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Ibiza Rocks win at DJ Awards, 2010 at Pacha

September 30th, 2010

Ibiza Rocks won the Outstanding Achievement Award at Tuesdays DJ Awards at Pacha here in Ibiza. Presented by Paco Medina on behalf of the Ibiza Music Cluster, Andy Mckay accepted the award:

“It is a proud moment for us receiving the outstanding achievement award at the Ibiza Dj awards. We have successfully harnessed the power of youth and recognised the importance that San Antonio plays in keeping Ibiza relevant. Whilst our brand is now starting to expand beyond Ibiza we will never forget that Ibiza is the life blood of all that we do. We would like to thank all our supporters in the Ayuntamiento of San Antonio and the consell and our hotel and event partners – on paper this idea should have never worked and without the efforts of the many we would not be here today.”

Winners of the 2010 DJ Awards
28th of September 2010

Sebastian Ingrosso
Steve Angello

Bob Sinclar
David Guetta
Erick Morillo
Laidback Luke
Roger Sanchez

Marco V

Carl Cox
Cristian Varela
Jeff Mills
Ricardo Villalobos
Richie Hawtin
Sven Vath

Armin Van Buuren

Above & Beyond
Ferry Corsten
Gareth Emery
Markus Schulz
Paul Van Dyk

International DJ

Armin Van Buuren
Carl Cox
David Guetta
Erick Morillo
Paul Van Dyk
Richie Hawtin
Sven Väth

Electro House

Benny Benassi
Fedde Le Grand
James Zabiela
Mark Knight
Sander Van Doorn
Eddie Halliwell

Tech House

Joris Voorn
Layo & Bushwacka
Paul Woolford
Radio Slave
Steve Lawler

Loco Dice

Adam Beyer
Guy Gerber
Matthias Tanzmann
Michael Mayer
Steve Bug

Best Newcomer

Alan Fitzpatrick
Anderson Noise
Tim Green
Wolfgang Gartner

Progressive House
D-Nox & Beckers

Eric Prydz
Hernan Cattaneo
John Dahlback
John Digweed
Lee Burridge
Nick Warren
Sander Kleinenberg

Riva Starr

Gui Boratto
Marcel Dettmann
Seth Troxler

  Downtempo & Eclectic
Mixmaster Morris

DJ Ravin
Gilles Peterson
Jose Padilla
Nightmares on Wax
Rob da Bank
Thievery Corporation

  Deep House

Ben Watt
Charles Webster
Francois Kevorkian
Kevin Yost
Milton Jackson

Dance Nation of the Year – Egypt (Ali & Fila)
Ibiza Resident DJ – Nima Gorji
Track of the Season – "No Worries" by Butch
Outstanding Dedication – Ben Turner
Outstanding Achievement – Ibiza Rocks
Lifetime Achievement – Mike Pickering
International Festival – kaZantip
Media – Ibiza Sonica Radio


Psychedelic Trance
Liquid Soul

Ace Ventura
Infected Mushroom
Perfect Stranger

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A day with Guru Josh in Ibiza

August 3rd, 2010

Guru Josh flys out guest vocalist Lauren Rose to promote their new single – ‘Frozen Teardrops’. A whirlwind tour of Ibiza including photo shoots, interviews, a bit of jet skiing and their first live performance at Es Paradis.

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Urban in Ibiza 2010 at Atzaro

August 2nd, 2010

urban in ibizaUrban art collectors, music lovers and the cosmopolitan crowd of Ibiza come together for the second instalment of URBAN IN IBIZA. Set in the grounds of Atzaro Hotel on the North side of the Island, the stable of URBAN IN IBIZA artists prepare to transform the idyllic location of 5 star Luxury into a 3 dimensional Graffiti fest with Live music and a fashion show.

This year’s event features a phenomenal line up of Internationally renowned artists, hand selected by Urban in Ibiza Curator INKIE. As an award winning Urban artist, INKIE’S passion, knowledge and experience brings an unbeatable collective together to showcase some of the finest artists from around the globe.

HEADLINING this year’s event is all round shape shifter GOLDIE, An artist that really needs no introduction on any level, the iconic drum and bass DJ and recording artist pioneered the metalheadz movement, later turned his hand to acting, more recently has earned himself recognition as one of the Urban art worlds most in demand creators. Goldie’s work continuously sits beside BANKSY’S listings in catalogues around the world, with his most recent charitable donation fetching a cool £15,000 at the old Vics Gala dinner in July this year.

