So the island of Ibiza finally came back with a bang thanks mainly to the Radio 1 bandwagon with a monstrous weekend of dancing with your hands in the air, blisters on your feet and eyes hanging out your sockets. It’s been a funny old season on the white isle, what with Pete Tong moving to Eden with Groove Armada, Cream cleaning up yet again (with the same old names except for Leoando de Caprio swapping roles with Puff Daddy as the Hollywood A-Lister chewing his gums on the dancefloor), some special parties at Pacha – Mr Morillo, Trevor Nelson, Birmingham’s ‘If…you want it?’ (Barney, G Boy, Danny and the Birmingham old crew showing Bling Balearic how to have it), Aura in Sant Joan causing a stir, but all in all, it has been a struggle for the majority of our promoters on the biggest party island in the world.
Is this the last year we will see one of the biggest club brands enjoy a residency in Ibiza? Word on the street says hello Passport Control and welcome to Manchester Airport for the quartet apparently. Eden Rocks absolutely heaved it out last week with David Guetta spinning the cool shit and Vernon Kay spinning the, er, cheesy shit as Judge Jules and his trance crew brought in Eden’s busiest night of the summer on his Sunday soiree. As you club kids spin your heels on different and cooler dancefloors yet again around the Med, the verdict is out on Ibiza for another year. Still it’s beats Wigan on a drizzly Friday night with a bag of chips and a lovebite on your neck for your troubles.
Back in the UK it’s been the usual quiet week. Nicky Holloway doing Community Service, Jon Carter getting caught up in a riot on a train, DJ Lottie and Wall of Sound’s Mark Jones getting engaged and DMC’s Tony Prince appearing in The Daily Mail over in Luxembourg with ex-station DJs Kid Jenson and Mike Read. One week standing on stage at the DMC UK Mixing Finals with new champions Skully and Switch, the next reminiscing about Elvis, Lulu and The Osmonds. Rock on!