July 13: Pacha, Ibiza
Subliminal invades Wednesday night yet again with residents Basement Jaxx making sure the Pacha dancefloor was packed out. They crushed the place, dropping a little bit of everything. One track that stands out was Duck Sauce ‘The Big Bad Wolf’, which had the crowd howling! It was so funny to see that happen.
Next up was Eddie Thoenick who you all know from his amazing tracks with Erick on Subliminal. He played a high energetic set with hands-up-in-the-air anthems, and we had a special treat too as Shawnee Taylor came on stage and performed ‘Live Your Life’ and the smash summer hit ‘Stronger’.
Everyone now is learning the chorus, which makes it that more memorable. Head invader Erick Morillo stepped up and pleased everyone. If you have not heard Erick play this year, you’d better make your way over to Ibiza and I promise you, this is one DJ that will please the biggest house music critic.
We had many notables in the building, from Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano celebrating their Pacha anthem ‘Tribeca’ to the likes of AN21, Max Vangeli and Armand van Helden (arrooouggh!) Let me not for get to mention all the beautiful ladies that somehow get past me and enter the DJ booth. You girls know who you are…
July 14: Wakeup Beach Party – Lisbon, Portugal
It was a full moon tonight, so I just knew this had the makings of an epic evening! This party was held on a beach, but with the dancefloor fully enclosed. However, the giant big top was completely see-through so you could star gaze and be captivated by the full moon. It was also jammed packed with over 2,500 crazed fans and with good reason – it’s been a while since Erick played Lisbon.
Erick rocked up to the stage all smiles as usual. He started his set with a mighty acca “my name is ERICK MORILLO” – the crowd went crazy! It was another amazing night of some of the finest house music you can imagine. All I can say is that Mr. Morillo is on fire! We had Portugal’s own Pete tha Zouk and Pedro Casanova stop by to say hello. Special thanks to Jose Manso and the whole crew. Can’t wait to be back in Portugal at the end of August.
Manny – Tour Manager