Following a colossal year in 2015, which saw the inauguration of Destination Ultra: Croatia Music Week, ULTRA Europe returned this July to the shores of the Dalmatian Coast.
Over 100,000 revellers attended the two-day mega fest from a record-breaking 143 countries, dancing to a continuous soundtrack provided by 160 of the world's most in-demand and celebrated electronic acts across four stages.
DJ Mag Ibiza breaks down the best places to eat, sleep and rave on the White Isle this summer, favoured by DJs, locals and clued-up travellers. Best be getting that map out — here’s the places you won’t want to miss...
No trip to Ibiza would be complete without a stop-off at Talamanca Beach’s famous Fish Shack. This place does exactly what it says on the tin — it’s a shack that serves up the catch of the day for lunch and dinner, most of which is caught off the rocks on which the rickety restaurant sits.
Tell us about your Miller SoundClash weekend – how was the Las Vegas experience?
I love meeting new people, so it was amazing getting to know the other DJs, production staff and executives. Everyone has a different story and background but after all we were all there for the music.
Techno line-ups don’t come much bigger than Mikaela’s brand-new night ONYX, taking over on Mondays at Space throughout the 2016 season. As the name would suggest, the focus of the new night is on pitch-black, industrial-tinged techno, with the Love The Underground Records boss drafting in a slew of reputable selectors to join her behind the decks each week. There’s also a focus on live acts at ONYX — in addition to straight-up DJ sets — with Answer Code Request, Karenn, Rebekah and Borderland all confirmed to perform.
Rising star Alice Clark knows her way around Ibiza. She’s lived on the island since she was 17, spending her time in the studio during the winter and playing non-stop gigs throughout the warmer months.
When it comes to competitions, Point Blank always come up with the goods. This time the impressive prize haul is a mammoth Native Instruments production bundle which consists of Maschine Studio, Komplete 10 and Komplete Kontrol S25 keyboard. Plus, they’re throwing in a PB course too! But you’ll have to hurry, the competition closes on midnight 7th August. Simply register with Point Blank by completing the form on this page to get your name in the mix.
Blue Monday is one of the most iconic songs of all times. Bridging the disco era with what became a house and techno explosion in the UK, New Order created a timeless classic that's still referenced today as one of the most influential tracks of all time by artists and listeners alike. Last month New Order headlined SONAR festival in Barcelona and when Point Blank were asked to take part in SONAR+D – the educational arm of the famous festival – it was a no-brainer for Lead Course Developer Ski Oakenfull to take on the classic track in one of their world-famous deconstructions.
“Do you mind if I play this while we talk?”
Reasons Festival returns for its second year on Saturday 30th July with a huge line-up and a location that is to die for, Jersey’s stunningly picturesque Coronation Park.
This year’s festival features a stellar line-up, and DJ Mag will be on hand to capture the madness with live stream performances by Slam, Dense & Pika and Jagerverb with more to be announced.
Elsewhere, the mainstage will play host to the likes of Goldie & MC Codebreaker, Special Request, Soul II Soul (Live) and many more.