All Day I Dream Closes In Style

Posted on September 24, 2018

Words: Nina Saei

Images: Tamara Sini

A rarity in the electronic music scene, All Day I Dream is the party that’s sidestepping quick builds and big drops in favour of tranquil, otherworldly sounds – alluring its audiences with beautiful, melancholic shades of house and techno. The event has gone from its origins in Brooklyn to dancefloors all over the world, yet until now the clubbing mecca of Ibiza was a leaf unturned. So, when Blue Marlin Ibiza, the home of world-class acts and prodigious events, elected to host the accomplished concept for their first time, it was to be a partnership we didn’t know we’d been waiting for. In a select series of performances, Thursday saw the fourth and final instalment for a night that felt spectacularly transcendental.

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Making our descent upon Blue Marlin Ibiza, passing incredible views of the ocean from the mountain-top drive, we were in for a total surprise. Our expectations of the seaside destination’s typical celebratory vibe, where cutting edge DJs deliver the hottest energy, were accordingly wiped as we made our way down the red-carpet entrance. The venue had been transformed into the most picturesque scene, the juniper trees adorned with fairy-lights, oriental umbrellas and cascading flora. A truly dream-like setting, the signature jet-set bohemian crowd filled the booths and dancefloor, lapping up the magical sounds that echoed all the way to the sea-front.

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Acclaimed British producer and the event’s mastermind, Lee Burridge, was behind the booth, following earlier performances from Gorje Hewek and Izhevski, serving out his trademark technicolour of emotive sound, airy, uplifting melodies set the backdrop to violins, pianos and twinkling electronic beats. With the sight of the stars and moon above us and with a soundscape that felt like poetry to our ears, a delicately vibrant atmosphere held us hooked to the dancefloor; an incomparable enchantment rife in the air.

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The event was a perfect fit for the fine settings of Blue Marlin Ibiza as the musical artistry set a wonderful tone for lounging, drinking and dancing alike. Resident act YokoO followed next, carrying on the paradisal sound adding in a touch of vigour with ethnic driving basslines and more of a techno-edge. Taking us deeper into dreamland with his floating sound, and by now the dancefloor was filled with revellers basking in the all-encompassing energy. All Day I Dream is aptly titled, an innovative beacon in the music scene, its tour continues world-wide where, if you missed out, you may just find them playing nearby.

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