Review | Into the Groove at Solid Grooves at Privilege Ibiza

Review | Into the Groove at Solid Grooves at Privilege Ibiza

Andrew Gibson

Solid Grooves – Sunday 9th September – Privilege

Solid Grooves has stamped it’s authority on the Ibiza clubbing calendar this season and it seems to grow from strength to strength each week as the ‘Groovers’ relish in the fact that their Monday morning consists of nothing but hours of quality music in one of the Islands most iconic venues.

Those behind the bookings certainly know what their doing, Hungarian born, Barcelona resident – Reelow starts things off with bending, twisting sounds overlapping his signature heavy basslines. next up is Nick Curly – 8bit founder and the pilot for a journey through house to techno and back again. Heavy synth leads, crest over complex rhythms that blend effortlessly together.

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Next up is a Solid Grooves debut for Desolat favourite Guti, his Ableton lead show does not disappoint an ever excitable crowd as he proves why he is a firm favourite of other brands such as Cuttin’ Headz, several BPM festival dates, and a busy ADE calendar. Guti whips the room into a frenzy and drops clever samples over huge rolling basslines that test the Privilege sound system to the limit.

The connection of Solid Grooves boss Micheal Bibi and Dennis Cruz away from the decks is well known and you know big things are coming when they decide to b2b. Cruz has a South American tour incoming but tonight it was Ibiza’s turn to receive his delights. Thumping kicks, with carefully layered basslines resonate around the now full room of Vista, Micheal Bibi’s hands in the air as huge drops entwine between his impeccably thought out track selection.

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Bibi is up next with his signature Solid Grooves powerhouses and a now full booth bounce around him as he lays down massive tracks with seemingly nowhere to go – however this is Micheal Bibi and between him and Cruz expertly pull the tension back and forth between them with moments of calculated dancefloor destruction.

Nights like this prove why they have a packed out Vista week after week, and prove why the Solid Grooves label has made it onto the winter roster of venues such as London’s now iconic Printworks. As the sun rises behind the stage, smiling faces look around the room and wonder if their Monday mornings will ever be the same again?

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