Sven Väth Reigns Supreme At Destino Ibiza

Posted on September 30, 2017

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: La Skimal

Historically, hanging out at a free party in Ibiza, under the stars, enjoying the music from talented musicians and later DJs, was the norm. Nowadays, there are free parties to be found but to catch the world’s biggest artists, you normally have to grab yourself a ticket. That’s why, on Thursday September 28, when Sven Väth dropped in to stylish open-air venue Destino for a massive free party to celebrate another fantastic season, the island turned out in force!

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destino sven vath

Cocoon supremo Sven Väth is no stranger to Destino of course, hosting a previous after party to celebrate the end of his own party, he is acutely aware of the potential of the Cap Martinet cliff top destination. Joining the titan of techno on the elevated stage was Maurizio Schmitz and Destino Ibiza residents Willie Graff and Javier Gonzalez. There are few venues on the planet that enjoy the panoramic view that Destino boasts, from the edge of the cliff you can view the historical centre of Ibiza, Dalt Vila and the marina. That said, most eyes were on the booth for the afternoon into night party as some of the most talented artists on the island said a huge thank you to the clubbers of Ibiza for another outstanding summer.

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destino sven vath
destino sven vath

There’s a steady stream of people heading to Cap Martinet for yet another Destino extravaganza. The venue has become an integral part of the Ibiza scene since it opened, hosting ground-breaking parties with the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Guy Gerber and Solomun, to name only a few, as well as the inaugural Flower Power Beat Experience festival earlier this summer. The pool area offers an elegant spot to relax, sip a cocktail and watch as the venue gradually fills. Javier Gonzalez and Willie Graff are no stranger to the Ibiza crowd, offering a deep warm up before Maurizio Schmitz takes over to see the venue from day into night. Part of the Cocoon family, Maurizio Schmitz is a talented performer who knows the importance of setting solid foundations for the party as he continues the warm up, taking the crowd up a notch as the sky goes from blue to deep blue to black.

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destino sven vath
destino sven vath

The booth is set at the edge of the dancefloor, meaning the crowd is right on top of it, giving the huge space an intimate party feel and, when papa Sven entered the booth, the reaction was instant and loud! From those lucky enough to be at the front, the increased energy spread to the back of the now massive crowd like a pulse. Sven Väth is a master at controlling a huge crowd, it’s something he has done for nearly two decades on the island as well as at Cocoon events around the world. Playing vinyl, he wastes no time in digging out a delicious slice of techno, he sets off on a journey that takes the Destino masses through various depths of tantalising techno. The reef party was a thank you for the support throughout the summer and what better way than having one of the giants of the global scene in charge of the booth. For those that just don’t want to the season to end, there are still a few last parties to be savoured this summer before the curtain finally falls.

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destino sven vath

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destino sven vath

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