Defected Ibiza’s Electric 2018 Opening

Posted on May 21, 2018

Images: La Skimal

Last night saw the movers and shakers of the island swarm into San Antonio in their masses for the much-anticipated opening of Defected Ibiza at Eden. This iconic house music label celebrated the opening of its second-year residency at the San Antonio superclub, following a successful return to the White Isle in 2017 after a brief hiatus. And with a lengthy queue of excited party-goers spilling right out onto the streets in front, it was clearly evident that the famous fiesta is up there with them as the number one choice for those in the party-know.

After a cosmetic revamp a few years ago that saw the istallation of state-of-the-art lighting and Void sound technology, Eden’s main room is slick in style with huge black ornate pillars surrounding the dance floor and, with two spacious bar areas, there’s thankfully not much time wasted on waiting to be served. The next level up provides another huge space with more bars and direct views on the ginormous disco ball and the dancefloor below. The DJ booth is in an elevated position, and with the welcome fact that the VIP areas are kept to a minimum, the venue has managed to create an ‘all as one’ clubbing experience.

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defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

By the time I arrived at Eden the club was heaving with excited music lovers and Defected fans, the energy on the dance floor palpable and electric. Island icons The Mambo Brothers were in charge of the decks and the energy of the duo transmitted itself onto the crowd. The two brothers worked the dancefloor into a frenzy, keeping the crowd jumping to their expertly dropped beats. The surrounding podiums were alive with a sexy combination of GoGo girls and male dancers taking it in turns to bust their moves and keep clubbers in awe.

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defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

Next to take over the turntables was delectable Defected resident Sam Divine playing back to back with legendary label boss Simon Dunmore, both taking their places in the booth to the cheers and whoops of the excited crowd. The duo took the elated club on a musical journey of chunky vocal house beats, dropping bomb after bomb and turning the dance floor into a whirlpool of emotion and energy. By now the smoke cannons were in full force with the red and blue laser show jagging to the beats of the music and across the dancefloor.

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

As the night continued Duo ‘Amine Edge and Dance’ performed an incredible high energy set, busting some heady tech house beats, while Low Steppa treated the crowd to a set of infectious big bass house tunes. As the clock ticked into the early hours, there was not a sign of the party crowd thinning as the energy continued through until the morning. With a huge line-up to boast and set for the season ahead, Defected Ibiza will certainly continue to do what they do best!

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defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

defected opening by la skimal

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