It's fitting that Guy Gerber's newest label, and accompanying series of parties, is called Rumors. After all, these have abounded since he first revealed that he was recording an album with Sean “Puffy” Combs, hip-hop mogul and all party guy. Originally slated for the release date of 11/11/11, something to give numerologists a field day, it's now so long overdue that Diddy has reverted to his original moniker of Puff Daddy – a surefire sign that something is afoot.
Danny Howard, the BBC Radio 1 DJ and DJ Mag columnist, has a new single out in collaboration with the Futuristic Polar Bears.
The powerful beat-driven EDM track, 'Vargo' — out on Spinnin' Records — comes with a fairly bizarre video, which DJmag.com can here bring you an exclusive screening of (see below).
In these ‘Vegas’ days you could be forgiven for thinking that nightclubs were all created fresh and unique in the grounds of 5 star hotels.
However there are numerous clubs around the planet that started out as something quite different – things that you may not expect.
Here are 5 of our favourites club history tales
Michael Woods is no stranger to making his rounds on the club circuit. After the successful release of his Ctrl + Alt + Delete EP on Diffused Music and rumors of new tour on the horizon, Woods reveals to DJ Mag his top 5 clubs from New York to London and beyond.
Location: Ibiza, Spain
It's a little shocking to reflect that Pacha was born in 1973. 1973! Gosh, that's when disco was first budding and blossoming, in a time when Ibiza was a less busy destination than it is today, although perhaps in a slightly more hedonistic way for the times. When you think of Pacha, it's those seminal red cherries that immediately spring to mind — that and the Ibicencan farmhouse design, with its historic walls and tiled floors that most likely could tell a story or two.
The original Pacha is still very much there, with exciting expansions and impressive renovations added to and around it. Being able to offer VIP and general admission experiences is all part and parcel of the Pacha vibe. That and the constantly evolving tweaks on the brand, including clothing for all genders and generations, merchandise, and heaps of accessories and gift ideas. Meanwhile, recent residences and appearances from the likes of Claptone, Solomun, Danny Tenaglia and Martin Solveig have ignited the iconic dancefloor.
With the state of clubs in Ibiza currently up in the air, it's most likely that the first major parties of the season will in fact also be closing parties. Although it's famous and infamous clubs like Pacha that can surely continue for years to come.