Music On can only be described as a marathon of epic proportions. In recent years social media has been flooded with videos of King Carola commanding legions of loyal supporters on the Amnesia Terrace into the early hours of the morning. This is one of those parties that you and the other 4999 people arrive for the first track and leave after the last chanting “Music On, Music On” in a dazed and euphoric state.
Now in its sixth season expect the likes of The Martinez Brothers, Paco Osuna, Apollonia, Oxia, Hector Couto, Green Velvet, Dubfire, Egbert live and Carlo Lio to drop hammering techno next to the boss Marco Carola.
Music On a strong contender for top techno night on the island. The party often has a strong Italian crowd but is generally very international. Leaving before the end is not just frowned upon at this event but actually illegal according to some Music On regulars.
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.