Eric Prydz Closes Hï Ibiza Residency In Style

Posted on August 24, 2017

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: Andrei Oprescu

After 10 weeks that seen some of the biggest artists on the planet drop in to Hï Ibiza on Tuesday night, Eric Prydz and Andrea Oliva brought the curtain down on their debut season in style. The Theatre featured the Swedish DJ/ producer for the last time, joined by Cristoph and Deadmau5 for the finale while Andrea Oliva & Friends featured Nick Curly and Gianni Callipari in the Club.

Both rooms have enjoyed a spectacular opening season, offering two distinctly different soundtracks to two crowds that are equally passionate about their music. Eric Prydz has played a big part in the evolution of Ibiza, playing at many of its finest parties and venues over the years. 2017 saw him take on a solo residency for the first time, as the brand-new Ibiza venue set about catching the imagination of clubbers around the world.

Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu

The Theatre was packed from early on, with revellers determined to make the very most of Hï Ibiza’s first closing party. Cristoph has been present throughout the summer on Tuesday night, Prydz’s label protégé has showed just why he is considered one of the hottest talents on the international scene. With an ever-growing production portfolio making its way into the playlists of his peers, not to mention an ability to command the dancefloor, Cristoph had been integral in the success of the debit season. Deadmau5 was a distinctive figure behind the booth, with his trademark mouse head on for parts of the set, as he unleashed a ferocious journey on the final party. Eric Prydz was the star of the show, however, his crowd has filled the huge club space from the opening to closing party and his emotive, epic sound was perfect for the room. Bringing the 10-week residency to a fitting climax.

Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu

The Club offers a more intimate space and that’s where Andrea Oliva & Friends have been camped out for the last couple of months. No stranger to bringing a brand-new party to fruition, his role in Ushuaïa Ibiza’s ANTS party has been well documented, Andrea Oliva was the perfect foil for Eric Prydz and the Club offered a slightly deeper journey. With a series of cutting edge artists joining him throughout the summer, it ensured both rooms offered a unique atmosphere and Tuesday night in Hï Ibiza made an instant impact. For the finale, Andrea Oliva, Nick Curly and Gianni Callipari delivered a thumping musical masterclass, with driving beats and phat basslines making sure the dancefloor was put through its paces. The curtain fell on the perfect first summer and while Eric Prydz and Andrea Oliva might be taking a well-earned break, Hï Ibiza has a series of fantastic options running weekly until the end of the summer.

Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Eric Prydz Closing by Andrei Oprescu