DC10 - The real taste of underground clubbing in Ibiza
When you think of Ibiza, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably heavenly beaches. While the white sands and turquoise waters are certainly the focal points, this gorgeous Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea is also known to be home to some of the best parties in the world. The clubbing scene there is no joke, and the venues, no matter how big and famous, create a unique and memorable atmosphere for their events.
If you are a passionate techno music fan, you will be able to satisfy your rave craving at one of the most famous techno music clubs - DC10, located on the Carretera of Salinas. This small farmhouse-turned-nightclub at the end of the airport runway has become one of the best-known clubbing destinations on the planet, and here is that story.
How it all started
Back in the '90s, the two Spanish brothers, Deogracias lara Moreno and Antonio Lara Moreno, opened a music bar with a license for just 80 people. However, soon after they joined hands with the two Italian promoters, Antonio Carbonaro and Andrea Pelino, in 1999, the bar transformed into DC10. The "Circo Loco" brand was founded during the same year, and very soon, it became the iconic Monday daytime party event.
Over the years, DC10 has grown to be the face of Ibiza's clubbing scene, serving as an example for other clubs. The four men didn't hesitate to invest in what they believed in, and it shows.
The DC10 club now holds a capacity of 4000 people, which is broken down into three separate rooms divided by musical genre: La Terrace, The Main Room, and The Open Air Garden. The club's structure modification eventually led to a license change, which helped DC10 evolve from a music bar to an event hall.
Today, DC10 hosts two signature events: "Circo Loco" and "Paradise."
Mondays are reserved for "Circo Loco."
The Circo Loco parties were founded in 1999 and initially began as a free after-party event on Monday mornings, starting at 6 am until 6 pm.
Soon, the "Monday Morning Sessions" became a dance brand that spread like wildfire in many countries and cities, including New York, Miami, London, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bogotà, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Sydney, Melbourne, etc. The Crazy Clown Face became a symbol of the underground spirit of dance music culture.
People are going crazy over Circo Loco, with these parties also being loved by some of the most influential techno DJs and producers globally. The list includes Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones, Peggy Gou, Amelie Lens, etc.
Circo Loco has undoubtedly influenced the music world and has dipped its toes into the art and fashion worlds as well. Such an example is the recent collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan or the design studio Toilet Paper and fashion brands such as Off White.
But it doesn't stop there. Circo Loco keeps proving to be a brand that invokes mindfulness for the environment, practicing the use of eco-friendly and biodegradable materials during its events through a ban of single-use plastic at their Ibiza events.
On Wednesdays, we dive into "Paradise" by Jamie Jones.
The "Paradise" Wednesdays with Jamie Jones, joined by Art Department, Benoit & Sergio, Miguel Campbell & Richy Ahmed, prove that DC10 is one of the most globally acclaimed club venues.
"Paradise" is another authentic underground experience and one of the most exciting and innovative parties in Ibiza.
This is where the talented DJs of the Hot Creations label, as well as the best of the UK's underground scene (Ben UFO and Julio Bashmore) and DJ legends such as Metro Area and Cajmere, shine brightly.
This all goes to show that if you want a real taste of underground clubbing in Ibiza, DC10 is the Techno Temple you should visit.