May 28, 2023 | Ibiza Blog | 0 comments

Hi Ibiza. The Best Club In The World.

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Written by Dan Kirwan

It is said all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed; second, it is vehemently opposed; and third, it is accepted as being self-evident. This philosophy can be associated with Hi Ibiza, which has just been voted the World’s #1 club for the second year running after just five seasons operating on the island. When it opened, in 2017, Hi had more enemies than friends in Ibiza as it was viewed as the Brutas that stabbed the sharp steel blade into Caesar Rosello’s back. Then after a remarkable turnaround completed in seven months, It was ridiculed for being too commercial and that no self-respecting DJ would darken its door.

Still, the team at Hi stuck together, took the abuse and said nothing. Instead, they quietly rolled up their sleeves and worked extremely hard to change those negative and biased opinions, and in the space of five years, they have silenced their critics and, in the process, brought Ibiza clubbing to a whole new level. Its groundbreaking digital theatre concept, where artistic visuals enhance the music, has created a unique and immersive experience. Nowhere else in the world will you find a club experience like Hi. 

With two awards in the bag and a Top 5 finish for its paternal venue, Ushuaia, Hi is the shining light of the clubbing industry. It stands proudly at the top of the world, the rightful place for Ibiza clubbing, as it is and always has been the world’s premier electronic music destination. For a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean, that is some feat when you consider huge cities like Las Vegas have tried and failed to take its crown. They have failed because they do not possess the magic and energy inherently unique to Ibiza. That magic, combined with talented people, nurtures the right stuff. Of course, some will bemoan the innocent old days and say things have changed, but Ibiza is always changing, and one thing that can’t be stopped is progress. You either adapt, or you die. 

One thing that can’t be stopped is progress.

I have dealt with many of the multicultural teams associated with the venue. I know the chaos they all experienced in those challenging early years of its difficult birth. I watched them battle, overcome adversity and progress. It was the reason I supported them, not just because they were being unjustly persecuted but because I knew many of them to be good people. They felt the hurt over Space just as bad as everybody else, so they worked harder to establish a venue that would appeal to a new generation and honour the spirit of the old Ibiza. A difficult task they achieved with artistic flare, style and humility.  Money can buy many things but it can not buy respect. That has to be earned, and the team at Hi have done the island and, most importantly, themselves proud; now is their time to shine. 

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