Paul van Dyk
Cream has a reputation around the world. A reputation that had them crowned the ‘best Club of the Last 25 Years’ by Mixmag that is an incredible accolade. Cream has long travelled the world bringing the party to the people but its yearly residency in Ibiza is the highlight.
The island eats up and replaces promoters and clubbers alike but Cream Ibiza is a stalwart that has provided many iconic clubbing experiences and much of the hype and gossip originate from the dance floors of cream Ibiza. An annual mecca for many clubbers, Cream provide A-list only DJs who are progressive sound and style to the holy ground that is Amnesia on a Thursday.
The main room provides clubbers with a taste of the original Ibiza with trance artists drawing you into an hypnotic state whilst the terrace provides the best house and techno DJ the island can provide.
If the walls of this old finca could speak, their tales would fascinate you, you may have even been a part of them. From Alfredo's early days to the Oakenfold/Rampling/Holloway experience in 1987 through mammoth residencies such as Up Yer Ronson, Cream and Cocoon, Amnesia has always been a true temple to clubbing. A cavernous main room with the god like elevated DJ booth that has seen pretty much every name in dance music history grace its decks, from which point nights of pure hedonism and lucid malevolence have been composed and experienced by the swinging multitude in the pit of a dance floor below. The secret weapon, which has to be felt to be believed, is the dramatic ice cannon whose infrequent use means it still remains a mystique despite its notoriety.
Since 2008's renovation, and the removal of the bus stop DJ booth, the Amnesia terrace is now without doubt one of the world's premier clubbing spaces, enabling 7000 punters to cram in here on the big nights. An integral part of the authentic Amnesia experience, it was still partly open air until the late 90s and then spent 10 years of sporadic success, most notably La Troya and more recently with Cocoon and Cream. BUT, 2008's renovation changed everything, even creating friction between main room DJs and their terrace counterparts, as it became obvious the terrace was the place to be.