none of both is a surprise to me. I'll explain, but would like to add first that 'transmoderna failed' is taking it too far. I think I said it here a while ago, dixon's in the sandwich between marco and mladen and it wasn't gonna be an easy thing - also because, as that article says, fridays this year are super tricky with the amount of (similar!) events happening. the club is nicely busy and - also important - tables are being sold (everyone knows it's important for pacha).Fiesta and bullshit claiming transmoderna has pretty much failed so far and j balvin got more punters through the door on a tuesday of all days. The comparison doesn‘t make sense but you gotta wonder when more and more underground nights might get exchanged for reggeaton and commercial parties, or at least moved away from the popular nights around weekends.
j balvin on the other hand...it's the only latin night in pacha and it's also the only latin night on a tuesday on the entire island. why are you surprised it works? people need to understand that apart from the electronic music, there is a market for urban (grime, hip hop etc) for the brits and US crowd - nicely covered by ibiza rocks and swag). and there's a market for latin/reggaeton for the italian and spanish, covered now by various of the clubs that do one night (mucho, balvin etc).