Apple Music takes listeners on a guiltless getaway with launch of new Ibiza playlist series

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Apple Music takes listeners on a guiltless getaway with launch of new Ibiza playlist seriesApple Music Interface

Want the ambiance of Ibiza without the expense that a trip to the White Isle would entail? Apple Music figured as much, and has accordingly unveiled an exclusive new series of Ibiza themed playlists designed to evoke Balearic bliss, no matter the listener’s location. A myriad of musical curators came together to craft the playlists: streamers will find options from Anjunabeats, Ministry of Sound, Defected, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, and more.

Apple Music describes its newly launched Ibiza playlist category as “a celebration of Ibiza and its role in bringing dance music to the masses.” Now, the platform plays a distributive role akin to the island itself, as Apple Music too brings dance music tailored with Balearic flair to millions of users via the debut of its newest playlist series. Peruse the Ibiza playlist section, here.

Voyeurism at Ushuaïa: couple caught in outdoor romp during David Guetta set

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Voyeurism at Ushuaïa: couple caught in outdoor romp during David Guetta setUshuaia Ibiza

David Guetta is apparently a sonic aphrodisiac to some. During a pool party gig at Ibiza superclub Ushuaïa, clubbers merely had to look up to spot a couple getting it on on an overlooking hotel balcony. Witnesses described a string of various sex acts performed in the open air and broad daylight, “without a care in the world.” Some of what appears to be a round of fellatio was caught on camera, while a cheeky bystander hoped “they practised safe sax on his woodwind instrument.”

Ushuaïa hosts daily pool parties in addition to their night programming, touting their ranking of “the #1 open air club” on the island. David Guetta currently has a residency at the day club each Monday of the season.

Voyeurism at Ushuaïa: couple caught in outdoor romp during David Guetta setDavid Guetta Se Ushuaia
Voyeurism at Ushuaïa: couple caught in outdoor romp during David Guetta setDavid Guetta Se Ushuaia2

H/T: Scottish Sun

Avicii’s Father Speaks out About Mental Health & Tim Bergling Foundation

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Over a year later, the dance music community still mourns the loss of one of its figureheads. Avicii was know the world over for his innovative ideas, incredible work ethic and creative genius. The day he died, speculation abounded as to the cause, but we all learned over time that it was ultimately suicide cause

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Marco Carola rejects accusations of breaking Ibiza contracts in court

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Marco Carola rejects accusations of breaking Ibiza contracts in courtMarco Carola Music On Press Cr Iwo Gospodinov 2016 Billboard 1548

Marco Carola paid a brief visit to an Ibiza court on May 22 to deny recent accusations made against him by Amnesia Ibiza and It’s All About The Music SL of contract breach. The drama surfaced about a week prior to his meeting with judges, when the two entities joined in suing him for setting a residency up at rival club Pacha. His current contracts with the superclub and the promoter forbid him from performing anywhere else on the island aside from Amnesia, and had been backed by court orders earlier.

This case is particularly problematic, because Carola has over two dozen shows planned on the island throughout the season. Each time he plays outside his contractual confines, he risks fines upwards of €2.4 million. It’s All About The Music requested full seizure of Carola’s assets while the case goes to court, but the defendant’s lawyers have been able to block the motion thus far on account of him not qualifying for such drastic measures. At the low end of the monestary spectrum, should Marco lose the case, he’d owe at least €6.6 million in damages to both Amnesia and It’s All About The Music.

Both the plaintiffs and defendants have either denied or not returned media requests for further comment.

H/T: Resident Advisor

Photo credit: Iwo Gospodino

Tiesto and Calvin Harris are Making Less Money Than Ever Before

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Taking place in Ibiza, The annual International Music Summit (IMS) Business Report for 2019 has just been released, showcasing a variety of different trends in the Dance Music Community. While many are positive, the prevailing notion is that club attendance, and consequently, DJ pay, has gone down year-to-date. This is reflected in the biggest clubbing destination the

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Amnesia Ibiza Files Lawsuit Against Marco Carola For Move To Pacha

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Over the years, Marco Carola has been a fixation in not only the Ibiza Nightclub scene, but as one of the most sought after DJ’s in the World. That said, there are very few parties out there that come close to living up to his staple Music On. The residency at Amnesia has brought in

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Avicii’s father to address mental health at IMS Ibiza 2019

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Avicii’s father to address mental health at IMS Ibiza 2019Aviciidad

The International Music Summit events are among the most important events on the annual dance music circuit, largely thanks to top-notch programming. At this year’s IMS Ibiza event in May, Avicii‘s father, Klas Bergling will be a featured speaker, addressing mental health’s correlation with the music industry—an intersection Bergling is tragically all too familiar with.

Since his son’s passing last April at the age of 28, Bergling and the rest of Avicii’s family have dedicated themselves to honoring Avicii’s legacy, launching the Tim Bergling Foundation, which is focused on suicide prevention and raising awareness about the importance of mental health. This year, Bergling will speak at IMS about the mental health stigmas still plaguing the industry, and what the Foundation is doing to combat the growing issue. IMS Ibiza takes place May 22 – 24 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, and a posthumous Avicii LP is set for delivery in June.

For more information about IMS Ibiza, click here.

Featured image: NME

Swedish House Mafia to play one-off in Ibiza at Ushuaïa

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Swedish House Mafia to play one-off in Ibiza at UshuaïaSwedish House Mafia Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Adding to the newly reinstated trio’s seemingly interminable series of new announcements, Swedish House Mafia have confirmed they will be playing a single show in Ibiza this summer.

The electronic super group took to Twitter to announce they will be taking their fiercely sought-after talents to the White Isle’s Ushuaïa nightclub on July 26. The lustrous Spanish Palladium property has hosted a prolific number of additional high-profile acts in its semi-short history, including Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, and David Guetta.

The headlines are certainly rife with Swedish House Mafia news lately. Most recently, the group confirmed they enlisted Alexander Wessely to erect a multimedia photo and film exhibit in Stockholm’s Fotografiska museum, dedicated to the iconic act’s legacy. The exhibit will run alongside the group’s series of forthcoming Stockholm dates.

Photo Credit: Carl Linstromm

Ushuaia Ibiza Announces Calvin Harris Residency In Summer 2019

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After his return to Ibiza in Summer 2018 at Pacha, news has surfaced that puts Calvin Harris back on the White Isle in 2019. Ibiza’s iconic open-air venue has landed a massive new name for 2019 with the announcement Calvin Harris will appear as a resident artist this season. The Scottish hit-maker will host his

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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