SHINE Ibiza Closing Lights Up Privilege

Posted on September 19, 2018

Words: Nina Saei

Images: Tamara Sini

What a summer it’s been, trance lovers. Underneath the glow of some of Privilege Ibiza’s bigger club nights, new entry SHINE Ibiza has been confidently blazing its own path, uniting the close-knit trance family at the venue’s Vista club. Under one roof and run by industry luminaries, the main man Paul Van Dyk has been bringing nothing but good company each Monday. The intimate space of the industrial space has hosted some stellar talent in the genre and, for the closing, followers were treated to an extended set by Mr Van Dyk and his peers Jordan Suckley B2B Alex Morph and Chris Bekker for one final euphoric knees-up.

It’s been amazing to witness the transformation of the Vista Club over the 11 weeks SHINE Ibiza has been running. At each stage of the summer numbers have flocked for a night of trance at its most authentic. The glue undoubtedly has been the music and the carefully curated line-ups proving trance is still well, alive and kicking on Ibiza. As we arrived at Privilege and passed through the walls that, from the outside were quite literally shaking, the perfect rave scene hit us as an incredible lightshow swarmed the crowd that had gathered.

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Liverpudlian Jordan Suckley was up alongside the German veteran Alex Morph, two artists with decades worth of producing chart-topping trance hits, brilliantly melding banging beats with a warm uprising sound. Kidnapping the crowd for an ecstatic musical journey, the tribe felt well and truly united as people brought their banners out; face-painted and lapping up every minute of the spectacle.
With the music echoing out into the ethers, the sonic journey that had been laid out was taking everyone higher, throwing their hands up in a spirited energy.

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As Paul Van Dyk took to his throne to take over from the fierce b2b set, he wasted no time in unleashing track after track of pumping rhythms laid over blissful piano melodies. It wasn’t long before the glowsticks were sent out into the adoring hands of every fervent raver, ‘having it’ as much as Paul Van Dyk himself. With things finishing in the most epic fashion, there are no bittersweet tears here, only uplifting, energetic and magical memories. A full house, smiling faces and nothing but real trance goodness – SHINE Ibiza, until the next time!

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