Claptone’s Masquerade at Pacha Ibiza Review

One of Ibizas iconic nightclubs Pacha was our choice of destination in our visit over to the White Isle this week. Pacha is steeped in history hosting some of the biggest nights on the island week in and week out over the primetime summer months.

This year, every Saturday night, the masked legend that is Claptone, hosts his Masquerade evening at Pacha. Walking through the door, we gladly accepted a gold venetian style mask, much like the one Claptone wears, and headed through the foyer and into the famed dance floor.

Supporting the German DJ on the night are Lovra, Dom Dolla and Jacques Lu Cont. Strolling in early, Lovra is on the wheels of steel, getting the crowd warmed up for the evening. Her energy behind the decks is infectious and the dance floor fills before Dom Dolla takes to the decks. The house music producer from Australia treats the crowd through an uplifting set, full of hands in the air tracks right before the main act for the night arrives.

Arriving in his Masquerade attire, Claptone’s gold mask shines beneath the amazing lighting system Pacha has installed on its ceiling. With the main room, now full to the brim and the surrounding VIP tables packed, Claptone takes us on a journey through some of his biggest hits and remixes. Professional dancers wearing all sorts of funky outfits take position on the various podiums around the room and across the DJ booth and groove as Claptone kicks off his set. The headline set starts as expected with a banging house hit Lauren (I Can’t Stay Forever) by Oden & Fatzo, the crowd erupts into cheers, fists are pumping, heads nodding and bodies grooving. This really sets the scene for the rest of the evening, Claptone’s two hour set has the crowd reacting to every single tune. I, along with pretty much everyone else on the dance floor, remain dancing for the entire set, and that is testament to the quality of music that Claptone provided on the night. Towards the end of his set the music was taken up a notch, Claptone’s tech house sound rounding off what I can only describe as musically one of the most entertaining sets I’ve heard live in a long time!

If I’d recommend a night in Ibiza this summer, I’m most definitely going to recommend Masquerade at Pacha. The crowd, the music, and the atmosphere where just right for a night to dance away too.

Claptone is playing every Saturday evening until the 6th of October. Huge thanks to the Pacha PR team for accommodating us on the evening.

Sven Väth Announces Two Exclusive Dates at Club Chinois Ibiza

Cocoon label head and global techno influencer Sven Väth’s is to play two exclusive dates at Ibiza’s all new Club Chinois. The world renowned DJ will play longer sets under the banner of Catharsis on 21st June and 27th September.
Arriving in February this year, Catharsis was German pioneer Sven Väth’s first solo album in almost 20 years. It is a record inspired by Sven’s interest in the physical and spiritual processes that take place when we dance and it shows he is still right at the sharp end of the techno scene. The stylistically diverse record captures all the essence of Väth’s many different sounds over the years from minimal to techno, electro to ambient.
It came on his vital Cocoon label which is also the name of his world famous parties in Ibiza. They introduced the island to techno more than 20 years ago and have always been its beating heart ever since. Sven is of course at the centre of it all as a DJ who can play for hours on end and always keep the crowd enthralled. His deep knowledge and mastery of musical storytelling across all forms of techno is second to none. For that reason, he is sure to make these two dates hugely special as he goes from big and euphoric sounds to stomping grooves, tough techno to more lush and melodic sounds. No trip to Ibiza is complete without seeing this master at work.
This year, he plays in a more intimate space than usual for the White Isle as the all new Club Chinois – which has taken over and fully redesigned what was HEART Ibiza – allows dancers to get up and close and personal. The space is bathed in lush gold tones, with cutting edge light and sound and stylish design to offer an all new kind of experience.
These special dates will see Sven play a couple of longer than normal and unmissable sets.

Club Chinois Ibiza Announces Trio of Innovative New Residencies From Luciano, THEMBA & Guy Gerber

The much anticipated opening of brand new Ibiza venue Club Chinois is just around the corner and today it announces three standout residencies for summer 2022. Playing across the season on a weekly basis will be world renowned stars Luciano on Saturdays, THEMBA presents Colours on Wednesdays and Guy Gerber presents Mirror Games on Sundays. These innovative new nights make Club Chinois the White Isle’s most unmissable new experience, with a cutting edge selection of headliners to be announced for each party in the coming days.

