Review of Sankey’s Ibiza closing party from Essential Ibiza…
Sankeys closing part two sees another stack of awesome talent gathered for our entertainment and another mystery guest to ponder over. The party starts at 8pm so there’s not much time to get ourselves in shape and good to go again. I don’t know how some people can go straight through, well, of course I do but lets just say they have great stamina for the sake of argument.
The musical menu is looking particularly healthy as Todd Terry plays a special acid set in the Acid House, Sneak and Cajmere return as do Solomun and H.O.S.H. and Miguel Campbell makes another welcome addition, while there is a Wolf & lamb experience in Spektrum and a special guest in the Basement. If last night is anything to go by, things could get very interesting. After a disco nap that by definition was more like a proper sleep, we head down to Bossa for the second night running. Sankeys is in full swing and the room s are packed, Todd Terry is holding court in the Acid House dropping bombs from back in the day, much to the delight of the crowd, which contains a few veteran clubbers reliving their youth and more than a few of the new wave, acutely aware of the significance of this mans contribution and getting a taste of what it was like when the whole thing kicked off.
Sneak is next up and delivers a typically flawless performance. The original house gangster has a real commanding air about him behind the booth and he has the room moving to some wicked jackin house. Back in the basement and it’s time for the surprise guests for the night, and we are delighted to see it’s the Martinez Brothers. We have been lucky enough to catch them a couple of ties this season and they are great value. Bobbing about behind the booth, dropping wicked house nuggets, including their own track ‘H 2 Da Izzo’ which has been massive for them this summer. The Basement is busy but not that busy way when you can’t get your hands in your pockets, busy with smiling faces all enjoying the sounds and the little bit of space in which to get their groove on.