Last month everyone's favourite Tyneside lad Patrick Topping kicked off his TRICK party's two-month takeover of Ibiza's DC10. Every Friday in July and April, Patrick and a selection of all-star guests, friends and TRICK regulars are set to delight crowds at the 4000-capacity Ibiza nightspot. Patrick's TRICK brand has had one helluva past two years with The Warehouse Project and Printworks takeovers, as well as a slew of label releases from production heavyweights like Dense & Pika, Eli Brown, Eats Everything and Ewan McVicar — it must have been a no brainer for the Carretera of Salinas institution to get Patrick in for nine weeks of non-stop rave bangers.
To mark Patrick's two months on the White Isle, he put together a behind-the-scenes diary for Mixmag — capturing pre-party tears, pre-drinks on the San Antonio strip and playing till the sun comes up over the infamous DC10 garden.
Check out some of Patrick Topping's best bits from his TRICK DC10 residency opening party below.
"This was such an epic day, I also moved over to live in Ibiza for the first time! We got the keys for the house on the day of the opening party. I’ve wanted to do a season for about 14 years, so it finally felt right with the DC10 residency."
"Headed to the club before doors to check all the production and sound was perfect. What a buzz it was, stepping foot in our new home for the next nine weeks! This is a big dream of mine, to have a residency in my favourite club in Ibiza... it's just insane."
"Team meeting in the infamous DC10 garden. So many months of planning and work has gone into this season. It’s the biggest project I’ve ever worked on. It’s so unreal to now be at DC10 bringing it to life."
"Having a moment with my manager in the main room. Sophie burst into tears, and it set me off. I’m not normally like that but I had four moments where I welled up that day. It was just such a big day for us."
"Sorting my set for the pre-party at the dinner table!"
"Pre-party at Savannah’s went off!"
"I’ve always wanted to play a set down the sunset strip in San An, so this was the perfect way to kick things off! That’s an alcoholic drink by the way! I hardly ever drink whilst DJing these days, the natural high can’t be topped!"
"Loved walking in the garden and meeting so many of the trick community. I’m always blown away by how many people have lightning bolt tattoos!"
"This was the vibe! The legendary terrace was packed and everyone going for it. This is what it’s all about for me!"
"Buzzing with that view for the summer and how the production looked."
"This was about 6:30AM. That last hour when the sun rises and lights up the terrace is pure euphoria! That’s when only the hardcore ravers are left and vibe gets unbelievable."
"This video says it all really! What a night and start to the residency. Excuse me being a sweaty mess on this video, sometimes I like to turn the electric fans off in the booth and just get proper sweaty and into it!"
Patrick Topping's TRICK residency at DC10 is running every Friday in July in August, click here for more info.