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Pukka Up at Space, Ibiza

May 13th, 2010

Famous club night Pukka Up scores an Ibiza 2010 hat trick announcing a new residency at SPACE, the island’s first ever Silent Disco and not ONE, but TWO boat parties.

Renowned for its mad-capped sunset cruises and a 5 year Es Paradis residency the ‘hedonistic ‘house night’s 7th season is tipped to be “its most outrageous yet.”

GOING TO SPACE
Pukka Up’s famous weekly sunset cruise kicks-off from San Antonio Harbour on Tuesday 8th June. Then, after three hours of sun-kissed hedonism it’s off to ‘Carl Cox & Friends’ at Space. For the first time ever the super club’s ‘El Salon’ arena will be decked out in Pukka Up’s 2010 incredible new theme. And, yes, you’ve guessed it, this year’s “The World Cup Summer Scoop” is about UK Newspapers and the Football World Cup 2010.

WE CAN’T HEAR YOU!

If that’s not enough, the ever innovative Pukka Up brings the first ever Silent Disco King Headphone Party to Space. Clubbers can listen to two channels through special Pukka Up Pink headphones. The partying begins at 10PM and the Silent Disco starts at 2AM. Headphones will be provided free-of-charge to boat party ticket holders!

Artists on rotation for Pukka Up include: Jaguar Skills (Radio 1), Kaiser Chiefs (DJ), White Lies (DJ), Futureheads (DJ), Babyshambles (DJ), David Dunne (Galaxy FM), Sean Scott (Kiss), Jamie Theaker (NME) and Anton Powers (Juice FM).

A close source said:
“Space is a truly magnificent venue so these parties are going to be incredible. Not only will you get the intimate and connected vibe that Pukka Up brings but also the get the chance to explore he exhilaration of Space’s famous terraces and rooms, while the Silent Disco will provide a little bit of extra fun.”

“SEX DRUGS AND PUKKA UP”
For the first time ever Pukka Up is also running an intimate 250 capacity Thursday night boat cruise, but with a twist as all the DJs are members of world famous bands.
Musicians from bands such as Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies and Babyshambles will be rocking the boat from 18:30-21:30. What’s more the boat ticket includes FREE entry to Come Together at Space with Zane Lowe.

YOU’VE BEEN PAPPED!
Not content with shows on MTV and Living, this year’s action on the boat and club and will also be recorded live and broadcast on nationwide radio every week. But remember to watch out for our teams of PU ‘Dirty Players’ as they intend to cook up more mischief than a footballer in a Miss World competition.

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Win tickets to Space Ibiza opening party

April 18th, 2010

Cr2 are releasing the official Space Ibiza album this year at the beginning of June and it’s going to be mixed by MYNC. To go alongside this they’re running a competition for the chance to win 2 guestlist spaces for the Space opening on Saturday the 29th of May and also have your most memorable track from Space featured on the new album:

Space competition 2010

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Space, Ibiza 2009 new compilation album launch tonight

July 31st, 2009

space, ibizaWe got invited to go to Space in Playa den Bossa this evening for the launch of the new Space 2009 compilation which has been mixed by MYNC in collaboration with UK independant record label Cr2. It’s hard to refuse free entry and free mojitos… thanks…

Here’s some blurb about the release:

Mixed by MYNC, Space Ibiza 2009 combines the tune-spotting talent of Cr2 Records founder Mark Brown with the pure dancefloor adrenaline of MYNC. From its earliest days igniting the crowds at Passion in Coalville, through residencies at Cream Ibiza, The Cross and Godskitchen, to their much-loved Ministry of Sounds Sessions mix, MYNC sets an unbeatable standard for excitement and energy.

The format this year includes 2CDs and a bonus DVD which features the amazing highlights of this year’s Space opening party, which saw a record 22,000 party people pass through the doors to see the world’s elite DJs. It also includes an interview with MYNC, a Space opening photo gallery, and additional downloads.

