Pete Tong Sessions Start In Style At Blue Marlin Ibiza

Posted on May 21, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

In the two summers since its inception, the Pete Tong Sessions concept at Blue Marlin Ibiza has well and truly established itself as a gem for the discerning music lover on the White Isle. Combining these two heritage names could have only ever resulted in a success, because the chance to see one of electronic music’s most influential names in the heady outdoor setting of the equally iconic Cala Jondal venue is, indeed, a rare treat. In 2019, there will be 20 dates between May and September for which the UK DJ and broadcaster is billed to take to the booth, each time with a handpicked special guest. So it came as no surprise that for the inaugural Pete Tong Sessions of season three, Blue Marlin Ibiza’s stylish following arrived from all corners of the island.

The man himself took to the booth at 20.00 sharp, just in time for the last golden rays of this early summer‘s day to bathe the terrace in a mellow light. He started his set with a suitably deep and dreamy house sound interlaced with electronic trickery and tinged with a hint of summertime melancholia. Trumpets and exotic vocals soon picked up the pace for a more driving yet equally hypnotic effect and music lovers were lapping up every expertly teased build and drop.

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Over the course of two delicious hours, Tong effortlessly traversed from classic house beats with a disco edge and big room piano sounds to a cheeky tech house vibe before rounding off the musical journey with a deep and mesmerising finale laced with a heavy bass and distorted synth effects. A bevvy of beauties wearing feathered headpieces roamed the terrace like mystical creatures, bearing neon-lit fireflies in their hands that floated over the heads of the dancing music lovers. On the roof, Blue Marlin Ibiza’s fierce dancers were throwing shapes in glittering bodysuits and futuristic shades like something straight out of Vogue magazine.

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When master music selector Tong finished his mesmerising set, the atmosphere was nothing short of electric. Handing over the decks to up and coming talent Alex Kennon, the maestro disappeared into the night leaving the venue wanting more – and more, they got!

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BMI Pete Tong Sessions+Alex Kennon Essentialibiza 2019 Tamara Sini 017The Italian house and techno star expertly read the atmosphere and continued apace with an energetic and uplifting set that had us dancing underneath the silver light of the full moon all night long. It was a perfect ending to a glorious early summer Sunday, and we cannot wait to see what the next edition of Pete Tong Sessions has got in store!

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