Minirigs are hand-built mini portable Bluetooth speakers, made by a bunch of Bristol sound engineers who used to build professional club soundsystems, inspired by the Bristol soundsystem culture. The aim of the Minirigs is to deliver serious portable sound that can power up any room — perfect for those 'all back to mine' sessions. The full set-up consists of two Minirig speakers (connected via Bluetooth) plus one Minirig Subwoofer, and will be as close as you’ll get to a mini portable club soundsystem.
Whereas other Ibiza clubs can often be achingly sterile and controlled environments, Sankeys has always prided itself on being that bit different and doing things in its own inimitable way. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but what can’t be doubted is the promoter’s dedication to the scene.
Talking about looking sharp, Pioneer update their flagship DJ headphone with the HDJ-2000 Mk2 model. Building on the already much-loved original headphone, the new version has had a styling revamp as well as a technical overhaul to make these, Pioneer claim, the ‘best ever’.
Privilege’s Vista Club is a room steeped in Ibiza tradition. The one-time home to Manumission’s infamous side-parties, it’s come back to prominence lately thanks to its hosting of Spanish party Elrow, which recently teamed up with Kehakuma and moved across town to a bigger venue at Space. Regardless, it’s the sort of venue that’s been yearning for a suitable such session for some time — and in Do Not Sleep it finally seems to have settled on one that’s very much a win-win for all parties.
Electronic music has always led the way when it comes to technology and innovation. Pioneers such as Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills and Carl Cox have all irrevocably changed how we view the musical landscape, in the process setting a new benchmark in terms of sound and musical capabilities.
Novation up the ante with their revamped Launchpad and Launchpad Pro controllers for Ableton Live. One of the first dedicated controllers for Ableton Live now comes with RGB pads and a new industrial design. The new RGB Pads will now match the colour of your clips in your session view on your computer, and the new styling and colour scheme gives the new versions even more of the wow factor.
Guillaume Duchastel De Montrouge, better know by his stage-name, DJ W!LD, is one of electronic music’s most consistent performers. Montrougue’s alias however, is a slight misnomer; especially when we consider that the Frenchman is as renowned for his productions as he is his DJ abilities. The owner of the much-respected W label (and one half of the brains behind the Catwash imprint), W!LD isn’t just consistent with his productions — he’s also impressively prolific too.
Yorkshire native Doorly has been a prominent member of the electronic music scene for some time now. An island regular thanks to his duties at Ibiza Rocks, he’s helped oversee a period where the party has gone from up-and-coming clubbing brand to a major player on the White Isle.
Hannah Wants’ rise over the past few years has been nothing short of meteoric. Having cut her teeth on the infamously hard-to-crack San An circuit, the Birmingham native followed up her auspicious start with a string of competition wins which ultimately propelled her into the limelight. Hannah has hardly had a minute to look back since — so much so that she now has her own show on BBC Radio 1 and a burgeoning DJ career.