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Privilege: Lights, Camera......Techno!

2009 Preview for the World's Biggest Club..........

Privi gets a hard time from the cynical, “been there done that” clubbing crowd in Ibiza. It’s humongous size is often cited as an obstacle to the atmosphere and issues over sound quality in the main room perpetuate like an urban myth! (If it can handle CJ Bolland’s ‘The Prophet’ - that’s a 1997 tune for the kids! - then it’s alright for me.) Of course, Manumission pushed the club’s production capabilities to the limit for years, no one did it quite like the Mish, but now a new breed of shows has developed.

Superstar Tiesto hosts a Monday night extravaganza that uses a full production team in order to maintain the standards he has set during his stadium size gigs around the world. Perhaps even surpassing Tiesto’s show, are the Supemartxé shenanigans, which were easily the best ‘new’ party anywhere in Ibiza during 2008.

Sandwiched in between these two mammoth spectacles are a pair of the best techno and minimal parties you’ll find on the globe and with dc10 remaining closed, you feel Privilege can really make the most of the techno lovers who flock to the island each year. Mauro Picotto’s Meganite focuses on dark, rockin’ techno from Adam Beyer or Paul Ritch or Smith & Selway. Power! In the Coco Loco, whilst the sounds might not be quite so hard, don’t expect Seth Troxler or Marco Carola to go easy on you. Wicked line ups.

On Thursday, Monza continue the same theme with Luciano, Tobi Neumann, Federico Molinari and Nima Gorji just a taste of what to expect. Last season’s finale turned into a mammoth event with techno god Ricardo Villalobos alongside Luciano and the ‘2 kool 4 skool’ Romanians Raresh and Rhadoo, M.A.N.D.Y. turned up as well; sounds like a minimal wet dream!

Filling the gaps for a busy 2009 schedule are Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Ibiza, which transfers from Amnesia’s graveyard shift to, Tuesday at San Rafel discoteca and also La Troya rebels Baby Marcelo and DJ Oliver, who begin their own night, The Face of Ibiza, on Saturdays

2008 reset the benchmark for Privilege; 2 new parties (Tiesto & Supermartxé) each attracted more people weekly than some other Ibiza parties did in a month (or a season!). After the demise and departure of Manumission, these events real allow the venue to get into fifth gear, for when it goes off, it’s pretty much untouchable as a full on clubbing space. On the flip side, it has character and charm aplenty with the gardens, the dome, the toilet DJ, La Vaca and of course, one of the best rooms on the island, the Coco Loco. Put simply, Privilege is a quintessential part of the Balearic clubbing landscape and a night here should be on every clubber’s agenda.

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