Armin Van Burren is currently broadcasting his ASOT radio show episode 550 live from the Ministry Of Sound in London. He has just made an announcement that in 2012 he will be having his nights in privilege with some of his radio shows being broadcast live from there. The night will be branded as A State Of Trance which is a wise move in my eyes as the brand is truly global with thousands of people tuning in every week to listen, using this as the name of the night is surly going to attract more people who will go because they have heard the name before.
He will be putting on 13 shows through the summer which is a short season compared to others but never the less its sounds like a great night
I’ve been slow to blog so far this year, i feel like im still in hibernation mode, however this sounds like it will be a great night. I’ve always loved going to see Armin in Ibiza, his early Armada nights in Amnesia were nights not to be missed if you like is style of trance. Universal Religion 4 recorded live from Amnesia is still one of my favourite trance cd’s ever. Lets hope in 2012 he can pull out the type of night people will be speaking about in years to come.
I blogged a while ago about Godskitchen being in Ibiza this year, well that time has been and gone and Privilege have post a video of the night. Ive never actually seen the boombox myself however i know GodsKitchen are out of this world when it comes to visually pleasing people. Check it out.
This week, the Zoo project will be on it like a car bonnet! Having already thrown the opening party, the second full Zoo project day will be a mammoth one!
The Zoo project is the only weekly party that runs for 17 hours spreading over three venues. The day starts of at 1pm with the Boat party, it then carries on at Gala Nights from 4pm till midnight, from then, you can make the short trip over to Privilege to dance till the sun comes back up with the Saturday Night Project.
Noahs Ark Boat Party
Zoo Project Official Pre Party | Meeting point 1:30 pm @ Pussycat | San Antonio Harbour
Tribal dance performance by The Minx FX
Yesterday i was excited to be writing about Gatecrasher making an appearance back in Ibiza. Today, im excited to be telling you that GodsKitchen seem to be making an appearance back in Ibiza after a loooooong and very much missed absence!
Yesterday Sander Van Doorn tweeted an picture of his billboard in Ibiza, nothing special here, however an eagle eyed spotlighter noticed if you look closely it has two dates for Privilege on the 20th and 27th July and in the bottom corner it also has GodsKitchen Boombox as one of the nights he is playing at!
GodsKitchen Boombox is a visual show that looks stunning, ive never seen it for real but Space had something similar last year for the opening party, I expect these two nights to be amazing shows and if i was in town, i would definitely be going to this.
Ive checked out the privilege website and the night is still unannounced. I have noticed this year that a lot of the Dj’s are playing multiple nights and not just sticking to one club night which is think is great, this means GodsKitchen are not as limited with the Dj’s they could be putting on.
As ive banged on about many times before GodsKitchen in Amnesia is one of the best nights ive ever had in Ibiza, if these could be a snip of what they used to be like they will still be worth it.
If there was ever a blog post i would never imagine writing, this would be it! It just goes to show you can never predict Ibiza!
For the month of August, Gatecrasher will be hosting parties in Privilege every Wednesday! Its been a long time since Gatecrasher was in Ibiza and if my mind serves me right, they held a season in Eden and Dave Pearce was the resident! It wasn’t a great successes and as a result Gatecrasher in Ibiza went very quiet. It’s no surprise though, the quality of Gatecrasher nights in the UK went from what made their name, to complete crap in a very short space of time for me.
The night in Ibiza however looks very promising and the line ups look more like Gatecrasher line-ups that gave them the name they have. Paul Oakenfold has not played much in Ibiza for many years and he will be playing 4 weeks in a row. Oakenfold currently has his residency in Vegas as well as his radio show which is quite good.
Rumours have been circling for a few months about Godskitchen making a return to Ibiza in 2011 at Privilege.
Its been around 8 years since GodsKitchen threw a party in Ibiza and they went out with a bit of a whimper in my opinion, In the early 00’s GodsKitchen was one of the strongest nights on the island. They threw their parties in Amnesia on Tuesdays and had residents such as Tiesto (before he was so well known), Picotto and Fergie in his hard trance days.
2001 is the year that sticks out for me as being the summer of GodsKitchen, They did everything right, they had the best laser system, the biggest names playing for them, they had everyone wanting to go, they even had the best designed artwork! Then i have no idea what happened, the year after they moved to Eden and booked people like Dave Pearce.
Now there are lots of conspiracy based stories that i heard about and they all involved clubbing politics (promoters making sure their top dog with help from club owners – naming no names :)). The move to Eden signalled the end to a night that in the short time it was at Amnesia became Legendary to those who remember it.
Moving back into the now, there have been various tails that they are set to return in 2011 at Privilege, there is no way on earth Cream would allow GK to try to encroach on their turf again! The first story is Wednesdays which has since been dismissed and they are expected to do some one off nights through the summer, the source of this information supposedly coming from a Dj that has been told of the plans.
If GodsKitchen are in Ibiza in 2011 i wouldn’t know what to expect, im unsure who would headline and weather Privilege is the best venue for their events. Although i would love to see GK back in Ibiza i don’t think i could bring myself to go because last time i went in Ibiza was one of the best nights of my life and i know they wont be able to top that night for me.
For me, Privilege and Amnesia are the two clubs i see as being the original foundations of the clubbing scene in Ibiza, right or wrong that’s how i picture it. A couple of weeks ago a i published some video’s of Amnesia closing party in 1989. Recently Ibiza Spotlight have written an article about the history of Ku which later got renamed as Privilege.
If it interests you like it does me then take a read, there are some great photo’s with the article as well 🙂