Carl Cox Reveals Plans To Bring Back One Of Dance Music's Most Legendary Venues
Space reigned as one of the top clubs in Ibizia for years. Space owed much of its success to Carl Cox, who played as its resident up to its close in 2016. The venue itself turned into Hï Ibiza, but the memory of Space lives on. However, Space may not remain a memory forever. Cox has plans to bring it back to life.
Cox revealed his plans to bring Space back to Ibiza in an interview with BE-AT.TV. The outlet asked him if he planned on being a resident at a new club, but Cox rejected the idea. He then divulged a plan to bring Space back for the opening and closing weekends of the island summer season, but it didn’t pan out. Then, the kicker: he and Space’s previous management were looking for a new area for the return of Space. He detailed the idea in the below quote:
No. I’m never going to do another residency on the Island, there is no club for me to play like that – Space was definitely the place for me. We have the idea of bringing Space back next year for maybe an opening and closing, but apart from that we are actually looking for a new area to build a new Space somewhere on the island.
Cox followed up the news with plans for the new Space. He said the new Space would be in a quiet location, not next to a club like the one at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel. He also shot down the idea of repurposing clubs like Amnesia and Pacha to be the new Space. For timing, Cox said the new Space wouldn’t likely arrive in 2019, but did tease for a potential 2020 return. His full thoughts below:
Yes, it’s going to happen – there’s no doubt about that! I’m going to bring it back in the near or the distant future. I mean, I’ve lost my home and I need to build a new one. There’s no point in me going to Pacha to have the Space ideal. There’s no point in me going to Amnesia and just put the Space logo on that club. There’s no point in me going to Privilege and doing the same thing.
There is no point, because Space was built as an independent club in Playa d’en Bossa. Playa d’en Bossa only became Playa d’en Bossa because of Space. The new Space doesn’t actually have to be on Playa d’en Bossa. Obviously we need some place where it’s a little bit quiet. There is no way I’m going to build a Space nightclub next to Ushuaia or anything. We will go to a completely new place with a new concept. But the idea is to have the same people who made Space and have people who want to support me in my quest to create a new Space back on the island.
When asked about when Space would return:
No, it definitely won’t be next year. But 2020 sounds fantastic to me.
Keep your eyes peeled for the return of Space and perhaps a new residency from Carl Cox himself! We’d open up your 2020 travel plans just in case.
REPORT: 2017 Barcelona Terrorists Looked Into Concerts, Festivals Ahead of Attacks
It’s been learned that the terrorists responsible for the 2017 attacks in Barcelona also looked into venues and music events as possible targets leading up.
Nearly a year ago, on Aug. 17, 2017, a group of terrorists killed a total of 15 people and wounded 130 in the attack on La Rambla, a tourist hotspot in Barcelona. Officers managed to gun down five of the men involved with the attack in nearby Cambrils.
According to new information obtained by police, those behind the attacks were looking into Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Benicassim, billed as Europe’s largest Jamaican music reggae festival. They also scoped out The Razzmatazz, a popular venue in Barcelona, Pacha in Ibiza, and more.
The men who carried out the crimes apparently “took the 2015 attack at the Bataclan in Paris as inspiration.” They searched the internet for potential attack sites before landing on the locations in Barcelona and one of its neighboring seaside towns.
"Dancing On My Own" Singer And Dance Music Icon Robyn Returns After 8 Years
Robyn‘s still got it! The singer might have fallen radio silent on us for years, but she’s back and amazing as ever!
Just over a week ago, Robyn dropped “Missing U,” her first song in eight years, which she says is a message to her fans. Days later, she graced the stage for BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza to perform her new single for the very first time in a shining comeback performance at Balearic Island’s Café Mambo.
She also took this special performance as an opportunity to sing some old favorites, “Dancing On My Own,” “Call Your Girlfriend,” and “With Every Heartbeat.” And she never skipped a beat.
Robyn recently explained her lengthy absence to BBC Radio 1’s DJ Annie Mac: “I wanted to make an album in 2014 but I really didn’t know what to say… finally I got back to writing and I did travelling, I went clubbing, I went to therapy, I just explored.”
The songstress was most active between 1995 – 2010 and her voice has been deeply missed ever since. Hopefully this means she has even more music in the works.
