Ibiza is the worlds most coveted clubbing destination and attracts and inspires the world's best djs and music fanatics. Every year, the evolution of music is constant and the ongoing competition leads to many new party announcements and massive club to club changes.
Some of the best dancefloor moments from 2019 have come from the pressing boundaries of brand new residencies. Gaining acclaimed status during its debut season can be tough, but some of these first-timers have undoubtedly been of the most talked-about nights of the summer.
Here are the best freshly minted residencies that have taken the White Isle by storm this summer.
Tipped for the title for the 'Best Ibiza Night' at the DJ Awards, BODYWORKS have obliterated their debut season at the glitzy Hï Ibiza. Despite stiff competition on Tuesday's with trusted brands such as Resistance and Together landing on the same night, BODYWORKS continues to completely fill the venue from corner to corner every week with the most enthusiastic ravers the island has ever seen.
CamelPhat, Solardo and Fisher are three of the most prolific names in the industry right now, and the boys have hit the nail on the head with this ground-breaking party. The cheeky chart-topping trio is an almighty crowd-puller, but it's the consistent level of hard work they put in every week that shines. With a relentless selection of fresh new beats and an insanely large amount of infectious energy provided from behind the decks, the momentum has remained sky-high throughout the entire season.
With now only two weeks left of the incredible 14-night residency, we are starting to dwell that Tuesday nights won't be the same again... until next year?
You may not have heard of Magdalena this time two years ago, but after a pioneering season at Blue Marlin in 2018, Diynamic's leading lady returned to Ibiza in 2019 with her innovative residence Shadows. This time, Shadows moved to the carefree Cova Santa where the action extends to 06:00. 13 hours of continuous partying makes it one of the longest events on the island this season.
Located in San Jose, the German DJ and producer destroyed critics predictions that the party would be too far out of the way for Brit clubbers, as the mysterious party has only boosted the popularity of the intimate location even more. Those audacious ravers who do make the excursion will find the true essence of Ibiza's heritage waiting for them at this mouth-watering free party.
You've guessed it! Attracting some of the largest crowds Ushuaïa has ever seen it was inevitable to find this fiesta on our list of favourites. When two of the fiercest global party brands join forces, you know it's going to be a huge deal. A match made in heaven, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel and Calvin Harris came together and presented some of the hottest dates of the summer.
A refreshing shy away from hard-hitting techno, Calvin Harris provides an enjoyable to groove to some nostalgic chart-topping classics. Easily one of my highlights of the season, take a look at our clubbing review from a spectacular evening under the skies at the successful residency.
The Parisian underground champions, better known as Apollonia, are the protagonists of their first Ibiza residency at Playa D'en Bossa's newest club Octan. Apollonia took over the LAB throughout Steve Lawlers successful Warriors party and now continue the solo residency every Sunday until 29 September.
Renowned for their mesmerizing back-to-back and all night long sessions, the three Frenchmen provide clubbers with hours of non-stop immersive house music from past and present underneath dimly lit strobe tubes. Despite being a slightly ambiguous project, Apollonia has had many years of experience headlining some of Ibiza's biggest clubs, so it was about time that the trio host a party of their own. This makes them the ideal candidates for the intimate party setting in Octan.
If you're yet to check out Apollonia in all of their glory, then click here for tickets.
We can't remember what Saturday's at Heart Ibiza looked like before Wildchild. The Game Over crew continue to impress the White Isle with their innovative party concepts and flavoursome club nights. The sound of Wildchild is 90's garage and house, and for those who are unfamiliar with the sound have three more dates left to check it out.
Seb Zito pulled in capacity crowds on two exciting dates as well as Ibiza legend's DJ Sneak and Andy Baxter digging deep into their bags to pull out rare gem records. The nostalgic nighttime event has an angelic atmosphere and groovy bassline you will not find anywhere better than the multi-sensorial Heart Ibiza. Wildchild holds a special place in our hearts this season and we hope to see the party return next summer.
Sunday's on Ibiza are easily the most competitive night of the week, leaving hundreds of clubbers indecisive. Toolroom might not have grasped the largest crowds this season but when you look at the rival brands (Solomun+1, Glitterbox, Warriors and Solid Grooves) we are still mega impressed with the satisfaction it has given the island.
The Toolroom family have worked harder than ever to provide holidaymakers with the ultimate clubbing experience and the dedication and passion to the label are represented through every member of the team, rectifying the brand's motto. Toolroom continue to peak in popularity after winning the highest-selling label on Beatport in 2018. Sunday's at Eden has provided some of the very best house and techno we have seen on the island.
Strictly no slackers aloud, Toolroom invite you to be part of the family on two final dates. Click here for more info.
Dixon has been the new face of Friday nights at Pacha. If you prefer your techno deep, melodic and mysterious then Dixon Presents Transmoderna is the dream esoteric clubbing realm awaiting your arrival. Transporting clubbers on an emotive dancefloor journey, Dixon's inquisitive residency is a wild card to clubbers who are less clued up with the electronic music scene and therefore potentially not as rammed as other club nights. But for deep-tech fanatics, Dixon is a champion within the industry and the residence solidifies ethos.
Dixon makes dancing until dawn easy. Partnered with immersive production to match the theme of the party, the ambience is authentically raw to create the idyllic underground vibe. Sonically, it doesn't get much better than this.
Dixon Presents Transmoderna comes to an end on Friday 4 October. Click here for tickets.
Words: Holly Woulfe