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Diggind Deeper at ADE: Steve Lawler Talks About His New Ibiza Residency, Vacations and Up-And-Coming Artists

A child of the Acid House generation of the ’90s, Steve Lawler has been pushing the gender boundaries for decades as a promoter, producer, DJ and of course as the head of the infamous VIVa MUSiC founded in 2006.

A constant presence in Ibiza throughout the summer, Steve earned his first residency on the island by handing in a mixtape at Café Mambo and the rest, as they say, is history. He continues to remain at the forefront of the electronic industry by constantly innovating and curating, both as a party curator, a label manager and of course an artist himself.

We caught up with him during his most recent U.S. tour, where he played clubs such as Coda in Toronto, Heart in Miami, Beta in Denver and Output in New York.

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Digging Deeper with Judge Jules

Spanning 30 years of work in the electronic music world, Judge Jules‘ career is one that has touched all corners of the globe.

The accolades have poured in over the years, with Mixmag crowning him the #1 DJ, Dancestar Awards naming him the Best International DJ, winning Best Radio DJ from Smirnoff’s Dancestars and continually featuring in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, peaking at #3 alongside the industry’s greatest. Judge Jules’ touch is multi-dimensional, and spans far more than just one area of the industry. He is a producer, a DJ, a radio host, a promoter, has worked record label A&R duties and has also been involved with quite the number of TV work.

In England Judge Jules ruled the radio waves with shows on Kiss FM and the iconic BBC Radio 1, and now his show The Global Warm Up is broadcast on over 70 stations across the globe including the colossal Sirius XM, and notches up a gigantic 750,000 downloads every single week via his podcast. And what about his famous Ibiza brand Judgement Fridays, formerly known as Judgement Sundays? The residency packed out its balearic home every week, with 15 years experience.

Somehow 6AM found the time to chat with Judge Jules in the middle of his packed summer schedule. Our aim was to dig a little deeper and talk about how he juggles it all, exploring the personality outside of music too.

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Ibiza Officials Cracking Down On Beach Clubs By Banning DJs and Live Music

The Ibiza crackdown continues as local officials have now moved to ban DJs and live music from a total of 16 beach clubs on the island.

The San José municipal town hall gave the marching orders to some of the most popular beach clubs on the island including Blue Marlin, Bora Bora, Coco Beach and others, all of whom cannot now host any events that feature DJs or live music.

The idea behind the move is to reclaim the beaches from the parties and dance music, after complains by locals and tourists alike that said beach clubs have been claiming portions of public beaches for their clients and kicking out regular beach goers with the use of security and bouncers.

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Council of Ibiza Could Soon Have The Power To Ban Any Open Air Event They Want

Ibiza is synonymous with fiesta, an island made famous in three decades ago thanks to its open-air terrace parties at iconic clubbing institutions such as Amnesia and Space. Yet, in recent years we have seen officials in the island scale down on its daytime and open-air events, instituting a 6am sound curfew with penalties for clubs violating it as well as shutting down beach parties including events such as tINI & The Gang, Dynamic and Detroit Love.

Officials have come as far as to claim that the island cannot handle an increase of tourism, while residents keep using the leverage to contain the scope of the parties still going on.

However, things could get a lot worse soon. This is because of the passage of the new tourism law for Spain’s Balearic Islands, in which Ibiza is a part of. The law was passed on Tuesday and is set to be implemented soon, with an amendment made that would grant Ibiza and Balearic’s three other local councils the power to “regulate, determine or prohibit, in a reasonable manner, tourist activities” related to entertainment. This would apply to any location that hosts musical events, including clubs, café conciertos, beach clubs and ballrooms.

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Shark Attack Reported at Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa

When we hear mention of the word “Ibiza” we think of some of the best nightclubs in the world and idyllic sun-kissed beaches.

Yet this past week something fairly unusual happened on one of the island’s most frequented and known beaches: Playa d’en Bossa.

An 82-year old man was reported to have been injured with a 2-inch wound caused by a blue shark, a species of shark that is usually prevalent in the Mediterranean Sea. He was rushed to the Can Misses Hospital for treatment of the deep wound. Fortunately, the man managed to have survived the attack without major injury and was released from the hospital about 4 hours later.

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Hï Ibiza Chooses Unoriginal “UR” Name for Residency featuring Armin van Buuren, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Brand-new Ibiza club Hï has announced its latest residency for the upcoming debut season that will see the club launch off in the venue that used to be the home of Space.

