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Review: Sasha and John Digweed's first Ibiza b2b since 2009

The duo made a welcome return to Resistance at Privilege

  • Johnny Lee
  • 1 August 2017
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Obviously it’s still early days for Resistance in Ibiza, but it’s fair to say the initial signs are more than positive. The slick production values, customary at Ultra parties, tendered the event a genuine superclub feel without corrupting the raw, underground vibe of the venue. As for the sound, nothing on the island even comes close to competing with the Funktion-One system currently installed in the Main Room. The crowd was nowhere near as big as it was for Pure Carl Cox, but using Carl as a comparison in this regard is slightly unfair considering the history he has here on the island.

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Indeed, pulling in a crowd of 5000 ravers on a busy Tuesday night in Ibiza isn’t anything to complain about – in fact, it’s a total triumph, especially considering this was Ultra’s first ever Resistance party in Ibiza. Nevertheless, we wonder if the event might have attracted even more bodies than it did. Last week, for instance, Carl’s team did a wonderful job promoting his party to the local workers crews here on the island. In the days leading up to the gig, a limited number of discounted wristbands were sold to the most influential kids in San Antonio, who packed out the venue before midnight. But for whatever reason the vast majority of those workers crews weren’t in attendance last Tuesday night. If team Resistance can find a way to price-in those young ravers, Privilege might just have another season-defining party on its hands.

Johnny Lee is Mixmag's Ibiza correspondent

Resistance is on at Privilege until September 12. Line-ups and tickets here

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