Defected Ibiza: The Opening Party

Defected Ibiza: The Opening Party

published on 24.05.18

Kicking off 21 weeks of Defected Ibiza in San Antonio on Sundays, Simon Dunmore and Sam Divine got the party rocking at Ibiza's iconic Café Mambo in an epic sunset session pre-party, continuing at Eden with Amine Edge & DANCE, DJ Haus, Jacky, Low Steppa and Mambo Brothers topping off a monster line-up. Check out these unforgettable moments.

Ibiza Spotlight said; "Dreamy sunsets soundtracked by the label's finest. There's scarcely a better combination."

From midnight the road leading to Eden was heaving, Essential Ibiza remarking; “With a lengthy queue of excited party-goers spilling right out onto the streets in front, it was clearly evident that the famous fiesta is up there with them as the number one choice for those in the party-know.”


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"Perhaps one of the most defining elements to the Defected franchise is their family-like approach. The weekly unification of a core group of tightly-woven individuals, like Simon Dunmore and Sam Divine, paired with some of house’s most influential names, such as Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry, makes for one big, extended house nation. And then you have the most important contributors to the Defected machine – the clubbers," My Ibiza commented.

Eden's dancefloor was jumping, ravers equipped with Defected fans in hand. Essential Ibiza reported; “The duo [Simon and Sam] took the elated club on a musical journey of chunky vocal house beats, dropping bomb after bomb and turning the dance floor into a whirlpool of emotion and energy."


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"As the clock ticked into the early hours, there was not a sign of the party crowd thinning as the energy continued through until the morning,” Essential Ibiza continued.

Naming the night as ‘the new Sunday hangout’, Ibiza Spotlight reported; “The scenes that unfolded at the opening are the party's biggest selling point. It has such a vibe… Defected is a party that wears its identity on its sleeve. It's straight-up, unadulterated, feel good house music from across the spectrum. There's no pretence here. It really is substance over style.”