Armin van Buuren Smashes Open Season At Hï Ibiza

Posted on June 15, 2019

Words: Kane Allen

Armin van Buuren and Hï Ibiza are a match made in trance heaven. The Dutch selector has cemented this Ibiza residency on clubbing calendars across the island – and thousands turned out to see the dance music star open his season at the Playa d’en Bossa superclub this Wednesday night. Essential Ibiza headed down to see what this mega trance residency had to offer. 

As we entered the club, AVB was already moving up the gears. Luckily for us in attendance, the trance legend had a three-hour set at his disposal. He wasn’t holding back. The atmosphere in the packed-out Theatre was electric and Armin kept our pulses pumping to his 135BPM bangers. Marlo and Feenixpawl’s Lighter Than Air was the perfect 3am selection. The place was in pure ecstasy. With still an hour-and-a-half of Armin goodness to come, the Dutch DJ and producer began selecting his own classics. Big room banger Turn It Up, United and, of course, This Is What It Feels Like all took this extended set to its peak. Armin was on perfect form.

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After enjoying all that AVB had to offer, it was time to see how Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano were faring in Hï Ibiza’s Club room. This pair have made this residency their own over the last three summers – tonight they were showing us how. Their own productions were chopped, mixed and blended in the riotous Club room. Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano were cooking up a storm. Their own Drums Of Tobago and Born Again held us in submission as the pair were relaying all that winter energy they’ve saved for this evening. As their set came to a close, they didn’t want to stop; which is always a sign of a good party. As the music cut, they were apologetic to the dancefloor, who were craving that one final track. Then – as they’ve done on a couple of occasions – the Dutch double act dropped Bob Marley’s classic Three Little Birds. Scenes.

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It’s no surprise to see how Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano have held this Hï Ibiza residency from the start. If trance, tribal and big room music is what you’re after: this residency will leave you not wanting to leave. You have until Wednesday 11th of September to experience it for yourself.

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