We all know about the Zoo Project Saturdays in Ibiza, but some of you may not be aware of their Wednesday night project Channel Zoo...18th Jun 2012
The difference between the two is quite simple in my eyes; Zoo Project Saturdays showcase the Zoo residents, as DJs like Michael James and Yaya perform sets that have become renowned for their greatness, whereas Channel Zoo is a bit more of a workers' party, usually with a big name headliner every week. Last year guests ranged from DJ Sneak to Jimpster, and this week saw the debut Zoo performance of Pearson Sound.
Kicking off around 5pm, you get plenty of time to dance around in the sun. The Zoo site itself is huge, almost like a mini festival. There are plenty of bars, a few restaurants, the famous Seal pit for dancing, another stage round the corner; they've even put a huge screen up for the Euros (if watching the footy on a night out is you're idea of a party – I must say it isn't really mine!)
It's quite a crazy place. Everyone gets painted up so there are tigers, zebras, cheaters and all sorts of other animals dancing around together. They've even got a resident gorilla running about the place and climbing up trees.
Pearson Sound came on in the Seal Pit at about 9pm, giving him a good three hours to play with before the end of the night (Zoo closes at midnight each week). He used the time wisely and crafted an eclectic mix of the sounds that his Hessle Audio label has become so well known for, a fresh and interesting difference from the usual tech and deep house that you find in the Seal Pit. One minute he was playing techno belters like his and Appleblim's masterpiece 'Void 23', the next he was blasting bass heavy beats like his alias Maurice Donovan's vocal 'Call My Name'; he even threw a bit of dubstep and some garage into the selection, taking us back to his Ramadanman roots. The crowd, although it wasn't a majorly busy one, were going mad for it – whooping, whistling and throwing shapes all over the shop. The music and the crowd were very energetic, and Pearson Sound crafted a clever and very entertaining set.
When Pearson Sound finished, he received a warm appreciation from his audience. The music had been great and Channel Zoo had thrown a decent party. It hadn't been the busiest but that gave everybody a good space to dance in.
Every Wednesday a fresh new headliner will take over the Seal Pit so make sure you check out what's going on there while you are here.
Tickets are around 25 Euros but if you keep your eyes peeled around San Antonio on the day you will come across wristbands that get you in for free before 7pm.
Words: Jack Law
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