Written by Emil Falek
After a successful debut last year, Hï Ibiza opened its doors for its second season. Historically the club, formerly known as Space, would mark the Island’s opening weekend with a day- and night-long fiesta, typically taking place on a Sunday. This year however, the opening party has been moved to a Saturday night instead, starting straight after the Ushuaia’s opening party just across the street came to a close. This was a well-planned move of the Ushuaia’s and Hi Ibiza management as it meant that the queue outside of Hi formed soon after the crowds left Ushuaia.
We need to point out that the crowd management at Hï Ibiza was perfectly executed with separate entrances for ticket holders, guest lists as well as a side VIP entrance.
We got inside at around 2am and quickly found our way around separate rooms and areas. The Club room (ex-Terrace) was hosted by Housekeeping DJ collective, with deep and funky tech-house coming out of the speakers and the podium dancers dressed as french maids to match the branding.
The Magic Garden (previously known as The Sunset Terrace) was a no-music chillout zone, perfect for socialising and ordering drinks from different bars scattered around.
But it was the main room, now known as the Theatre, where the main action was taking place. Hosted by South-African DJ and producer Black Coffee, the opening party was also the first instalment of his Saturday’s residency at Hï Ibiza. Other DJs on the line up that night included &ME, Audiofly and Blond:ish among others.
The music in the Theatre was a great mix of deep and tribal infused house and tech-house, with the vibe built upon a musical journey rather than a predictable, continuous loop of breakdowns and hands-in-the-other moments, as often created by other DJs. Beside quality music a strong focus was also put into the visuals, with tribal and esoteric graphics, displays, costumes and dancers. The vibe was mysterious, mystical and magical.
We have no doubt that Hï Ibiza will have yet another successful year, with a great line up of parties planned for later this summer, including Eric Prydz’ and Armin van Buurens’ residencies, Defected’s Glitterbox and Afterlife.