Elements Ibiza Remembers

Posted on May 22, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: Tamara Sini

Sunday evening saw members of the Ibiza community come together in Elements Beach Club Ibiza to celebrate the life of one if its own, Robert Miles, taken tragically and all too soon earlier this month. The mood was far from sombre, as it paid tribute in the best way it knows, by enjoying each other’s company, by swapping stories and sharing moments as a selection of images featuring the popular Italian DJ/ producer featured on the huge screen behind the booth.

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Elements played an important role in the last years of Robert’s life, where he and other members of the OpenLab crew hosted some memorable Sunday nights, right up until last summer. The beach club offers a rustic, authentic Ibiza experience with its mini hippie market, restaurant, juice bar and spa and it was the location for some amazing musical journeys, courtesy of Robert, Andy Baxter, Manu Gonzalez, Alex Wolfenden and many others. Sunday saw many of those DJs return to pay their respect and say goodbye as they delivered well thought out sets, one after the other.

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It was never going to be a party party but more a musical goodbye to someone that meant something different to most of the people in attendance; from friend to mentor, Robert Miles made an impact on many lives on the island, not to mention the millions around the world that his music touched. The outpouring of emotion online following the news, as well as the numerous DJs playing his seminal track ‘Children’ at the end of their set was further proof of the impact the talented musician had. It seems even the sunset took time out from its normal ritual, staying behind the clouds and giving the transition from day into night a slightly more understated feel. The mood of those that knew Robert is probably best summed up in the message attached to flowers at the front of the booth; “In loving memory of Robert. You will live forward in our hearts and your music.”

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