Blue Marlin Ibiza Presents Kaluki

Posted on September 18, 2015

Images: Tamara Sini

Words: Abby Lowe

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from living on this island, it’s that’s getting back on the horse (metaphorically speaking) is the best thing you can do for yourself. While it may be tempting to lounge around in bed all day feeling sorry for yourself post partying, and while all you want to do is eat junk food and watch TV, that’s not an affective use of your time, and you’d be much better sucking it up and getting back out there so that you’re not filled with even more self loathing the following day. And so I followed my own self-indulgent advice yesterday and ended the day by heading to Blue Marlin Ibiza, where there was a Kaluki party about to kick off. And my own theory was proved right, because there’s nothing better than kicking lethargy to the kerb with a solid dose of quality music.

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Situated in the south of the island in Cala Jondal, Blue Marlin Ibiza has become world famous over the years, and now boasts a high flying, beautiful crowd that descends every day of the week to elegantly drape themselves over the furniture, drink champagne and in short, get the party started. Kaluki on the other hand, is a record label that’s come straight out of Manchester and specialises in throwing legendary underground parties with eclectic, unexpected line-ups. And while they may not sound like natural bedfellows, it’s this juxtaposition in styles between venue and music policy that really makes this party pop.

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The road to Blue Marlin is a long and winding one, and if you don’t know where you’re going it can be lengthy too. So when you’re lost in the campo it’s the prospect at the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that gets you there, the idea that soon enough you’ll be stomping around to some spine-tingling tunes and leaving your troubles long behind you. Music throughout the day yesterday was blasted out by an impressive line-up of DJs, including Vidal Rodriguez, Valentín Huedo, Sasa Mendone, Oscar Akagy, Bruce Hill – all Blue Marlin Ibiza residents, as well as Pete Zorba, Pirate Copy and wAFF. When I arrived Richy Ahmed was behind the decks. He’s riding a wave at the moment having played at some of the biggest venues all over Ibiza this summer, so the crowd obeyed his dance till you drop instructions obligingly. Next up was Patrick Topping who had opened on the Terrace at DC-10 the previous night. But looking fresh and sounding fresher, he cast a spell with infectious beats and deep, bassy drops.

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If there was any unwillingness left within my body it soon dissipated as I danced on the alfresco decking, and previous thoughts of an early night were soon dispelled. Come midnight the action moved indoors, where it kept going strong for the hardcore until 4am this morning. As we left we passed Jamie Jones on his way in, which was a sign of either two things. 1. We were at the right party. 2. Things were only just getting started.

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