That over ibiza.......erm EPIC FAIL!
This isnt a replacement for Ibiza, merely an alternative which will work out substantially cheaper. This should also provide an opportunity to party with like minded people whilst avoiding a lot of the over commercialism that has unfortunately impacted Ibiza of late.
Good music, a lot cheaper, no growling bouncers with attitude, no bar girls who think they have the most important jobs in the world. It will be a refreshing change.
Ps. See you in Ibiza next year!
So who is defo in so far?
1/ Dirk Bigler
2/ Carlos the Jackal
Found this from the Guradian...
When the country's best club Electric Chair closed in January this year, there was much rumour and debate about what the founders, The Unabombers, would do next. Few could have anticipated that after 13 years of subterranean clubbing below the pavements of Manchester and an ethic that revolved around "a basement, a red light and a feeling", they would emerge into the sunshine and resurface on the beautiful Dalmatian coast of Croatia.
Electric Elephant - the name of the new venture and nothing to do with Thomas Edison electrifying an elephant to show the danger of alternating current - is based on the same beautiful site as the Garden Festival in Petrcane, near Zadar.
Petrcane is a beautiful 900 year-old fishing village, but the festival is actually on a curving headland, partially hidden in trees, a short distance away. The site itself is a mini festival paradise - a circular beachfront bar built into the sea with a large wooden terrace from which to watch the glorious sunsets. The heart of the action is Barbarellas, a seventies discotheque in the round that was built for the original advent of disco, but laid derelict for years until rescued by current owners Nick Colgan and Eddie O'Callaghan.
Breaking out of the basements has also allowed Electriks to showcase a hithero-hidden side of their music tastes. So, while they brought along longtime sparring partners like the house and disco Idjut Boys and the Balearic Aficionado, they also brought a bunch of psychedelic folk artists including Adem, King Creosote, Pictish Trail, Quiet Village and Liz Green. One of the highlights of the festival was a late night impromptu live acoustic set by John Stammers on the roof of the beach bar, which is about as far as you can get from the bass heavy sweaty basements The Unabombers grew up in.
The other highlight was the daily boat parties on the Argonaut - a couple of hundred salty old disco heads and electric souls setting sail every afternoon on the Adriatic for parties hosted by Lowlife, Homoelectric v Horsemeat Disco and Electric Chair v the Idjut Boys. Even Alfredo, the original Ibiza legend was forced to ponder if Adriatic is the new Balearic.
So, no basement, and the red light is now the sun dropping into the sea but, more importantly, the feeling remains intact. Magical.