The Hamburg alliance of Solomon and noise of boys was set for the last +1 of the season on Sunday, October 16. The party also had the distinction of being The last Pasha party in 2022 and, indeed, the last super-club event of the summer. Some pressure then to deliver.
After doing the double-header Music On on Friday, followed by a 12-hour stint at Amnesia from Saturday night to Sunday morning, the urge to hit the dance floor again was missing. But, honestly, did you really think we were going to miss it anyway?
No chance. The unspoken Ibiza Spotlight clubbing rules make it clear that a presence for the last hurray is obligatory. Woe betide anyone who tries to prevent us from attending anyway. Wild horses couldn’t drag us down.
The closure to end all closures
We dust off and do a fashionable late entry, we arrived to find a positively teeming club. Even away from the dance floor, the buzz on the roof terrace and in the garden was electric. It was obvious that the whole island had come for the occasion.
Catching up with friends and soaking up the vibe, it wasn’t long before the haunting call from the dancefloor beckoned. It was our main reason to attend after all.
Big parties call for big records – and you can hardly get bigger than Solomun’s +1 close. Luckily, Mladen and his bandmates found strength this summer – and the latest episode was to be no exception. Solomun and Boys Noize arrived with a bag of goodies.
Anyma’s upcoming remix (half of Tale Of Us) of Fred Again’s Turn On The Lights and Swedish House Mafia, Boys Noize’s upcoming Let Us Rave himself and Mala Ika’s Fall’s Prins Thomas Diskomiks come in the mold.
Among these, the modern version of Ben Sterling on Mind Dimension of Tiga lit a rocket under the feet of everyone present, bring energy and enthusiasm to the dance floor.
On top of that, it was obvious that back-to-back would also be dotted with productions and remixes of the men.
Solomun’s Alive remix for RÜFÜS DU SOL being one such track, before our host ended the evening on his atmospheric remix of Foal – at least until the inevitable shouts of “more” from the end-of-season crew. evening.
However, it was perhaps the one from Boys Noize that was the most poignant.
Dropping his reinterpretation of Solomun’s own house. After two years of absence, Solomon came home in 2022 – just like his Ibiza crowd. There’s little suggestion or appetite that Solomun should look like he’s on the move.
He and Pasha freeze so well together, it’s hard to imagine it anywhere else.
Navigating the dying embers of the night, as is customary on closing parties, we also had a few stone cold classics thrown into the mix. Those serotonin-boosting moments included the acidic mid-2000s redesign of MAW’s Work and Timo Maas’ gargantuan remix of Dooms Night.
Yet it was the loud pleas for our two DJs to continue after the house lights were turned on that spawned jubilant scenes with Sylvester’s You Make Me Feel.
Arms were thrown around groups of friends, girls were hoisted onto their shoulders and the madmen launched their most extravagant dance moves. There were plenty of guilty pleasures in 2022, but for this one, we were absolutely here for it.
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Four parties in three days over – and Solomun +1 was the icing on the cake. What a way to end the 2022 Ibiza club season.
Now that the dust has settled on Ibiza 2022, all we can do is look back and savor the fond memories. It would be easy to crash into a low after that exhilarating high, but we’re not too dark. This is the cycle that comes back every year. Ibiza 2023 will be here before you know it.
In the meantime, you can speculate on what awaits you next quarter by subscribing to our online forum and get involved in the conversation. One thing is for sure, it’s not going to be boring.
We’ll see you next summer.