But it’s all about the music, with a stellar selection of 24 tracks spread across two CDs.
CD1 – La Terraza kicks off proceedings with the new version of Rose Rouge by Analog People In A Digital World, and passes through big terrace tracks such as Needin U and Shake It and tunes from Space residents Wally Lopez and Steve Lawler.

CD2 – La Discoteca is a perfectly blended selection that has you entranced from start to finish as it twists through tech-house grooves from Nic Fanciulli, Gui Boratto, Pryda and Simian Mobile Disco. For those not able to visit the club in person, Cr2 Records has done everything with this CD to ensure that the magic of Space Ibiza comes to visit you!

2CD (Disc 1: La Terraza, Disc 2: La Discoteca) + BONUS DVD (Feat. Videos of the Space, Ibiza 2009 Opening Party and an MYNC Interview, plus Photo Gallery of Space, Ibiza 2009 Opening Party, Wallpapers, Screensavers and a Download Voucher for Free Entry to Space Ibiza)
2CD UNMIXED (CDC2LDX010), Released on ITunes – 27th July

Some photos from tonight:



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Space Disco, Ibiza opens for the first time in 1985

April 22nd, 2009

The first edition of Ibiza NOW Magazine back in 1985 featured the Space, Ibiza opening in Playa den Bossa:

Ibiza has always been a bit out of this world and, as if to underline that fact, the news on the island’s entertainment scene is the imminent inauguration of “Space” the island’s most extraordinary discotheque in terms of innovative features. “This is the new generation of disco”, explained the disco’s director Francisco Camps. “We want to offer something really different in the way of entertainment and I think we have done it”.

Click on the images for larger lightbox versions:
ibiza now magazine When Space opens its doors this week, discogoers will be able to take a trip around the universe. Comets, planets, constellations and even UFO’s will surround guests in an atmosphere which announces the 21st century. The spectacular lighting system of Space was invented by Gaston Prat, the man who has created some of the most spectacular disco ambience in Europe. And spectacular it is as the figures speak for themselves.

Five thousand watts for sound, 150,000 watts for lighting, 5 bars, and a capacity of 1,500 people take the disco into a sphere of its own. Space will be connected via satelite to the video channel Musicbox of England, bringing the latest video clips directly into the disco. Rumours quote total expenditure on the new disco in the realm of 200 million pesetas [approx 800,000 UK pounds].

So it figures that Space is more than a fabulous disco. It has been cleaverly designed to also serve as an auditorium for live musical performances and as a conference center. Francisco Camps revealed that various groups have been contracted to appear during the weeks ahead. On July 17th Hugh Masekela will perform there and on August 16th Shakatak will be appareaing. Other groups currently in negoiating appearances include “Objectivo Birmania”, “Golpes Bajos” and “Radio Futuro”.

Camps has chosen a team of young people with new ideas. Camps himself is of the new generation. Only 25 years old, he already has seven years of experience behind him in the disco business, working in Marbella, Andorrra and the Costa Brava. “I have done everything in disco’s from disc-jockeying to managing and designing”, says the young director. In fact Camps to an active role in the design of Space. “Futhermore”, claims Camps, “this discotheque complies absolutely with all European security standards”.

If disco fans greet the opening of “Space” with just half as much enthusiasm as its dynamic director, the new disco will soon be causing revolutions in the island’s entertainment world.

The Space opening party advert as it appeared in the first Ibiza NOW edition:
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International Music Summit, Ibiza – club panel audio

September 28th, 2008

Today (28/09/08) is 4 months after the historic public meeting at the International Music Summit in Ibiza of the main clubs and the government.

We’ve been once again assured that the IMS will put up the panels so that everyone who wasn’t there can hear what happened.

all of our blogs about the ims are here

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Ibiza club round up for August

August 26th, 2008

clubsAugust in Ibiza means one thing: clubs, clubs, clubs. It’s the month of blazing sunshine, beautiful people and parties that roll into the wee hours of the morning.

It was also, this summer, the month everyone had been banking on to compensate for a rickety start to the season; the make-or-break weeks for the fortunes of everyone who relies on Ibiza’s brief tourist season
to see them through winter. “The rest of the summer you might make just about enough to pay the bills and have a few nights
out, but August is when you stack it up,” as one worker puts it.

