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Underground: the club that won Ibiza by letting the music do the talking

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  • 24 September 2015
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Musically, Underground doesn't compromise. Although most events don't feature line-ups, you basically know what you're getting every time. Bumping, seductive beats from residents Don Juanito and Nima Gorji are always on offer, both providing a sexy, rolling style of tech-house.

"The music policy has fundamentally been based on providing quality music for discerning clubbers. We have supported and introduced many DJs to the Island who are featured today in the big clubs. Maya Jane Coles played her first set with us at a Dogmatik label night." Fry says.

So it's no surprise then that heroes like Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo, Raresh, TiNi, Matthew Jonson and Craig Richards will often be seen both behind the decks and dancing in front of them. Underground's a haven for DJs who want to play records to a crowd that know their shit.

That goes for promoters too: Half Baked and Lola Ed have held parties there this year, as has Archie Hamilton, the London DJ who's currently on a hot streak. The Fuse resident has been leaving a serious stamp on the scene thanks to delectably deep releases that have garnered praise from the likes of Marco Carola and tINI and this summer he launched a night at Underground that's a statement of intent for both him and the club.

"As island regulars, we wanted to make something more low-key and intimate, away from all the fanfare of the super clubs. I have been coming to Underground ever since I first visited the island, and it has been my favourite spot ever since. The ethos is simple; good people in a relaxed environment with great music" Hamilton says.

"Come with a group of friends, and expect to hear some amazing music that you won't hear anywhere else on the island, played by lots of great DJs, some of which you may know very well indeed, and not expect to see there."

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