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Review: Visionquest at DC10

Four of the most influential bodies in global house music descend on DC10 for a third year of one-off shows at DC10.

By Spotlight

Visionquest as a record label began only in 2010 but has now become one of the most well known labels in house music to date. With their sound fitting perfectly with DC10, there is no wonder why they've had been invited back for a 3rd year of one off parties at the nightspot.

Via Seth Troxler's facebook fan page, he stated “expect something that has never seen before in DC10 Ibiza (Official) :)” so we were slightly intrigued to what they had waiting of us. Also throughout the day we were updated with photographs of the Secret Production team setting up the venue, they were most definitely building up some excitement!

DC10 has seen some transformations over the past few years, changing from a stripped back warehouse style venue to a more clean cut looking club – which may annoy some of the die hard fans of the club – but last night's Visionquest night took it to a new level. We walked into the pebbled outside terrace to see that it had been transformed in to what can only be called a circus-come-cirque de soleil style design. There were tipi tents set up throughout the outdoor terrace with ambience lighting pulsating through each of them as well as jugglers with flashing hulahoops performing various routines and small flags hanging all over  – very nice touch.

We could see some flashing lights coming from the indoor terrace, which I originally thought would be closed, but as we walked through the main room where all the action was happening, we entered the indoor terrace through a thick red curtain to be greeted by a psychedelic art installation. Trippy music playing in the background with strange lighting installations was definitely a shock to the senses, especially with the strobe lighting going off every couple of seconds. Huge 4 poster beds were put in and as you can imagine they were full of people lounging about immersing themselves in the surroundings set up by the Secret Production team – thumbs up from us.

With many parties across the island now, they are turning more in to concepts rather than parties – which I really enjoy. It adds a different dimension to the parties and when they are done to such a high level as the Visionquest party, it always ends up being a very good look for both the club and the party and leaves the party goer leaving like they've experienced something quite unique.

Music wise, there is no surprise that the Visionquest boys – Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson – tore the DC10 main room up with their own blend of detroit techno, deep and tech house. We two stepped our way back in to the main room where Shaun and Ryan were playing a back to back set. They were both bouncing off each other which gave plenty of energy to the crowd.  You can't get much better than watching 2 very talented DJs working together, especially when they were enjoying it as much as we were! The stand out track for us was most definitely MK's remix of Amirali's track 'Just An Illusion' which had everyone singing along - “I know you're watching me, but it's just an illusion”! Troxler and Lee joined in the party later on in the night, all playing back to back until we left the venue, dropping tracks such as their own remix of Kiki's 'Good Voodoo' and their re-work of Dinky's Acid In The Fridge'.

With Seth's partner in crime Jamie Jones earning himself a weekly residency at the club and after 3 years of successful one-off parties, surely this means a potential residency for the Visionquest boys coming up over the next few years?

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