Calvin Harris joins USHUAÏA IBIZA for 2019 summer residency

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Calvin Harris joins USHUAÏA IBIZA for 2019 summer residencyCalvin Harris Live

Friday nights at Ushuaïa Ibiza now belong to Calvin Harris. One of the most iconic names in the electronic game, Harris will kick off his 2019 residency at the Balearic hot spot on August 2. From there, Harris will take the decks of Ushuaïa Ibiza each consecutive Friday evening, until his residency finale on September 6.

The technical team that routinely brings about Ushuaïa Ibiza’s masterful live production, from glittering pyrotechnic displays to striking lighting and visual synchronicity, will man the production of each Harris date for the rest of the summer. Tickets to the “Giant” producer’s summer residency at the open-air club are available, here.

Photo Credit: Conor McDonell

From Miami to Ibiza and back again—Swedish House Mafia confirm return to The White Isle

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From Miami to Ibiza and back again—Swedish House Mafia confirm return to The White IsleSwedish House Mafia Tomorrowland 2013

Swedish House Mafia continues to keep the world on its toes. Whether the trio are teasing new music or hinting at potential performance locations, there is never a lack of speculation when it comes to the group’s impending activities in 2019. The latest confirmation from the Mafia is a confirmed return to Ibiza this summer. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello took to Instagram to confirm this, posting, 26.7.19 on their stories.

This confirmation comes the week after their creative director, Alexander Wessely, sparked rumors about their impending return to the island after he posted a story searching for flights from Stockholm to Ibiza. It is currently unknown whether the trio’s Ibiza performance will be a single performance or the onset of a residency.

There is additional speculation that the group will be performing at Ultra Europe after posters scattered Split, and Tomorrowland currently has a hole in its weekend two Sunday lineup, leading many to believe they will be closing the second weekend of the festival as well.

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IMS Ibiza announces female empowerment organization SheSaid.So as 2019 presenting partner

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IMS Ibiza announces female empowerment organization SheSaid.So as 2019 presenting partnerIms2019

Now in its 12th year, International Music Summit (IMS), the leading thought leadership platform for electronic music, has announced its partnership with SheSaid.So, a global network of women in the music industry. This year’s event, which is set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza May 22-24, will be presented and co-curated by SheSaid.So. All members interested in attending IMS for the first time will be entitled to a 50 percent discount.

In an effort to target gender stereotypes and inclusivity, among other core values like collaboration and creativity, the two powerhouses are on the cusp of making their mark on the music industry in ways that have yet to be achieved. Together, they will not only help define IMS and what the organization truly stands for, but also empower more women to hold opinions, participate and help mold the electronic music industry.

“We are excited to renew our partnership with IMS this year as a programming co-host,” says Andreea Magdalina, SheSaid.So founder. “This gives us a greater opportunity to create more visibility for women and other marginalized communities in electronic music and beyond at one of the most forward-thinking music conferences in the business. Our relationship with Ben Turner and IMS exemplifies the SheSaid.So collaborative ethos — to constructively work together to address the gender gap where necessary and propose solutions for the industry to adopt further. IMS has positioned itself at the forefront of innovation in electronic music and we are thrilled to augment the experience with our programming ideas.”

Learn more about IMS Ibiza 2019 here.

Toolroom to return to Ibiza for 17-week residency at Eden

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Toolroom to return to Ibiza for 17-week residency at EdenToolroom At Eden

Toolroom Records is taking a summer-long family vacation, June 2 to September 22, to Ibiza for a season-wide residency at one of the island’s landmark locales, Eden.

Throughout the 17-week, Sunday-night commission, Toolroom will assemble its top-tier talent, as well as an abundance of fresh-on-the-scene label additions. For years, Eden has been nothing short of a wall-to-wall dance music destination in the White Isle, hosting prestigious residencies with Disclosure, Dubfire, Pete Tong, and even Lady Gaga. The multi-level club also just received top-to-bottom refurbishment as a product of its new ownership.

“Eden is a clubbers venue with an impeccable sound system,” says label head, Mark Knight. “It’s all about the music and people coming together in perfect harmony, which was the original essence of Ibiza, so to be back with them on the White Isle will really be something special.”

The Mark Knight-headed Toolroom celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018. In that time they’ve released hundreds of records, conducted multiple world tours, and continued to readily adapt to the fiercely fluctuating industry climate. It’s only fitting that soon they will return to one of the most culturally impactful dance music havens on Earth.

Photo Credit: Ryan Dinham

Privilege and Amnesia Ibiza face charges & license suspension for illegal renovations

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Ibiza mainstay Amnesia has received another slap on the wrist from island authorities. No stranger to having charges slapped upon it, the superclub found itself in hot water with the San Antonio counsel this time around due to illegal renovations that allowed it to fit more people inside and thus break fire safety code. In particular, they’d expanded their upper dancefloor space without proper permission.