Club Chinois is from the team behind Park Chinois, London’s iconic Asian restaurant, and is a stylish new spot meticulously designed by award-winning Parisian design studio Laleh Assefi. Housed in the former HEART site and inspired by the decadent yet iniquitous jazz clubs of 1930’s, the venue mixes up old-world hospitality with world class service, production, light and sound and a tastefully curated series of residencies for its first season.

Global techno innovator and Cadenza label boss Luciano is to host Saturdays from 2nd July until 27th August. His weekly events will bring the best in underground talent to the club, with a rare intimate vibe and high class sound. His own sets will take centre stage and promise the sort of masterful grooves and Latin flair that have made the award winning Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer such a recognised superstar.

Sundays from 19th June until 9th October will be all about “Guy Gerber presents Mirror Games” , which is centred around the power of the mirror. Inspired by Anish Kupor and James Turrell, Mirror Games is a deeply personal project for Gerber who takes sole charge of the creative direction, bookings and artwork for this party himself. It’s a very human endeavour, with production reliant on hand made physical art rather than technology and every week, attendees will enter into a room full of mirrors; tinted, distorted, ancient and new, which will reflect our pain, pleasure, beauty and flaws. Hidden inside this hall of mirrors will be a special room that allows you to pass through the looking glass. Mirror Game members or token holders will step beyond the party, having access to curated digital art pieces, an ownership stake in a Gerber track and even a stake in the party itself. Will you come inside?

Wednesdays from 15th June 28th September will be “THEMBA presents Colours”, the pioneering South African artist who burst onto the dance scene in 2018 with a series of high-profile sets and music releases such as ‘Who Is THEMBA?’ which became a chart topping global smash. THEMBA’s sound is forged from his African roots, incorporating local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique take on electronic music and that will be reflected in the global house sounds he curates at his much anticipated new residency.

These three very different but equally vital residencies promise to bring untold musical pleasures to Club Chinois each and every week this summer. The final countdown is now on to Ibiza’s most talked about new opening.

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About Park Chinois

 Park Chinois is one of Mayfair’s iconic restaurants serving the finest Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine. Designed by renowned French designer, Jacques Garcia, the restaurant is known for its lavish interiors, seductive atmosphere, superb cuisine and flamboyant entertainment. The restaurant offers two distinctive dining experiences in Salon de Chine and Club Chinois. Salon de Chine is the epitome of intimate dining with extraordinary Chinese food served in a plush dining room with sultry live jazz. Whilst Club Chinois transports you to the golden age of Shanghai supper clubs and cabaret, serving up an indulgent menu filled with exquisite signature dishes and live specialist acts.

 About Island Hospitality

Island Hospitality brings a collection of restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs full of immersive entertainment, unique dining experiences, excellent service, and interior design. A focus on one-of-a-kind headline performances and memorable experiences.

Founded in London with its first restaurant, Park Chinois the group has established itself on the island of Ibiza with a collection of restaurants, Beach Club cafes and nightclubs filled with immersive entertainment, luxury dining experiences, excellent service and unique interior design and ambience. Its portfolio expands across 8 venues which include London’s iconic Park Chinois, Ibiza’s Club Chinois, Finca La Plaza, Beachouse Ibiza, Locotaco, Massa Coffee and its exclusive 16-room boutique hotel, Mikasa.

Island Hospitality builds experiences beyond hospitality.
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New Ibiza venue Club Chinois Announces Opening 17th June

Club Chinois is an all new nightlife experience from the people behind London’s acclaimed Asian restaurant Park Chinois. It takes over what used to be HEART after a multi-million euro renovation and will bring world class headliners, one-off acts and live shows from across the musical spectrum. The much anticipated launch is on Friday 17th June.

The former HEART venue has been utterly transformed, remodelled and renovated. It has been flipped into something totally unique for Ibiza by an award winning Parisian Design Studio Laleh Assef. It now has a dedicated club space to focus solely on music and is sure to become an essential mid-sized venue right in the heart of Ibiza marina, a short walk from Ibiza Town.

It boasts stylish decor and warming colours, with grand artwork, sensory stimulating production and world class service. It is a place to live the good life with classy and well curated underground sounds.

The 1000 capacity venue will be a magnet for international talent ranging from acclaimed resident DJs to top class headline performers and underground acts from across the musical spectrum. Each night will see an array of mesmerising performances who will all bring their own styles and special magic to the club.

Club Chinois is set to serve up a different kind of night out this summer and beyond.

