There is much to chose from in Ibiza. Fans of just about every electronic genre, and plenty of indie rock sounds in between, can now get their fill in big clubs, small clubs and beach clubs. But that hasn’t stopped a brand new event launching itself into the party parade in 2015. That night is Do Not Sleep, and it firstly stands out for taking place in the perfectly sized Vista Club, part of Privilege in an area of the White Isle that is by no means over saturated with events.
The second thing going for Do Not Sleep is that it is aiming squarely at the younger end of the market, and wants to bring on the next generation of ravers with edgy line-ups and forward thinking bookings that don’t quite follow the same pattern as many other massive, long established nights. In the evidence of the first party, which is packed out from early on it seems they have found a market that wanted catering to. Happily for them, Do Not Sleep will now play out every single Sunday until the end of the summer.
The opening party tonight, on June 14th, is headlined by “The Three Musketeers” comprised of Darius Syrossian, Santé and Sidney Charles, plus Jasper James and legendary Italian spinner Flashmob.
As soon as you enter the club one thing stands out – the thunderous Function One lip quivering dance stack. The beats from Jasper James rain down on us in crystal clear clarity. Each hi hat is crisp, each kick is rubbery and resonant. It means the floor is never less than bouncing, with all manner of party people smiling and shapeshifting all night long. During the set from the three tough house champs of Darius, Sante and Sydney, too, the speakers really get put through their paces with bulky beats and barreling drums all making for a sure fire sweat fest.
The main draw, though, is Flashmob. When he steps into the booth, which has a chandelier hanging down from above and the whole backdrop to the club is a stunning view of Ibiza, he immediately assumes control of the floor and drops hits like ‘Don’t Leave’ and new remixes like his own re-work of DJ Le Roy’s ‘Future’.
With the likes of UK tech talents Dense & Pika, ghetto house man Marquis Hawkes, Breach and Dennis Ferrer amongst many others all lined-up over the coming weeks and months, it looks as though Do Not Sleep is going to be one of the most talked about new events of the year, and for good reason.
Photos: Marc De Groot
Next up for Do Not Sleep – TEED drops by on Sunday 12th July –https://readymag.com/57226