With the launch of his “Martin Solveig and Friends” party at Pacha the man in the headband can now be added to the constantly growing list of Ibiza summer residencies. While his productions aren’t strangers to the island, the announcement does mark a milestone for Solveig as his first ever White Isle residency. Solveig will be accompanied by his friends Laidback Luke, Bassjackers, Armand van Helden, Sidney Samson, and Cassius on four dates scheduled throughout July, August, and September. If heavy pounding big room sounds are your cup of tea then Solveig’s night at Pacha might be worth your while.
In addition to his new weekly residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza, Desolat label head Loco Dice is also kicking off a new radio show for Ibiza Global Radio this summer, taking the same “Used + Abused” name. Dice’s partner-in-crime tINI is first up on the show’s guest list and she takes advantage of her time slot to pump in that beachside techno for everyone around the world, even those unable to make it to the White Isle this summer. The full lists of guests for this summer’s show has not been announced yet, so keep checking back on his SoundCloud page every week for another episode.
Pharrell Williams is no stranger to the world of dance music, having teamed up with Swedish House Mafia, Paul Oakenfold, and most recently Daft Punk. The world famous artist is, however, a stranger to dance music’s paradise island of Ibiza — that is, until now. After making a splash with “Get Lucky” earlier this year, Pharrell will finally make his Ibiza season debut this July at Ushuaia. Making a special appearance for Pete Tong‘s opening Le Grand Bazaar party, Pharrell will join Nervo, Tato, and Pete himself on July 5th. The event will be broadcasted globally from the beach and tickets to attend are available now.
It’s 1am on Sunday morning. Saturday’s clubgoers are still at large and in South London and Tommy Trash looks tired, but positively beaming with confidence. Sitting patiently in the backroom of Ministry of Sound, the Australian club icon (real name Thomas Olsen) is reciting the mayhem that has shaped his European tour so far. He’s already scaled Milan, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough, unveiling a melting pot of European club culture along the way that Tommy himself is still struggling to digest. “Those kids in Newcastle were fucking nuts,” he laughs. “It was just intense. There is nothing like going somewhere a little off the radar and being completely blown away by the crazy energy.”
Between unprecedented leaps and bounds for his global profile and the Ibiza residency to end all summer sprees, you’re unlikely to have heard any less of the name Solomun this year. Kicking off his new residency at Pacha this month, the German heavyweight returns to his own Diynamic imprint with a haunting take on his craft’s more organic ranks. A dark and sombre soundscape of low-end club fuel elevated with an emotively charged twist, the balance of melodic vocals and murky composition found in “YesNoMaybe” makes for another instant win for a man who can seemingly do no wrong as the poster boy to underground house music and its apparent renaissance. Listen to the preview below, this one will be out on Diynamic on June 10th.
Infamous musical maestro and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as the scribe of the official International Music Summit (IMS) anthem for 2013. Rodgers, who spilled the beans on collaborative duties with Daft Punk during his keynote speech at last year’s conference, looks to build on the hype stirred by his involvement in the duo’s first album single “Get Lucky” with British house evangelist Eats Everything providing official remix duties.
This summer, the Dirtybird crew will be traveling from San Francisco to Ibiza for a highly anticipated residency at Sankeys Ibiza. Their club night doesn’t kick off until June 27th, but labelhead Claude VonStroke gives listeners a peek with his aptly titled Back To The Island Mix. The bass-heavy set is short, but packs a groovy enough punch to lift our spirits and keep us pressing replay. Maintaining the tropical vibes throughout, he mixes now classic vocals like “Make That Booty Clap” with more surprising selections like a Kendrick Lamar sample. After this mix, we’re ready to book our flights.
Last week, much to the chagrin of many UK dance music fans, the reputable Sankeys in Manchester announced it would be closing its doors that have been warmly welcoming clubbers for the last seven years. As recently as 2010, Sankeys was named one of DJ Mag‘s top UK clubs and has consistently been a go-to for superstar DJs visiting the Queen’s country for almost a decade (and beyond, as the former Sankeys Soap).
Two-thirds of the former Swedish House Mafia are taking their recent split quite literally with the title of their summer 2013 Ibiza Residency. Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso are teaming up for a weekly concept party dubbed ‘Departures,’ every Wednesday at Ibiza’s Ushuaia. Set to kick off their latest project as a duo, ‘Departures’ will begin on June 12th with the full announcement coming soon. This isn’t the first time Axel and Sebastian have aligned for post-SHM plans, as the two have connected for Las Vegas residencies at Light.
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Only days after The New York Times profiled some of the big changes going on in Ibiza this summer (particularly Pacha’s resistance to skyrocketing superstar DJ fees), the Cipriani hospitality group is announcing some exciting new additions to the nightlife landscape on the Balearic Islands this summer. Giuseppe Cipriani, along with former Pacha programming directors Danny Whittle and Mark Netto, will be opening Bomba Ibiza during the week of the International Music Summit on May 22nd.