It has arrived. The Ibiza season is now upon us and one of the most talked about nights on the island is of course Circo Loco at DC-10. Pretty much every notable name in house and techno has spun at the night and the Mixmag crew rolled in force to the grand opening on May 25.
As always we want to bring you as much musical gold back from the rave as possible so tuck in to the the top ten tracks that smashed the dance. Get ready, these are as hot as they get.
Dwayne Jensen ‘My People’
Over the years one of the highlights of opening and closing has been the addition of The Garden. This year the decked-out sun trap will thankfully be open every Monday, yet it could go all season without seeing a set that will top Apollonia’s. The combination of Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom, backed by sunset vibes and a Void sound system in full effect was pretty special. This track went down and summed up what the trio are all about.
Another banger here from the Apollonia boys and another showcase of groove, funk and serious bass. This one had the garden in a frenzy and we only went and premiered it on our SoundCloud. Big, rolling chunk here from Premiesku, aka Livio & Roby and George G. Another trio you need to keep your eyes on.
DJ Daddio ‘Why Waste My Time’
After the impeccable set laid down by Apollonia in The Garden, we all made a dash to the world-renowned Terrace for another French masterclass. D’Julz took to the stage intent on whipping the floor into an absolute frenzy. The precision and groove that followed over the next 90 minutes was phenomenal and his style reflected the exact vibe on the dancefloor. This DJ Daddio classic went down a treat.
25 Places ‘Love More’
After D’Julz did the business it was time for Kerri Chandler and Black Coffee to hit a back-to-back session. A set that on paper looked like it could of been the highlight of the entire night struggled to get out of 3rd gear. The style didn’t quite match but nonetheless some true gems were sprinkled throughout and this was without question one of them.
Nacho Marco ‘You Got To Know’
Another highlight of an otherwise confused set was ‘You Got To Know’ by Nacho Marco. Supreme floaty vibes on this one and a rolling groove that only a man like Kerri Chandler could work into a set. This had us raising arms in the air and smiling ear-to-ear. One look around us revealed that we weren’t the only ones feeling this, everyone was going in.
Dance System ‘No More’
Although we didn’t catch a great deal of Tale Of Us, we have it on good authority that they laid down a fierce and fiery set on the Terrace. We did however catch their first few selections and we were thrilled when we heard Dance System aka Lvis-1990′s ‘No More’ being blasted out. This is a chunky and unrelenting cut, one that pulsated and throbbed round the room. Hefty.
Marco Carola ‘Avalanche’
After we left the Terrace it was time to bust some moves in the dark and pumping main room. As we entered the space it was the don Boris Werner on deck and boy did he do the business. Not sticking to the normal conformities of an early morning main-room set, he played possibly the most fun and upbeat set of the opening. Full of pace and character, this Marco Carola classic caused the room to erupt every time it dropped.
WildChild ‘Renegade Master’
Every night needs an ‘Oh no he fucking didn’t’ moment and Boris provided it when he sneakily teased in ‘Renegade Master’ by WildChild. When those lyrics reverberated around the room people lost their shit and rightfully so, this one’s a straight banger. In a time where DJs are constantly trying to ‘out-cool’ each-other, Werner proved that you can’t beat a classic and for that, we salute him.
After Werner took us on a non-stop route to tropical town, the ever-impressive Cassy slammed it out on the terrace to close off proceedings. Naturally we were starting to flag a little bit but the German selector whipped us out of our slumps with some up-tempo rockets. ‘Pornflake’ by Quenum brought that classic Ibiza sound and when the synths hit, we all reached another level.
As 6.30am approached, we all knew that the end was nigh. We didn’t want it to be real but it was. The saving grace was that Cassy had supplied us with some seriously good music and one of the last tracks she played was a classic Technasia remix. Using a ‘French Kiss’ sample, this one just kept building and building until drops just rolled into the toom, causing pandemonium on the terrace. A fitting track to round off what was a truly amazing night of music. The best thing? That you can go and see these sorts of acts and DJs every fucking week at Circo Loco. EPIC.
- FUNSTER, TILLIE AND CALLUM
- 29 MAY 2015