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Pacha Ibiza celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the Ibiza house music institution is not resting on its iconic brand. Pachaʼs DJ and club night line-up this season is arguably its most vanguard in many years, with a solid base of credible, underground and superstar DJ talent, and four new weekly parties. This is how summer 2013 will sound at Ibizaʼs most famous nightclub.
EPICA is the name of Pachaʼs new Monday club night this summer. Kicking off on May 27, the new weekly party will feature high-energy house and electro house from some of the most exciting DJ names in the scene currently. Residents include Bingo Players – who recently scored a No.1 hit record in the UK, Dada Life, and hot Russian DJ posse Hard Rock Sofa. Chuckieʼs Dirty Dutch crew will takeover EPICA for eight nights over the summer, with Chuckie on the decks himself, alongside some major superstar guest DJs.
Original Pacha Ibiza party Flower Power will host Tuesdays, from June 4. The seeds of Flower Power were first sowed in 1973 – the same year that Pacha Ibiza opened its doors – and incredibly, Pacha co-founder Piti Urgell is still its resident DJ. Flower Power reflects Pachaʼs alternative, hippy roots. With a soundtrack spun by Piti that features predominantly rock, soul and disco from the sixties and seventies, the party is quintessential Pacha.
Wednesdayʼs are reserved for trippy new night Wisdom of the Glove, hosted by deep tech maestro Guy Gerber. Offering a magical world of genre-defying music, and a surreal theatre of performance and spontaneity, Wisdom of the Glove is Pacha Ibizaʼs most unusual new night. Pachaʼs opulent space will be bound together by glove-wearing magicians, shadow puppeteers and fortune tellers, that pay sacrifice to a centrifugal £150,000 glove. Alongside Guy Gerber, some of the most respected names from electronic music will play including Four Tet (Live), Chromatics, Thugfuckers, Cajmere, dOP, Benoit & Sergio, Shaun Reeves (Visionquest), Craig Richards, and Bill Patrick.
Thursdays at Pacha Ibiza have for a long time belonged to French superstar DJ David Guetta, and his wife Cathy. This summer the pairʼs F**** Me Iʼm Famous night will be bigger and better than ever, with Guetta performing on every occasion alongside some of the hottest acts in house music such as Showtek, Arty, Fedde Le Grand, Nicky Romero, Daddyʼs Groove, Arno Cost, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Zedd. F*** Me Iʼm Famous opens on May 30 with David Guetta and special guest Steve Aoki and runs until October 3.
Fridays features yet another exciting new night, called INSANE. Launching May 24, Insane is firmly focused on the hypnotising journey of sound that only talented DJs can provide. As well as its two residents, John Digweed and Fritz Kalkbrenner, Insane will feature DJ sets from true dancefloor visionaries like X-Press 2, Fabricʼs Terry Francis, Visionquestʼs Lee Curtiss, Monika Kruse, UNER, Nic Fancuilli, H.O.S.H, Pleasurekraft, Oliver$, and Steve Lawler. At four Insane parties, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, and Derrick Carter will also play back-to-back-to-back, and Nic Fancuilli and Joris Voorn will play one of their infamous DJ sessions together at one completely Insane party.
Iconic club night Pure Pacha returns to host Saturdays at Pacha Ibiza this summer, with an exciting line-up featuring some of the biggest DJs in clubland. From May 25, Pure Pacha’s usual diverse mix of big name DJ talent and hot up and coming acts will rock Pacha all night long with the very best in big room dance music. Armand Van Helden, Hardwell, Bob Sinclar, Chris Lake, Norman Doray, Martin Solveig, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Swanky Tunes, Bassjackers, Sidney Samson, Dimitri From Paris, Ron Caroll, Milk & Sugar, Michael Calfin, and Dyro as just some of the DJs due to play at Pure Pacha.
Solomun+1 completes Pacha Ibizaʼs week, and its new line-up of club nights. Every Sunday from May 26 talented German producer and DJ Solomun – recently named DJ of the year by Mixmag – will play back to back with a special guest in an extended showdown that promises to be as spectacular as it is musically inspiring and fresh. To complement Solomun+1ʼs special celebration of DJ culture and uniqueness, Pachaʼs famous DJ booth is being relocated to the middle of the room, and will be very close to the dancefloor, which should guarantee an intimate, wild atmosphere with two DJs at its centre. Âme, Dennis Ferrer, Miss Kittin, DJ Hell, Nicky Curly, Tiefschwarz, Tensnake, and Marek Hemmann are just the first acts to be named as guests of Solomun+1.