San Antonio, Ibiza. A place not known for hosting the most eligible of underground soirees across Ibiza, being mostly recognised for the mainstream or pop indulgence and its bustling West End drinking strip.
However at present and for the last few years, San An has had a red hot boat party - Lost In Ibiza, which sets sail with a 200 strong cast of revellers all ready to ride the waves, cutting loose to some of the finest in underground house and disco on the island.
The partygoers climbed aboard around 6.30pm after a lengthy pre drinking session at Itaca, and were greeted by a welcome captain and two sangrias - a nice touch. As soon as we left the marina the music was suddenly cranked to the sound of Backward Disco who played back to back all the way along the coast up to Cala Salada. The boat dropped anchor in a remote area, where the rip-roaring audience were punching to their every beat. There was even time to stop and take a plunge into the sea.
The nifty boat was quite compact, with an upper decking for the dance floor adjacent to the dj booth. Downstairs there was a front decking with seating and an indoor area to cool off from the baking heat, with a bar area at the rear. The toilets were always going to announce themselves with a pungent smell, but this was the only issue for everyone on board.
As the boat turned to head back to shore, the music took more of a driving pulse as Rossko took over the decks. Turning to his infamous sound we have all become accustomed to at Fuse in London, he played tracks from the likes of Florian Kruse and Nils Neurnberg, as well as Miss Fitz and Cozzy D. His set had snear and some serious clap which, married with the bass on the Funktion One soundsystem (yes I said Funktion One - on cushty boat), led to some hair raising, hands in the air moments. A quality set from the Londoner.
Unfortunately the highly anticipated sunset was slightly overshadowed by the casting of clouds, but this didn't affect the partygoers' sunny moods. All in all, a great start to the 2012 season for Lost In Ibiza.
Next up are Desolat stalwarts Livio and Roby. Also, look out for their new, exciting boat events setting sail from Playa D'en Bossa later in the summer.
Words: Rob Chadwick
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