Defected Opening Party at Eden Ibiza – Review
Last night saw the Defected Opening Party at Eden Ibiza. This is their 3rd year taking up residency in San Antonio and it has, without doubt, become one of the biggest parties of the week with their iconic house tracks.
This summer is a celebration of 20 years of the Defected label which is a massive achievement and with their mantra “In our house we are all equal” sensible ticket prices this is a night which is well loved and deeply anticipated week after week.
Earlier in the evening, the Defected crew had pre partied at Cafe Mambo which was billed as just Low Steppa but the whole crew were present giving the crowd a tiny taste of what was to come later in the evening at Eden.
This summer sees Defected at Eden on Fridays a move from its last two summers of Defected Sundays and today it was also O Beach and Ibiza Rocks opening so it might of been expected to be a low turnout or so the rumours went before the party started.
Low turnout? Are you kidding? As we rounded the corner bedside the egg the queue seemed to stretch for miles and we’re not sure if we have ever seen so many happy excited people all ready to take to Eden’s dance floor before.
Heading inside Loeca was on warm up duties with the venue clad in black and with those sexy Void speakers blasting out crystal clear beats and melodies there was no mistaking that the night and venue means business this summer.
Next up was Defected’s head honcho Simon Dunmore with his unique upbeat and driving set full of chunky basslines and feel good tunes. With a big smile on his face as he expertly dropped one floor filler after the next, the DJ and Producer looked like he was loving being back in Ibiza after the long winter hiatus.
He was followed by Sam Divine who took the pace up a notch with a selection of deep and immersive tracks that was heavy on emotive vocals and all-time classic anthems. Clubbers responded with glee as she dropped crowd pleaser after crowd pleaser.
As the night progressed into the small hours, the party kept building still, with MK taking to the booth. Letting his sexy and cool sound wash over Eden, there wasn’t a space left on the dance floor as people let loose to the flawless beats offered to them.
Last but by no means least was Low Steppa taking us through till morning with the dance floor still rammed and everyone soaking up track after track. You got the feeling no one wanted this night to end.
It’s fair to say that the Defected Opening Party at Eden Ibiza was a huge success and we cannot wait for next Friday’s instalment where it will be another stellar line up of Defected talent with MK, Todd Terry, Sam Divine, & Jacky’s turn to bring House to San Antonio.
All images and video courtesy of Defected