Space Ibiza makes history celebrating its silver anniversary


Space Ibiza makes history celebrating its silver anniversary

More than 10,000 people celebrated the 25 years of Space Ibiza in an emotional and massive event without precedent.

A quarter century is not met every day and it showed in this amazing spectacle of the grand, a ceremony organized by Space Ibiza. As with all important dates, the best club in the world set up its legendary outdoor stage, ‘Open Air Arena’. A futuristic dome with huge LED screens accompanied the artists who gathered in the area to honor the legendary parties in the light of day.

The best electronic music merged with a spectacular light show and entertainment. There was even room for experimentation mixing flamenco with the strength of Techno obtaining an artistic musical gamble never seen before. The Ballet Flamenco directed by Antonio Márquez, first male member of the National Ballet, left attendees thrilled with a perfect synchronization between the tempo of songs and precise footwork that were added to the musical composition.

The 25th anniversary of Space began at 4:30pm with Jason Bye, resident of We Love and continued with a select representation of artists from the international electronic scene. Shaun Reeves, a pioneer member of Visonquest, the Tiefschwarz brothers, Layo & Bushwacka reuniting, Annie Mac, the essential Erick Morillo and Detroit Techno by Carl Craig were in charge of welcoming midnight in Ibiza.

The most exciting moment came when Pepe Rosello, founder of Space Ibiza, took the stage to thank everyone for 25 years of success. “Thanks to each of you for being part of the history of Space. Today we celebrate 25 years together. Congratulations!” After those heartfelt words, he sang the traditional ‘Happy Birthday’ with the whole audience singing in chorus were holding sparklers while forming an immense tide of light. A few minutes that will be stored in the eyes and hearts of many attendees and culminating to the hymn ‘We Do Not Need No Education’ by Pink Floyd.

At 10pm the main room opened to the Balearic sound of Jonathan Ulysses, the DJ who turns 18 years as resident of the club. Behind him, Camilo Franco, resident DJ of Ibiza Calling, did not dismiss his power to mix the best Tech House tracks.

From Camilo’s dynamism to the virtuosity of Agoria.The French artist completely transformed the Main Room with a groundbreaking set that convinced the clubbers.  Following, Russian’s own Techno reference, Nina Kraviz,who in her third visit of the season at the Platja d’En Bossa club, faced for the first time the demanding public of the Main Room. Her great work on the decks and flirtatious dances, seduced the audience like nobody else.

2manydjs were the surprise of the night. David and Stephen Dewaele, brothers from Soulwax,increased the euphoria of the audience with their amazing set that merged with its myriad styles and one of a kind mixing. From Techno to rock to pop and not forgetting the Funky. The creators of this hit EP ‘As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 1’ revolutionized Space Ibiza as they would after Fatboy Slim.

The English musician visited the Main Room as part of his tour to promote his latest album ‘Bem Brasil’, inspired by the country of samba. In addition to his new tracks, Fatboy Slim transmitted his positive energy to the public with the legendary ‘Praise You’, ‘Funk Soul Brothers’ and ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’.

R3HAB was the last act in the Main Room. His EDM with touches of Trance and songs like, ‘How We Party’ and ‘Samurai’ entranced people who did not want to stop dancing.

The Terrace also had its share of quality music. As in every great occasion, it was filled to the brim. This area has experienced a lot what’s leftŠ on a night where we could enjoy the resident of Kehakuma, Javi Bora, a taste of Nick Curly, the amazing ability of Jimmy Edgar, the Deep House of Tensnake and the B2B session between Skream and Route 94, one name stood out above the restŠ Erick Morillo.

The Colombian, a classic of the 25 year history of the club, enjoyed mixing a four hour set where he gave free rein to his creativity and versatility. Memorable moments are when he went retro playing songs like ‘Jazz It Up’ a remix of U2.

The Premier Etage and Sunset area were chosen for the parade of DJs who marked an era with the club; artists like Jose Padilla, David Moreno, Cesar de Melero, Alfredo, Remo, Jonathan Tena and Iban Mendoza were sharing their musical vision beyond 4 in the morning.

All the dance floors of Space Ibiza, without exception, where operating at full capacity. Such a response recorded a sold-out tickets presale and sold-out show by 2am.

For those who could not attend, Ibiza Global Radio and Ibiza Sónica broadcast some evening session. Furthermore, BE-TV offered vía streaming the 25th Anniversary of Space Ibiza, where you can rewatch on their website.

Unconditional smiling faces, hugs, kisses, some tears and many, many dances by the public have been the best gift to round out a day that will undoubtedly go down in history. Many thanks to all and long live Space Ibiza.