Martin Solveig Rocks Pure Pacha

Posted on July 7, 2013

It has been a successful start to the fortieth season in Ibiza for Pacha, with a massive birthday celebration and a change of line up on most of the weekly residencies and capacity crowds across all of the nights, it could be excused for sitting back and taking a minute to congratulate itself, not that it will of course! Pure Pacha has taken the Saturday night by storm with a series of top-notch line-ups resulting in some roadblock parties. This weekend it was the turn of a French superstar DJ, no, not that one, another one, Martin Solveig to be precise, to take control of the famous Pacha booth for the first in his series Martin Solveig & Friends parties. Joining the mercurial Frenchman in the headband tonight is Sidney Samson and Bassjackers.

Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha
Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha

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When we arrive at the club, there are still a few people outside making their way inside, but the club itself is almost if not already at capacity. This has been a busy party for the old club but the addition of Martin Solveig has captured the imagination and resulted in yet another one of those Pacha Ibiza moments. Martin Solveig is already in the booth and taking the floor on a musical journey. The popular French DJ has enjoyed almost constant success throughout the last couple of decades, from his cooler Africa inspired house beats, to the massive Rocking Music and, more recently, Hello, which occupied the top of charts across the world. His ability behind the decks is common knowledge and he is clearly comfortable in his new residency, smiling, interacting with the large crowd and driving the dancefloor and surrounding areas with ease.

Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha
Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha

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The main room atmosphere is as vibrant as we remember; the crowd is getting involved showing vocal support as the French DJ works his magic from the elevated booth. The Pacha dancers do their bit to add to the vibe, dressed in transparent body suits with carefully positioned jewels maintaining their modesty. The huge smoke cannons fire constant assaults of the dancefloor, engulfing it in a haze when they do so before the lasers provide what looks like a complex mathematical graph as they criss-cross above us. Next up in the Pacha booth is Sydney Samson, yet another of the Dutch DJ/ producers who are playing a significant role in shaping some of the bigger dancefloors around the world. His unique background playing hip-hop in his formative years and an ability to deliver a hook has seen him take EDM by storm, becoming one of the most popular touring DJs around.

Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha
Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha

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Sydney takes control, nudges the tempo slightly and proceeds to destroy the floor below him. Huge breakdowns send the capacity crowd wild, hands are in the air and the volume of the vocal support has also taken an upward turn. He bounces around behind the booth, clearly enjoying his experience, engaging with the hardcore at the front of the crowd, his own hands in the air on several occasions throughout the performance. Pacha is hurtling towards the end of the night but no one seems to notice, it’s all about the next tune. It’s great to see the club like this, in full flow, and there are a few more opportunities to enjoy Martin Solveig & Friends before the end of the season. The Frenchman returns on July 27 with Laidback Luke, August 17 with Armand van Helden and finally on September 7 with Cassius, which promises to be one of the highlights of our summer. For now, we leave the Pacha dancefloor as yet another batch of streamers descends upon it as the smoke cannon fires another burst.

Martin Solveig and Friends at Pacha

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