Joseph Capriati presents Metamorfosi Announces Headliners for Amnesia Ibiza summer shows

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Joseph Capriati presents Metamorfosi is set to bring something all new to Amnesia on Fridays July 22nd, August 5thand August 19th. These immersive events will be headlined by Joseph himself next to international DJs including Sven Väth, Michael Bibi, Ben Klock, Len Faki, Reinier Zonneveld, Enrico Sangiuliano, Markantonio and Indira Paganotto plus many more. Sign up now for tickets at

Joseph Capriati presents Metamorfosi has a widescreen musical outlook and will take in a broad range of electronic sounds. It is a reflection of the Italian’ s own musical evolution over the last decade with the club’s famously large and cutting edge production adding an extra element to every night.

Joseph himself will play at each of the three parties and will be joined by likeminded and forward-thinking artists including Cocoon label head and global techno star Sven Väth, pivotal Berghain associates Ben Klock and Len Faki, Italian techno craftsman Enrico Sangiuliano, new school UK house hero Michael Bibi and the Filth on Acid label founder who always brings the rave, Reinier Zonneveld. As well as these you can expect more from the likes of Indira Paganotto, Adiel, Flavio Folco, Francesco Squillante, Gianni Callipari, Mahony and Markantonio.

Within Amnesia, a special side area will be curated by Italian lifestyle powerhouse Slam Jam. Founded in 1989, it’s now a globally recognized cultural institution and seal of approval applied to clothing and goods that represent urban subcultures.

These events are set to be some of the most special of the summer. Tickets on sale at

DO NOT SLEEP Announce Ibiza Residency at Amnesia & Cova Santa

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The Opening Party will commence on 27th May with Skream b2b Richy Ahmed, East End Dubs and more

DO NOT SLEEP, Ibiza’s favorite straight-through-crew and internationally renowned party returns home to Ibiza for Summer 2022 for 8 parties across Amnesia Ibiza and Cova Santa for a mouthwatering season, following a very successful warm up at Pyramid on 29 April.

With five parties at Amnesia, one of the most famous clubs in the world, and four parties Cova Santa, Ibiza´s coolest outdoor Club & Restaurant twinned with  collaborations from some of the freshest brands of the moment, the 2022 Ibiza Season for DO NOT SLEEP is set to deliver some of the most outstanding parties to date.
The opening party lineup on 27 May 2022 at Amnesia.
Terraza – Skream b2b Richy Ahmed, East End Dubs, Sidney Charles, Summer Ghemeti
Main Room – Ida Engberg, Andres Campo, Luca Donzelli, Anna Tur
DO NOT SLEEP´s guests over the years have included some of house and techno’s biggest tastemakers such as Alan Fitzpatrick, Floorplan, Charlotte De Witte, Stacey Pullen, Ilario Alicante, Luigi Madonna, Sidney Charles, Marco Faraone, Seb Zito, East End Dubs and many more.

Season Dates

April 29, Pyramid Amnesia
May 27, Amnesia
June 03, Amnesia
June 10, Amnesia
June 17, Amnesia
June 28, Cova Santa
July 12, Cova Santa
August 09, Cova Santa
September 13, Cova Santa

Pyramid Announces Full lineup for this year’s Ibiza Season


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The long awaited return of Pyramid to the iconic Amnesia is now just weeks away. This year, each party starts in the daylight at 7pm and runs for a hedonistic 12 hours each and every week so you can dance from dusk till dawn. The unmissable opening party is set for June 12th with Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Adam Beyer, KiNK, Lilly Palmerand Cuartero. All tickets for this sure to be explosive season are available now from so move fast. 

The rest of the season headliners reads like a who’s who of cutting edge talent and includes Ricardo Villalobos, DJ Stingray 313, Héctor Oaks, Denis Sulta, Deborah De Luca, Praslesh, Reinier Zonneveld, The Blessed Madonna, Floating Points, Avalon Emerson, Alan Fitzpatrick, Sonja Moonear, Special Request, tINI, Seb Zito, East End Dubs, Kobosil, Len Faki, RPR Soundsystem and tens more.

The all new 3rd Dimension brings something fresh this year and offers a space to catch a carefully curated mix of both homegrown Ibiza talents and world beating superstars. The huge 2022 residents include Drumcode label head, Adam Beyer, who will bring his big room techno to six different parties, while Italian titan Marco Faraone lines up nine times across the summer and the one and only Ricardo Villalobos is to play six special sets including a back-to-back with Luciano.

