There’s been a real hype building around Onyx and their brand new residency in Space this summer and after throwing one of the best opening parties we’ve attended so far this season they seem to have delivered on every level.
The whole of Playa d’en Bossa was singing from the Onyx hymn sheet on Monday evening with a clearly noticeable presence of the brand Mikaela has worked so hard to build both inside and outside Space and also on the streets leading to the club, you could tell you were in for something special here before you even made it inside.
Kicked off with canapes and a champagne reception on the Sunset Terrace, it was clear that the Onyx crew were willing to go that extra mile to ensure that this was a night everyone who attended would remember. DJ Mar Flores, Dom Townsend and Oxia supplied the dulcet tones of the early evening, which provided a great introduction to the mayhem that would follow on the dance floors of the Sunset Terrace and La Terraza later that night.
Benjamin Damage opened La Terraza with a live set that could easily rival anyone in the business. Onyx have somehow transformed the room and the introduction of dancing podiums on the dance floor seemed to bring the crowd closer together and also make it feel unique from all of the other nights held there, this helped to create the perfect setting for Benjamin’s calculated blend of deep and dark techno which set the tone for a night of dance music of the highest caliber.
Next up on the hallowed decks was the lovely Rebekah who quickly stamped her trademark banging sound all over the dance floor. Rebekah has been smashing clubs in the UK and around the world for years now and she definitely didn’t take her foot off the pedal with this high octane set. Not an easy act to follow, Surgeon and Lady Starlight certainly had their work cut out for them as they started to set up their intricate gear for what would prove to be another live set straight out of the top drawer. They definitely didn’t fail to deliver and I’m pretty sure the club’s foundations were shaking from a combination of their relentless techno and the crowd’s willingness to get down to the soundtrack they provided.
Harvey McKay was the next DJ to step up to the pulpit, a late addition to La Terraza’s lineup, Harvey was playing second fiddle to no one here and cranked the intensity on the dance floor up at least two notches. Considered one of the finest techno producers around at the moment, Harvey delivered another of his trademark driving and soulful techno sets. Once Harvey made way, it was finally time for the First Lady of Techno to take her place in the throne room and declare herself the Queen of Space on Monday nights. Mikeala’s journey to get to where she is now is one that we can all take inspiration from and is backed by solid music and top notch parties. Her set here was no different as she gave us all a little insight as to what we can expect from her for the rest of the season.
Onyx, simply put, is the best techno night in Ibiza this summer. Do yourself a favour and get yourself down to Space this, and every, Monday.