Previously announced residencies include Black Coffee, In The Dark, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix presents Multiply and Glitterbox. This past week, the Playa d’en Bossa club owned and ran by Ushuaïa Entertainment announced “U R with Armin van Buuren, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano” on Wednesday night. The club’s website reads:

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The Best European Party Countries of 2017

Summer is fast approaching, so why not make it a worthwhile one by taking an unforgettable vacation to Europe, where some of the hottest and most fun parties are being held at this time of year?

With so many events happening throughout the continent this summer, it can be daunting to plan a trip there and determine where to go exactly. Fortunately, we have prepared this handy guide that gives you the lowdown on the best countries in Europe to go to. This guide will also tell you which specific events in each country we highly recommend you check out. And while you’re at it, we give you the opportunity to learn some practical culture and language lessons that will be particularly useful for the occasion.

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Dax J, Kerri Chandler, Hybrasil and Nastia Confirmed for Carl Cox’s Pure Ibiza Parties

Carl Cox has announced the lineups for his two Pure parties at Privilege Ibiza.

It’s all raw house and techno, as the Intec giant is joined on Tuesday July 11th by techno dons Joseph Capriati, Jon Rundell and Eric Powell alongside underground favorites tINI, Fuse’s Archie Hamilton, man of the moment Eats Everything, Darren Emerson and newcomer irish techno DJ Hybrasil.

Next, on Tuesday 18th July, Cox brings in Intec label mainstay Nicole Moudaber, Berghain favourite DAX J, Pure’s Eric Powell, Panorama Bar’s Cassy, New York house duo The Martinez Brothers, the essential deep house don Kerri Chandler and Ukrain’s Nastia.

Space is also provided for local Ibiza talent to shine, with Andy Baxter, Jason Bye, Clara Da Costa, Mr Doris and many more all joining in the festivities to set the mood when doors open early on.

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Sasha and John Digweed Announce Resistance World Tour and Ibiza Residency

Last year we fooled the world with an April Fools article announcing a Sasha and John Digweed reunion tour. Later that week we turned out to be modern-day Nostradamus when the duo announced their Social UK gig for later in the year, a prelude of what has now become a reality: Sasha and John Digweed are embarking on a worldwide tour together.

The two iconic musicians have already announced joint sets in the past few months, such as at EDC Mexico and the upcoming Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Now, the two producers have revealed their plans for the RESISTANCE Worldwide Ultra Tour, a journey that will see them travel to several key world destinations as well as appear six times at Privilege Ibiza for Ultra’a Resistance brand’s first ever residency on the island.

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Eric Prydz To Launch First Ever Ibiza Residency at Hï Ibiza

Eric Prydz is returning to the White Island this summer, this time for a ten-week residency at the brand new Hï Ibiza which has taken over the building previously occupied by Space.

The Playa d’en Bossa nightclub is scheduled to open its doors this summer, aiming to continue to bring more “underground” acts to the repurposed space while also adopting more of the VIP signature lifestyle that characterizes the events that take place across the street at Ushuaïa. Both venues are now owned by Ushuaïa Entertainment, which explains the programming direction that Hï is taking in confirming residencies that so far include Black Coffee and Martin Garrix just to name two.

Today Eric Prydz confirmed he will be taking over the club for ten consecutive weeks between the 20th of June and the 22nd of August. The residency, which is Eric’s first ever in Ibiza, will allow his team to use the club’s blank canvas to work their magic, building a site specific show for the residency, creating a unique stage for Eric to present his inimitable blend of house and techno across his Pryda and Cirez D aliases. The Prydz residency will bring a singular visual and audio experience to the Ibiza season.

“Hï offered us a unique opportunity to go into a new club, with a blank canvas to build something special, and very unique without existing limitations. For my debut Ibiza residency I wanted a platform to do things on my own terms, inviting the artists I want to host, in a space that we are creating” – Eric Prydz.

Eric will be joined by old and new friends with Matthew Dear, Kölsch, Pig & Dan, Agoria, Catz ‘N Dogz, Tube & Berger, Dusky and more all confirmed to join him throughout the ten-week takeover.

Eric Prydz at Hï Ibiza
Every Tuesday from 20th June – 22nd August (10 weeks)
Tickets available at www.hiibiza.com

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