Ibiza Inside presents The Blast blog by Alexander J
Hi party people and music worshippers alike.Welcome to my third blog for my fantastic spiritual family at Ibiza Inside. Can’t believe its March and already three months into 2013. My oh my how time moves fast. As we are in March and spring is upon us it’s safe to say that summer isn’t too far away. And of course summer means lots of parties, sunshine and togetherness on Ibiza!
The clubs on Ibiza
As what is set to be yet another busy season on the Island, in this month’s blog I’ll be looking into clubs on the island and giving a personal pre-review of what clubs you must check out if visiting Ibiza for the first time this year. Take note so that you don’t miss any of the legendary club experiences on your visit. Keep checking my posts each month as we get closer to the season. Rest assured I’ll be keeping tabs on what’s on where and what the vibe is at each event (expect no-holds barred honest reviews of each party!).
What i have in store for you
Also this month I’ll be bringing you part 1 of my two part special on long time Pacha Ibiza resident Australian-born DJ, Sarah Main and a personal look back at her career as a DJ on the island. So first things first; lets talk about clubs. Ibiza is known for its stunning beaches, glamorous fashion and of course its legendary nightlife. And what is the one strong factor in this? Of course its the super clubs. World renowned venues, famous for bringing in the birth of the titled ‘Superstar DJ’ include Space, Amnesia, Pacha , DC 10 & of course the big two in San Antonio, Es Paradis and Eden. But over the last couple of years it’s not only the big players that have brought notice to the party vibe on the island. Smaller more intimate affairs have seen a rise up plus the exciting opening of Ushuaia Beach Hotel which has seen outdoor clubbing taken to the next level. With names such as The Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, and Luciano playing there, plus household brands such as Defected In The House holding events there it’s safe to say that in 2013 Ushuaia can expect yet another fantastic season. And with their opening party kicking off from 25th May expect some great artists and DJ’s from Ibiza’s new kid on the block!
Ibiza the host of so many cool events
Ibiza hosts some of the world’s most fantastic events every year. The main success of each party is all down to the organising and preparation of each event. When talking to regular promoters & club owners based on the island over the last couple of months, the preparation behind each event takes hours of promotion, organising, make-up and ideas. The pre-party events at famous sunset bars like Cafe Mambo, Cafe Del Mar & Savannah bring clubbers closer to the DJ’s they have come to Ibiza to see and is a critical part in promoting that artist & their upcoming party for the evening. It’s a great way of interaction between party goer and performer. Year on year Ibiza’s pre-party events showcase fantastic talent to thousands of people from all over the world. The most amazing sunsets are seen and the vibe fits perfectly to the music. The atmosphere is a fabulous experience and I highly recommend you check them out. So as a worker this year in Ibiza, I am very excited to announce our workers party ‘Blasted’ every Friday at Viva Ibiza, San Antonio. If you’re on the island make sure you check it out, grab yourself a cocktail and get down on the dance floor! Blasted kicks off on Friday 3rd May so make sure you drop by.. It will be fantastic to see you all!
Next month I’ll be looking at ‘who’s where’ this season and we will have a run-down of events for you over May/June.. So hold tight for that! Now I want to focus as promised on one of Ibiza’s most regular resident DJ’s from Pacha, it is of course the gorgeous and talented Sarah Main. Sarah Main is a true Ibiza inspiration. Coming to Ibiza from Sydney Australia, Sarah Main’s career as a DJ is one to admire and appreciate. When Sarah learned the art of DJ’ing it wasn’t long before her music co-ordination with impeccable taste in House Music soon caught the eye of Ibiza’s most recognised and longtime standing super club Pacha. Voted and named best international club in 2002, Pacha is a strong name to be associated with and one any DJ would aspire to carry on their CV. Before becoming resident in Ibiza for Pacha, Sarah began DJ’ing in Sydney clubs in 1995 and by 2001 she had done the circuit throughout Australia having played in the most respected night clubs in Sydney Including Home, Soho, Kink, Sounds on Sunday. She has held down popular Radio shows including Galaxy, Rhythm FM, & New Wave FM, plus been on the line up globally across major festivals throughout the world. She is what stands as a true figure in whatever you want to achieve being possible with hard work and determination. She has played alongside some of the world’s most famous DJs and performers and carried the flamboyant, sexy and classic brand of Pacha across the world. And with regards from the legendary Eric Morillo & Radio 1′s Pete Tong as ‘The best warm-up DJ to go on after’ as quoted in DJ Mag, the respect Sarah has gained amongst her peers has become unparalleled the world over.
Next month I’ll be looking more at Sarah’s Career as a DJ on the Island and will be researching the history of the Pacha Brand bringing it all together for you here in my blog for Ibiza Inside.
Ibiza resident Sarah Main
Top 10 tracks of the month March
As always here in my blog, I bring you my top ten download picks for the month. This month we have some great pieces of production, from the likes of D.Ramirez, Prok & Fitch, Eats Everything and more! Check out my own personal top ten now here in Ibiza Inside. Download & enjoy. See you next month!
1. D.Ramirez & Cevin Fisher – Restless [Original Mix] (Great Stuff Recordings)
2. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now [Coyu Remix] (Skint)
3. Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff [Eats Everything Re-ruff] (Dirtybird)
4. Prok & Fitch & Filthy Rich – Justified [Original Club Mix] (Toolroom)
5. Rene Amesz – This is true [Original Mix] (Stealth)
6. Namito – City Of Gods [Original Mix] (Great Stuff Recordings)
7. Jay Lumen – Play cool the old school [Original Mix] (100% Pure)
8. Simone Burrini – Los Montes [Original Mix] (Sphera Records)
9. Jerry Ropero & Eddy Cabrera Feat Terri B! – Soul Heaven 2013 [Soul Avengerz Remix] (Conkrete Digital Music)
10.Kaa San – Hold On [Available on Traxsourse Remixes by Soul Avengerz, Sound Blast Stereo & DJ Danila) (Conkrete Digital Music).