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Amnesia Opening Party – Amnesia, San Rafael, Ibiza

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Legendary Ibiza clubbing institution Amnesia opened its doors for the 2013 season on the 8th June for what would shape up to be an unforgettable night of lasers, ice cannons, dancing and, most importantly, incredible music. As the last super club on the island to throw its infamous opening fiesta this could only mean one thing: summer in the party capital of the world has well and truly begun.

Techno was the running theme of the night with the club providing a ridiculous line up including Joseph Capriati, Marcel Dettmann, Martinez Brothers, Mar-T, David Squillace and Maceo Plex. Amnesia is as notorious for being completely stuffed with people as it is for the phenomenal DJs that descend on the main room and the terrace each summer, and 2013’s opening party was certainly no exception. The 5000 capacity venue was packed from start to finish which created an unbelievable atmosphere, and nobody seemed to care that it was practically impossible to move.

Marcel Dettmann took to the decks in the main room at 2am with a real heavy bassy techno set that kept clubbers glued to the dancefloor for the entire duration. Meanwhile on the infamous super terrace The Martinez Brothers had the entire crowd captivated by their set, alongside an unbelievable light show that clubbers were visibly getting completely lost in.

5am saw the arrival of Mar-T to the terrace, followed by David Squillace who played to a still completely packed room as the sun was rising over the island. Watching the terrace get brighter and brighter with no signs of the party stopping any time soon was a truly unforgettable experience.

I am a little ashamed to say that I had run out of steam by about 8 o’clock on Sunday morning, so I ventured out into the blazing Ibiza sunshine and crawled into a cab. I have no idea what time the party eventually stopped but it looked like it was far from over when I left. In fact, I’m sure there’s probably still an afterparty going on somewhere on the island…

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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