Ibiza is a playground. It offers all the delights a raver could desire, contained in the setting of a breathtakingly beautiful island, surrounded by inviting crystal seas. As a dance music destination it can’t be beat, and it’s no surprise that people return year after year in search of thrills. But by nature of being an isle packed full of temptation and vice, it can be easy to lose yourself.
“I love Ibiza but I'm also very scared of staying there for too long. It can drain you and take all your energy; there are too many temptations and parties,” says D’Julz, who has held a long-standing residency at DC10’s renowned Circoloco party. Stacey Pullen concurs: “You need to pace yourself. You want to do everything in a short amount of time and physically that's not possible, so you have to pick and choose and make sure that you have a plan.”
Taking the time to check yourself before you wreck yourself can ensure a trip to the White Isle doesn’t go awry, and you return in one piece ready for your next visit. This is especially pertinent for DJs who spend more time on the island than most. A few days in and out without sleep is draining enough and navigating a hectic season out on the White Isle while keeping your mental state intact is a hardier proposition.
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