Make no mistake, the Ibicenco economy is close-hitched to the success of its clubs. The Diario de Ibiza recently reported on a survey which showed nine out of 10 British tourists come to Ibiza specifically for the nightlife. So, how are we doing?

At Amnesia their highlight events are going strong. Cocoon’s Monday night party is pulling a huge international crowd, its
usual popularity given an extra boost by the closure of DC10. The price of their “friends & family” concession guest-list tickets has shot up from €20 to €30 so it’s a safe bet anyone involved in this techno powerhouse will be laughing all the way to the bank this autumn.

amnesiaThursday night’s ‘Cream’ party is perennially popular with the British market and despite the economic hardships they
are still pulling full houses on the strength of their heavy duty DJs like Paul Van Dyk, Sasha and Ferry Corstan. Also wooing the trance crowd is Armin’s Tuesday night ‘Armada’ with guests like Sharam from Deep Dish and Laidback Luke.

However, another Brit standby, ‘Manumission’ (Fridays) has struggled to cope with heavy competition from Madrileno night ‘SuperMartXe’ which has been filling Privilege to capacity thanks to a canny mix of competitive door-pricing and mind-blowing production.

privilegeIt seems Privilege has realised that its strength lies in making the most of its vast space as the other big night is Tiesto’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ party every Monday. Eager kids (mostly British, Dutch and German) are happily shelling out €60 or more for a peek at Tijs’ staggering, rock’n’roll style audio-visual trance extravaganza.

Filling out
the roster of big hitters at Privilege are two nights of techno: ‘Meganite’ and ‘Monza’.

The former has found success with a mix of classic tough techno and live acts, while ‘Monza’ is making a strong showing with its Berlin-orientated line-ups (Magda, M.A.N.D.Y. and Guido Schneider among others).

It’s not all smiles though, as local
favourite ‘La Communidad’ – which moved to Saturdays at the World’s Biggest Club after losing its Friday nights at Space – flopped and was quickly replaced by a new night called ‘Soldiers’.

spaceSpace, having ruthlessly culled its promoter roster after losing half its opening hours to new laws has still sometimes struggled to fill its six rooms. ‘Carl Cox and Friends’ is having another fantastic season, and long-running gay night ‘La Troya’ (Wednesday) is still packing them in despite squabbles with authorities over their colourful parades and artwork.

Danny Tenaglia’s first Ibiza residency, ‘Be’ on Thursdays has wooed fans of classic house but faces tough competition from its glamorous opposite ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’, fronted by Cathy & David Guetta at Pacha. In any case, Space’s undisputed flagship is still ‘We Love Sundays’, which pulled crowds and column inches with the return of the Chemical Brothers to Ibiza for the first time in 14 years (for a reported six-figure fee).

Other island big spenders include Eden, which has been rewarded for splashing the cash on Pete Tong with his muchtalked-
about ‘Wonderland’ party on Fridays. Along with Brit faves like Groove Armada and Rob Marmot the night has brought the
likes of Tania Vulcano and Deadmau5 to San An for the first time.

Tuesday night’s ‘Koolwaters’ party has kept Eden jumping with a mix of breaks and electro. Night-by-night, Eden is probably the most eclectic club on the island with events for garage (Twice As Nice), hard house (Advanced Vs Tidy), house (Garlands Vs The Hacienda) and electronica (Mondo Loco). Though it is still easy to get free or reduced entry to most nights, a sure sign they’re working to pull in the punters, the club has maintained a good atmosphere and Judgement Sundays is still hugely popular with the San An crowd.

Also flying the flag for San An eclecticism, Es Paradis has a mix of classic and new nights. Its flagship ‘Fiesta del Agua’ has expanded to two nights a week (Thursdays and Saturdays) and is the biggest pull with local youngsters. Their ‘Bassline Vs Garage’ night angles to grab some of the urban crowd away from ‘Twice As Nice’ while ‘Clubland’ woos fans of commercial house and trance.

