Cream Ibiza celebrated its 20th year on the island with a monster line up in both rooms at Amnesia. Warming up nicely for Eric Prydz on the Mixmag Terrace was Anthony Probyn – playing the likes of Pnau – Baby and Waterman – Bullit.
Prydz, wearing his customary backwards baseball cap had the crowd in raptures with a driving progressive set that included the likes of Nina Alvraz – All Over The World to a backdrop of blue lasers dropping from the roof – a perfect aural and visual experience. Half the tracks played tonight were so fresh they were probably straight out of the studio. Towards the latter end of his set he played crowd favourites Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz remix), Will K, Marcus Santoro & Daniel Gregorio – Open Your Eyes and ending on his massive anthem from last summer, Everyday.
Over in the main room, which has a noticeable improvement to the DJ box for 2014 – it’s been lowered closer to the dance floor allowing more interaction with the crowd, and a massive cinematic screen behind the DJ screening visuals. The massive visuals and lasers in the main room add to the euphoric atmosphere, there simply isn’t a better main room in the world.
Paul Oakenfold played a set of up front and classic trance before Paul Van Dyk took to the stage. Van Dyk was a bundle of energy behind the decks, bouncing along as he played the likes of The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia (Alex Morph remix), Kyau & Albert – Are You Fine? and his own remixes of Take Me Away and Born Slippy.
Tonight Cream Ibiza hosted a party fitting for its 20th birthday on the island. It is easily one of the best parties on the island, if not the world. Lasers, air cannons, banging trance and house, the best up for it crowd on the island, this party is simply legendry. 20 more years of the same please Cream Ibiza!