Calvin Harris announces three-date Pacha Ibiza run this summer

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One Kiss” might be all it takes, but one night on the White Isle certainly won’t cut it.

At least that runs true in Calvin Harris‘ recent announcement that he’ll be taking over Ibiza’s most esteemed clubbing destination, Pacha Ibiza, for three nights this summer. Pacha celebrated its grand re-opening on May 4, and despite some recent confusion surrounding two go-go-dancers impersonating cops, it’s looking to be a banner year for the club.

The Fly Eye executive’s headline slots, dubbed Tuesdays On Mars, are a part of Pacha’s latest party concept, which also features Fatboy Slim, Alesso, Martin Solveig, and Oliver Heldens. Harris will be playing on August, 14, 18, and 28, marking the only three dates outside of his Vegas residency fans will be able to catch the “Nuh Ready” producer this summer.

Ibiza authorities investigating go-go dancers impersonating police at Pacha reopening party

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Wearing the crown as Ibiza‘s hottest nightclub proves no easy feat. Now it seems the White Isle’s clubbing crowned jewel, Pacha, could be in quite a bit of hot water.

Ibiza’s public prosecutor’s office is currently investigating a May 4 incident involving two go-go dancers impersonating policemen at Pacha’s reopening party.

Originally reported by El Mundo, two men in local police uniforms led a group of VIPs from the neighboring Pacha Hotel to the club, even managing to stop traffic along the way. When they then entered the club, the two alleged officers soon jumped onstage and ordered that the music be turned off. Fortunately, the 5,000-strong crowd started whistling and booing, and the music soon returned.

Two legitimate police officers reportedly witnessed the entire incident and reported it immediately to the local authorities and a local citizen group, EPIC, which demanded that Pacha apologized for the PR stunt.

“What happened that night concerns us,” reads a statement from local citizens group EPIC. “Usually when someone is dressed up, you notice straight away, but in this case that didn’t happen, so everyone at the party initially believed that the two young men who turned out to be go-go dancers were really policemen.”

It  continues: “It’s particularly serious given that members of the local council were present and did nothing to stop it from happening. This wasn’t just a crime; it was a shameful joke at the expense of the police, whom we should respect.”

Pacha has now responded, claiming the uniforms were not in fact official and had been made by the club’s costume department. They also said the uniforms had been used at previous events without issue, and that the uniforms didn’t include any official badges or other official paraphernalia.

Photo credit: Pacha Ibiza

Via: El Mundo

Hot Since 82 returns to Pacha Ibiza with ‘A Labyrinth Story’

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Swiftly becoming an Ibiza powerhouse, Knee Deep In Sound label boss Hot Since 82 is set to return to Ibiza’s storied Pacha for a second season of Labyrinth. The Yorkshire native will host a staggering 21 weeks of “A Labriynth Story”  from May 25–October 12, each Friday at the club.

Last season, Hot Since 82 welcomed a wide range of guests into the Labyrinth. From newcomers like Eats Everything to Ibiza legends like DJ Harvey and Erick Morillo, or even techno heavyweights Adam Beyer and Dubfire, Labyrinth’s celebrations were a tribute to life and color in full.

As a new image of Ibiza emerges, one thing is for certain: events like Labyrinth will continue to ensure travelers they need not worry about finding the party.

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Photo Credit: Alex Neidhardt

DJ Rae – Surrender

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Listeners looking for the next up-and-coming house music DJ can find that in DJ Rae with the release of her new euphoric, 90s-infused track “Surrender.”

DJ Rae is a multi-talented artist with top-notch vocals, production and DJ skills, which have allowed her to attain residencies at some of Ibiza’s most prominent nightclubs such as Pacha and Ushuaïa.

The London-based DJ fuses bass and acid house elements in “Surrender,” with cowbell hits and deep synths on the bass line that complement DJ Rae’s captivating vocals. Released off her own imprint, RATED, house lovers can expect to be groovin’ to this one on their next trip to the UK nightclubs.

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Trilantic Capital Partners acquire Pacha for €350 million

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Pacha Group’s sale has been finalized, with venture capital firm Trilantic Capital Partners paying €350 million for control over the brand. The group is known as an esteemed pillar of the Ibiza nightlife industry, known for owning Pacha, Destino, and Lio on the island itself, as well as various additional club and hotel ventures across the world. News of the sale initially emerged in 2016, under an original asking price of €500 million.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a swiftly rising international firm whose primary business takes place in Spain and Italy. Included in their purchase are all of Pacha’s global businesses, which will assist Trilantic in building an even larger presence in other countries such as Australia and Germany. Details have yet to emerge on how business will change for the iconic nightclub group, save for their new owners advising that they’d be increasing staff on all Pacha-owned Ibiza destinations.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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Watch MK’s music video for ‘My Love 4 You’

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While Marc Kinchen, popularly known as MK, has a career as a DJ and producer that spans decades. The Detroit native recently finished a summer season that proves his presence in the electronic music industry is only just peaking. The producer played at a slew of revered festivals from Tomorrowland to Creamfields while also gifting fans with an Ibiza residency at famed nightclub Pacha, where he hosted his iconic Area10 party. In the midst of all this time spent pleasing crowds, the house maven launched a new label, also entitled Area10, with the piano-heavy, feel-good track “Piece of Me.”

In early November, MK released “My Love 4 You” featuring A*M*E, the follow-up track to “Piece of Me” and the second single on Area10. The artist’s new track reflects his penchant for producing infectious vocal house tracks. Mirroring the uplifting nature of “Piece of Me,” “My Love 4 You” features an airy chord progression and compelling beat that evokes the glowing nature of summertime.

It comes as no surprise that MK’s music video for “My Love 4 You” quite literally takes one back to the carefree days of summer. The visual follows four girls during their trip to Ibiza. Throughout the documentary style footage, the friends appear to be having the time of their lives, doing everything from tanning on yachts to driving 4-wheelers to swimming in the ocean. After making a stop at the iconic Café Mambo, the friends, but of course, ultimately dance the night away at MK’s zany Area10 party, the very inspiration for the track. For those who have never experienced what it’s like to party in Ibiza with MK, this video is their chance.

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Legendary nightlife franchise Pacha Group sold for €350 million

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Global nightlife franchise Pacha Group has been sold for €350 million. The news was confirmed by Diario de Ibiza, who spoke to founder Ricardo Urgell in a recent interview.

Back in September, Pacha Group was rumored to be on sale for €500 million, reportedly due to a shifting landscape in Ibiza nightlife and mounting tensions between Pacha and the Matutes family, who are responsible for several clubs and resorts in Ibiza, including Ushuaïa and Hard Rock Hotel.

While the news has yet to be officially issued by the nightlife conglomerate, the deal appears to be finalized, at least according to Urgell’s comments. “It hurts a lot to sell Pacha in such a sweet moment,” he told Diario de Ibiza.

The deal will include all of Pacha’s properties, such as its iconic, eponymous venues in Sydney, Macau, London, Tel-Aviv, as well as Ibiza resorts like Destino and Lio. Further details on the transaction, including the buyer of Pacha, have yet to be revealed.

The news arrives on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Pacha Group will open 25 new hotels and spa resorts in an effort to appeal to a “new young generation” between 38 and 45 years of age.

Via: Diario de Ibiza