Five steps to the final hurdle
Closings commenced when the first few parties called it a season in late August. Ending in the first weekend of October where superclubs Ushuaïa, Amnesia, Space and DC-10 closed, followed by Sankeys, Destino, and Underground. It felt as if we headed towards the last weekend of closing parties in lightening speed. It wasn’t somewhere we arrived at by accident though. Carefully considered decisions of which party to attend and not, planned disco naps, refueling and countless meeting points brought us to the last marathon of parties. Here we look back on five closing party highlights.
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
@ Ushuaïa 26th August
Starting at the initiator of the closing party dominos that tumbled down ever since. Ushuaïa kicked it all off with ex-Sweedish House Mafia twosome ending their third year of residency with glowing sunshine, star confetti, and sentiments getting us all emotional about this whole end of season thing (wipes tear).
Life and Death
@ DC-10 28th August
Tale Of Us slayed Friday evenings at DC-10 four times in the summer, as they brought their imprint over, along with bird cages and heavy strobing. The line-up consisted of quality over quantity, previous guests including Recondite, Rødhad, and Mano le Tough. It was all over before we knew it. Ibiza skies opened amidst the final one, and rain found its way inside to coincide with the music, also flooding out the car park, escape was futile.
Carl Cox Music Is Revolution
@ Space 22nd September
Once again proving itself as one of the island’s most successful nights was Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution. Having no trouble in filling out the Discoteca all season long. Its closing party had Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, Monika Kruse and tINI billed for the final phase. Carl Cox gave top-shelf energy as always before Loco Dice rejoined the booth and they went B2B well into the morning.
Music On closing after party
@ Cova Santa 26th September
The music was left off for an entire hour, between everyone scurrying from Amnesia and heading down to Cova Santa, to end another successful season for Carola and co. Stacey Pullen played in the gorgeous mountain setting until Marco took over and rolled on through, bumping his playing time to well over a dozen hours. Ending on ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ by Indeep before moving to play downstairs.
@ Amnesia 28th September
Saying farewell to good pal Cocoon was the sure sign clubbing is nearly done and dusted for the season. Ilario Alicante and Henrik Schwarz proved their worth, as they warmed up for the headliner in the two rooms. Adam Beyer pierced holes into the Main Room while Sven went on a gentler yet firm ride through his summer bombs, such as Alden Tyrell’s remix of Geeman – ‘Go Bang’. Later at the afters, Sven distracted us from the collecting puddles in Benimussa Park, reminding us of the beauty, the simple mix of two records can provide.