Being seasoned clubbers, we consider ourselves pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the island. But pleasant surprises are very much welcomed – and one such surprise would reveal itself on Monday night.
It was poetic that this latest surprise would unravel at the party known as Pyramid.
Pyramid’s moving geometric lighting rig – a marvel of club production
Egypt’s great pyramid of Giza is a certified wonder of the world – a marvel of human engineering and architectural majesty, matched by its myth and legend. What little we do know of it, the only certainty is that there is considerably more unknown waiting to be discovered.
That’s exactly how we feel about Ibiza too. For all our combined years of experience, the joy – the impetus – is in new experiences. Monday night at Amnesia would turn out to be an experience we’ll never forget.
Diynamic boss Solomun playing the legendary terrace along with Joseph Capriati’s first appearance at the club since 2015 – it was always going to be one for the history books.
The Balkan Stalwart – Solomun at the helm
Much is made of the bucket-list scenario of dancing on Amnesia’s terrace as the sun is rising.
After last night, maybe we should give equal status to dancing on it as electrical storms rage overhead? That kinetic energy found its way into the crowd and performers, in a night at Amnesia we’ll remember forever.
After queuing in the rain, like most, we headed immediately for the terrace upon entering. Let’s not pretend otherwise: Solomun was the crowd-puller. Opting to open the night had the desired effect, as the crowds arrived in their droves to catch him early doors.
Whilst a spectacular lightning display entertained us as we queued patiently, it was the booming beats inside that were the real attraction. Solomun took a gradual approach at the start; the opening set saw him warm up the crowd with electro groovers rather than thudding beats.
Having already caught Solomun play this legendary dance floor earlier this summer for Cocoon, we took a divert to the club room to check how that was panning out. That was the true start to the adventure.
Renato Ratier playing foreboding records
Renato Ratier – himself somewhat of an odd-man-out on the bill – would be the first surprise package.
Sometimes moving towards left field but always within dark and menacing territory, he played just about as daringly experimental as it’s possible to pull off in a 5,000 capacity superclub.