5 Years 1 New Site 1 Compilation

Posted on August 28, 2015

Ibiza has undergone a significant evolution in the last five years, from the dramatic change in Playa d’en Bossa to countless new world-class experiences opening throughout the island and an increase in the number of tourists travelling to the island from all over the world. In that five years, one website has been at the forefront, bringing all the news as it happens and giving a comprehensive insight into the comings and goings on the island. Essential Ibiza launched as Ibiza underwent one of the biggest changes in its recent history and has been instrumental in keeping Ibiza lovers on and off the island up to date with the fast changing landscape. Nearing the end of its most successful season to date, one that saw a complete site overhaul and a brand new mobile solution as well as the launch of an interactive digital magazine and a collaboration in print with established publication Ibiza Style, Essential Ibiza is ready to unveil a series of products that promise an exciting future, including its debut compilation album ‘Essential Ibiza 2015’ and Essential Singapore, an expansion into Asia, one of the most vibrant global regions.

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Essential Ibiza celebrates its fifth season in 2015 and, with an original idea to provide a comprehensive guide to all things Ibiza, it can be more than satisfied with what it has achieved in such a short time period. Not only has the website captured the imagination on and off the island, it has delivered an unparalleled insight into the island and the people that make it tick. With over 5000 stories that range from the intimate winter parties that see the island dance all year long to the massive events that punctuate every day of the season; from the best new additions to the already vibrant restaurant scene, to the best beach concepts; from the characters that live and work on the island to the international talent that descends to play in its famous venues, Essential Ibiza is the ultimate news resource for Ibiza, as well as a one stop shop for VIP tables and beds, villa bookings, Boat charters and club and boat party tickets.

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Ibiza 2015 saw Essential Ibiza launch a brand new responsive site, offering existing and new fans a vibrant platform on which to discover all it needs to know about Ibiza. The launch included a stunning new mobile solution, meaning you can take Ibiza with you wherever you go. Check out the latest parties on the train to work, plan and buy tickets for your upcoming trip while on your lunch break, book a boat party ticket or an exclusive private yacht charter or take the plunge and book a VIP experience while on your phone in the pub! Essential Ibiza is available on the go, meaning you never have to miss a minute of the action on your favourite holiday destination. In keeping with the new on-the-go ethos, the launch of the interactive digital magazine means you can enjoy the latest news from Ibiza in a stylish new format, listen to mixes, remixes and even watch video footage from the best parties.

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The latest addition to the Essential Ibiza stable sees it release its debut compilation album, Essential Ibiza 2015, mixed by Jo Mills and Andy Baxter. With much of the team behind Essential Ibiza steeped in dance music history – managing director Charlie Chester was instrumental in seminal house labels Flying and Cowboy as well as the early Flying Records parties in London and around the world. His planned mini-festival in Ibiza in 1990 was the subject of cult Channel 4 documentary ‘A Short Film About Chilling’ and he and his family have called the island home for over a decade. Wife Jo Mills has played a huge part in the island scene with residencies in DC10 and Pacha to name only a couple – Essential Ibiza was destined to turn its attention to a compilation series sooner or later. Luckily for us, it is sooner, and ‘Essential Ibiza 2015’, the essential sound of Ibiza, is due for release on September 4 on New State Music.

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Popular Ibiza resident Andy Baxter joins Jo Mills on mixing duty, taking one CD each and delivering an underground mix that features some of the hottest tracks of the summer. Between them, Jo and Andy have played at many of the island’s most important venues, from Café Mambo to DC10, to Pacha, Sankeys Ibiza, Ocean Beach Ibiza, Blue Marlin Ibiza, We Love Space and Amnesia, to name only a few. Essential Ibiza 2015 includes this summer’s hottest underground tracks from Luke Solomon, Mr V, Kevin Saunderson, Jason Bye, Citizen, Subb-an, Enzo Siffredi, Asadinho, Andrea Oliva & Tigerskin, presenting the deepest side of techno and tech house, which is sending ripples throughout the Ibiza 2015 summer season.

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Essential Ibiza is enjoying its biggest summer to date, working with blue chip companies on and off the island as well as providing commercial support for numerous smaller Ibiza businesses – with multiple marketing solutions available to suit all businesses, no matter how big or small. With the majority of the Ibiza brands already on board, 2015 saw Essential Ibiza welcome Cocoon, Together, Sankeys, Corona, Monarch Airlines and 88 Whiskey, to name only a few. It has delivered more news stories than ever before, offered a ticket, villa, boat or VIP solution to more clients and the social media platforms and database have seen numbers soar. Before the end of the year it will unveil Essential Singapore, as the concept begins to spread its wings around the world. Asia is a thriving region with multiple opportunities and Singapore is the hub of that region, making it an obvious choice as the next Essential destination. It’s an exciting time at Essential Ibiza HQ, with the last few weeks of the summer still ahead and some challenging but promising plans ahead for the winter and into next summer as it continues to grow and evolve, keeping the rest of the world up to date on everything that is happening on Ibiza.

Andy Baxter

Europe (inc. Spain)

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