Warung Ibiza - Making a House a Home

Words by: Abbey Stirling
Posted: 23/7/10 17:52

Warung Ibiza Wednesday's @ PrivilegeWarung (or waroeng), Balinese for 'house', is the now-legendary electronic music hub of south Brazil. The original and much-celebrated beach club, which opened in 2002 in the Santa Catarina region, was nominated by Mixmag as one of the best clubs in the world a few years later, dishing up deep house by the likes of Luciano, Layo & Bushwacka!, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin and Michael Mayer.

This summer Warung has journeyed across the Atlantic (via Indonesia from where it was first inspired) to inject some Brazilian soul into Ibiza with its mid-week fiesta at Privilege on Wednesdays, while instilling some surprising coziness into the proclaimed 'largest club in the world'.

My preconceptions about the night were nil besides a bad promotion I'd heard on Ibiza Global Radio, so I was delighted to encounter a friendly party with carnival vibes, a multi-sensory tribal atmosphere and remarkable intimacy for its aircraft hanger interior. Dancers donning giant headwear paraded on stilts to hypnotic beats whilst overlooking the well-behaved, predominantly Spanish crowd.

To many of the white isle's old-school ravers Privilege's San Rafael superclub has lost its charm in recent years, from its glory days in the 80s (when it was called Ku) to the notorious Manumission parties of the 90s where the club was more famed for its live sex shows than its sounds. Somehow now it always appears lost in the shadows whilst Amnesia and Pacha bask in the spotlight - its 'biggest club' status seemingly its only saving grace.

But on Wednesday the venue was busy without ever feeling too crowded and, more importantly, everyone looked like they were having a good time; the aggressive, strung-out vibes you too often encounter at the familiar tourist-focused parties thankfully absent; instead there was an upbeat beach club mentality.

Brazilian Gui Boratto kicked off the proceedings in the main room, followed by German DJ and music producer Robert Babicz. Toni Moreno played a mind-boggling mix of the Massive Attack track Paradise Circus followed by Dominik Eulberg DJing to a very receptive crowd.

Next door in the Coco Loco room underground sounds proposed a healthy alternative to the bombasity of the big stage, where this summer you can experience a tasty mix of international names including Fergie, Emerson Todd, Dave Spoon, Dave Seaman, Dirty Vegas, D Ramirez, X-Press 2, Minilogue and Audiofly. Hospitable, comfortable and open, Warung is everything a house should be. 

Gui Boratto Warung - Making a House a Home
Warung - Making a House a Home Dominik Eulberg
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Warung Ibiza Wednesday's @ Privilege

30th June
Opening Party
Main Room:
Karotte
Dirty Vegas (Live)
Life is a Loop (Live)
X-Press 2
Paul Lomax
JP Chronic

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Supernature
Audiofly
Alex Niggemann
Solomun
Robbie Romero

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07th July
Main Room:
Kevin Saunderson
Life is a Loop (Live)
Shlomi Aber
David & Toni Moreno (B2B)

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Baracca Records
Edu Ibmernon
Coyu
Andrew Grant
Gavin Herlihy
Aninha (Warung Brazil)

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14th July
Main Room:
Francesco Farfa
Popof (Live)
Aril Brikha (Live)
Aninha & Daniel Kuehnen (B2B, Warung Brazil Resident’s)

Cocoloco:
Hhosted by “Soulfooled meets Ibizaundersounds
Alex Niggemann
Gorge
Superlounge
Rodolfo Maya

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21st July
Main Room:
Gui Boratto (Live)
Dominik Eulberg
Robert Babicz
David & Toni Moreno (B2B)

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Mobilee Rec
Sebo-K
Miss Jools
Marcin Czubala
Daniel Kuehnen (Warung Resident)

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28th July
Main Room:
Berhouz
THE “S.O.S” Collective: Desyn Masiello, Omid 16B, Demi
Oliver Lang

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Secretsundaze
Brothers Vibe
James Priestley
Giles Smith
Oriol Calvo

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04th August
Main Room:
Kevin Saunderson presents Inner City (Live)
Popof (Live)
Shlomi Aber
Dave Spoon
Tim Green & Anderson Todd (B2B)

Cocoloco:
Stefano Noferini
Alex Kenji
EgoStereo
Andre Guazelli

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11th August
Main Room:
Charlie May (Live)
16bit Lolitas & Eelke Kleijn (B2B)
Miss Nine
Jp Chronic

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Murmur & Leftroom"
Simon Baker
Matt Tolfrey
Geddes
Oriol Calvo    

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18th August
Main Room:
Dave Seaman
Dirty Vegas (Live)
Sultan & Ned Shepard (B2B)
X-Press 2
Robbie Romero

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Upfrontsounds
Paolo Mojo
Ricky Ryan
Uner
Greg Vickers

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25th August
Main Room:
Danny Howells
Anthony Pappa
Jim Rivers
Guy J
JP Chronic

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Baracca Records
Edu Imbernon
Coyu
Andrew Grant
Kasper
Dj Tonic

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01st September
Main Room:
Dave Spoon
Nicole Moundaber
Chymera (Live)
Oriol Calvo

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Get Physical
Heidi
Djuma Soundsystem
AlexKid
Igor Marijhuan

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08th September
Main Room:
Dave Seaman & Nick Warren (B2B) 4 Hours Set
D.Ramirez (Hope vs. Audio Therapy Special)
Paul Lomax & Simon.K (B2B)

Cocoloco:
Hosted by “Hope & Audio Therapy
Will Saul
Robert Babicz
EgoStereo
Robbie Romero

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15th September
Closing Party
Main Room:
Danny Howells
Pete Gooding
Oliver Lang
Oriol Calvo
JP Chronic

Cocoloco:
Alex Neri
Andrew Grant
Robbie Romero
David & Toni Moreno

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