GOLDIE will feature some exclusive ORIGINALS from his wonderland collection, which has seen him dedicate his talents to Pete Tong’s legendary Club night, a series that will debut at this years URBAN IN IBIZA… simply not to be missed! In addition URBAN IN IBIZA will be exhibiting work from: K-Guy, Dan Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Fin Dac, Ben Allen, Shoe, George Morton Clark, Liliwenn; an exceptional female talent, David Walker, Schoony, Static, Busk One, Agent Provocateur and Don! URBAN IN IBIZA’S inimitable style will once again create spectacular live art installations from Canvas’s, Cars and caravans, transformed right before your very eyes. Performing Live art on the night of the 12th of August will be INKIE, SHOE and the wonderful sculptor ZEUS, whose most recent sculpture of Love featured at GLASTONBURY for the Love bullets Love garden.

As the only event of its kind on the island URBAN IN IBIZA has raised the bar once again; offering the coolest DJ’s and performers, and will launch collections by London’s sassy lingerie designers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS and local fashion designer Sasha Moons summer collection.

The sound bed will come courtesy of DJ LUCA C with best friend and collaborator ALI LOVE on vocals. LUCA’S unique 110bpm down right dirty disco-tech brings the freshest of styles, whilst ALI LOVE will mesmerise you with his distinctive vocals. These guys are quite possibly London’s hottest duo and have been smashing festivals and Ibiza shows all summer, releases for LUCA are imminent on FAT BOY SLIMS southern fried records, whilst Ali’S forthcoming projects will air on BACK YARD recordings. In addition to LUCA and Ali local talent will include DJ SAMIR, DJ UNIQUE and an exclusive Ibiza performance by DANSETTE JUNIOR.

Rockin a Live sound clash will be Unsigned Urban act DOGZ or GODZ, D.O.G are West London Sweethearts whose fans are the who’s who of the music business. The current project sees them collaborating with THE PRODIGY’S LIAM HOWLETT, whilst vocalist KG has been responsible for producing some of the UK’s biggest hit records, including Girl Band sensation All saints.

Taking centre stage on the cat walk will be London’s most sassy Lingerie designers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, whose collections of stunning fabrics and statement underwear sees a collaboration with Goldie which will continue the URBAN ART theme. Va va voom! Models will be doused in delectable love bullets, a series of designer jewellery made from reclaimed shells from war torn countries. This amazing jewellery will be for sale on the night. With each bullet purchased a donation will go to the outstanding charity WAR CHILD.

The collective URBAN IN IBIZA artists will be exhibiting their art at Atzaro from the 11th til 16th of August, offering collectors the opportunity to purchase their desired pieces.

VIP tables are available at the price of 1,000 euros for 10 people, this will include two bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a selection of 60 sushi pieces. This show will tantalise all of your senses… Prepare to be seduced by URBAN IN IBIZA!
See you on the 12TH…

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Calvin Harris at Ibiza Rocks – the photos

July 9th, 2010

Calvin Harris at Ibiza Rocks on tuesday:

Set list
The Rain
Stars Come Out
U Used to Hold Me
The Girls
I Created
Not Alone

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Kylie Minogue at Pacha Ibiza – the photos

July 6th, 2010

Kylie Minogue launched the release of her new album Aphrodite here on Ibiza tonight with a performance at Pacha in Ibiza Town. Earlier she held a press conference at Amante Beach Club at Sol D’en Serra beach just outside Cala Llonga.

It took awhile for her to come onstage but – words fail us – she was stunning. We’ve never seen Pacha that busy ever.

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Ibiza Rocks 2010 weekly fanzine – week 5

July 5th, 2010

Every week fanzine editor and Ibiza Rocks DJ “Tart With A Heart” (TWAH) produces a two page fanzine about the comings and goings, band interviews and all the behind the scenes gossip from Ibiza Rocks. From now on you can download each week’s edition as a pdf:

ps. Not just one of the resident DJs for Ibiza Rocks, Tart With A Heart is also on Ibiza Global Radio every Tuesday 3-4pm for Ibiza Rocks the Radio…

Issue 5

2nd July 2010

Issue 4

25th June 2010

Issue 3

18th June 2010

Issue 2

10th June 2010

Issue 1

1st June 2010

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NOWTHEN playing Mariners, Ibiza – Saturday

July 2nd, 2010

NOWTHEN are playing at Mariners in Santa Eulalia on Saturday evening – on the beach!

But there is more to it than that. They are also going to be holding an afterparty beach BBQ which will be filmed as part of their motion picture due for release at next years film festivals at a secret location. Get involved in their positive film about FREEDOM! Let them know if you’re coming because they need to print enough release forms for legal reasons.

They can then legally include you in the credits of the film and you’ll be famous!

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Interview with Mark Ronson at IMS Ibiza 2010

June 10th, 2010

The Third Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) came round as ever to coincide with the first big summer opening parties in the beach bars and clubs. The respectably later starts to each day’s panels were really most welcome given the heat and the palpably more laid back and confident vibe of this year’s event. Once again, the Gran Hotel in the marina was the mothership for the daytime events, with evening sessions at Grial and Pacha, and the grand finale event on full moon up in Dalt Vila.

