Archive for May, 2012

Opening Parties

Oh yes! It’s that glorious time of the year again – summer has arrived and the best DJs in the world are jetting their way over to the White Isle. The Ibiza Opening Parties have begun and all of our much-loved superclubs are no doubt pulling out all the stops to make this year…if possible even bigger and better than the last!

DC10 – now famous for being famous, is one of the gems of the Ibiza clubbing scene, offering an entirely unique clubbing environment and experience. Unlike the other clubs on the island, DC10 does little or no publicity for its parties, meaning those who go are in the know and there for one reason; the music. DC10 is all about good DJs and quality underground electronic music. It is famous for it after hours parties, launching the careers of some of the island’s biggest DJs, fancy dress, and the fact it’s located at the end of the runway! DC10 definitely wins joint place with Bora Bora Beach for being the best late afternoon hotspot. 

The legendary Monday morning session grew from a small band of hardcore ravers to being the most talked about party in Ibiza and possibly the whole world of electronic music in the last 10 years. It isn’t the most glamorous of clubs and there is no expensive lighting or production, but the careers of some of the best electronic DJs including Tania Vulcano, Loco Dice and Luciano are indebted to the success of the parties at DC10-who are we to complain about a lack of a few disco balls, and naked stilt women?  

The building wasn’t made to withstand the heaving crowds it attracts.  The ques for the bars and toilets are hefty, getting outside is a chore, and the rooms are completely sardined with hot, sweaty revellers (no hiding that facemelt if DC10ing in the day!)…BUT, what it lacks in these areas, it more than makes up for in the uber quality of the sound system, DJs, and location.  

The best way to get there is by taxi –  €10 from Ibiza Town or Playa D’en Bossa, and €25 from San Antonio. There is also the bus to Salinas beach which stops just past the club, or you can walk from Sant Jordi which takes about 15-20 minutes.

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Commercially, “Somebody That I Used to Know” has become Gotye’s most successful, signature song. It topped the UK Singles Chart, as well as 23 other national charts, reaching the top 10 in more than 30 countries. As of May 2012, the song has sold more than one million copies in the United Kingdom becoming the best-selling single of the year so far; and four million in the United States. It is the most downloaded song of all time in Belgium, Netherlands’ biggest selling single ever; and the third best-selling single in Germany. Selling more that 7 million copies worldwide “Somebody That I Used To Know” is fast becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time… This really is a superb track, and has well and truly set the bar for other upcoming alternative Rock and Indie artists. As if by fate…it just come on the radio!

It’s been two years since Kanye West released his last solo album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ but he has finally revealed the music video for ‘Lost in the World’ which features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. It was never officially released as a single, but the collaboration which samples Bon Iver’s ‘Woods’, received a lot of attention.  

Kanye is pushing the limits again with the release of this stunning video and there is no doubt that he’s still got it going on. I remember seeing him gig at Brixton Academy before he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’ in 2004; he was epic a decade ago, and he remains so today. 

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