They weren’t the only culprit; fellow island institution Privilege also got caught for similar adjustments to their architecture. The club had been discovered as opening up small spaces not meant for use in order to expand their capacity by 500 people, in addition to obstructing a few of their emergency exits. Both clubs have been slapped with fines totaling €55,000 and license suspension until they revert their renovations back to code. Luckily, this saga unfolded with plenty of off-season times to meet the requirements before they reopen.

 

H/T: Mixmag

 

Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residents

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Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residentsRESISTANCE Carl Co MegaStructure Photo By RVR 16

Resistance Ibiza looks ahead to the 2019 summer season with the announcement of its first two residents: the ineffable Adam Beyer and Carl Cox. Resistance Ibiza will take over White Island nightclub, Privilege, each Tuesday for nine weeks from July 23 to September 17. Beyer and Cox will each individually play four shows during this period, and will convene for an epic back-to-back finale during Resistance’s closing party on September 17.

Resistance Ibiza is expected to name additional 2019 residents in the weeks to come. In the meantime, Resistance energizes enthusiasts of the brand via a teaser video that translates the youthful spirit of the party series from vibrant feeling to visual.

H/T: DJ Mag

Photo credit: RVR 16

Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residents

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Resistance Ibiza announces Adam Beyer, Carl Cox as 2019 residentsRESISTANCE Carl Co MegaStructure Photo By RVR 16

Resistance Ibiza looks ahead to the 2019 summer season with the announcement of its first two residents: the ineffable Adam Beyer and Carl Cox. Resistance Ibiza will take over White Island nightclub, Privilege, each Tuesday for nine weeks from July 23 to September 17. Beyer and Cox will each individually play four shows during this period, and will convene for an epic back-to-back finale during Resistance’s closing party on September 17.

Resistance Ibiza is expected to name additional 2019 residents in the weeks to come. In the meantime, Resistance energizes enthusiasts of the brand via a teaser video that translates the youthful spirit of the party series from vibrant feeling to visual.

H/T: DJ Mag

Photo credit: RVR 16

Cristoph and CamelPhat ‘Breathe’ their long-awaited collaboration into existence

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Cristoph and CamelPhat ‘Breathe’ their long-awaited collaboration into existenceCamelphat Christoph Breathe 1

As if to the mounting majesty of one of his progressive house tracks, in the past year Newcastle’s Cristoph has blossomed into a worldwide reckoning under mentor, Eric Prydz‘s watchful eye. Both Cristoph and CamelPhat, the Grammy nominees and creators of deific dance track, “Cola,” spent the better part of the summer showing love for Prydz as supporting acts at his often sold-out Hï Ibiza performances. Now, the two supporters are taking their talents center stage for what is a natural progression of their time in close Ibizan quarters. The result: an epic dance music lovechild, “Breathe,” through Pryda Presents, fittingly enough.

“Breathe” begins under the guise of plaintive instrumentals and ethereal, desirous female vocals from resplendent dance floor songstress, Jem Cooke. The track then employs the sonic equivalent of ripping the floor from underneath the listener with its bellowing bass line and unfettered chord progressions. Like a spectral presence with the best of intentions, the track leaves listeners hard-pressed to resist reporting to the nearest dance-friendly surface once “Breathe” gets hold.

Hot Since 82 shiver timbers, DJs live from a pirate ship [Watch]

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Hot Since 82 redefined what it might mean to ‘swab the deck’ during his live streamed set aboard a pirate ship in Ibiza.

The near two-hour effort transported the house music heavyweight from the Balearic clubs that so commonly provide the platforms for DJs’ live performances on the White Island, and onto the sea, where the waters plunged as deep as the beats that Hot Since 82 doled out. With the producer’s family and friends aboard the intimate vessel, it’s safe to say that no mutinies transpired.

Director of Netflix’s ‘Ibiza’ has never been to Ibiza

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Director of Netflix’s ‘Ibiza’ has never been to IbizaAle Richanbach Ibiza

In an awkward interview with Mixmag, director of the new Netflix original film, Ibiza, Alex Richanbach, reveals he’s never been to the island of Ibiza. Granted, the movie is a light rom-com about three girlfriends traveling to Spain for “work.” Let’s just say the European party scene took over, and not much professionalism ensued. The protagonist, played by Gillian Jacobs, ends up falling in love with an EDM DJ, played by Richard Madden, and supposed hilarity ensues.

When Mixmag interviewer Jeremy Abbott asked Richanbach if he’s ever been to Ibiza, the director revealed he’s never even been.

“You know I hadn’t been able to go,” he told Abbott. “So I did all my research through our writer who spent a lot of time there and also Richard Madden who spent a lot of time there and I sort of watched as much as I could from a documentary stand-point and I read books and did as much as I could. But the speed of which we prepped the film I wasn’t able to get there.”

Abbott continues pushing the subject by mentioning the Spanish government’s disapproval and potential lawsuit. The movie was filmed in Croatia, which Abbott points out adds to the misrepresentation of the Ibiza brand and vibe. There were also accusations of stereotyping the island’s culture and drug use. The director’s response was to highlight a writer and actor of the film who spent time in Ibiza.

Read the full interview here.

H/T: Mixmag

Photo Credit: @alexrichanbach/Instagram