There was something incredibly alluring about the prospective of an open air party hosted by the crew from Diynamic. For starters their open brand of house & techno lends itself perfectly to the wide expanse of the great outdoors. They’re also renowned for their party throwing abilities (think Sankeys the last two summers before this and numerously well received label showcases) and finally they posses one of the hottest talents in dance music as their fearless leader in Solomun. So its fair to say we didn’t need much of an arm twist to get us up that hill to the delightfully placed Cova Santa venue which is in the hands of the Amnesia owners at the moment.
It was a rather different question altogether though as to whether the party could live up to its undeniable promise. So with bated breath we made the journey from San Antonio on a balmy Thursday evening. WWD favourites NTFO were first up to the plate and they duly delivered. Showcasing that punchy house sound which has made them a favourite with Diynamic’s loyal followers, they rocked through a succession of their own tracks while also throwing in some subtle groovers for those who had arrived early. By the time they stepped to the side there was a small buzz growing on the mountain but it was undoubtedly H.O.S.H who made the moves to set the place ablaze.
The ‘Captain’ as he is fondly known is enjoying a summer to remember in Ibiza and farther afield thanks to some stellar productions this year and a boatparty which justifies his moniker and has been going down very well. He stepped things up a level with the likes of Captain and Solomun collaboration Sonnenbrand while also throwing in one or two ID’s which sounded suspiciously like Adriatique. Although it was just approaching the hour of 8, you sensed the party was about to take off before a much needed respite was provided by the incredibly talented Stimming who’s live set brought a different dimension to proceedings, cooling things off slightly after the uptempo efforts of H.O.S.H while introducing some more melodic elements. Towards the end of his set the Hamburg native raised the tempo with a few tech groovers to lift the mood and leave things perfectly placed for what was to follow.
When the time came for the final showcase the attendance had increased considerably as had the tempo, everybody properly prepped for the double act of Solomun b2b Adriatique. Upping things with crowd favourites like the Manuel Tur remix of Dance, Release and Adriatique’s Rolling Stone the pair intertwined beautifully and it was clear a real party was in swing. Later as the crowd favourites rang out accross the ibizan hills it was clear that this had been an inspired move from the Diynamic boys and one that adds to their considerable reputation on the island. Track of the night might just have been the new one from Stan Ritch – World Gate on Sintope Digital which we covered earlier in the week. The sound typyefies that Diynamic groove and there is a magical build which heightens the desire to loose your shit.
If you want a taste of Ibiza that is utterly different to what else is on offer than this is the one for you. WWD recommended.