The season is packed with all killer line-ups that will see the mighty Northern Irish pair Bicep bring their critically acclaimed live show to the club, while Radio 1 will also be doing one of their legendary shows, DJ Nina Kraviz will also play, and Cocoon boss Sven Väth will also play two exclusive dates while Detroit icon DJ Stingray 313 and Berghain mainstay Ben Klock also line up.

Forget what you think you know, because Pyramid’s 2022 season at Amnesia is going to be like nothing you have ever experienced before. To secure your place on the dancefloor, head to

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Octan Ibiza Announces Stacked lineup for new Encore party and season residency

The leading Ibiza club announced new Sunday party Encore, welcoming Skream, Dubfire, Enzo Siragusa, Raresh, Apollonia, Traumer and more


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Octan Ibiza’s mission to bring no-frills, proper basement clubbing back to Ibiza continues with a huge first wave of names for their phase 1 launch. All-new Sunday party, Encore will change the game and bring the likes of Skream, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Enzo Siragusa, Paul Woolford, wAFF, Matthias Tanzmann, Raresh, Priku, Archie Hamilton, Lauren Lo Sung, Praslea, Art Department, Darius Syrossian, John Acquaviva, Mason Collective plus many more to the Sunday hotspot of Ibiza. Dan Ghenacia, Shonky & Dyed Soundorom AKA Apollonia return with their Planet Claire residency plus Traumer hosts his own shows across the summer season too.

Encore see’s Island favourite, Tania Vulcano, return to Octan Ibiza throughout the summer along with Ben Rau, Daniel Orpi, ARAPU, Agents of Time, Alisha & Joey Daniel, plus many more announced in their phase two announcement.

Encore kicks off on May 29th and runs until September 25th, with tickets and info at

Last summer, the cult club in Playa D’en Bossa upgraded its roof terrace with a new central bar, seating area and suspended shade. Famously, the walls have been designed and painted by acclaimed Leeds artist Nicholas Dixon. Inside the Basement is all about an intimate, low-ceiling, personal club experience with a world-class sound system while the Lab offers its own different sound with a high-wall, warehouse aesthetic.

Leading the way this summer is all-new, music-centric Sunday party Encore, which boasts a tasteful mix of quality artists from across the house, tech & underground spectrum. Each and every Sunday throughout the season it will mix up the best names in the game and kicks-off with a huge ‘Traumer Invites’ party that sees Raresh, Priku & Gescu join Traumer on May 29th. The rest of the season will see names like Archie Hamilton, Mason Collective, Francisco Allendes, Joey Daniel, Stefano Noferini, Praslea, John Acquaviva and many more all play.

Other residencies include the return of Apollonia’s much loved and exclusive party, Planet Claire, which is headlined by the famous French trio. On top of this, Traumer will be heading some cutting-edge sets between influential underground guests that will be announced in event order very soon.

It doesn’t end there, Octan Ibiza will be announcing more big names with their phase two Encore release.

For those who come to Ibiza simply for the music and a raw clubbing experience, there will be nowhere better this summer than Octan Ibiza.

Ibiza Holidays Donated to NHS Healthcare Workers

 Together for Healthcare Heroes [short: T4HH], the charitable initiative set up on the Balearic Island of Ibiza, is set to reward NHS medical workers who have selflessly helped hundreds of thousands during the Covid-19 pandemic with a free stay on the White Isle at the end of the summer.

 The British nation’s beloved healthcare institution celebrated its 73rd birthday in July and in further good news it has been confirmed that 50 NHS workers from Hospitals such as Birmingham and Royal Oldham Hospital in Manchester will be able to enjoy a much-deserved break on Ibiza.

 12 months on from its official launch, the T4HH campaignhas successfully secured 140 luxury accommodation options generously donated by hotel and villa owners. In total, these equate to 6,800 complimentary nights in the popular destinations across Europe and the Middle East in luxury locations like Ibiza and Dubai valued at over €1 million. 


 Healthcare Heroes will arrive in Ibiza at the end of the summer 2021. Approximately 400 guests in total will be able to enjoy a free stay on Ibiza over the course of the campaign, as well as other European and Middle Eastern destinations.

 T4HH now calls for support from the public in rewarding our Healthcare Heroes for their incredible efforts on the Covid-19 frontline by helping to raise funds for flights and insurance. A crowdfunding campaign has been set up through Raisely to help cover these costs for the beneficiaries.

