Ibiza provides eye-opening, life-changing clubbing memories, year-in-year-out (let’s forget 2020 for now). Nowhere on earth gives such vibrant, diverse and special dancefloor moments.
For any summer club seeker, Ibiza is at the very top of their annual music pilgrimage plans. Sadly, you can’t witness everything.
You can re-live them, though. Porn dominates the internet-connected video world, but what’s more of a turn on? A middle-aged woman getting her plumbing sorted or Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin getting hot and sweaty in Amnesia. Let’s get down to some proper knobbing.
Here’s a look at eight of the best Ibiza sets, archived forever in YouTube history.
Carl Cox Boiler Room Ibiza Villa Takeover
Boiler Room – 2013
As the foamy waves slammed against the jagged rocks at shore level, a big beefy stud was doing some slamming of his own at a private Mediterranean residence. Right, that’s enough.
Carl Cox’s Ibiza Boiler Room really is a sexy as it gets. Moving through old classics and re-polished groove-filled techno numbers, the former Space resident condenses all that Ibiza is about in just over 40-minutes. Packed full of variety and velocity, Coxy gives us the goods in this iconic Boiler Room stunner.
Solomun Live From Destino
DJ Mag – 2016
Solomun and Ibiza is like Solomun and after-parties. It just works. Despite only penetrating the island’s rich music scene in 2011 with his Diynamic posse, the Hamburg based DJ and producer has selected his way to the very top of the pile.
His +Live residency at Pacha-owned Destino was a true display of Balearic clubbing brilliance. As day turns to night, Solomun takes this enchanting open-air venue to another dimension. His spellbinding selections and an under-the-stars atmosphere creates real viewing magic. There’s also a part two, btw.
Richie Hawtin Back-To-Back Marco Carola At Amnesia Closing
DanceTelevision – 2009
The 2000s were a modern golden age for Ibiza clubbing. From Space’s open-roofed afters to Amnesia’s monumental closing carry-ons. For many dancefloor veterans, this time was about as good as it gets.
Forever etched in Ibiza closing party stone is this Richie Hawtin and Marco Carola back-to-back on the hallowed Amnesia terrace. We are so lucky that DTTV captured this iconic piece of footage. Yes, the footage isn’t the 4K we’re used to now, but that’s what gives it its charm. If you haven’t seen already, enjoy.
David Morales Sunset DJ Set
DJ Mag – 2018
David Morales is a house music legend. No doubt about it. The Brooklyn-born spinner has been soulfully gifting us with that special spirited sound New York is known for.
Here, his record collection makes the trip across the pond and into a classic Balearic sunset on the Mediterranean. May Morales continue blessing our island with substance and soul for as long as music continues. Icon.
Mark Knight At Space Ibiza
DanceTelevision – 2010
Here’s a classic. Mark Knight is a veteran of the scene. Having played all over the island, the Toolroom boss recently held down a popular label residency at Eden. But before then, Knight was spinnin’ his funk-filled techno-house style on the Space terrace.
Having racked-up over a million views, this set goes down in the hall of fame for sure. Although we only get just under an hour, Mark Knight takes no time in bringing the goodness. All killer, no filler.
J.E.S.u.S. (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream & Seth Troxler) Boiler Room Ibiza DJ Set
Boiler Room – 2014
Boiler Room line-ups don’t get much bigger than this. Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler and Skream all havin’ it large like K&P in Ibiza for almost four hours.
We’ve not seen much J.E.S.u.S action in recent time, but just like its namesake: it will rise again. Believe.
Giorgia Angiuli Live At Es Vedrà
Cercle – 2018
Name a place more symbolic to Ibiza than the mystical isle of Es Vedrà. Its magnetic power may be overstated, but there’s a reason we can’t keep away from Ibiza for too long – so there must be something, right?
In this scenic bit of Ibiza history, Giorgia Angiuli provides a wonderful live set, sock puppet in-hand. On this occasion, the music definitely matches the view. Listen AND watch. Magic.
Carl Cox Nine Hour Marathon Space Ibiza Closing Party
BE-AT.TV – 2016
It’s hard to put into words just how phenomenal this set is. After over two decades at the famous historical club, Carl Cox gave everything he had at his final Space Ibiza residency closing party.
Sit back and enjoy a tasty slice of clubbing history, as Coxy solely takes the reins of a packed-out dancefloor. Get the tissues ready for that penultimate Joe Smooth selection. What a way to cap one of the island’s best residencies.
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