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Ibiza club rewind | Pacha

The best sets from years gone by.

Ibiza's original super club, Pacha has been doing the business since 1973.

Sculpted in the vision of Ricardo Urgell, Pacha and its cherries logo became a symbol of sophistication and liberation.

Today, the former finca and the rest of the Pacha empire are under the watchful eye of CEO, Nick McGabe. Dance music legend Pete Tong also sits on the board of directors.

The building has undergone expansion and structural changes, but still radiates the hippie nature of its origins.

The first in our Ibiza club rewind series looks at back at some of Pacha's key contributors in recent years. These are sets that capture the vibe of the club and its beautiful clientele. Who else could we begin with, than current Sunday night host Solomun?

Solomun +1 | 27 June 2014

In 2014, the Solomun juggernaut was still amassing fans and finding momentum. Although the party was well on its way to attaining superstar status, few could have predicted the level of success it would find.

Relive an early incarnation of the party, where German duo andhim were Solomun's guests.

An hour of andhim, followed by an hour of vintage Solomun, containing music by Matthew Dear, Fur Coat and Adriatique.

Vagabundos | 20 May 2016

Before Solomun was even a thought, from 2010 to 2012 Sunday nights at Pacha belonged to Lucien Luciano and his Cadenza tribe.

Luciano was one of an exodus of stars, following the departure of programmer Danny Whittle in winter 2012. The truth is, there will always be an affinity between Pacha and Luciano. It came as no surprise when Vagabundos returned for a brief spell in 2016. The magic was still there.

This three and a half hour homecoming set features music from Pete Heller, Frankie Knuckles and Four Tet. The energy on the dance floor speaks for itself.

Defected In The House | 2012

Going way back, long before it made a home for itself at Eden in San Antonio, Defected was synonymous with Pacha. The two really complemented each other and Saturday nights were the place to be. Evocative house in the sumptuous confines of Pacha Ibiza - what's not to love?

The roster looked very different to what it does now. How many of Defected's current fanbase will be familiar with names such as Junior Jack and Kid Creme? This throwback is somewhat of an education. No matter the era, house music is timeless. Old's cool!

Ray Foxx, DJ Gregory and Pirupa supply the music in the excerpt above.

The future

Despite some uncertainty regarding the ongoing pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be a huge year for Pacha. Any plans for the club this summer remain a guarded secret. What we do know, is that the third stage of renovation works initially started in 2018, is now complete.

As well as unveiling the new look, Pacha Group is launching boutique hotel Casa Pacha Formentera and has ongoing projects on Mykonos and in London.

Plus, you can experience that world renowned Pacha service at Destino and Lío.

Let's hope we're back dancing under the cherries to Solomun, Flower Power et al soon.

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