Fresh from headlining a few big Ibiza 2017 Opening parties at Cafe Mambo, Blue Marlin, & Unusual Suspects, DNS resident, Darius Syrossian, has ruffled a few well preened feathers over at Ushuaia buildings. In a recent post on Twitter, the outspoken DJ made his opinion known about VIP culture at Hi Ibiza and it was none too complimentary. Pulling no punches he stated that having VIP tables raised & suspended above the dancefloor for wealthy clients to flash their cash, would not make for a pleasant clubbing experience for those below. Ushuaia operations manager Charlie Tatman wasn’t impressed and tweeted at Syrossian to “keep his thoughts to himself” until after the club opened.
The post received over 95 retweets and 352 likes and included comments from ex Space We Love promoter Mark Broadbent. Darius is one of the very few DJ’s willing to speak his mind and go against industry dictate. He has a keen aversion to VIP culture and how it continues to erode away at the real clubbing experience which Ibiza enjoyed prior to the turn of the millennium, commenting that the islands dance culture was built originally by the hedonists and hippies and there is already more than enough places such as Monte Carlo to cater for VIP’s.
With his stock continuing to rise on the island, Darius is now back at Sankeys with DNS this summer, citing the clubs dark room and its big sound systme, complete with no “fancy crap” as the main reason he returned to the venue which helped propel his Ibiza profile with Steve Lawler and Viva Warriors back in 2012. A big supporter of underground venues remaining on the island, including DC10 where he will also appear this season as a guest for Paradise, one has to admire Syrossians one man crusade to keep it real in Ibiza. His ethos is summed up nicely in a quote he gave about his idea of the real clubbing experience. “Where you don’t have to feel where anybody cares what you look like or nothing. You just want to dance and listen to the music and that’s what its all about”