The Ku in Ibiza was during the eighties until 1990 (then changed the name in..the actual…..Privilege..) one of the coolest and more intriguing club in Ibiza… where played all the stars of that time…
Today we meet an Ibizabynight’s friend….Faruk Gandji, one of top party organizer in Ibiza in the 80’…and ….and let’s talk… about the “ku project with him…. 😉
Hi Faruk, what is the KU project, who created this project and how is it working ?
The KU Ibiza Best Years project is a facebook page intended to immortalize the KU disco of Ibiza in all it’s glory. I created this page because amazingly this very important piece of Ibiza’s history had been almost entirely erased and replaced by a lot of false information about the origins of the island’s clubbing culture. I have had an incredible inflow of gratitude and support since opening Pandora’s box and a large portion of it coming from young people interested in learning the truth.
(the Ku ibiza… )
How has Ibiza changed during the past 20 years, how was the night and, how was the people ?
Due to the success of the KU disco, in the mid 80’s, Ibiza rapidly became known as a paradise party island attracting living legends, jet setters, imaginative freaks and free spirits who had found a place where they could openly live their dreams. In the early to mid 80’s, the night was ruled by creativity and generosity. For example, all opening and closing parties were 100% free for everyone, the party themes were different every night, the posters and decorations were works of art, the mix of music we played couldn’t be heard anywhere else in the world and, although no one had much money, everyone made an effort to dress up and bring their love and gratitude to our parties. At the end of the 80’s, the anglo-saxon promoters caught on to this potential gold-mine. They invaded the island and began promoting their DJs playing their music, imposing their party ideas, importing their tourists, their structure and their philosophy. By commercializing and capitalizing on the “Ibiza” mark, they changed the whole scene.
(James Brown at Ku Ibiza..)
Which are the future project of KU Ibiza?
Today, there is a reservoir of amazing electronic music being pushed under the rug, the sound systems are better than ever, the visuals are more advanced, the universal consciousness is shifting towards love and respect and, the positive energy of the island is just as strong as it was before. These are all the ingredients needed to put the scene back on track with a new generation of parties.