Now that Miami is out of the way, all eyes are on the Ibiza season. The results in this year’s Top 100 Clubs poll, powered by Miller Genuine Draft have shown us that Ibiza is back in prime position as the world’s ultimate clubbing destination.
One of the key factors behind this resurgence - besides the global popularity of dance music - is the fact that Ibiza has developed a willingness for change and evolution.
For many years the island’s scene stagnated, with the same promoters, clubs, parties and musical styles dominating the landscape. But the last few years have seen new venues, new sounds, and a new audience arrive on the white isle. Ibiza is different now…but it is better than it ever was!
These are the some of the key early announcments ahead of the 2014 season…
DEEP DISH TO MAKE AN EMOTIONAL IBIZA RETURN
Iconic progressive house and techno duo Deep Dish reformed earlier this year, with a rocking Essential Mix, new single and roadblocked Miami Music Week Party. And now they have been announced to join the likes of The Chemical Brothers and James Zabiela at the Space Ibiza Opening Party on May 25th.
EDEN BECOMES GATECRASHER
UK superclub brand Gatecrasher have taken over the club formerly known as Eden and have promised to revitalise the venue with a series of fresh nights and a new music policy, in addition to a full production refurb inside. Check out our full preview here.
THE SANKEYS REVOLUTION CONTINUES
This week Sankeys - one of the newest Ibiza clubs - have announced their weekly residencies for 2014. Highlights include Steve Lawler’s Viva Warriors party every Sunday and popular London afterparty Fuse, who take control every Tuesday night. More at the Sankeys Ibiza website.
COCOON CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
Sven Vath’s Cocoon nights at Amnesia were instrumental in re-introducing techno to Ibiza. Sven laid the path that Loco Dice & Richie Hawtin now tread in Ibiza. They return to Amnesia for their 15th season and this year the theme is Origins. More line ups to follow at originsibiza.com
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