On Tuesday night we popped up a few levels to the first of the monthly IU Mag launch parties, taking place on the 9th floor, rooftop bar of the Hard Rock Hotel.
With an amazing view, lots of the Ibiza and Music industry crew, tasty treats from different food and drink brands including the organic Acai featured in our Love Food Ibiza series, and a top notch DJ line up, it was a great entry into the summer and one of the first major meet and greet events of the season.
We arrived nice and early while the sun was still in full afternoon force, and the view from Salinas, over bossa, and all the way to Dalt Vila was crystal clear and a truly beautiful sight form way up there. Melon Bomb’s Scott Gray and Ben Santiago were playing the welcome sounds on arrival, fun and funky and perfect for the moment, with an amazing back drop behind them.
Its always a fun catch up and a nice environment with all the people we will be rushing past and working alongside throughout the Ibiza summer, so it was great to see everyone there. From Capadi Rebels, Ibiza Sonica Radio, The Evermix Crew, Privadia, Love Food Ibiza and many more
Highlight of the night for me for sure was having a chat with H.O.S.H. before his set about the now 4 year running hilarity of how much our label boss Ben Fhurst looks like Solomun. Even our new photographer thought he may have been shooting Solomun at Pacha earlier this month when he arrived he saw Ben take to the decks.
The event continued with a hefty line up that continued on from Behrouz, Jesse Calasso, Melon Bomb, HOSH on to the old industry legends including Pete Tong, and Sasha. Great way for us to all enjoy and say, SUMMER IS HERE!
Good times, great tunes and lots of laughs. A Super start to the season! Big thanks to Massimo, Dan, Jodie, Claire and all the IU Mag team for having us down there for a a super season opening.
Photos by Manuel Ruiz