Robyn – Radio 1 in Ibiza 2018 – Café Mambo
0:15 Dancing On My Own
4:52 Missing U
9:15 Call Your Girlfriend
13:15 With Every Heartbeat
Ibiza Hotel Prices Drop 30-40% As Tourism Declines
Ibiza may be one of dance music’s premiere destinations, but the island is suffering. A new report even shows Ibiza hotel rates have fallen 30 to 40 percent due to decreasing tourism.
Ibiza publication Diario de Ibiza revealed that Ibiza hotel sales fell from April to June this year. In response, hotels have begun to slash rates 30 to 40 percent for the remainder of this year’s high season. Slowing tourism has caused the downturn, so much so that hotels are now considering being open for only five months of the high season in 2019. Hotels previously remained opened for all seven months of each high season.
The hotel rate windfall also relates to specific regions of Ibiza. The island’s party regions, such as San Antonio, are experiencing the worst drops in rates. Ibiza has been grappling with problems and news laws the past few years, impacting the tourist industry at-large. From noise crackdowns in San Antonio to raids of high profile clubs, Ibiza is feeling a number of growing pains. Let’s see what the future holds for the island.
After 3 Years One of Dance Music's Best Super-Groups Is Getting Back Together
Reunions in EDM are a rare breed, but we’re lucky to have another big reunion coming soon: house duo Deep Dish is returning for one show in Ibiza.
Comprising Dubfire and Sharam, Deep Dish will play a special reunion show at the nightclub Pacha in Ibiza tomorrow, July 13. The Deep Dish show will feature as part of Hot Since 82’s Labyrinth residency series at Pacha. This year also marks the 20 year anniversary since Deep Dish first played Ibiza, adding a poetic touch to the reunion.
Deep Dish is one of the most well known duos in the underground scene. Deep Dish generated crossover appeal in the early 2000s before splitting up in 2006, when Dubfire and Sharam went on to pursue solo careers. The duo briefly reunited in 2014 and 2015, playing gigs and festival sets at events such as Ultra Music Festival.
Check out Hot Since 82’s announcement of the special Deep Dish reunion set below:
REPORT: The Island of Ibiza May Sue Netflix Over Horrible New EDM Flick "Ibiza"
In that case headline confuses you, here’s the scoop. The island of Ibiza is considering suing Netflix over Ibiza, the streaming service’s new movie.
We’ve covered the Netflix Ibiza movie recently, but this news takes the cake. According to Hollywood Reporter, Ibiza may sue Netflix because the Ibiza movie includes footage from Barcelona and Croatia. While Barcelona neighbors Ibiza across the sea in Spain, neither it nor Croatia are Ibiza.
The Iberian Tourism Board is one of the movie’s biggest critics, citing a lack of respect for Ibiza’s culture, people and music. A man by the name of Guenolee Roger, a born-and-raised local who now runs a villa rental company, told THR the following:
“They tried to film the movie here and get the island to collaborate, but the Consel d’Eivissa gave them a firm NO after reading the script, because they felt that it was terrible PR for the island and totally opposite to the kind of tourism they are trying to encourage, which is more than just clubbing and partying.”
Yikes. So even though Ibiza strongly argued against the movie, Netflix gave it the go-ahead to film elsewhere and still release it. Johanna Carlson, an event planner for concierge company Deliciously Sorted, also gave her thoughts to THR:
“I think what most people are responding to is not only the physical misrepresentation of our beautiful island, but also the incredibly insulting portrayal of the culture and people on the island. It basically only shows one throbbing club, a fake Ibiza sunset, practically empty streets and two locals — a taxi driver who takes them to his house in the country for a song and a drink (not even hierbas, the traditional apertif) and a scantily clad go-go dancer.”
Double yikes. So not only is the Ibiza movie largely forgettable, it’s straight-up offensive. Ibiza hasn’t officially sued Netflix over its Ibiza movie yet, but we’re curious to see how this pans out.
Netflix's "Ibiza" Movie Is Out & This 1-Minute Review Is All You Need To Know
I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen the Netflix original movie Ibiza — yet. Last night the opportunity presented itself and I hard passed. The official (and very cringeworthy) trailer really turned me off, but I still intend on watching it sometime to be able to rip it apart more adequately.
