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Ibiza 2019 in retrospect | Matthias Tanzmann's top parties

From DC-10 to HEART and everything in between.

Although we can now look ahead to Ibiza 2020, the next in our retrospective series asks Matthias Tanzmann about his favourite parties from last summer.

During the summer, Matthias Tanzmann enjoyed one of his biggest Ibiza seasons to date. The Moon Harbour boss played at a bigger number of venues and wider variety of shows than ever before. He even managed to chalk off some career firsts.

Since the season ended, Tanzmann has kept very busy. He's put the finishing touches on his next album, Round And Round. Dispensing with tradition, the label head has released each track from the LP a week at a time, instead of the full body of work in one go.

Panthera was the latest track to drop and is currently racing up the minimal charts.

The next single scheduled for release is Let's Roll. Keep your ears tuned for that.

Reflecting on the season that was, and ahead of a special show at HEART Ibiza later this week, Matthias Tanzmann picks his five favourite Ibiza parties from 2019.

Heart Factory presents Moon Harbour Showcase | HEART Ibiza |

Friday 5 April

Start as you mean to carry on

Matthias Tanzmann raised the curtain at theatrical Marina Botafoch hotspot, HEART Ibiza for an early season soiree with Heart Factory. He brought Moon Harbour friends for the April date, including Dennis Cruz, Francisco Allendes and Defex.

Little over a month later, Matthias would be invited back as part of Better Lost Than Stupid.

"We played our live debut at HEART in May. It was the first time we performed on stage with singers and instruments. A special night for us."

Summer Opening Party | Eden Ibiza | Tuesday 21 May

Opening Eden in style

Eden would stick its neck out with bold programming in 2019, that veered towards the underground more often than not. The San Antonio venue hinted at the policy from the word go. In addition to weekly residencies from IDOL and Tronic, the summer opening reflected this.

Tanzmann would play back-to-back with good friend Davide Squillace, on a bill that also included Art Department and Silvie Loto.

Cocoon 20 presents Underworld | Ushuaïa | Saturday 25 May

Sharing a moment with Cocoon icon Papa Sven

Only a few short days later, Matthias would be back in action, this time at a very different setting. No stranger to Ushuaïa thanks to his long held association with ANTS, Tanzmann would make his long overdue Cocoon Ibiza debut. A career highlight supporting legendary outfit, Underworld.

"Sven Väth invited me to join the 20 Years of Cocoon party with him and Underworld at Ushuaïa this year. I was honoured to come and play. The vibe and production at Ushuaïa is always unreal. Biggest open air stage in Ibiza."

Zoo Project | Benimussa Park | Sunday 1 September

The Seal Pit goes crazy

Fast forward a few months towards the tail end of the season, and Matthias was making yet another debut. This time it was for the Zoo Project at Benimussa Park.

ONE NIGHT STAND | DC-10 | Friday 20 September

IMAGE | by Tasya Menaker for Resident Advisor

Reunited with his band mates, Matthias and the rest of Best Lost Than Stupid returned to their home stomping ground of DC-10. The trio were the headline draw at ONE NIGHT STAND's third and final party, looking after the Club Room.

"DC-10 is a magical place. One of my favourite clubs in the world."

On Thursday 5 December, Matthias Tanzmann comes full circle by returning to HEART Ibiza - the venue where he started his year. Handy, since the following day is a public holiday in Spain.

Promoting his new album, Round And Round, Matthias will be joined by wAFF, Santé and milou. Proving the island has plenty to offer on the party front in the cool season, we can't wait to shake off the cobwebs on the dance floor.

You can find more information and details of other off-season parties in our December guide. Looking ahead, we're sure that Matthias will have a strong presence in Ibiza 2020.

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