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7 techno DJs to see in Ibiza this week

Unmissable techno connoisseurs playing on La Isla this week

Here in Ibiza, the list of what's available on the techno menu is never ending - from tech-house to minimal - there's a clubnight that suits every taste and need. Sometimes in fact, the choice can be overwhleming, but luckily for you we're here to help navigate the pitfalls of too much choice. So here are seven DJs that will satiate your techno appetite every day this week. You. Are. Welcome.


Monday 18 July / Sven Väth / Cocoon at Amnesia

Who's German and has 30+ years of experience in the electronic music industry? Hint? He's gifted Amnesia with 14 years worth of incredible music and his longest set time is 30 hours. We are of course talking about Sven Väth, or Papa Sven to you and I. With a discography as impressive as his, there was only one man to build the empire that is Cocoon, and this Monday the behemoth of a party launches into action alongside Cocoon regular Ricardo Villalobos, plus Zip on the Terrace and Nina Kraviz in the main room. But really what we're saying is that if you go for anyone, go for Sven Väth, because if you've somehow managed to never see him in action, you're in for a treat.


Tuesday 19 July / Maceo Plex / Mosaic by Maceo at Pacha

One club that's caught the contagious techno infection is Pacha, in the heart of Ibiza Town. Tuesdays are taken over by Mosaic, a night fronted by none other than the mighty Maceo Plex, who apparently knows every respected techno producer in the land. Each week he invites a select few to join him as he shares his love of raw tech, and this Tuesday it's the turn of Paranoid London (live) in the Prism Room, and Ibiza first-timer Gold Panda, who'll be showing us his experimental side alongside Maceo in the main room.


Wednesday 20 July / Robert Hood as Floorplan / HYTE at Amnesia

We're back at Amnesia again on Wednesday - understandably given it's home to all things techno. With its warehouse-like features and the VIP area hidden up top - this is the closest you'll get in Ibiza to Berlin's raves. HYTE is one of the island's newest nights and has already created a whole load of hype between ravers, old and new. Loco Dice as usual plays on the Terrace with a very special live set from Caribou, as the main room is graced with the producer we owe the honour of minimal techno to, Floorplan (Robert Hood), who'll follow Chris Liebing.


Thursday 21 July / David August (live) / Afterlife at Space

Space is spurting out an unbelievable array of music and leaving its mark before it closes its doors at the end of this summer. And Thursday nights are now in the trusting hands of Tale Of Us for Afterlife, continuing Space's legacy and bringing in the fresh faces of the producing world. From 9 PM, David August will play a live set on the Sunset Terrace, warming up for the night to follow. August is considered a piano devotee and set the bar for Boiler Room Berlin with his critically acclaimed set.


Friday 22 July / Marco Carola / Music On at Amnesia

Marco Carola has been pulsating Amnesia's walls with the sketchiest techno for a few year now, stirring things up with a mixture of punishing and tribal tech. Every Friday, Music On supplies us with our much-needed techno dosage, the party planner being Marco Carola who's in the past being named the ‘Global ambassador of techno' and who inspires the kind of loyalty you'd normally only muster for your pet dog. Carola has successfully imprinted Amnesia's Terrace with heart-wrenching mixing and guest DJs. Alongside him this Friday is Hector Couto and Oxia to name a few.


Saturday 23 July / Joris Voorn /ANTS at Ushuaïa

Ushuaïa is not your usual culprit for techno bangers, however, four years ago the colonies congregated for a new sensational party... ANTS. Every Saturday Ushuaïa's fires are lit and the likes of Andrea Olivia and Kölsch guide ravers through an unforgettable journey. This Saturday producer, inventor and label owner Joris Voorn brings his feel-good aura to ANTS and shows us why he's a favourite of Sven Väth. Also on the cards is Maya Jane Coles and Gorgon City .


Sunday 24 July / Carlo Lio / Materia at Privilege

This one is not for the faint-hearted - Toronto's finest, Carlo Lio, takes on the intimate room of the world's biggest nightclub, continuing his deep journey through the darker side of techno at Privilege with MATERIA, this Sunday. Materia regularly shows no mercy and shows off a no nonsense attitude when it comes to techno, flooding its floors with nose bleed-inducing basslines from a variety of underground DJs. Lio is joined by Privilege king Marco Bailey and Sam Paganini for this week's party.


WORDS | Ruby Munslow PHOTOGRAPHY | Phrank

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