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Ibiza 2017 season news roundup SIX

All the latest from Ibiza's news bank.

Gather round, perch your arses at the edge of your seats, and take a leisurely scroll through this week's juice. Ibiza zealots should know more than a handful of names in here, and if not, that's your day sorted on Google, Resident Advisor, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Youtube and whatever else you may use to get to know your DJs.


Cream and Float Your Boat onboard for 2017

Cream's partnership with Float Your Boat is back for a third year this season, meaning that your Cream session can begin well before your through Amnesia's doors. From 6pm you'll have the Med as your location for a good clubbing, and it all begins on Thursday 8 June. As the official Cream pre-party, FYB offers combo tickets. With this option, you have time to freshen up before being chauffeured over to Amnesia on a private bus and into the legendary club.

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La Troya takes the fiesta to HEART IBIZA

One for the uninhibited, La Troya is the kind of outrageous party that you insist your friends see for themselves. Capable of both shocking and wowing clubbers with raunchy, carnal clubbing it's been on the circuit for close to four decades. This season it claims HEART Ibiza as its spot for hedonistic naughtiness, with Wednesday 14 June being the first date of season 2017.

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Taste The Punch debuts at Eden

UK party Taste The Punch is bringing its much-lauded party to the island this season, with San Antonio superclub being the chosen haven. The new Ibiza resident will be hammering into the underground, with guests including Faithless, Lauren Lo Sung, Weiss, Lee Walker, Marshall Jefferson, Tough Love and Monki. Every Friday from 16 June to 29 September.

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David Guetta returns to back at Ushuaïa with BIG residency

French magnet David Guetta will be pushing on with his BIG residency at Ushuaïa this summer from 12 June to 28 August. You've got 12 dates to catch Guetta at the Playa d'en Bossa open-air venue, and with F*** Me I'm Famous also returning for a weekly dosage at Pacha, there's good opportunity to see him causing a riot.

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Diynamic signs up for DC10 showcase

Solomun's Diynamic showcase in 2016 was an absolute slammer. It made some impact and easily stole the highlight of the season crown. And so, aren't we just delighted to know that it'll be kicking off in 2017 on Friday 14 July. The line-up includes Diynamic label boss Solomun, electric duo Adriatique, German powerhouse H.O.S.H, bass pusher Karmon, sonic siren Magdalena, Italian showman Lehar, and underground dicers Undercatt. But that's not all, as on live duties you have house and techno duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse and potent producer Johannes Brecht.

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We Are Rockstars release season 2017's season line-up

The extreme forces of bass and grime will be tearing at your senses at Ibiza Rocks Hotel with We Are Rockstars. The residency's sixth season launches on Thursday 1 June at 1pm, and in for the big opening is supreme selector Mistajam with the debut of his JamPacked party. Joining the BBC Radio 1 presenter are bass brokers My Nu Leng, garage don MJ Cole, grime queen Shefflon Don, and Ibiza Rocks resident DJ Patrick Nazemi. Other guests across the season include Tom Zanetti & KO Kane, DJ Wire, TQD, Crazy Cousinz, Holf Goof, The Dream Team, Sigma, Charlie Sloth, Wilkinson, Redlight, J Hus, Cadenza and Patrick Nazemi.

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Audio Rehab drops full line-up

London-based underground label Audio Rehab is bringing stonking new talent to Ibiza this summer with plenty of ultra-boosted, bass heavy tech house sound. Your opening party is on Wednesday 14 June with Low Steppa, Martin Ikin, Carnao Beats and Deck Radford. Throughout the summer big underground names like Flashmob, German Brigante, Low Steppa, Tapesh, Sirus Hood will all visit the San An superclub during the season.

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Kygo confirms 10-date Ushuaïa residency

Norwegian wizard Kygo stormed season 2016 with a three-part series at Ushuaïa, and clearly he was left needing more as he's signed up for a bigger season with the Playa d'en Bossa giant. Kicking off his 10-date residency on Sunday 9 July, he'll be joined by fellow Norwegian Alan Walker and Swedish tropical house pusher Mike Perry. Others set to pummel the bass include Cedric Gervais, Sigala, Alok, Nora En Pure, Lost Frequencies, Oliver Nelson and Sam Feldt, among more.

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Stormzy to debut #MERKY Festival at Ibiza Rocks

The UK grime giant is coming in big this season with his first ever #MERKY Festival. Running on from his massively successful monthly #MERKY takeover last summer, and having seen his profile rocket over the winter months, the South London rapper and Ibiza Rocks are taking it to the next level with this exclusive one-off beast. On Tuesday 11 July you'll have a full-on multi stage festival with a hand-picked line-up of the fiercest urban music talent, and it'll be plugged in for 10 hours.

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IMS Legends Dinner and Opening Party confirmed at Pacha

The International Music Summit (IMS) lands the week before the superclubs crash open and it's in there to mark the beginning of the season. To open in style, the IMS crew throw a proper bash at Pacha starting with a celebratory dinner on Wednesday 24 May.The IMS Legends Dinner traditionally honours an industry pioneer who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of electronic music. For its 10th Anniversary, IMS celebrates Pacha founder himself, Ricardo Urgell. His indubitable influence has shaped nightlife in Ibiza and on a global scale. After the dinner, the celebration continues at the club itself, with The Black Madonna, Masters At Work, Agoria and Alex Kennon the tracks.

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Hot Since 82 announces Labyrinth line-ups

The first phase of line-ups to Hot Since 82's Labyrinth weekly residency landed this week. On the decks at Pacha under Hot Since 82's guidance, you'll be having some of Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Cassy, Davide Squillace, Eats Everything, Erick Morillo, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Nick Curly, Maya Jane Coles, Heidi, Ida Engberg and Sasha, among many more.

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Cocoon delivers full season line-up

A big one for the techno heads slammed in on Saturday from Cocoon. SVen's 18th season will usher in the damage from Monday 29 May with 19 massive dates in the bag. Master host Sven Väth will be performing a record 14 unmissable times. His Cocoon-mates Ricardo Villalobos will play six exclusive shows, while techno hero Richie Hawtin will take on five dates that'll be his only appearances on the island this year. Adam Beyer will be joining the crew for seven gigs as will Ilario Alicante while Nina Kraviz will come onboard for five. Elsewhere you've got Acid Pauli, Âme, Carl Craig, Craig Richards, Dana Ruh, Dixon, DJ Koze, Fabio Florido, Hito, Josh Wink, Patrick Topping, Raresh, Seth Troxler, Slam, Solomun, Sonja Moonear, Tini, Zip Alex & Digby, André Galluzzi, Anthea, Ben Klock, Ben UFO, Bodin & Jacob, Dense & Pika, Dorian Paic, Einzelkind, Gerd Janson, Ida Engberg, Konstantin, Mano Le Tough, Markus Fix, Martyné, Nastia, Rødhåd and Scuba. Ooooooooft.

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