Another Big Night For Disturbing Ibiza

Posted on August 12, 2017

Words: Rosie Wilson

Images: Andrei Oprescu

More than halfway through Disturbing Ibiza’s season, Tinie Tempah’s residency is still turning out massive crowds week on week, and packing out Ushuaïa Ibiza. With its alternative lineup of hip hop and R&B music, its fun-loving crowd and spectacular venue, Disturbing Ibiza truly encapsulates festival vibes and always guarantees a good night. Last night, the dancefloor area was full as early as 21.00 as partygoers danced under the setting sun.

The summery feeling in the air yesterday was palpable, with guests turning out early to dance in the pool and drink in the sunshine. The day kicked off with DJ Charlsey, famed for his mixes of commercial hip hop and R&B, and people were loving the music from the get go, singing along and cheering when a recognisable intro chimed in. As the sun began to set, James Hype and DJ Russke each played hour long sets, adding to the atmosphere of care-free summer fun. By the time DJ Maximum arrived at 21.00, the dancefloor was almost full and people were watching the stage enraptured, singing and dancing along to all the hits being played.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

As the sun set over the crowd, the bright lights from the stage lit up the pool and the dancing crowds; dancers took to the podiums in simple white outfits and long, high plaits and people watched from the balconies, dancing and singing along – it all felt mellow and unified in that way that people bond over songs that were played in clubs when they were a little younger. There was a lot of newer stuff too, of course, but the 90s and 00s classics that were being played were getting the strongest reaction from the crowd and really making it feel like a more intimate, united party. But if there’s one thing that can really bond a crowd (especially one full of Brits), it’s Wonderwall – so when DJ Maximum played it at the end of his set, everyone went mad and sang every word, bathed in white light from the main stage.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

From 22.00 onwards, the night was a bit of a blur. From our vantage point at the front of the crowd, we were amongst the most excited when everything went dark and the crowd chatted in anticipation. First up was a 15 minute set from Lil Kleine, who came to the front of the stage in aviators and sprayed a bottle of Dom Perignon over the crowd; they went wild, jumping and dancing along to the short set. Immediately after was DJ Charlsey again, this time bringing James Hype and Kelli-Leigh with him for a performance of their new song ‘More Than Friends’ – deemed by Charlsey to be the biggest song in the UK right now.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

Meanwhile, everyone was starting to get excited for the next guest appearance of the night, and the penultimate set – Akon. As soon as he appeared on the stage (looking every inch how you’d expect him to, dressed in head to toe white with diamond accessories), everyone went mad – there were clearly a lot of 90s babies here who had first started going out when Akon was at his height of popularity. He sang all his classics, and there was such an infectious atmosphere – you couldn’t help but smile because people were so into it. Towards the end of the set, he dived into the crowd and was carried right to the back, before being lifted back on one dedicated fan’s shoulders.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

After Akon, the atmosphere was electric – people had clearly enjoyed the nostalgia and the feel-good, upbeat set. The transition between Akon and Tinie was smooth – as the former was lifted back off the stage and disappeared, everything went dark save for one red flashing light, accompanied by sirens and an abundance of smoke. Tinie Tempah appeared suddenly with a firework bang from the front of the stage that made people at the front scream. From his first freestyle rap to Earthquake, he worked easily through his long his of hits, with loads of production, fire and fireworks, and everyone excitedly singing along with every word. Dancers had dressed in Disturbing Ibiza’s signature sugar skull get up complete with flower crowns, and the whole thing was exciting and bright.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

There’s only a few dates left for Disturbing Ibiza now, so if you want to sample something a little different on the White Isle, make sure you get your tickets for the tail end of Tinie’s residency. Each and every week brings a feel-good dance party, so for the most electric Friday night on the island, look no further than Disturbing Ibiza at Ushuaïa Ibiza.

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

Disturbing Ibiza by Andrei Andrei Oprescu

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