Pacha Says Goodbye To Paris By Night

Posted on October 11, 2016

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: Andrei Oprescu

Stepping into Pacha on Saturday night this summer transports you immediately to the romantic city of Paris as the production team behind one of the world’s most famous venues outdid itself, recreating some of the iconic landmarks of the French capital. Add the distinctive flair and flavor of French superstar Bob Sinclar and his array of talent and the result was a summer season packed with moments that will be remembered as one of the best to date!

Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu

While it has undoubtedly been a fantastic summer for Pure Pacha Paris By Night, there was still one show left before the clubs heads into winter mode, offering residents and anyone lucky enough to spend some time on the island out of season a place to dance every week. The finale drew inspiration from the previous weeks and assembled a fine display of musical talent, from the legendary Todd Terry to the sometimes controversial, always outstanding DJ Sneak, Danny Howard from BBC Radiom1 and 2 Villas. It promised to be the fitting finale that the Saturday night party deserved and it didn’t disappoint.

Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu

From the minute we made it into the main room, the floor was full, the atmosphere was rising steadily and it seemed that everyone was determined to make the very most of the chance to say goodbye to Bob Sinclar’s Paris By Night. For those of you that prefer a house groove to the more serious techno that has dominated other island parties, this is the one for you and when it comes to guests that can deliver said groove, they don’t come much better than original house head Todd terry and gangsta house governor Sneak. Pure Pacha was ‘touched by the hand of Todd’ as the pioneer showed all the skill that made him one of the early stand out performers, not to mention some of the seminal nuggets that he was responsible for that helped shape the evolution of the scene. If you’re a twitterer then there is no doubt you will be following DJ Sneak, someone that has a strong opinion about the things that matter and isn’t afraid to share it. Love or hate the online antics of the house gangsta, there is no doubting his ability when it comes to getting in the booth. His uncompromising beats, thumping basslines and old school attitude to smashing the floor is a delight to behold and Pacha is just one of many Ibiza venues he has conquered. Once again he offered a jacking journey that had the main room floor rocking.

Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu

The final say on the last party of the summer of course went to Bob Sinclar, the charismatic DJ/ producer is no stranger to the spotlight, from his number one selling productions that dominated global charts a few years back to his presence in the booth, that sends his crowd crazy! Surrounded by scantily clad burlesque inspired girls he set about dropping the cherry on top of what has been a perfect season. House anthems mixed with driving house grooves saw the Pacha floor react, hands in the air, vocally encouraging its hero as he destroyed it for the last time this summer. It seemed at one point that the booth may give way as everyone crammed into it, keen to be a part of the action. As with all good things, it was over far too quickly and we were left exhausted, elated and a little sad that it would be another year to wait till the next residency. Hopefully Bob Sinclar will be back for another Pure Pacha Paris By Night in 2017!

Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu
Paris by Night Closing by Andrei Oprescu