Super-Rich Invade Ibiza & Vegas
EDM superstar Afrojack admitted he only plays in Ibiza ‘for the money’ this week, complaining to the BBC ‘it has become too VIP’.
Fellow EDM icon Steve Angello similarly said Ibiza’s too commercial even for him, grumbling (apparently without irony) ‘Now it is about selling tickets and big names, it has become what it is everywhere else.”
‘It was more of a tastemaker, a musical discovery (place), than it is now,” the Swedish House Mafia don added, “the mystique of Ibiza isn’t there any more,” he claimed.
The BBC Newsbeat report appeared just days before EDM’s newest superstar DJ Paris Hilton arrived on the island to perform at her now annual residency at superclub Amnesia as well as party publically with VIP pals Neymar and Kim Kardashian.
Amnesia’s boss reportedly told US news site LatinPost that ‘the positive word of mouth in Ibiza (on Hilton’s gigs in 2013) was just phenomenal’, amplifying Amnesia’s effusive introduction on their website event page.
“Following the overwhelming success of her incredible party in 2013, the one and only global celebrity DJ, Paris Hilton, has confirmed her limited engagement with the superclub Amnesia this summer.” Amnesia enthused.
“For these four exclusive nights only the captivating heiress, hostess and DJ, will create a fabulous party turning a glamorous bath of ‘Foam & Diamonds’ to a unique experience (for) what promises to be an iconic night on the fascinating island of Ibiza. Electronica, glamour, luxury, foam and diamonds.” http://www.amnesia.es/
Meanwhile in Mixmag, Michael Cossman, Marketing Manager of Vegas latest EDM club Drai chatted about the logistics of catering to clubbers spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on magnums of champagne and revealed that DJs (who’ve recently included The Martinez Brothers, Dubfire and Claude VonStroke) are at the mercy of the high spending 1%ers.
“We’re not afraid to take someone off the decks if they aren’t putting on the kind of party we want our guests to experience,” Cossman told Mixmag, “Our staff members keep an eye on guests, and will make the call if necessary.” (Mixmag: http://bit.ly/1qUooTP )
kimkardashian: “Reminiscing about the 1st time we went to Ibiza in 2006! @parishilton it was so good to see you & catch up!! Loves it lol . . .”)
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