Eric Prydz Shuts Down Hï Ibiza With A Sensational Surprise Guest!

Posted on September 27, 2018

Words: Nina Saei

Images: Tamara Sini

Closing the doors on the second year of his residency at Hï Ibiza, Tuesday saw the spectacular finale of Eric Prydz’s self-titled night. The superstar DJ, who truly owns every meaning of the word with decades’ worth of defining dance anthems to his name, has delivered again one mighty hit of a show that has seen a clamouring crowd week in, week out. Just like the opening night, his closing was the hottest ticket on the island on Tuesday as social media was blowing up with anticipation! Gracing the decks, trusted comrades – SOLARDO and Cristoph – took to the stage amongst Caravaca, Davina Moss and Mason Maynard. Yet, there was a gaping hole in the set times – a surprise guest to be announced on the night!

Our hearts were certainly skipping a beat trying to work out who the mystery act would be! And judging by the excited chattering in the corridors, it seemed we were not the only ones. Unsurprisingly, when we arrived the crowd was rampant. Cristoph in the Theatre was putting in an ardent opening shift, drumming the floor into exhilaration with a fast-hitting blend of melodic deep house and techno transitions. As the hanging LED displays warped around us teasing our every sense, the night felt already much later than it was.

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With the clock inching closer to the gap in the schedule, it was only mind-blowing to discover the man who hopped on next was techno giant Adam Beyer! Sending an already hot crowd into a no-holds-barred frenzy, we were gob-smacked at what a warm-up this was – and Eric Prydz hadn’t even shown his face yet! Beyer was everything he is known best for, the founder of Drumcode Records was dishing out rapid beats laid over melodies that swung us in every direction.

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Yet, sending an already atomic atmosphere fully well into the stratosphere, of course, was Eric Prydz’s arrival. Seemingly like nothing had gone on before him, he laid on one fine spread working through all of his defining anthems intertwined with tracks that allowed some breathing space. The Theatre felt like an outdoor festival with the speakers threatening to burst and everyone dancing as if the best of friends, undeniably ‘Pjanoo’ raised some serious noise.

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Peeling ourselves away from the insatiably addictive main room, in the Club house duo SOLARDO were equally as unrelenting in sending a packed floor wild for chart favourites. Dancers clad in futuristic uniforms delivered spectacular shapeshifting performances that had us feeling like we were entering another dimension. It has to be reiterated just how much of a match Hï Ibiza’s light show is for the hit that is Eric Prydz. Turning a blank canvas into a rip-roaring extravaganza, his shows this season has been truly unforgettable. Bringing his unrivalled sound to a thirsty dancefloor, our hats go off to the Swede! Bravo on another excellent 2018!

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