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Incl. photos from Timo Maas’s fiesta última.

Timo Maas’s short but sweet as Dc10 season finished with a bang, a clatter and the thunderous patter of a thousand hand claps. The August 31 gig had all the elements of a truly beautiful send off – just the right amount of people, inventive techno tuneage and lashings of bittersweet euphoria.

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

The wrnnuhh wrnnuhh of his famous Doom’s Night remix was not required – Timo's got lots of new tricks up the sleeves of his seemingly never-ending supply of trendy t-shirts. From 3am Herr Maas dished out chunk after chunk of metallic funk.

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

In contrast to the three rings of barely contained exhibitionist chaos that is the Circo Loco on Mondays, this Timo vehicle is a streamlined experience. The room is dark, the speakers are powerful and the typically packed booth is virtually in the dance floor.

Timo Maas closing @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

Andrew, Oscar & friend @ Timo Maas closing - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

Timo Maas closing @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

Timo Maas @ Dc10 closing - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005 (Photo - Mike M.)

Timo Maas closing @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

Timo Maas @ Dc10 - August 31, 2005

The proceedings ground to a halt sometime after dawn on the first day of September. For more of the same but different, check our guide to the best this most intense of months has to offer.

Friday September 9

A Tower of London (from http://www.thetowersoflondon.com/)Ibiza Rocks @ Privilege

Tom Middleton

Soul II Soul Sound System

Towers of London (right)

Zane Lowe

We’re read reports of a bonus gig the following Friday (September 16) with rumoured performances from Goldfrapp, Soulwax, Baby shambles and/or the virgin Mary. Only she knows which of them will actually show up or if the whole event will even happen. We'll keep you informed.

Sunday September 11

Azuli @ El Divino

Jo Mills

Stuart Patterson

Terry Farley

Azuli confirmed late this year but have steadily gained momentum as the 2005 season has progressed. Popular with Ibiza Town workers looking for a warm up to an early session at Dc10. Take an air horn.

(If this goes well there may well be a bonus gig on the 18th.)

Tuesday September 13

Slinky + Dave Pearce @ Eden

Dave Lea

Dave Pearce

Scot Project

vs

Extreme Euphoria vs. Tidy @ Es Paradis

Anne Savage

Jay Pidgeon

It’s a San An hard dance showdown on the 13th. Get pierced by Dave or savaged by Anne. You decide.

Carl Cox & Late Night Sessions @ Space

Carl Cox

Gilles Peterson

Cristian Varela

Dj Simi

Pako S

Equally tough but rather more cosmopolitan is the final Late Night Session with Carl Cox. Godfather of ecelecticism Gilles Peterson will be gracing the terrace from 2am.

Carl Cox @ Space - August 24, 2005

Carl Cox @ Space - August 24, 2005

Carl Cox @ Space - August 24, 2005

Carl Cox @ Space - August 24, 2005

Wednesday September 14

Meganite

Mauro Picotto

Chris Liebing

Fergie

Ben Sims

Cesar del Rio

Ears not bleeding enough after Tuesday’s assault? Get thee to this most Mega of nites (sic).

Sunday September 18

Azuli @ El Divino bonus gig!

Robbie Rivera

Judgement Sunday @ Eden

Alex Ellinger

BK

Judge Jules

Lisa Lashes

Matt Hardwick

Trophy Twins

Vicky Devine

The bosh theme continues with the Judge, Ms Lashes and the mighty BK.

Spun Closing Party

Growling Mad Scientists (live)

Levin

Celli

Dimitri DKN

Igor Marijuan

Melicia (live)

Wrecked Machines (live)

Xavier Fux

The award for best name entered into this year’s Spotlight dj calendar goes to the headliners Growling Mad Scientists. Putting the psycho in psychedelic.

Monday September 19

Cocoon @ Amnesia

Ricardo Villalobos

Richie Hawtin

Sven Väth

Alter Ego (live)

Luciano

vs

Manumission @ Privilege

Fischerspooner (live)

Andy Carroll

Colin Peters

Eddy Temple Morris

Ewan Pearson

Griff

Jus Rock

The clash of the San Rafel titans will cause carnage. Manumission will fight dirty but Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos are a frighteningly talented tag team. Get pinned down.

Tuesday September 20

Carry On @ Space (a.m.)

Get to Space early for a few hours of soul-lifting silliness then go in search of the inevitable Cocoon after party.

Wednesday September 21

La Troya @ Amnesia

One last time the handsome DJ Oliver will fend off the attentions of gangs of ravenous trannies looking to turn him.

Thursday September 22

Fake @ Space (a.m.)

Olly might be a little more susceptible at this tho.

Monza @ Penelope

This deserves to be an entertaining send off to an excellent debut season.

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Monza @ Penelope - September 1, 2005

Cream

Tiësto

Shapeshifters

Yousef

Eddie Halliwell

Gareth Wyn

Kevin & Iain

Cream closing has an atmosphere like a European cup final, except there are no losers. A bit like a riot, but in a good way.

Saturday September 24

Amnesia Closing

A lot like a riot. Amnesia measures the success of this party by the state of the people they send to We Love closing the next day.

Sunday September 25

We Love Space (a.m. + p.m.)

D Julz

James Zabiela

Dan Ghenacia

Danny Tenaglia

Smokin' Jo

Tim Sheridan

Buckley

Coley

Geddes

Layo and Bushwacka!

Nic Fanciulli

Paul Woolford

Music rules at We Love’s closing party. Credible.

Monday September 26

Release Yourself @ Pacha

Roger Sanchez

Andy B

Steve 'Smooth' Sutherland

Nice guys finish first. The fiesta ultima of Roger Sanchez is the foremost of the half-way decent closings at Pacha.

Release Yourself @ Pacha - August 29, 2005

Release Yourself @ Pacha - August 29, 2005

Wednesday September 28

Subliminal

Erick Morillo

Andy B

Cut Killer

Harry Romero

Jose Nunez

Mucho Muchacho

Señor Morillo loves the cherry logo so much he’s going to take it home with him. The new Pacha New York resident's stated desire to travel less this side of his 30th birthday becomes a reality. Will this be his last time in Ibiza?

Thursday September 29

Dj Awards @ Pacha

Eric Prydz

Danny Rampling

Bodyrockers

As a fitting finale to his dj career, Danny “Karma” Rampling will give Eric Prydz a vicious beating for inflicting ‘Call on Me’ onto the world. See it happen.

Gossip hags might also like to quiz a Bodyrocker about rocking Kate Moss’s.

Friday September 30

Pure Pacha

Pete Tong

Alex Neri

Jade Jagger presents Jezebel

Jarren C

Actually you could probably not bother with this one. Only go if you don’t have to pay.

Saturday October 1

Matinee @ Space (a.m.)

Brad

Iñaki

Ior Dee

J. Louis

Jobani

Joey Plastic

A Team Spotlight rave fave.

Sunday October 2

Space Closing

Carl Cox

John Digweed

Erick Morillo

Tom Novy

Stu Hirst

Forum personality Stu Hirst is set to overshadow his vastly more wealthy but less talented colleagues at this unconscionably famous gig.

Monday October 3

Circo Loco @ Dc10 (a.m. + p.m.)

So off the hook it's actually quite dangerous. Fun.

And finally at some point during October

Bora Bora closing

Beautiful, like a photograph. When this most loved of beach bars closes grown men will cry like little babies.

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