Ibiza clubs: DC-10 – Underground institution

DC-10 Ibiza is the stalwart of Ibiza’s underground party scene, with no VIP sections, dress codes or rules. The only real regulation? To have crazy, hedonistic, no holds barred fun… A lot has changed since the club – formerly an airport hangar, on the road to Las Salinas – threw its first after hours party in 1999. Today it includes a wooden decked terrace space and swish artist-only areas. Despite the glossy facelift however the ethos behind DC-10 remains unchanged: the promise to bring clubbers the best in talent and real music.

A blaze of burning red walls and a sea of hands-in-the-air clubbers set the scene for any given party – people watching is all part of the pleasure of a day or night at DC-10. Fancy dress ravers, sexy girls in bikinis, black-clad techno lovers, tattoo-covered bikers and clubbers of all ages unite on the dance floor – the heart and soul of this underground institution.

Mention Ibiza to electronic music lovers around the world, and Circoloco at DC10 is always the first party they ask about. Changing the face of the Ibiza weekend since the party started back in 1999, Mondays at DC-10 still define island clubbing and have been responsible for launching some of the biggest names in the underground scene.

The weekly crazy circus is as much about the fanatical and devoted crowd as it is the DJs, with set times generally announced the day before via Facebook – which is still how most of the artists find out what time they’re playing! Suffice to say the consistency is always solid, the selection cutting-edge, and the dancefloor continously packed. Anything goes.

The dancefloor of DC-10 has spawned many a friendship, relationship or business idea, but none more apt than Jamie Jones’ Paradise. Featuring a family and crew forged through the long party sessions at the Salinas nightclub, the Welsh producer and ex-Ibiza worker practically grew up bouncing round the multi-coloured walls of Ibiza’s iconic underground club, and now hosts his own outstanding Wednesday night with his Hot Creations label crew.

Transforming the venue into an electric jungle paradise on a weekly basis, Jamie is joined by a packed roster of friends and fellow techno lords in a celebration of all things twisted and tropical.

Mighty producer Solomun hi-jacks DC-10 for one night only this year with his Diynamic record label crew. Already renowned for their highly versatile pop-up appearances in just about every discotheque or beach club on the island, last years DC-10 take-over was one of the highlights of the summer, making this return hugely anticipated and not to be missed. Friday July 14, 2017 is your chance to see H.O.S.H., Adriatique and Kollektiv Turmstrasse (live) alongside formidable head honcho Solomun for a night of comradery, dancefloor dedication and some turntable surprises from the boss-man himself.

After smashing records at other venues around the island over the last few years, mainstream dance sensations Disclosure fulfil a dream with a four-date Friday night residency at their favourite Ibiza club, DC-10. The young British sibling duo are planning a hiatus this winter, their first after nearly four years of touring and releasing albums. So what better way to bow out than with a blowout at DC-10 Ibiza? Inviting some familiar faces from their Brighton-based WildLife Festival, as well as some new friends they’ve made along the way, special things will be happening on the road to Salinas this year. It’s a Wild Life indeed at DC-10.

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