Sven Vath @ Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
When I heard that the almighty Papa Sven was heading to town to play Blue Marlin, I was a little more than excited! Since it was my first time to hear the living legend play, I was ready for a magical ride, and that is exactly what he gave us. He opened with Matthew Dekay’s ‘ Fangtango’ which set a very sexy pace and then continued on with swirls of house and techno including Mind Against’s ‘ Strange Days’ and Deep Down’s ‘ Dast’. It was so wonderful to see a vinyl only set mixed so seamlessly. Sven definitely has a presence on and off the decks, bouncing around to every track in his wild space- age shoes and kissing everyone that entered the booth. Even though some thought it was too packed, no one could argue with the quality of the music that was being pumped through those amazing speakers, which had the whole place electrified! Papa Sven continues to live up to his name, which is incredible considering he’s been at this game as long as I’ve been alive.