Possibly the most interesting night is Wednesday’s ‘Rogue DJs’ party which brings DJ sets from bands like Utah
Saints, The Subways and The Mystery Jets.

Meanwhile, the glamorous Ibiza Town clubs are still locked in a fierce rivalry. Louie Vega’s ‘Soul Heaven’ night at El Divino has taken the club back to pure house music with lots of live PAs and support from the likes of Erick Morillo (whose Wednesday night ‘Subliminal’ party at Pacha has been a bit quieter than previous seasons), while its busiest night remains Saturday’s ‘Hed Kandi’ party – a firm favourite of the stylish British crowd.

Competing
for their cut of the pie are ‘Fashion TV’ & ‘Miss Moneypenny’s’ on the Friday, Tuesday’s ‘Salvacion’ bash, house heavy hitters ‘Kinky Malinki vs Kidology’ (Thursday) and ‘Mn2S’ (Monday).

pure pachaMinutes away is Pacha, which has stuck with a tried and tested line-up for summer 2008, beginning with Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’ party on Monday (which started at El Divino, some years back). According to insiders the focus on traditional US house has given the club a long-in-the-tooth feel, with staples like ‘Def Mix’ (Saturday) and ‘Defected’ (Tuesday) relying too heavily on older acts.

Undoubtedly the most exciting night of the week is Friday’s ‘Pure Pacha’ which responded to Tong’s move to Eden by booking some of the biggest names in dance: Sander Kleinenberg, the Swedish House Mafia, Basement Jaxx and Faithless. The new acts have energised the night. “The atmosphere is brilliant and our guest-lists are full till September,” reports press manager Jasmine Elias.

Overall, it seems the club scene has stratified. The biggest, longest-running nights are as packed as ever with loyal fans.
However, less established parties are struggling as clubbers economise by making safe choices rather than exploring new
events. Numbers for the season may look roughly similar, across the board, but the true story is of a handful of big successes and a host of strugglers.

Of course, Ibiza has almost lost one of its most renowned clubs entirely – DC10. For the full story on the rise and fall of this underground institution see DC10 – club closure?.

By Cila Warncke

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Carl Cox exclusive interview

August 4th, 2008

carl1.jpgOur gorgeous friend Cila spoke to Carl Cox recently and gave us this exclusive interview with Carl Cox:

Carl Cox is one of the world’s most revered DJs and one of Ibiza’s most successful promoters. His award-winning Tuesday nights at Space are a rare beast – an underground techno night with mainstream appeal: a British-run night that enjoys a fervently loyal Spanish and international following. The erstwhile King Of Clubs kicked off his season of Carl Cox and Friends, which features luminary guests like Josh Wink, on 8 July and the parties run weekly till 9 September.

We caught up with the cheerful, soft-spoken techno maestro as he relaxed in his London home and he shared his thoughts on the state of clubbing in Ibiza, dodging gunfire in clubs and cooking with Laurent Garnier. Buen approveche!

carl2.jpgAnother season is upon us – have you been doing ayurvedic detox and yoga a la Sven Vath to prepare yourself?
[Laughs] I wouldn’t go that far. I can’t even cross my legs! I have a house in Australia, though, and I take a couple months off to ride motorbikes, go fishing, go swimming and just take five.

How hands-on are you with preparing the club?
I book all the DJs and artists. And I’m involved with all the production – it has my name on it! It’s difficult to come up with new colours, new concepts and new decorations. It takes six to eight months but everything is in place now. We’ve managed to pull it off again…

What are your feelings heading into the season? It’s been a quiet start – what are you anticipating?
I’m not concerned. People don’t start to arrive till the beginning of July so we arrive when things start to happen. Space is going to rock ‘n’ roll!

carl4.jpgWhere do you see Ibiza in terms of the global dance scene – is it still Number 1?
It is. Ibiza has stood the test of time, it is numero uno. People have been hoodwinked into thinking Ibiza is over, but it has stood the test of time. If you want a peaceful little island go somewhere with no electricity and catch your own fish… Ibiza has a concentration of the best clubs in the world. The people who live there are very proud of it. I’m an outsider but I feel like I’m part of one soul. Nowhere else has the spirit Ibiza has.