For me the act that will feel the most pressure is the one who carries the week’s finale gig through sunset and into the rising full moon night and weekend, effectively warming up the medieval ramparts for the summer season. This year the job went to Mark Ronson who, just before heading up to Dalt Vila to face his music, was increasingly feeling the heat. We managed to grab a few minutes alone with Mark after his keynote interview with Pete Tong. Mark was somewhat panicky so we tried to reassure him all would be ok. After all , we told him, he would be playing not only to relaxing IMS delegates but also to quite a lot of local music lovers, many of whom would be coming up specifically to see him. Whoops… Head in hands, his trademark frown appeared. He seemed like a rabbit in the headlights. It was sweet. He was taking his role really seriously.

You just keep heaping on these fucking expectations. Everyone keeps saying ‘are you ready for Dalt Vila?’ and I’m like ‘Fuck!! I don’t know…it is a really big deal to play there, and its such a brilliant location and especially as the sun’s going down.

It is a brilliant location. I point out that it’s probably the perfect place to play a whole new set, because here the crowd will know the difference; and because it’s sunset *and* full moon it will all be really intense up there in the ancient fortress. The words ‘full moon’ though set him off again.

Why do you keep saying these things?  I feel like I’m going in-fucking-SANE. To be totally honest when my last record Version came out I had a set that I knew would always kill it, but because the new record’s only just finished I haven’t quite worked out that set, and I don’t want to play the Version set because that’s stale now. I think I’ll just improvise and hopefully it’ll be ok. I just didn’t realise it was such a big deal, this gig.  That’s amazing though.  It’s really nice to play to a familiar sort of crowd, but it is also about turning other people on. You know, the English people here they know me, so there’s a comfort level there. They can come hear me having probably heard me play before, and it’s exciting to play for the kids too, and for people that are going to maybe hear your thing for the first time and, hopefully, like it.

He’s been here before. Indeed he headlined at Ibiza Rocks a couple of years back. He has his own style, reflected in his excellent sartorials, his warm and endearing relationship to everything he touches on and his music tastes, which say total street dude one minute, and great big softie the next. Now he’s weighing up where to set the dial for tonight’s crowd.

Each crowd in each place is like its own little enclave, that’s the thing. I’ve played Pacha on a Friday night where its super-Euro, like Italians coming in to hear your music and trying to figure it out. Then you can play in Eden or something in San Antonio, where it’s like playing Manchester, and that’s nice too. This is the mecca of dance music. People really come here to have a great time unless you really fuck that up for them.

One of the things Ronson has said in his audience interview with Pete Tong earlier that had caught my interest was how much he loved Duran Duran. So much so that in 2008 he re-worked the band’s catalogue with them, live at La Cigale in Paris at a one-off gig. I asked him where this had come from?

From when I was a kid. I can’t remember what the first Duran Duran track I discovered was but I definitely remember loving The Union of the Snake, and Seven and the Ragged Tiger. That was one of the first CDs that I ever owned in fact. Then The Reflex. When I was nine, with the very first band that I was ever in at school, we played at the school talent show. We played Wild Boys and it was a fucking catastrophe. We only rehearsed once. We just thought it’d be cool, ‘oh we’ll just plug in electric guitars and perform, and it doesn’t matter’.  We got the biggest screaming at from our teacher, she said ‘you were an insult to everybody!’ But the Duran thing is kind of amazing. To be able to get to a situation where you’re making a band sound like music that you loved when you were a kid, to get them to revisit and reclaim what they did so well.
Ronson’s production credits include Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black, Ghostface Killah’s More Fish, Kaiser Chief’s Off With Their Heads, Lily Allen’s Alright, Still, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Osirus and Robbie Williams’ Rudebox.  So I’m sure a few producers feature in his hero list.

Well yeah, and today I’m way more knowledgable because you get to study all the records and you get behind the people that you love. I definitely looked up to Phil Spector, but I really really loved Rick Rubin back then, because when you’re a kid and looking at someone that iconic…I mean he could be in a children’s book, like Where’s Waldo because he’s just so interesting.  I loved the Beastie Boys, The Black Crowes, Slayer. LL Cool J. And then I loved hiphop, Dre and DJ Premier who was definitely my favourite producer. Pete Rock. I mean they’re all amazing.

