Its been a while since i posted any reviews from Nostrum so here is another from the Matinee opening at Space
First off, I have been a huge matinÃƒÂ©e fan for a few years already and my heart was bleeding when the new clubs opening hours were confirmed. To me, matinÃƒÂ©e was the best daytime party in space by miles. But after grieving, my positive thinking came back. First, I knew matinÃƒÂ©e group are doing many really successful nighttime parties in Barcelona as well (thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s their homebase anyway). Second, MatinÃƒÂ©e is a very well-known brand in Ibiza by now and third, Saturdays nights in Ibiza have never been the strongest nights. So I really expected MatinÃƒÂ©e also to work night time. Speaking about nighttime, it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t start at night. And hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s where my review startsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
When I drove past space for the first time yesterday just before 6pm (and thus just before they opened), already many people were waiting in front of the doors. The inflatable matinÃƒÂ©e thingy welcomed the partygoers as every year and the sun was shining Ã¢â‚¬â€œ horrayy! i was still busy though. When I drove past the second time, at 8pm, there were huge queues in front of space, the parking was already full and I kept getting messages from my friends saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“come quick, the sunset terrace is in full swing alreadyÃ¢â‚¬Â. I did hurry up, but still I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make it to space before 10:30pm. So I missed the Ã¢â‚¬Å“bright hoursÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ everyone who was there before me said they were really really cool and I definitely do believe them.
So when I finally got in, I directly headed to the sunset terrace to enjoy the last 90 minutes of sunset terrace feeling. In a way, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit like Ã¢â‚¬Å“We LoveÃ¢â‚¬Â now Ã¢â‚¬â€œ just with matinÃƒÂ©e music and a bit different folks (better in my opinion)! In this session until midnight, I heard nalin & kaneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“beachballÃ¢â‚¬Â (the original version), then a new remix of faithlessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬Å“InsomniaÃ¢â‚¬Â, another new remix from Ã¢â‚¬Å“people from IbizaÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“othersideÃ¢â‚¬Â (by RHCP). Just before midnight, the sunset terrace closed with the new remix of FragmaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tocas MiracleÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one of the biggest tunes around at the moment and it got played 2 or 3 times more that night in different floors. Speaking about floors, ALL floors were open for matinÃƒÂ©e. Which means the sunset terrace (till midnight), then the discoteca, the main terrace and also the smaller rooms such as the red box, el salon and also premier etage! The two main dance floors after midnight (main terrace and discoteca) were really busy and the smaller rooms were more chilled. But come mid-july, I expect matinÃƒÂ©e to be almost the same as We Love when it comes to how busy it will be!
We stayed most on the main terrace, but also in the discoteca for a bit. It was really a great matinÃƒÂ©e night with a lot of matinÃƒÂ©e classics being dropped and people going big everywhere generallyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I remember a lot of the tunes that were played outÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Shine on me (2007 MatinÃƒÂ©e hymn), Silence (by Delirium, the new remix), Knights of the Jaguar (the original and a newer, harder version, which was the last tune being dropped in the morning on main terrace), Automatic, break the house down, 9 moons (by lemonade market Ã¢â‚¬â€œ matinÃƒÂ©e hymn 2006), Closer to Me (by chab), then a house remix of Ã¢â‚¬Å“personal jesusÃ¢â‚¬Â, then Ã¢â‚¬Å“trippinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â, a remix of the doorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬Å“this is the endÃ¢â‚¬Â, children (by Robert miles, also a new remix), professional widow, free, the old original version of BBEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“7 days and one weekÃ¢â‚¬Â (goosebumps because of so many old time memories), a rocking remix of Ã¢â‚¬Å“just a little more loveÃ¢â‚¬Â, more matinÃƒÂ©e tunage with Ã¢â‚¬Å“heart of the sunÃ¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“bullet in a gunÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and save the best for the rest Ã¢â‚¬â€œ New OrderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“blue MondayÃ¢â‚¬Â and Depeche ModeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Enjoy the SilenceÃ¢â‚¬Â. WHOA!
When the music stopped at about 6:30am, it was already bright again outside and we welcomed another sunny Sunday in IbizaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦what a party! You do have to change your mind regarding matinÃƒÂ©e being only a daytime thing (because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s simply not anymore), but if you do that, then you still will have an absolutely great time at matinÃƒÂ©e! Together with amnesiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“people from ibizaÃ¢â‚¬Â, this will be this summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Saturday night thing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ fact.
queues at 8pm