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Up until this time last year, admitting you were going to Eden would have got you laughed out of DC10. That was until the most powerful man in dance music stepped in, announced he was taking Wonderland to the venue and called in just about every friend and favour to pull out the most surprising line-ups of last summer.

That man, of course, was Pete Tong and it was through his gravitas that names like Timo Maas, Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela and Eric Prydz were lured to the San An market for the first time.

If only to see what all the fuss was about, Eden was suddenly the place to go but for each newcomer the reaction was the same. Much like Space on a Sunday, Wonderland was big room Ibizan clubbing at its most high octane with ecstatic cheers commonplace and a soundtrack based on quality underground beats.

"Dancefloor-wise, Wonderland has more in common with Space or Amnesia than Pacha - it's more of a rave," explains Pete. "The music is often underground, rolling and heads-down, which isn't what people used to associate with Eden. Every DJ that played was blown away by the energy and the crowd's were strong each week."

Of course, to put Eden's changing fortunes down to Tong's magic wand alone would be unfair. The product of bold vision and colossal investment, when Eden was refitted last summer it was a job that would have cleaned out a lottery winner with a state-of-the-art LED lighting rig, a new outdoor terrace and a digital Martyn Audio system. In short, the place is a beast.

It would also be churlish to ignore the place of Judge Jules's Judgement Sundays in any discussion of Eden. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, it might be as subtle and fashionable as one of the T-shirts in Julesy's 'Fashions & Villains' line but the trance institution is still one of the busiest and wild parties on the island.

1
BERGHAIN
2
FABRIC
3
SPACE IBIZA
4
WOMB
5
AMNESIA
6
MINISTRY OF SOUND
7
PACHA IBIZA
8
WATERGATE
9
D-EDGE
10
The End
11
Cocoon
12
GUVERNMENT
13
ZOUK SINGAPORE
14
SUB CLUB
15
WARUNG
16
SANKEYS MCR
17
DC-10
18
Plastic People
19
SIRENA
20
21
Paradiso
22
Pacha Buenos Aires
23
Beta Nightclub
24
ROBERT JOHNSON
25
Ruby Skye
26
Matter
27
The Arches
28
Space Miami
29
Club Volume
30
Pacha Miami
31
AGEHA
32
Hardpop
33
RAZZMATAZZ
34
CIELO
35
Eden
36
Alte Börse
37
The Rex
38
Batofar
39
Studio Martin
40
Avalon
41
Club JB's
42
My House
43
CAVO PARADISO
44
FABRIK
45
Noxx
46
TENAX CLUB
47
Fuse
48
Clash Club
49
PRIVILEGE
50
Onzi-eme
51
ANZUCLUB
52
52 Crystal
53
Vanguard
54
Villa
55
Metro City
56
Kristal
57
Club Midi
58
360°
59
Harry Klein
60
MANSION
61
Circa
62
ARMA 17
63
Club Der Visionaere
64
Vision
65
Vinyl
66
Caves
67
CHINESE LAUNDRY
68
Goa Club
69
Stereo
70
Bar 25
71
Byblos
72
Warehouse
73
Heaven
74
Air
75
Florida 135
76
Culture Box
77
MINT CLUB
78
Dirty Dancing
79
Circus Afterhours
80
Tribehouse
81
Cabaret Voltaire
82
Pacha Sharm
83
1015
84
Haoman 17
85
Prince Of Wales Bandroom
86
Numero Uno
87
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
88
Barfly
89
Café D'Anvers
90
Stiff Kitten
91
Factory Club
92
93
TRESOR
94
Global
95
YALTA
96
LUX FRAGIL
97
Sq Klub
98
Le Queen
99
Weekend
100
Le Bataclan