Category Archives: Sankeys

Mixmag Live From Ibiza August 2013

This month Mixmag have 5 live broadcasts planned from Ibiza.

The first live show is Scuba live from We Love @ Space on Sunday and it will; be broadcast at 11pm UK time.

Other sets you can catch this month include

Sankeys Opening Part 1

Last night Sankeys opening its doors for the first time this season, the night was broadcast live on Mixmag TV which is a YouTube channel that puts out live broadcasts. The night was also available to listen to on DI.FM

Ive not listened to any of it yet, its been added to my playlist to listen to later.

You will also be able to hear Day 2 of the opening party of DI.FM. Im  not sure if anything will be on the Mixmag channel.

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Sankeys Ibiza Opening 2013

A name that is being spoken about more and more in and around Ibiza. In 2013 the owners expect big things, as i blogged about recently, they are closing the Manchester club this weekend to concentrate on Ibiza and making the Ibiza club as popular as the UK club.

Based in Playa Den Bossa, Sankeys is a smaller club compared to the ‘super clubs’ but from everything ive heard about it, it’s a great little club. 2012 had some massive nights. Solomun was a stand out night as mentioned by Macloon in his interview. In 2013 Steve Lawler will be returning for another massive residency.

Sankeys Ibiza will be opening in 2013 on Thursday May 23rd which is the end of the Music week and the same weekend as the Space & DC 10 openings.

The opening party however, is set over Thursday and Friday with a great range of Dj’s on offer. If you’re heading out there for the opening weekend or at any point this summer, then make sure you check out Sankeys.

Thursday Opening Party Lineup  23rd May:

Steve Lawler
Nina Kraviz
Darius Syrossian
Shadow Child
Waze & Oddysey
Charlie Banks
Jonathan Cowan

Friday Opening Party Lineup  24rd May:

David August
Just Be (Bushwacka !)
Alex Picone
Antonio Piacquadio
Luis Groove

You can get tickets in advance on-line from Fatsoma tickets, Both days are priced at €49, or €30 for the Thursday or Friday


Ibiza Blog Sessions – Macaloon – One Night In Bossa

A lot has been said recently about Pacha and its moves away from pandering to the ‘Superstar Dj’ and i personally back them 100%. Today we continue to celebrate real music from Dj’s who don’t need 100K to open their laptop.

Today we speak to Andrew, i picked up on Andrews music through listening to a mix he posted on twitter and subsequently went through his mixcloud. Andrew has kindly done a mix for us and i managed to ask him a few questions.

Hi Andrew and thanks for taking the time to talk to me, and especially putting a mix together for the blog.

Firstly a bit about yourself, who are your musical inspirations when it comes to what you listen to? Is it a Dj, or maybe even a venue?

I’ve been into electronic music since around 97, from listening to the early Ministry of Sound ‘The Annual’ compilations and it all kind of went from there. I’m a big fan of DJs and live acts who have their own sound. Acts like Maya Jane Coles, Dubfire, Solomun and The Chemical Brothers. They are instantly recognisable when you hear a track or set from them. I also love DJ’s like Chris Liebing who really embrace technology to take their sets to the next level and blur the line between DJ and live act.

Continue reading Ibiza Blog Sessions – Macaloon – One Night In Bossa

Sankeys Manchester Closes to Concentrate in Ibiza

Sankeys IBZ has had two great years on the island. It’s not been an instant explosion of success and constant gossip, but the best nights never are. They secured some big names in the last couple of years and ive not heard anybody say anything bad about their nights. I even heard a rumour of reasonable priced drinks!! 🙂

Today, a statement has gone out on their Facebook page that they will be closing the doors on Sankeys MCR (Manchester) on the 6th May with a 12 hour party.

The reason? To concentrate on Ibiza! They have said that to be as successful in Ibiza as they have been in Manchester, they need to move the Manchester team to Ibiza for the summer. I personally think there is a little more to it than that, but they have not ruled out the possibility of reopening in the future.

Sankeys MCR is one of the last great clubs to successfully open every week in the UK, most of the so-called ‘Super Clubs’ stopped doing weekly parties in the UK may years ago.

Ive not caught up with anything else Sankeys are doing this year in Ibiza but i they are shutting the doors on the UK club and the genuine reason is to make the Ibiza night better, then this should be a great season this season for Sankeys IBZ.

sankeys closing MCR

Source: Facebook

Retro @ Sankeys Ibiza 2012

One of my loves in life has to be Retro more specifically, Paul Taylor. I blame it entirely on spending time in the North East of England where Retro was an institution for so long. Over in Ibiza, Retro has had its highs. Circo 10 years ago, Retro was the workers party of choice, the retro tunes went down a storm and Retro was cemented.

Unfortunately, the pull of Retro has dropped some what over the last 5 years or so, i myself haven’t been to one for years now, but once in a while, i do go, and it reminds me why i loved it so much!

This summer, Retro don’t have a regular night, but they have confirmed two parties in Sankey’s Ibiza on the 2nd July and 18th September

If you have the chance, go and check it out, if you cant make the night, try your best to get to the pre party, Retro is one of the best pre parties around.

Source: Ibiza Spotlight

Sankeys Got A New Resident

Sankeys in Manchester have appointed themselves a new resident Dj for 2012, after scouring the country for the best Dj talent.

I’m excited to say that Mr Pedros has won the residency and will be playing at Sankeys for the next year! If your not sure who i am talking about then you should read my blog more! Mr Pedros kindly did an Ibiza Blog mix session for us earlier in the year, so im over the moon he has won this residency.

You may have seen Mr Pedros Dj in Ibiza this year with Electronique who did a series of dates this year including a boat party and having one of the rooms in space for a night.

In 2012 you will have the chance to see Mr Pedros in Sankeys Ibiza as well as playing on a Sankeys boat party at some point next season.

Check out the latest Mr Pedros podcast Mr Pedros sessions – Mr Pedros podcast episode 0023 or subscribe to it in iTunes

Congratulations Mr Pedros 🙂