Last year was King of Clubs – this year it’s Carl Cox and Friends. What do your ‘friends’ all have in common?
Most of them stay at my villa in the summer and they all chip in and make food. If you can get Laurent Garnier in the kitchen it’s amazing. He does good casseroles and chicken dinners. There are at least 10 of us at the house at any given moment, so we all lend a hand to make sure we get fed. We get Green Velvet chopping onions!

You experienced a traumatic moment last year in Caracas, Venezuela, with a fatal shooting at your gig – have you ever experienced anything like that before?

No! I’ve been going to clubs for 30 years or more. I’ve seen stabbings and beatings but I’ve never seen anything like that. I didn’t believe it was happening. I couldn’t believe it. It was a sold out party with
7,000 people. The security was pretty lax, there were no metal detectors, but the promoters assured me it would be okay. For security to allow that to happen – to allow three people with guns into a club to find their victim – and for four people to die… was one of the worst things I’ve ever endured.

Would you go back to Caracas?
Would you? The people in Caracas are very, very sorry about what happened. But it’d be stupid to think “I’ll go back.” There’s a lot of civil unrest right now, it’s a hostile city. Anyone would be clever
to stay away. There are nice people there and I had a great time, it’s just a shame how it ended.

You travel almost constantly, which must be exhausting. What would make you consider retirement?
Not much! Travelling is difficult. It becomes harder and harder because I’m going further and further. It takes a toll on your body and mind, but I love doing what I do.

One of your regular summer stops is the SW4 festival in London – what makes a great festival for you?

A great festival is when people are open minded and dancing outdoors. People’s attitudes change in the open air… my sound changes. As much as I love playing clubs it’s nice to play festivals. Plus, SW4 is in
South London, where I grew up. I hung out in Norbury and Streatham and Crystal Palace as a youngster so it’s a homecoming for me.

Two years ago you arrived at SW4 with Brazilian dancers… whose feathered costumes promptly got soaked! How do you cope with those moments?

Yeah, as I went on it poured with rain. All these umbrellas were going up. It just added to the excitement, though. That’s the ethos of festivals. You have to rise to the occasion.

Can you nominate three of your summer anthems?

Guy J ‘Under Pressure’ on Bedrock
Jamie McHugh ‘H2O’ on Underwater
Michel de Hey ‘Simultaneously’ on EC Records.


You must get sent a mountain of music – is the quality getting better or worse as more people have access to digital technology?

I like to think that people are making the best of it. Before, you had to spend a lot of money to get a record onto vinyl and it was a long process. If no one liked your record you’d wasted a lot of time and money. At the moment, I’m getting good stuff.

What are your plans for summer and beyond?

I’m working on a new album, which has been a while in the making. I don’t want the money, attention or fame, or a Number 1 hit single. I just love making music. I’m also making a DVD which is a fly-on-the wall documentary about my life. It’s been fun trying to cram 32 years of my life into a 90 minute DVD.

It has my sisters and nieces and parents telling stories about my childhood and stuff. You get to see behind the scenes, school friends, that sort of thing, rather than just two hours of me rocking the house. It’s an insight into me as a person. That should be out for Christmas.

In Ibiza, where are your haunts away from the club?
I’m not a massive beach person. I’m black already, I don’t like going any darker! But I love Sa Caleta. The restaurant is amazing. They treat me like family. I can go for lunch and spend six hours there. If you’re ever going to see me out on the island, you’ll see me there.

Is the price of fame constant attention?
Oh yes. My face is on billboards all over the island! People want their holiday snap or their tee-shirt signed. People wanting an autograph comes with success. If I didn’t want that I wouldn’t put myself out there. If I were Brad Pitt or David Beckham I couldn’t go to the beach – so thank God I’m not that famous!

Interview by Cila – photos by www.myspace.com/gionastringa

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