1 Achterbahn D'Amour ‘Trance Me Up’ (Skudge remix)
Joy Orbison, Main Room
Pacha first opened its doors 50 years ago in Barcelona. It came to Ibiza in 1973 at a time when it was embracing its hippie roots and is now established as the island’s oldest superclub. When you mention the White Isle, Pacha is one of the first words that come to mind; such is the strength of the twin cherry brand. With that though comes the sounds of David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Bob Sinclar who also hold residencies over the summer. So it's really fucking nice that within half an hour Joy Orbison is laying down this bubbling, no holds barred roller. Much to our delight, a crowd has formed quickly in the Main Room and is already easing themselves into the night.
2 Rrose ‘The Stare’
With its woozy arp that sounds like the feeling of spinning in bed after too many beers, guttural alien drone and some spangly hats that go in and out of the tune at will, Rrose’s ‘The Stare’ isn’t really an Ibiza standard. But combined with the pulsating lights and funeral-cum-burlesque dressed dancers, it totally made sense. It was awesome to see Joy O not bend to the VIPs or the musical stereotypes of the island, and playing this track proved that not everybody was just out to get bowled over by some straightforward tech-house. Well, one girl left with her fingers in her ears but that was kind of fucking awesome. It can’t always just be ice cannons and table service.