 Healthcare Heroes will be chosen from the UK, Spain, France, Austria, Germany and Italy, with approximately 500 guests travelling over this period. 


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 Healthcare Heroes can look forward to staying in reputable and luxurious Ibiza hotels including Pacha’s Destino Hotel, Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe, Nobu, Hard Rock Hotel, and 7Pines Resort Ibiza as well as properties from the OD Hotels and Concept Hotel Group. 


 Cres Huertas Director at Pacha and President of the Fundacion Pacha comments: We are proud to be part of an initiative that gives back to Healthcare Heroes when they need it most. Ibiza has come together for the people of the world. 

 The initiative has also received support from the electronic music scene, including DJ and producer Fatboy Slim [Norman Cook]. 

Fatboy Slim “Ibiza has always been a special place to me, I am thrilled to support this project and the healthcare heroes who deserve this break.”The campaign has also been warmly received by the local government.

 Juan Miguel Costa Director of Tourism at the Consell d’ Eivissa“This shows unity and why Ibiza people and businesses care deeply about what has happened over the last 18 months.”

 The campaign now calls for those to support these heroes with funding of their flights you can support this great cause here 

Cream @ Amnesia Ibiza 2016

Its Thursday night and the Summer Festival Guide crew is in the sunny White Isle otherwise more commonly known as Ibiza!

We immediately notice this morning that our hotel is much more busier than it was earlier this week which makes me think that Ibiza is going to be busy tonight. With so many amazing clubs here, there is one club and event that we would definitely not miss. Tonight internationally renowned Amnesia hosts global super clubbing brand Cream, this happens every Thursday during the summer months and brings together some of the biggest artists on the planet.

This year you will find the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schultz, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Laidback Luke, Pete Tong and many more gracing the decks at this award winning club which has been around since 1976!

This evening's lineup reads like something out of a music festival with Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Aly & Fila, John O'Callaghan, Amine Edge & Dance and more providing the beats that the crowd are here to dance to.

Driving to Amnesia just as the doors are about to open (around midnight) we get a tingling sensation knowing that we are about to experience something we never have before. The bright lighting from the sign and floodlights immediately signal we are in on the right course and jumping out of the car and into the queue there is already music blaring out of the doors. You can just feel the energy from everyone around you as you start to walk into the main room with Ruben De Ronde already getting the crowd well warmed up with some banging trance.

We walk across to the Terrace, Anton Powers has a crowd grooving to some house beats. The VIP section is located on the floor above both dance floors with immense views of the crowd on the main and terrace dance floors. With our bearings all sorted we get settled into the main room with Australian artist Marlo given the job of setting up for trance master and A State of Trance (ASOT) head honcho Armin Van Buuren. Marlo's set is incredibly energetic and by the time 2.30am rolls around the main room is packed to the rim! Armin wastes no time getting into the groove as he kicks into top gear bringing his notorious trance sound to the hot and sweaty crowd. With CO2 cannons, incredible visuals and lasers in the mix, Anmesia really does live up to its name and reputation as one of the worlds best clubs.

Having already danced my feet off for over 2 hours in the main room, I head to the Terrace to catch the infamous Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. As with the main room, the terrace is also packed right to the back bar but there is still plenty of room to have an enjoyable dance. As the lights go down, the vocals of Praise You kick in with a huge applause and cheers from the crowd. The room glows yellow and Fatboy Slim pops up behind the decks. Immediately we are hit with the synths of Eat Sleep Rave Repeat and you can feel that Fatboy Slim is teasing the crowd, as soon as the bass kicks in, the CO2 cannons erupt and bodies are jumping all around the dance floor. I get a feeling this is going to be quite the workout if this is anything to go by.

Fatboy Slim's two hour set is fun and enjoyable, one of the best I have heard for a long time, full of tunes from his enormous back catalog including Renegade Master, Star 69, Praise You, Rockafella Skank and more.

As I head out the doors in the early hours with a huge smile on my face, I am massively happy that I came to Amnesia to witness the Cream experience. For anyone heading to the sunny shores of Ibiza, Amnesia and especially Cream is a night you should book into your schedule. Warning, bring your best dancing shoes because its guaranteed you will not move off that dance floor from the moment you enter those doors!

Cream comes to Amnesia every Thursday until the 15th September 2016.