With Space Ibiza gone, there is now room for a club to step up and take over the mantel as Ibzia’s most iconic party paradise. Privilege is certainly making that claim in 2017. Officially the world’s largest club as sanctioned by the Guinness Book of Records, it has got some fierce parties locked in for 2017 including Resistance with Sasha & Digweed, Tale of Us hosting Afterlife, and many more.
Of course, chief amongst them is Carl Cox, who plays a couple of special old school rave up nights this summer, but before all that is the small matter of the grand opening. As soon as you walk into this club it is impossible to not be in awe of its grand scale. Everything about it is awesome in the truest sense of the word. Its ceiling seems miles away, the DJ booth is vast and the dance floor even bigger. The pool might now be covered but the light, lasers and new flooring lay out are all fantastic. Soundwise, every beat is perfectly punchy and every hi hat is nice and crisp. The monolithic KV2 sound system makes sure of that.
Really putting it through its paces were Booka Shade, the much loved dance act and Get Physical label heads who have had many big hits in their time. Using an array of laptops and hardware they serve up a blast of club heavy sounds filled with classics, new material and plenty we didn’t know. Smilig from ear to ear as they play, the pair lapped up the energy they were getting back from the crowd.
Big room melters followed big room melters and girls and boys alike, some smartly dressed, some sweaty as hell, all punched the air, wooded a the breakdowns and shifted serious shapes throughout. Night Falls’ I Won’t Back Down – a collaboration with electronic band, Plastic Operator – provided their big finishing moment and an explosion of confetti really sealed the moment as special.
Later in the night, Roger Sanchez served up some big house tunes with real garage swing, Coyu got tech as he serve dup plenty of beats from his Suara label, DJ ANNA served up some rolling melodic techno and Edu Imbernon over in the Vista Club kept us on our toes with some big bangers.
Slit lakers and crazy dancers as well as mesmeric lights and lasers all add to the drama of a party here and of course there are few finer moments than being in Vista as the sun comes up and begins to shine in through the huge glass windows. Markantonio B2B with Luigi Madonna kept the goodies coming when the sun did come and despite the whole club holding 10, 000 people, it always felt full enough to make for special atmospheres. Here’s to what will surely be one of its best seasons yet.
Featured Image: Ana Ruiz de Villota