The Ibiza Pick June 12-18

Words by: S Roberts
Posted: 12/6/17 16:46

We are back again with the cream of the crop in Ibiza this week, as promised. 

As the summer starts to get busier, line ups get deeper and, meanwhile, pop up parties are littering the selection on offer. Whether it is the main room vibe you are after or you want to shift a few pounds in a moody underground club, we have got you covered once again.

Monday 12 June - Cocoon - Amnesia
Line Up: Richie Hawtin, Gaiser (live) Fabio Florido, Nina Kraviz, tINI, Anthea

Here is the weekly conundrum we find ourselves in. DC10 or Cocoon?! 

In the days of yore, it is was not always one or the other, but this is another story. Unless you have got the minerals for both, this week has got to go to Cocoon. Hawtin and Gaiser take on the Terrace whilst the main room is taken by a trio of techno queens - tINI, Anthea and Nina. Properly epic.

Thursday 15 June - Cocoon - Formentera - Tipic
Line Up: Josh Wink, Cesar Vincent

Double Cocoon? They are not paying us to write this, we promise.

In the past, you have probably had the idea to head to Formentera for a bit of R&R after putting your body through its paces for a week or two on the main island.

But what if you get there and are thirsty for more? Cocoon have obviously thought this one through. A slightly more Balearic line up than usual, which is ideal. Interesting.

Thursday 15 June - Unusual Suspects x Do Not Sleep - Sankeys
Line Up - Darius Syrossian, Tobi Neumann, Detlef, Federico Grazzini and more

A new and intriguing pair up for Sankeys this Thursday. Perhaps a pure one-off, maybe not, but the chance to catch two tribes under one roof makes this one of this week's freshest parties.

Unusual Suspects bring the more stripped back sounds to the Basement, whilst Do Not Sleep - headed up by main man Darius Syrossian - bring their more jackin' sound to the Lab.

Both Darius and Tobi are bombing back from Nick Curly's daytime Trust event in Barcelona, so should have the adrenalin pumping from the word go.

Friday 16 June - Labyrinth - Pacha
Line Up: Hot Since 82, David Morales, Nick Curly, 2vilas

Get classy at Pacha for Hot Since 82's Labyrinth. Expect the unexpected here, organisers promise to turn the club in to a 'transcendental wonderland'. 

HS82 brings the legendary David Morales back to Pacha and one of his more regular guests, Mannheim's Nick Curly. Strong.

Saturday 17 June - Elrow- Amnesia
Line Up: Denney, Detlef, Sante, Marc Maya, Eddy M, Eats Everything

We highly doubt anyone has ever said no when deliberating whether to go back to Amnesia. We are dying to see what Elrow organisers do with the club too. 

Opting for a Bollywood theme this week, expect to be smacked in the head a few times with an over-the-top inflatable but be really pleased about it. Club opens at 10 too. Money shot!

Sunday 18 June - Abode - Sankeys
Line Up: Miguel Campbell, Russ Yallop, Secondcity, wAFF, Solardo. 

This is where the underground bit comes back again.

Don't get us wrong, we could stay in a super-club for a very long time and not get bored, but sometimes we just want an unapologetic box of a room with a chunky sound system.

The line up is something of a best of British, and we hear great things about what Abode are doing in Ibiza, and beyond...


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