In the meantime, here is the only 1-minute review on Ibiza you’ll ever need. According to this guy, the movie feels like a pilot of a TV show more than anything. And we all know even our favorite shows don’t get good until a few episodes in (besides Breaking Bad, which is amazing from the get go).
The One Minute Critic goes on: the characters aren’t likable, all they do is talk, ride in cars and go to raves. To top it all off, “almost nothing happens in this movie.” Wow, tell me more. Just kidding — please, don’t.
In sum, the 2.0 rated, straight-to-streaming-platform film is a “mediocre romantic comedy that isn’t very fulfilling.” If the trailer didn’t already deter you from watching the film, this review most definitely will.
We thought you were better than this, Netflix. (You too, Gillian.)
Ibiza – Netflix Original Movie – 1 Minute Review
Pete Tong on Avicii’s death: ‘We weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream’
International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza commenced this morning, with an opening keynote address from Pete Tong honoring the memory of Avicii, who died a little over a month ago, followed by a panel on mental health awareness and the issues faced by touring DJs.
The panel included various artist managers and music executives, including Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs & Bus. Development for Help Musicians, a leading UK charity for professional musicians. However, some of the most salient sound bytes came from Pete Tong himself.
He said of Avicii’s death: “We weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream.”
In a quote provided by IMS on Twitter, he further said, “Tim had no training, there was no introduction, he had never even had a proper job.”
With the exception of the proper job, many DJs over the world generally find themselves in similar situations. Those who find sudden success are thrust into the touring world, and are often unprepared for the loneliness and struggles of being away from home and spending so much time travelling.
Brown of Help Musicians UK said, “People in music are three times more likely to suffer from mental illness. That really pushed us into action.”
An official autopsy report on Avicii is still outstanding, though a statement from his family seems to strongly suggest that the DJ committed suicide.
— Int'l Music Summit (@IMSibiza) May 23, 2018
If you or a friend are suffering from depression, there are services designed to help.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
H/T Metro UK
Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage
"Police" Shut Down Pacha Ibiza Opening Party with Epic Troll [VIDEO]
Ibiza nightclubs have been getting into trouble lately. Clubs have been raided and shut down, with Ibiza police often going toe-to-toe with club organizers and promoters. And now a huge Ibiza club has directly challenged the local policy with an effective weapon: parody.
Pacha Ibiza has caught flack for some shenanigans during the club’s 2018 reopening party. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, per Resident Advisor, two go-go dancers impersonated police officers during the reopening night. The two impersonators escorted a group of VIP attendees from the Pacha Hotel to the club, even stopping traffic along the way. The impersonators, equipped with handcuffs and badges, took to the stage and ordered for the music to shut off. After the music briefly stopped, the party resumed, the music returned and the impersonators began dancing.
It sounds like a strange, humorous twist of events, but local police and an Ibiza citizens group were not happy. The police reported the incident to the local council, and the citizens group has called for Pacha to apologize. Pacha gave a statement revealing that the impersonators’ costumes were created by the club’s costume department; they weren’t real police uniforms. Pacha also claimed the costumes didn’t include any real badges or handcuffs.
Tomorrowland and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce the lineup for Garden of Madness at Ushuaïa Ibiza
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike return to Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer with another season of The Garden of Madness. It will be nothing short of spectacular this summer, as the open-air club is transformed into a wondrous display of lights, sounds, and stage designs.
The DJ duo have unveiled an incredible lineup of acts who will join them in a totally new and magical décor. Rounding up the industry’s most-respected DJs, the Garden of Madness welcomes long-time legends Diplo, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, and Lost Frequencies, while presenting the hottest trending talent including Off White Fashion designer Virgil Abloh, Alok, Kungs and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, just to name a few.
The full line up of acts supporting Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike from June 19th to September 18th can be found below. Tickets can be grabbed here.
A brand-new theme has been created by the team behind Tomorrowland, especially for Ushuaïa Ibiza, with an elaborate stage set up, to host Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and their friends. Similar to all magical Tomorrowland gatherings, guests will enter an immersive fairy tale and experience live performances from a collection of stellar acts.