After years of throwing parties in Ibiza, UK party institution Gatecrasher will open a permanent home on the White Isle, at the newly refurbished San Antonio super club, formerly known as Eden. The venue, which holds 3,0000 clubbers, will be branded Gatecrasher Ibiza and will present residencies and guest appearances by world-class DJs.
According to a press statement, the space at Gatecrasher Ibiza has been completely transformed, creating one giant main room think Ibizian club with a twist of Las Vegas production that features state of the art lighting, Lasers, 3 dimensional led effects, LED screens as well as a DJ booth shrouded in LED, Megatron Nitrigion System and Pyro. The venue also features a brand new, custom built 100k Gold Incubus Void Soundsystem designed with the sole purpose of being the ultimate club system.
The missive also hinted that Gatecrasher has plans on opening venues in the U.S. and Asia but provided no details.
After months of hype and speculation, Giuseppe Cipriani’s new Ibiza club, Booom!, will open its doors on July 9. “I am looking forward to a summer of great music, wonderful artists and the energy of this terrific island. We put a lot of love in this project and I hope people will feel it!” said Cipriani in a statement. Booom! partner and music programmer, formerly of Pacha, Danny Whittle added, “It has been such a pleasure for myself, Mark and our team to work with Giuseppe on Booom! It’s been a long road but now we are so ready for a summer of great music, company and fun.”
The club has announced its residencies and should attract large crowds: Eject with Cazzette and guests (Monday); Chaos Colores with Behrouz, Tom King and guests (Tuesday); Sexy by Nature with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano (Wednesday); Circus with Yousef and guests (Thursday); TBC (Friday); Defected in the House (Saturday); and Vagabundos with Luciano and guests (Sunday).
While Booom! will cater to big spenders, they maintain that “the club positions itself as a premium, top-level venue but is not an exclusive, VIP-only club: only 30% of its full capacity will be allocated to tables. The emphasis will remain on the dance floor.”
Samuel Guetta, head of Cadenza Records since 2008, creator of Freak n Chic managing and booking agency with Dan Ghenacia and a major force in the Ibiza clubbing scene, died in his home in Ibiza on July 19. Guetta was 40 and leaves behind a wife and two children. Details about his unexpected death aren’t known at the moment.
In addition to running Cadenza, Guetta, who relocated from France to Ibiza in 1997, also co-founded music website Ibiza Voice. Among his many ventures he also managed Luciano and helped develop the successful Vagabundos party.
Ibiza Voice’s staff posted a heartfelt tribute to Guetta, saying that “he adored drama. ‘Hype, lies and gossip’ wasn’t just a tagline: it was a way of life.” They added, “Samuel was a walking exclamation mark who whirled through rooms trailing cigarette smoke and superlatives.”