21 Sep 2011 – Pacha, Ibiza
This was our second to last party on the island and the buzz about it was something special. Tonight’s guest Felix Da Housecat started things of right by appearing at our Café Mambo pre-party – his first time playing at the famous sunset bar in over 6 years!
The party mood continued at Pacha from the word go as our local resident Andy Baxter has been warming up the dancefloor very nicely all summer long and he was on top form. Next up was Subliminal’s own Jose Nunez. If you haven’t heard of his Sympho Nympho project with Erick Morillo and Harry Choo Choo Romero yet then you soon well. Amazing new music that Jose played in an awesome set alongside numerous Subliminal hits and a few treats I can’t even speak of yet.
Chicago’s Felix Da Housecat was itching to play for us tonight and his tough blend of electro funk house music was well received. I really hope we can have him back again in 2012. Head honcho Erick closed the night, playing through until gone 7am. All summer long he has been giving fans a bit of old, new and something in between. I think this performance ranks as one of his top 5 this summer. With only one fiesta left, everyone in Ibiza is excited about what’s going on at Subliminal Invasion.
23 Sep – Nachresidenze, Germany
I’m always excited to head over to Germany and tonight would be no different. This was our first time at this particular venue, so I was keen to check it out. When I walked in it had a big sound, a tall ceiling and an amazing light show all going off. Erick was escorted to the DJ booth to find himself surrounded by some of the hottest girls I’ve seen in a while. This place had a very mixed crowd which tells me Erick’s sound is touching all ages. Again he smashed it, with everyone begging for “one more song! one more song!” at the end.
24 Sep – Vox club, Modena, Italy
This was another first – our first time in this region. This venue was in a remote location. Even with that being said, it did not stop all the faithful fans from packing the place out! As always when Erick enter a club here, the chant “Erick Morillo smack smack! Erick Morillo smack smack smack!” It’s like clockwork here in Italy. They just can’t get enough of him! Erick duly amazed everyone with his selection of music and we could not get enough of the energy we saw this evening. It’s always a treat to come to Italy. We love you right back!
25 Sep – Opium Mar, Barcelona Spain
I don’t normally mention hotels on our travels but this is one time I will. The W Hotel in Barcelona has a suite called the Wow Suite and let me tell you… it lives up to every bit of that word! Say no more.
This was yet another first time at a venue. I guess this weekend should be called a first class! What more can you say about a venue next to a beach, open air and a room filled with sexy Spanish people in love with their hero? Erick was so focused tonight and the crowd was so energetic. We even had our boy Pete Tha Zouk in the house and I can’t say enough about Paty and her crew, they are some of the best people to work with. I’m going to miss you all this winter!
28 Sep 2011 – Pacha, Ibiza
Last but certainly not least, the time had come for our Closing party. We had to send an amazing summer off is suitable style. A summer that saw Chuckie kill it at the grand opening, Shawnee amaze Ibiza with her voice, Sneaky Sound System bring a new sound all the way from Australia, Danny Tenaglia just rip up the dance floor… So many memories I can’t even begin, and tonight would be no different.
Harry Romero played an awesome set that proves Subliminal will never die, we’re firmly at the forefront of house music now even more than ever! Shawnee sang her hit ‘Stronger’ which was by far her best live show of the summer. Erick Morillo? Well you know what you’re getting – a world class soundtrack to a night the crowd will never forget. I’m sad to call this the closing party, but the summer has proved many things, none more than confirming once more that Erick Morillo is a bona fide legend.
Thanks to each and every one of you who supported out night. We hope you had a blast. To all you girls that gave me headaches, I love you all. Without you I would have nothing to do! To my team, Helen, Caroline and Javier, it was an honour to work with you all. I can’t wait till we return to Ibiza next year!
Manny – Tour Manager