Solomon Brings Pacha’s 50th Season To An End

Posted on October 17, 2017

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: La Skimal

After months of parties, featuring hundreds of artists and thousands of clubbers, the last of the summer residencies on the clubbing capital, Solomun Plus One in Pacha, hosted its final gathering. The island is now ready to settle into a completely different groove but not before Solomun and guests, Tale Of Us, delivered one last musical journey.

solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal

Solomun Plus One has been a phenomenon on Sunday night in Pacha ever since it was first introduced. The concept of the headliner and one guest taking control of the floor all night captured the imagination of clubbers on and off the island, becoming one of the most exciting of the Ibiza summer residencies. Ibiza 2017 saw Pacha celebrate its fiftieth anniversary as yet another wave of international artists dropped in for a Sunday session. Solomun has enjoyed some epic battles on his booth this summer, with the likes of Sven Väth, Dixon, Dubfire, Michael Mayer, Patrice Bäumel, Âme, Damian Lazarus, DJ Hell, John Talabot, DJ Tennis, Joseph Capriati and Butch, to name just a few. For the finale, it was the turn of Tale Of Us.

solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal

With the majority of the clubbers already home and lamenting the end of another season, the crowd was made up of locals who have been working all summer, workers that have been responsible for your favourite island concepts, now closed and with some time to blow off steam and a select few intelligent tourists that planned their final trip to the island to perfection. There’s no doubt that some of the party crew had been going all night, celebrating the end of the Amnesia summer but these battle-hardened. stamina-proven fanatics were not going to miss out on the chance of one last dance. The atmosphere was electric from early on and remained that way until the last beat faded away; there’s no doubt that the Ibiza closing party brings with it an extra edge and that nothing will be left on the floor.

solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal

The heightened vibe was obvious to everyone and it seemed to spur the protagonists behind the booth as they soared above their normal excellence in captivating all in front of them. Both Solomun and Tale Of Us delivered an inspired last performance that brought yet another fantastic summer to a rousing conclusion. The party continued until midday Monday, the first time on the club’s 50-year history that it has gone so late but what a fitting way to end a very special summer. Musical highlights of the closing stages included the deliciously driving Pryda ‘Armed’ and a more mellow Planningtorock ‘Let’s talk About Gender Baby’ as Monday afternoon approached. Final tune duty fell on Souls Of Mischief ’93 til Infinity’ as a packed dancefloor roared its approval!

solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal

It’s not the end for Pacha, however, as the famous old club will remain a constant all-year round, offering islanders a chance to reclaim the dancefloor every weekend and showcasing the depth of musical talent that calls Ibiza home. As the lights came on and the final beat became a memory, it was time to leave. Solomun Plus One completed yet another unbelievable summer, and brought the shutters down on Pacha’s 50th season, which turned out to be one of its best yet!

solomun by la skimal
solomun by la skimal