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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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Hï Ibiza Launches This Summer on Former Site of Space Ibiza

 

The moment we all knew was coming is finally here. The Ushuaïa Entertainment Group has unveiled information about the new club that will be taking place of the former Space Ibiza.

is set to open its doors this coming season, located in Playa d’en Bossa across Ushuaïa, aiming to “bring together music lovers to dance, discover and experience the magic of the White Isle.”

 

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Although rumors and speculation seem to indicate that Hï will follow Ushuaïa’s footsteps in becoming a venue that caters to Ibiza’s growing VIP crowd while also serving a slice of underground dance music residencies, the venue is yet to announce its DJ residencies for 2017.

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Carl Cox Announces Shows at Privilege Ibiza

 

If you thought the Carl Cox era in Ibiza was over you were definitely mistaken!

The iconic producer may have ended his Music Is Revolution residency by timing it with Space Ibiza’s closure last summer, but his parties on the island are far from over. Although we had already reported on Carl’s plans to play guest sets at several parties throughout the island, such as Circoloco at DC-10 or for his friend Marco Carola’s Music On series, he has now announced two PURE CARL COX events at Privilege Ibiza.

Carl Cox will be back for a series of special shows under the PURE CARL COX banner, starting on Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th July. Carl himself talked about the upcoming shows, “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Ibiza and to kicking off these special events with my awesome team from Space, Dave Browning, Eóin Smyth and the Game Over crew, and boy, have we got some parties lined up for you this year.  Starting with two parties at Privilege, I will be bringing my PURE festival vibes from Australia to the Main Room with a full techno and house line up. I cannot wait to rock this club. See you on the dancefloor… Carl :-)”

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Privilege, recognized by the Guinness book of records as the biggest club in the world, was the natural choice as our new home after the sadness over the closing of Space subsided. Having housed many legendary events over the past 20 years, Privilege is going through a full re-fit including a Funktion One sound-system update that promises to make it one of the best in the World.  The club boasts a main room of epic proportions and plenty of other rooms to sample so they are perfectly primed for the return of the ‘King Of Ibiza’.

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Carl Cox Predicts “New Kings Will Emerge” In Ibiza Following Space Closure

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Ibiza, often hailed as the Mecca of dance music and club culture, has seen a number of setbacks. The infamous island has always enjoyed a reputation as a hedonist paradise, with hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking annually for a summer of round-the-clock partying. Carl Cox recently lamented on the effects the closure of Space in an interview with Mixmag. Cox, who saw his 15-year residency at Space end this season, explained that Ibiza’s rising prices are beginning to prohibit summer partiers from vacationing there.

As the man himself puts it, “It’s slipping… The crown of that [being number one] is slipping. I just think when you have something so good for so long, if you’re up the top, the only way you can go is down.” He continues, “Ibiza’s become so expensive for everybody. The taxis are expensive, the hire cars are expensive, the restaurants are expensive, getting into certain nightclubs is expensive. If you’re not rich, no one can afford to have a really good time anymore like you used to in the old days.”

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The beloved Carl then mentions Romania and Croatia as premiere up-and-coming party destinations, noting that crowds of clubbers will travel wherever their favorite artists are performing, enjoying the “mystery” of traveling to new places and navigating an unfamiliar scene. He adds, “Ibiza’s not like that anymore. You know exactly what nights are happening and the DJs [that are playing]. You come out of it and think ‘Jesus, I’ve spent all that money and, actually, the night wasn’t that great.'”

Sadly, the veteran DJ will not take any Ibiza residency in the future although he still plans to play guest sets at a select number of venues such as Amnesia for Marco Carola’s Music On and DC-10 for Circoloco. Carl added that he is confident Ibiza will eventually turn a corner when Ushuaïa fully takes over the location previously occipied by Space, adding that “the new kings will emerge”.Click here to read the full interview

The Art of the Resident DJ: BURN Residency ft. Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Luciano and more

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BURN recently went through a journey to discover emerging talent in the world of dance music through a BURN Residency 2016 program that received over 9.000 applications.

With applicants spanning 26 countries, a DJ from each was chosen to attend the BURN Bootcamp to participate in lectures, workshops and DJ classes ran by some of the most influential and skilled artists in today’s dance music world such as Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, John Digweed and Luciano.

Three finalists, Mira Joo, Ayman Awad and Lollino, were picked from this group of 26 for a 10-week Ibiza residency with gigs at Sankeys and Bora Bora included. Lollino eventually won the €100,000 grand prize, coming out as the winner of the Residency program.

As part of the Residency initiative, BURN has released three separate documentaries profiling the art of the resident DJ, a series we began to explore with Paris’ Rex Club resident D’Julz, one of the best selectors the house music scene has to offer.

The first mini-documentary is called ‘The Creator’ and focuses on Carl Cox’s meteoric rise in Ibiza and his 15 year Music Is Revolution residency at Space that just ended this past summer. The idea behind this first video is to highlight one of the most prominent residencies in the world by an artist still in circulation, albeit one that has just come to an end.

‘The Movement’ looks at the ascent of a new series of top-tier names in underground dance music, developing on the paths taken by Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Apollonia in reaching the success they have achieved thus far.

‘The Future’ decides to look at ahead, as the name might suggest, by exploring the next generation of artists and prospective residents with input from BURN mentors Carl Cox, Dubfire and Uner, as well as other key industry figures.

Watch the three short films below: