Ibiza music review: Carl Cox’s birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Carl Cox's birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Barbara Tucker serenades Carl Cox with 'Happy Birthday'

Just another day at the White Ibiza Office, after a few meetings on the road, the next thing on the agenda was a rendezvous on Playa d’en Bossa, at Sands. Imagine an all-round flawless birthday party, a party where everyone on the island is invited and a party where everybody feels as if it were their own celebration. The occasion in question? The actual birthday party of Sands’ newest managing partner, none other than A-list DJ Carl Cox.

Carl Cox's birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Pravda vodka tasters to get the party started!

From the minute the White-ettes arrived, every aspect of the event was the very definition of a sublime birthday party. The only word I could keep saying was ‘wow’! Our entire sensory systems were satisfied. Starting with our vision, in the brightness of the sunlight on the beach, all we could see were happy, smiling faces and beautiful sun kissed people dancing. Even those who were seated and having lunch at the tables were dancing… well, feet tapping and heads bopping at least!

Carl Cox's birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Photography by Sunny Jansen

Hearing is all about vibration, motion is turned into electronic nerve pulses and the big man celebrating his birthday brought magic to the decks. Besides spinning an amazing set, Carl also pushed an exquisite sensation of energy into the crowd. Since every single person was feeling it, the party was on. Smelling and tasting the amazing sushi that Sands was serving, amused our remaining two senses.

Carl Cox's birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Spot the celebrity bestie... a certain Ms Minogue was in town for the event.

Rounding out the day was a pop-in visit from Carl’s celebrity bestie, Kylie Minogue, who lingered behind the decks before mingling with the island locals, while Barbara Tucker belted out a memorable rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ as a huge chocolate cake was delivered. I cannot help myself from ending with, wow!

Carl Cox's birthday at Sands: 25.07.11

Photography by Sunny Jansen