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Reviewed: Pacha Ibiza “All Night Long” – Sven Väth



As I said in our last review of Pacha’s closing last year, the club was under new management, so they decided to stay closed in the winter for refurbishment. We attended the second night of a month long opening special series that will conquer all weekends of May.

Pacha, in its new image, presents an upgrade in security and vanguard. A complete transformation that wants to catch the emotion and experience of the clubbers and the DJ. With modifications, like putting the DJ booth in the centre of the dance floor and expanding the main room, the architect, Juli Capella created a unique space distributed in different levels. The changes are not drastic; everything looks broader and whiter.

Pacha introduced the new changes with the “All night long” sets, a series of parties hosted by great names. The first to open the club was Hot Since 82 last Friday 4th May. The next artist to complete the series was Sven Väth the next day, and it will be followed by Seth Troxler, Dixon, Fat Boy Slim and Solomun over the next two weekends.

Last Saturday we attended Sven Väth’s all night long set, and I must say they don’t call him Papa Sven for no reason. The club was packed, and people waited in line more than an hour to get in. However, everyone said it was worth it. As we came in the club, we were very impressed. The entry has more light than before, and as you go in you can see a big crystal with two white cherries welcoming you.

Residents of the island were granted free entry, and the rest could get their presale tickets for 35€.

Sven was laboriously prepared for his all night long set with an artillery of old and new vinyl perfectly combined to entertain the fans. Recent tracks like ‘Soul Rain’ by Pablo Cahn, ‘Dark Commodore’ by Fabrice Lig and ‘Detector’ by John Tejada kept the public with their hands up high, and the beautiful dancers continuously contoured.

A moment when everyone got crazy dancing was when he played ‘Take your time’ by Slam and Green Velvet, solid rhythms combined with wide smiles on people’s faces. The moment had it all, old school sounds, heavy bass and excitement.

For the closing, he selected a very appropriated track, ‘Pick up’ by DJ Koze, a song to fit the glamorous new look of Pacha and live a sensation of joy to everyone while they were exiting the club.

Sven Väth left me with the feeling that he selected a song for each and every one of us there and for the first time we would wait patiently for our turn at enjoying every moment of the night. With no doubt, we will check and follow the next Pacha all night long sets and tell you all about it. Don’t miss out!


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