It may not be the longest running or the biggest of Ibiza’s famed club empires, but for many DC-10 is the pinnacle of the island’s dance thrills. There are plenty of venues around the world that feel hanger-like, but DC-10 literally is a converted aircraft hanger on the road heading into and out of Playa d’en Bossa — augmented by a second room and large outdoor area to enjoy the sun during its daytime portions.
Few would argue that one party, Circoloco, put it on the map, the essential Monday throw down which helped incubate first the sound of minimal (which dominated throughout the noughties), then its disco and house infused predecessor. Last year it hosted everyone from Jackmaster to Kerri Chandler at an extended 13-hour opening.
Since 2012, however, DC-10 has also played host to Paradise, a weekly Wednesday night venture set-up by Hot Creations’ heads Lee Foss and Jaime Jones. The spiritual heir to Circoloco, Paradise draws from Hot Creations extended roster with a familiar roll-call, including wAFF, Richy Ahmed, Russ Yallop and Rob James, plus Foss and Jones themselves, joined by guests such as Maya Jane Coles.
All of which means that DC-10 packs in twice the weekly fun that it once did, keeping it top of the must visit list for plenty making their annual summer pilgrimage.