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Marissa Cetin
14 May 2024, 13:31

Hï Ibiza introduces no phones on the dancefloor policy for Damian Lazarus Club Room residency

"It's a proper session where we lose our inhibitions and can enjoy a sense of freedom as we enforce our groundbreaking 'No Phones' policy inside the room"

Photo of Damian Lazarus wearing all black and heavy silver jewellery while looking directly into the camera

Hï Ibiza will be enforcing a no phones policy during Damian Lazarus' residency in the Club Room this year.

Every summer Saturday beginning this weekend, 18th May, at the White Isle institution, the Crosstown Rebels founder will encourage a phone-free dancefloor during the return of his joint residency with Black Coffee, who headlines the Theatre. 

"From open to close we take pride in creating a totally unique environment, centered around the mystical Temple", Lazarus wrote on Instagram, "it's a proper session where we lose our inhibitions and can enjoy a sense of freedom as we enforce our groundbreaking “No Phones” policy inside the room". 

Lazarus shared the individual residency party lineups through the closing event on 5th October. Featured guests include Carl Craig, TSHA, Sicaria, HoneyLuv, Mathew Jonson and Acid Pauli. Residents Meera, Tony Y Not, Cameron Jack and Floyd Lavine will be on opening duties.

The introduction of a no phones policy is a major move for Hï Ibiza, voted the No. 1 club in the world as part of DJ Mag's annual Top 100 Clubs poll for 2024. The club's other 2024 season residents include Eric Prydz, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers and Patrick Topping. 

Last October, Joe Roberts caught up with Damian Lazarus as his 2023 Club Room residency came to a close. They spoke about his Hï Ibiza parties, 20 years of Crosstown Rebels, wizardry and more.

Read Damian Lazarus's Instagram post with lineups in full, and watch a new clip about his residency with Black Coffee below.

Forbidding the use of phones on the dancefloor, particularly to take photos and videos, is becoming increasingly common, adopted by clubs including Nowadays in New York and fabric and Fold in London.  Back in 2018, a survey found that 70% of club goers hate people using their phones on the dancefloor. Revisit DJ Mag's article asking whether it's time for a total ban on it here.