The 3rd Butterfly Ball

The 3rd Butterfly Ball
Weds 8th October 2008..
Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza…
in aid of APNEEF(ibiza’s disabled children association)

With Ibiza Summer 2008 heading for its peak, its time once again to think Charity Fund Raising by way of the 3rd Annual Butterfly Ball.

This year, the organisers of the event (Jill Canney & Elena Sanchez) have, after careful consideration, chosen local Ibiza association for disabled children, APNEEF as the charity of choice, with all monies raised at The Butterfly Ball being donated to that particular worthy cause.

APNEEF attends nearly 100 local children with severe physical and mental disabilities and is in dire need of proper funding and support. So, lets help them, folks.

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DC10 Re-Opening Review

it’s been a wild last week for both the media and dc-10 as a club itself. after having complied with their two-months closure, the next penalty for dc-10 and closure of the club was announced just a few days ago…

so this afternoon, at around 4:30pm, i was really asking myself if the bass is thundering out of the speakers in that house on the fields around the airport…many people on the island weren’t sure if dc-10 would be able to open or not. i was still busy, but when i finally made my way there some time after 6pm, i noticed that YES, there is something going on at dc-10!!! the club was open! and busy! went directly inside, on to the terrace…and aaaah…sunlight through the windows…rené dropping mad music…smiling faces all around…only at that point i realised how much i had missed this place during the last weeks! as you all know, it wasn’t the first time dc-10 was closed, so in a way it wasn’t new for me. but being back there was just GREAT! the terrace was already really busy while the inside bit was still quiet.

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After Hours Raided

A big thing was made earlier this year about after hours clubs not being aloud to operate and this has effected clubs like space and DC10 (if it was open).

However it seems that the after hours scene is still alive and partying! a few reports from people who have been to the island have said that now they are banned there is a lot more advertising for them, they are not in the main stream clubs they are still happening in small bars and villas around the island.

However the police are making an attempt to stop them. El Club in Ibiza town has for the last 2 weeks been operating as an after hours venue but this week it was raided at 10am, a few people were arrested and the owner was fined. In another story the La Troya after party was raided by police who brought along a TV crew, however after the police left the party continued further down the road!

So it sounds like the after hours are definitely there if you can get to them!

Circo Loco Will Open This Week

A mixmag blog post has an interview with the owner of Circo Loco who insists the party will go on! In the interview he says, go to the Circo Loco Myspace and you will read the truth, in the same blog post they also question Ibiza spotlight who mentioned about all these troubles as you have read on here. He says the party will go on, Now ive been a member of the spotlight forums for many many years and i dont remember a time they have published incorrect information.

After reading that i thought i would read their myspace to see what they had to say about it and guess what??? Ibiza Spotlight were correct so i dont understand how there integrity could be questioned, However their myspace has pretty much resigned to the fact that DC10 and Circo Loco @DC10 is coming to an end and the parties that will happen to the end of this season my very well be the last. They urge people to go and show their support in there final days by flying out to ibiza to party with them one last time.

Source: Mixmag

Another blow For DC10

1 week before the grand re opening of DC10 and the authorities have delt what could be seen as the final deadly blow for DC10. They have now been ordered to close for 12 months and pay a €300,000 fine. These new fines and closure order have been imposed because the club has repeatedly knowingly broken the law by having the parties in a venue with a legal capacity of only 68 people. DC10 have 1 month to challenge the decision and if they do then it is expected they will still open this weekend till the end of the season, however the signs are that these last few parties will be the last parties DC10 may ever have so if you get the chance, Cherish them!

All of this is a blow but shouldn’t really come as a surprise for readers of my blog. I reported back in January this year in a post called DC10 to close about the issues DC10 was going to face this coming year and it seems that one by one they have become true. The sad news is that the reasons they are being closed down are the same reasons it will not open back up as the DC10 everyone is familiar with. After 12 months are they going to have parties knowing they will exceed capacity? I doubt they will some how.

I have read a lot about people blaming the authorities and saying they are targeting the club yet at the end of the day DC10 have always known the situation and i believe they have always known what will one day happen. They have made the most of it and now i feel it has been brought to an end.

Source: Ibiza Spotlight

Filthy Gorgeous

FILTHY gorgeous Ibiza 2008

Half way through the summer, and with great parties hosted so far at Space, Eden, Grial and Azucar, it has already been an amazing season so far for FILTHY gorgeous… but their not finished yet

FILTHY gorgeous @ Space

FILTHY gorgeous have landed 2 dates at one of the worlds best clubs, Space hosting the El Salon at one of their most popular nights, ‘Carl Cox & Friends’. Last Tuesday Fg residents Scott Martin, Jamie Gittins, Sean Hughes, Daniel Lopez & Lee Rands joined Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier & Elio Riso on a very packed and special night at Space.

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Cocoon Review By Nostrum

Nostrum made a really good review of the first sold out night on the island for 2008 which was Cocoon. Carl Cox made an appearance but didnt play and the club closed its doors because it was full!

it’s already a few days ago, but still, here’s a short review from last monday’s cocoon at amnesia…

we arrived at around 130am and the guestlist queue was impressive. ticket holders got in quite fast though. the line-up was sven väth and extrawelt (live) in the main room and loco dice plus marco carola on the terrace. as i had been almost only to the terrace when i went to cocoon this year, i thought we’d go to the main room this time for a change. sven was already playing, the main room was already very busy. at 2am, extrawelt did their one hour live act. they had their pc’s, synth’s and much more equipment in the middle of the main room on that podium which i thought was brilliant. do you remember their 2006 biggies “titelheld” and “soopertrack”? they played them both and more cool stuff, of course. at 3am, sven was back in the dj booth and had a famous visitor in the box aswell: carl cox. but it was only sven who played. generally, i am not the biggest fan of sven väth, but that night he really rocked the main room. by 3am, the main room was really full, but surprisingly it never got as bad as the terrace. when we shortly went over, we noticed how super-duper-packed the terrace was! i think the terrace at cocoon is the new main room in a way, it’s the busiest room and also both vip’s were VERY busy! friends who stayed on the terrace were raving about how good loco dice and marco carola were!

one advise for people going to cocoon this year: come EARLY. last monday they closed the guestlist at some point (some people waited for more than an hour anyway to get in through guestlist) and a bit later they also generally stopped people entering – it was the first sold-out event this summer! and now with august beginning, i think it will keep being like this for the next weeks. so don’t arrive only at 3am, come around 1am, find your spot on the dancefloor and enjoy…

re afterhours: there are still afterhours happening. no official cocoon-ones, but various smaller ones…sometimes with cocoon-people appearing or even playing, many though just in a private house/villa or in a small bar in town…

Source: Nostrum Ibiza Spotlight