David Vincent in a legend in Ibiza. He founded Sankeys Ibiza, the cult club of Playa d’En Bossa.. and since years brings to play on the island some of the best Dj’s from all around the world! Ibiza by night met David (in the picture below) to talk about Sankeys, new project and..of course..about our island!”.
IBN: Sankeys and Ibiza.. tell us something about this experience…
Vincent: “It has been the best experience of my life. It’s been an absolute rollercoaster with many ups and downs, and twists and turns. We have come such a long way from thinking the club was going to close down on a daily basis to becoming a serious contender on the island, and to be honest I don’t think I would change one thing about this experience because I have learnt so much in the past three years. That’s the beauty of running a club; no matter how long you have been doing this for there is always room for growth and Sankeys is most definitely the fastest growing club on the island despite being the best in the world”.
IBN: There are differences between Sankeys worldwide and Sankeys Ibiza’ If yes, which ones?
Vincent: There are many differences between Sankeys MCR and Sankeys Ibiza such as the soundsystem where we use Void in Ibiza and Phazon in Manchester. Also, in Ibiza we have another large room called The LAB which is the polar opposite to the legendary Basement and is a futuristic Hacienda, so we can give a different feel. We do have many differences but we have always made a conscious effort to retain the authenticity of The Basement”.
IBN: In these years which was the best moment of your Ibiza’s experience ..? one party one night? something unforgettable..
Vincent: “It has to be the time when I crowd surfed at Tribal Sessions on 25th June to Darius playing “Devotion” by Nomad! It was an extremely special moment which reflected the whole night. Once I was let down everyone was hugging me and jumping up and down. It felt great to know that you’re loved by the people that have made Sankeys Ibiza what it is today. That moment will live with me for the rest of my life!”.
IBN: Summer 2014 has started.. tell us something about the programs of Sankeys…
Vincent: “Firstly we welcome Duke Dumont and Blasé Boys Club for their new residency at Sankeys. After selling out in an amazingly fast time it made sense to take them on!
FUSE make their return to Sankeys after a successful season last year. The FUSE team work tirelessly at making sure that their party with us is planned to perfection on a weekly basis. 99% is not enough for them. Like us, their main focus is making sure that the sound system is tuned to perfection and that is why we are a partnership made in heaven.
Wednesday. Well, what can I say about Wednesday? Tribal Sessions is my baby. It was born in 2000 and since then it has created history and has set itself firmly within the UK clubbing scene. It was even recognised in a museum in Manchester as something that has contributed greatly to Manchester culture! Now we feel it is time to bring it to the White Isle, despite many offers from different clubs in Ibiza. Tribal Sessions couldn’t have been in any other club in the world, and now Sankeys is in Ibiza Tribal Sessions has a home. Also, Tribal resident Darius Syrossian soon releases the Sankeys 20th Anniversary Compilation album which sounds great coming from the best house artist in the world at the moment. Is there really anyone better than him right now?
On Thursday we have another new residency in Cuff. We noticed that Amine Edge & DANCE are becoming heavyweights in house music and like Duke Dumont, Cuff sold out two shows in record time, so it definitely made sense to take them on. The guys at Cuff are amazing people and great to work with so it has been a pleasure so far, especially as the parties have been great!
Friday we welcome back Flying Circus for their second residency at the club. You can see these guys put massive amounts of effort into curating their line ups, featuring the likes of Martin Buttrich, M.A.N.D.Y, DJ Tennis, Lee Burridge, Thugfucker, Steve Bug, Tiefscwarz, weekly residents Audiofly and more. Musically, it is definitely one of the best on the island.
Another new residency we have is Magna Carta ADELANTE. Magna Carta is a very successful night in London, throwing parties in many different warehouse spaces across the capital. Last season they also threw a one-off party at Sankeys Ibiza, which was a great party! The line ups at Magna Carta are terrific this year where we can expect the likes of Phil Weeks, Pirupa, Santé, Tim Green, East End Dubs and more.
Sunday is of course ViVa Warriors! Steve Lawler, the King of The Basement, did a great job at the club last year so it was a no-brainer that ViVa is here to stay. We had lots of great parties together last year and I have no doubt in my mind that it will be the same this year. No, not the same, I meant even bigger”.
Thanks to David Vincent and also to Elena Sanchez of Toga media for the support!