also great fun.

They are also down to the last 20 shortlist to play the annual Snowbombing festival in Austria – You can vote for them here or click on the image.

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Vaughans ‘Monkey Bar’ Ibiza opening party tomorrow

February 12th, 2010

Update: 24/06/11 – Sad to have to report this: “We are closing.. due to persistant problems caused by our neighbours, the local police and the Sant Joan town hall and the subsequent lack of business.. but please come and CELEBRATE the closing of Monkey bar this weekend.. party tonight with live music, jamaican food & LOVE!”

monkey bar, ibizaThe ‘Monkey Bar’ has arrived to brighten up an otherwise quiet social life in Ibiza, and represents the new year’s most significant new ‘opening’.

Vaughan is also the brains behind Pacha’s Funky Room, involved with the Rock Bar and probably the most familiar ‘Ibiza face’ recognised by the rest of the world.

The new bar is on the hip San Juan road that is also home to Bambuddha Grove, Ocho and Aura and is your last option before you reach Aura.

Vaughan has his own unique style of dress, and that is reflected in the decor of the new venue. The style of the music echoes the theme of the Funky Room, but is occasionally subdued for the tastes of the local daytime Ibicencos who have frequented it for lunch for decades in its previous carnation.

They’re now greeted by a new paint job, new pool table, plasma TV for the footy and a whole new crowd of the cooler locals who’ve been missing a really laid back local venue for too long… (However, to keep everyone happy the prices remain cheap and cheerful) – we asked if we could quote him on this “I don’t want to rip people off, I want people to hang out” – unsurprisingly he said “yeah”.

It’s still going to be open for lunch, but probably more fun from now on?

See you at tonight’s opening party…
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