REVIEW: House in Paradise 2017 - My Ibiza

REVIEW: House in Paradise 2017

Inviting all to enter the realm of opulence and tropical hedonism, House in Paradise is literally everything it says on the tin.

Recently formulated around one year ago, House Events have since made massive strides in terms of progress and reputation by garnering increasing recognition and credibility following each and every event they throw.

Having welcomed such respected names as Mark Knight and Secondcity across the UK, Guernsey and Herm, House Events set their sights on the next step on the ladder of expansion – the party capital that is Ibiza.

Coming complete with a spectacular display of production, fresh, housey beats and brimming levels of anticipation, there was no better venue suited to host this big, bouncy summer blowout than San Antonio outdoor favourite, Ocean Beach Ibiza.

Gifting you the ultimate slice of poolside luxury, Ocean Beach Ibiza is renowned for delivering stylish, decadent pool celebrations on a daily basis. Considered an absolute must for anyone looking to pop a bottle of bubbly amongst the rich and famous, Ocean Beach Ibiza welcomed the dance nation with open arms to step inside House in Paradise.

In this day and age, paradise presents itself to us in many different forms. In this particular case however, the form presented was a one-off reality redefining everything we know and love about Sunday Funday.

Recognised for curating sell-out events inspired by the raw sound of the White Isle, House in Paradise brought an exaggerated level of feeling and excitement to its production value during its one and only Ocean Beach Ibiza showcase.

Bursting with tropical inspiration, this day-time delight was exploding with rich, vibrant colours and decor. This made the traditional luxurious settings of Ocean Beach Ibiza appear almost unrecognisable.

Upon arrival at this open-air palace of prestige, dance floor proceedings were being controlled by Aberdeen-born selector, James Campbell. Warming things gradually, the sensational Scot showcased his immense talents and passion with a truly authentic and timeless opening set.

Having spent more than six years honing his craft, the Pukka Up resident advanced his way through the melodic and emotional gears with a refreshing blend of progressive House and Techno much to the delight of all early arrivals.

First discovered by Spinnin’ Records at the age of just 16-years-old, Aevion proved to be another firm stand-out on the House in Paradise highlight reel. Continuing to ooze heavenly radiations from the sound-system, Aevion took revellers in attendance on a compelling adventure by working in the Oliver Heldens Edit of his track, ‘The Journey’. He then followed this up spectacularly with an encore of delicious vibes and light bell chimes in the form of his latest collaboration with Sir Felix and Cider Sky titled ‘Weekend Love’.

Up next to the House in Paradise stage was our highly anticipated special guests for the evening – Liverpool-born double-act, Camelphat. Finely furnished with emotion-rich, sub-soaked, silky-synth sounds, Camelphat illustrated an authentic and timeless take on House music.

Strong, striking and accompanied by just the right amount of soul, this scintillating Scouse duo continued to instigate the hip-swinging antics of the dance floor with such inclusions as ‘Hangin’ Out With Charlie’ and their forthcoming release on Sola, ‘Monsters’.

Then, uniting the dance floor as one, Camelphat took dance music enthusiasts back to their favourite Ibiza moments of the summer by working in their Beatport number 1 success and collaboration with Elderbrook, ‘Cola’.

As the sun start to fall and day slowly switched to night, Ministry of Sound resident, Phoebe D’Abo, took to the decks to tear up evening proceedings at Ocean Beach Ibiza. Already a Cafe Mambo Ibiza resident on Wednesday nights, Phoebe delivered a performance defined by pure sophistication further highlighting why she is one of London’s fasting rising stars.

Ploughing right on through until the finish, we completed the night exactly how we began it with a slice of progressive House and Techno with Eden Ibiza regular, James Campbell. A name locked and loaded with promise, James captivated those remaining with his latest release on Cr2 Records, ‘Faith’.

Big, bold and lavish, House in Paradise soaked up the sun of the party capital to the sounds of House making it a truly scorching island debut.


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