Somehow, in among going to work, sleeping, occasionally eating, and whatever it else it is you do to fill your time, we find ourselves already in the midst of Ibiza 2017. No longer are we talking about sum
mer’s inevitable approach: summer is officially here. Music On kicked off Amnesia’s season with a typical marathon slog last week, DC-10 has already opened its doors, and this week we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of IMS with a gig in Dalt Vila featuring some of the biggest names in music going b2b2b2b. And yet, the line-ups keep coming, which is no surprise when you consider hundreds of DJs play each and every day on the White Isle. So, what’s new? Take a seat and we’ll fill you in.
At Pacha, Solomun has announced his +1 crew for the 21 Sundays he’ll dominate over summer. You’ve the likes of Mano Le Tough, Âme, Damian Lazarus, Dixon, Dubfire and Sven Väth to wrap your ears around, as well as Solomun going customarily solo for the closing party on 15 October. The big man has also revealed he’ll be heading back to Destino with +Live across four dates throughout the season. Guests are yet to be announced but catch him on 6 July, 10 August, 18 August and 15 October. Luciano & Friends have also signed up for some alfresco action at the stunning open-air venue, with one date in July and one in August. And Guy Gerber has dropped some ridiculously huge RUMORS line-ups, with Sven Väth (!!), Bedouin and Behrouz all on the bill.
In Playa d’en Bossa, the residencies have been raining down on Ushuaïa. In recent weeks the open-air behemoth has confirmed sisterly duo NERVO will throw it down on Thursdays, while Tomorrowland has teamed up with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike to tickle your fancy on Tuesdays. The internationally renowned Chainsmokers have also signed up for one very special date on 2 July. And the club’s most popular party, ANTS, has revealed its week-by-week line-ups, with Nic Fanciulli, Maya Jane Coles and Andrea Oliva all appearing. Across the road at Hï Ibiza, Black Coffee has laid down the gauntlet with superstar heavy line-up that includes Henrik Schwarz (live), Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen and Salomé. And the island’s own Mambo Brothers have snuck in to take the Sunday spot, making this the brothers’ first ever Ibiza residency.
At Amnesia, BlackOut, attended by the likes of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and Hardwell, will finish the week with a bang on Sunday nights. And at the other end of the musical spectrum, the techno-heavy HYTE has confirmed Loco Dice and Pan-Pot will return as residents, along with assistance from Kenny Dope, Chris Liebing, Ellen Allien and Monika Kruse, among many others. Elsewhere, Be Crazy! is back at Lío with Jean-Claude Ades flying the flag for sexy house tunes; Wax da Jam – the island’s most musically eclectic party – returns for four dates throughout summer with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Seth Troxler and Kenny Dope as support; and Afterlife looks set to continue its success at Privilege after moving from Space last summer, with Mind Against, Stephan Bodzin, Recondite, KiNK and Nina Kraviz all set to appear. Scorching.