Written by Izzy Seddon

When it was announced that the Swedish hero and purveyor of all things electronic, Eric Prydz was going to have his first ever Ibiza residency, and none other than 8 weeks at the sexiest new club on the island Hï, my heart was a flutter. Having fallen in love with the guy as a young’un back in 2004 with ‘Call on Me’, I’ve always felt that Prydz and I have gone through a musical journey together, culminating in last year’s massive ‘Opus’. Since I first visited Hï at the beginning of the season for it’s unreal opening party, no other party has got me more excited!! Suffice to say the night did not disappoint.

We arrived just before 2am to the sounds of Agoria in the Theatre. Truth be told I’d never listened to his productions before, but was blown away by my auto-Shazam churning out so many tunes by the man himself. Notably his tracks ‘Hélice’ and ‘Scala’ are new firm favourites. It was the absolute perfect warm us up for what was in store. His entire set was a rollercoaster of build ups and mega drops. The crowd was a hefty mix of Spaniards and Europeans, and very young looking Brits who ate up every single climax! But nothing could have prepared me for how emotional I was gonna be when he finished on Four Tet’s melancholy remix of ‘A Violent Noise’ by The XX. Tears, no lie.

The man himself Prydz came on to a sea of darkness, and then the ambient green light which flooded our night started. All night we’d been wondering what the obscure squares on the ceiling were going to be for, but had no idea of the intensity those boxes could bring. It was reminiscent of Tiesto’s light shows at Privilege from 10 years ago. Any reservations I had about Hï being a strictly VIP club, were blown out of the water when I saw the room transform into a rave reminiscent of a warehouse or festival with an unreal laser show and the best sound system Ibiza has to offer.

The music was of course what I was most excited about and Prydz undoubtedly delivered. Massive tune after massive tune like Depeche Mode’s ‘Behind the Wheel’ and ‘Secret Encounters’ by the enigmatic Guy Gerber, got the entire crowd pumped! But when he dropped Ibiza classic ‘Missing’ by Everything But The Girl, I was back to an emotional wreck!! The king has safely placed the crown on his head and I look forward to the next 8 weeks.

The Tuesday calendar is now something to be adored with such special guests as Uneek’s favourite Danish DJ Kölsch and Finnish Yotto (11th July), Bristol lads Dusky (25th july), and undisputable Canadian king of electronic music DeadMau5 (18th July & 22nd Aug).

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