Reggaeton Rocking Pacha With J Balvin

Posted on June 6, 2019

Words: Kane Allen

Photos by Gabriel Escalofrios.

As a young Brit from cloudy Manchester, Reggaeton and Latin music isn’t something I’d usually find in my part of the world – but this style of music is massive. On popular music streaming platform Spotify, the genre has grown faster than any since 2014 with a 119% increase. By comparison, Hip-Hop sits second with 86% and mainstream Pop in third with just 13%. The Despacito phenomenon has helped, in part, but this fiery and unique style of music has been blazing to the top of music charts for years. On Ibiza, it’s here – and Essential Ibiza went to check-out one of the biggest stars of the genre: J Balvin. Here’s what went down at Pacha’s newest live residency.

The famous Pacha lights were lit bright and proud above this iconic Ibiza club. Even outside you could feel a warmness from the people waiting to get in. There were high-spirits everywhere and – despite having reservations beforehand – I impatiently see what it’s all about. Resident DJ and J Balvin’s record producer SKY was behind the decks when we entered. Playing a mix of pure Latin tunes like Maluma and Nego Do Borel’s Corazón and more internationally known ones like Bad Bunny’s MIA collaboration with Drake, SKY was perfectly raising the dancefloor energy before it was time for the main man.

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The Grammy award nominated Colombian singer was waiting in the wings as people came from all corners of the club to steal a perfect spot. The lights dimmed and J Balvin was welcomed with screams and claps. Latin club goers really know how to go for it – and I was compelled to join them. Fittingly, Reggaeton was the first J Balvin tune to takeover Pacha. Honestly, it was infectious and despite knowing very little Spanish, I found myself trying (and most definitely failing) to sing along, much to the amusement of my clubbing partner. This was a J Balvin showcase of all the tunes that have put him to the very top of this genre. There was Ginza, X (Spanglish Version), Con Altura, Ahora and of course Mi Gente, which almost rocked the Pacha cherries over the marina. This was one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had on the island and it’s definitely something everyone, no matter where you’re from in the world, should check-out.

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June 2019

TUE 04 JUN 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
  • Lineup:
  • TBC
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this event. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 11 JUN 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
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  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this event. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 18 JUN 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
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  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this event. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.
TUE 25 JUN 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
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July 2019

TUE 09 JUL 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
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TUE 23 JUL 2019
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  • J Balvin@ Pacha Ibiza
  • Important Information - Essential Ibiza can only provide collection vouchers for this event. You will have to collect your ticket from one of the many outlet locations on the island, this is all detailed in your confirmation email.