Deadmau5 Makes Hï Ibiza Debut

Posted on July 20, 2017

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: Andrei Oprescu

Hï Ibiza has only been opened a few weeks and already the new super-club has delivered some unbelievable parties. The scheduling across the week and within each individual party has been on point, offering Ibiza clubbers a smorgasbord of international talent to choose from. Tuesday night, however, saw that taken to another level as Eric Prydz welcomed special guest Deadmau5 to the Theatre where Cristoph also made and appearance and in the Club Andrea Oliva, Davide Squillace and Haiku 575 offered a deeper alternative, while Melon Bomb’s Paul Reynolds looked after the Wild Corner.

This was a party that caught the imagination as soon as it was announced. There is no more controversial or arguably talented producer on the electronic scene than Deadmau5, his consistency in the studio matched only by his ability to find himself in a heated exchange on twitter makes him one of the most exciting artists of our time. Cristoph has been grabbing his own share of headlines recently and Eric Prydz in every inch the Ibiza legend. If that emotive, epic ethereal big room sound is not your thing, then the Club was packed with masters of the cutting edge journey and Wild Corner offered a throbbing funk driven alternative. It was, on paper, the perfect line-up, and one we couldn’t wait to get involved in.

Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu

As we made our way towards the far end of playa d’en Bossa, we were clearly not the only ones savouring the night’s potential. Much has been made of the impact the new club has had on the island, with a selection of rooms to choose from, next level sound and light and innovative visuals. It has to be said too, that the exterior is not an eyesore either. There has been a lot of thought given to adding to the resort, with a clean and fresh area leading up to the venue itself where huge screens show visuals of what you are about to experience and a giant logo gives multiple selfie opportunities. We’ve visited Hï Ibiza several times and the process from street to dancefloor is usually very swift, Tuesday saw a slight delay which suggested an extra busy one inside, something we confirmed once we made the journey up the stairs across the entrance and through the huge doors.

Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu

The Theatre has quickly established itself as one of Ibiza’s must-visit rooms; a huge clubbing space, the lights, sound and visuals transport you through an immersive wonderland from the minute you enter, turning the room from green to red to blue, mesmerising you as you look at the DJ booth on the elevated stage. Deadmau5 started his set with his giant head on, much to the delight of smart phone users all over the arena, capturing the moment for posterity before getting fully involved. The head comes off to reveal Joel Thomas Zimmerman as the talented DJ/ producer eases through some uncompromising beats, throbbing basslines and hypnotic grooves, controlling the capacity crowd perfectly. As the room is in danger of losing its roof, Eric Prydz takes over the booth, the Swedosh DJ/ producer clearly has a penchant for green as he is bathed in the colour for almost the duration of his set as he takes the magnificent platform up a level or two and not for the first time this summer. He is a master of the subtle changes in mood and tempo that engage the crowd and when there is a breakdown it is one of almighty proportions.

Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu

People are still finding their own space in the new-look venue so we join a group of newly made friends/ adventurers and seek out other experiences during our visit. Wild Corner does exactly what is says on the tin, it’s an intimate space where the walls are made of unisex cubicles and where a chunky soundsystem and intelligent lighting rig offer yet another place to dance. In the hands of Paul Reynolds, that is exactly what everyone is doing as going to the loo takes a Wild twist. The Club offers a slightly different vibe, smaller than its neighbour but by no means small, it lends itself perfectly to a cutting edge journey, which is exactly what is happening as Andrea Oliva and Davide Squillace show why they are two of the hottest DJs on the clubbing capital. We were guilty of letting our imagination run away with us on the eve of this party, with expectations reaching almost unattainable levels but left thoroughly satisfied, buzzing at what we had been a part of and planning our next encounter with the island’s latest clubbing addition.

Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Deadmou5 by Andrei Oprescu

July 2018

TUE 10 JUL 2018
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  • Eric Prydz Opening Party@ Hï Ibiza
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TUE 17 JUL 2018
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  • Eric Prydz@ Hï Ibiza
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TUE 24 JUL 2018
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TUE 31 JUL 2018
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August 2018

TUE 07 AUG 2018
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TUE 14 AUG 2018
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TUE 21 AUG 2018
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TUE 28 AUG 2018
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September 2018

TUE 04 SEP 2018
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TUE 11 SEP 2018
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TUE 18 SEP 2018
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TUE 25 SEP 2018
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  • Eric Prydz Closing Party@ Hï Ibiza
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