I had my own studio for a little while too, but I was on the road so much it just didn’t make sense me paying like crazy New York rent so I gave it up. The studio where I recorded my new album is a friend’s place in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. We kind of just set up shop there for six months. It was the first time I worked there but it did become my favourite because it’s got an amazing vibe. He just made it himself and you can tell it was made with love. It was like somewhere that The Band might have recorded at in 1972.  It actually looked to me like old footage of The Band in Woodstock, it’s got that kind of vibe to it.  I mix in London with an engineer called Tom Elmhirst. Someone recommended him for the Amy Winehouse record and since then I pretty much go to him.

Calmer now, I think, I ask him what he would do if it were the end of the world. He’s going to go one of two ways – the craziest party ever, with him performing at his favourite world nightspot or…He opts for the ‘or’ scenario.

Easy. I’d wanna be with my girlfriend. I don’t even know if I’d want to perform. I’d just feel like staying in and snuggling for the last 12 hours or whatever. Probably watch Arrested Development or Curb Your Enthusiasm and try and get my mind off the fact the world’s going to end…

Two hours later, after he’s been spotted backstage up in Dalt Vila by our cameraman intensely finishing off his set preparation, he delivers a magnificently eclectic and heartfelt set to the appreciative lunar congregation and by the end he is having a thoroughly good time.  “Thank you so much! This has been totally fucking awesome!” he tells the crowd, and closes out with a new track featuring Boy George before he lets Sasha take over for the late set.

by Helen Donlon and Frank Fabian

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More Manumission 2008 news

June 10th, 2008



The Soundtrack…

Renowned for their vanguard ways, this year Manumission have enlisted the help of Mark (Wall of Sound) Jones and between them, have put together a line up that will have Ibiza shaking in its platform shoes. From Zane Lowe to 2ManyDJs, Mylo to FatBoySlim, Kissy Sell Out to Mark Ronson, these are merely a few of the must see/must hear guests that are set to provide the soundtrack to Manumission 2008. With this year’s parties taking over both rooms of the world’s best club, it’s a match made in Heaven and a gift from the Gods for any discerning music buff.

The Culture Fest…

But Manumission, as always, is not just about the music; rather, it is a cultural explosion that this year incorporates elements of opera from Belgium’s appraised Elise Caluwaerts, Flamenco from the island’s very own Paco Fernandez, costumes from the hand of one of Spain’s finest couturiers, Manuel Albaran, film from Phil Silcock, art from Sergio Ferrer and life changing affirmations from the Barefoot Doctor.
The King & Queen of Manumission, Mike and Claire will take to the stage, joined by their ever adoring and loving crew and cast, in a story of love and gore, life and death, glitter and gyrations, acrobatics and disco antidotes.

The Show and its Cast…

With a storyline based on the weird and the wonderful, the Manumission ‘Coney Island Review’ combines a cast of beauties and freaks in a four act tale of Vaudevillian mischief.

Johnny Golden, Antonio Culebras, Polly Fey, Antonio de la Rosa, the Dynamite Boys and the Manumission Girls are merely a few of the names that make up the momentous cast in a tale of kidnapping and cloning, anti-corporate clampdown and chipping.

Set to a soundtrack created especially for Manumission by A Human, and including lyrics penned by the Queen herself, Claire Manumission, the story tells of the evil Fraudster and the Dandy Doctor’s attempt to kidnap and clone the Manumission crew before dooming them forever to a life of Zombie Hedonism set in a dangerous drag room of transvestites… will our heroes escape from the clutches of the Terrible Two and continue on their Manumission World Tour??

Only one way to find out..

Never one to shy from the weird and the wonderful, this year Manumission is also presenting the ‘Freak of the Week’ with special guests including Lucky, the World’s Most Tattooed Man, and Baby The Acrobatic Vagina.. say no more.

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2nd Ibiza Butterfly Ball & Charity Auction at Amnesia

September 7th, 2007

Coming up on the 25th September is a charity event at Amnesia here you do not want to miss..

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The event at amnesia is in aid of the AIFCC, Asociación de Ibiza y Formentera Contra Cancer – the Ibiza Cancer Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.

For table reservations/ donations/ help of any description; contact: Jill Canney
Tel: +34.627.829.155(Spain) – +44.777.408.7339(Uk)

Here’s some tasters:

A pair of Pete Tong branded reeboks and signed by the man himself – only 2 exist (one is up for grabs) and a host of other PT signed stuff
Jade Jagger Clothing
Stevie Gerrard signed footie shirt
Kaiser Chiefs signed tour shirt
Maximo Park signed official shirt
Framed signed Afrika Bambaataa message

So far with a few weeks away there is also stuff from We Are Scientists, Roger Sanchez, Jesidi and Hed kandi artist Jason Brooks, also a signed ibiza rocks bag from Mark Ronson, Zane Lowe & Fatboy Slim. Local artists Jesus de Miguel and Alicia Bond have kindly donated pieces of their work, as has nationally renowned local pop-artist marcos torres

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