Solomun Plus Live Opens

Posted on July 11, 2015

Words: Chloe Thompson
Images: Hrvoje Slebur

Walking up to the entrance of Destino, the vibe is clear from the outset. This is no typical venue. The open-air club sits atop Cap Martinet in Talamanca Bay, where guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Mediterranean, Ibiza Old Town and Formentera. Beds draped in white linen surround the pool, which sits just behind one of the classiest looking stages I’ve ever seen- I didn’t think it was possible for a stage to look ‘classy’, but somehow they managed it. The range of guests was something I have never seen here before. There were the usual crowd of 18-30’s, but I also spotted a few families and older couples enjoying food and drinks outside whilst listening to the music in the background.

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As soon as we arrived, we headed over to the ticket booth so we could get some drinks and have a walk about. I couldn’t believe the views, it was like something you’d see in a brochure or an advert, it was breathtaking. Solomun was well into his first set. The music couldn’t have been any more suited to the venue, very melodic, clean and smooth. The guests here were different too, it seemed everyone made a bit more effort – which may be down to the more boutique style of the venue. The event started at 4pm, and by around 8.30 it was filling steadily. It’s one of the smaller venues I’ve visited, but along with the setting, music and location it made for a very intimate vibe.

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German producer, Paul Kalkbrenner took over from 8.30pm and the crowd absolutely loved it. He started his set with a number of cool, melodic productions, but as soon as the sun went down he transitioned in to some harder beats. At this point, nearly the whole venue was on their feet dancing, it was hard not to. Solomun made his second appearance at 10.30 and unlike his first set, was playing more upbeat, harder songs. His signature techno style kept the crowd going all night. The gig ended at 12pm, I was so surprised at the amount of people at the event, I didn’t think it was possible for so many to even fit, but when you have a top class DJ, live sets and fantastic supporting acts, you’re guaranteed to have a busy venue.

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For anyone who wants to experience something a little more unique, I’d highly recommend going to Solomun + Live. It’s just so different to all the other venues. It gives you a chance to get a little more dressed up than usual and enjoy a more relaxing atmosphere. There are only 5 more Solomun + Live events being held at Destino, but be sure to get your tickets quick though, it’s not to be missed, and with a new guest every week there’s sure to be something for everyone. And for those who want to see Solomun in a more familiar setting, he has a residency in Pacha every Sunday.

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