Ibiza plugs in
Will the recent twangs of rock ’n’ roll on Spain’s raving island spell the death of the dance scene?
Manumission’s recent transformation of Ibiza into a mecca for head-nodding beer swillers marks a grand shift away from the ‘house’ heritage on the Balearic’s White Isle of excess.
Don’t ditch the lycra just yet though, the clubbers haven’t left the room. Indeed, the summer season in Ibiza still throbs with DJs and throngs of die-hard dancers at the hub of the house scene. However, a new influx of raw rock talent indicates a shift in the party vibe opening up the stages for a new generation. If glow sticks and furry boots make your skin crawl and chill-out tunes get you agitated, then the message is don’t stay away, bring your emo fringe to play.
Read the rest of this 2007 special piece for Easyjet here.
Image: Roberto Castaño’s photostream.