DC10 (nightclub)

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LocationIbiza, Spain
Coordinates38°52′48″N 1°23′30″E / 38.88000°N 1.39167°E / 38.88000; 1.39167Coordinates: 38°52′48″N 1°23′30″E / 38.88000°N 1.39167°E / 38.88000; 1.39167
Genre(s)techno, house, minimal, tech-house
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DC10 (Spanish: [de θe ˈðjeθ], Catalan: [ˈde ˈse ˈðɛw]) is a nightclub on the island of Ibiza, Spain in the Mediterranean. It is located in a converted finca off the end of the airport runway on the south-east side of the island. Located in a former airplane hangar, the covered terrace nightclub holds 1,500 partiers.[1] Among its main recurring nights is Circoloco.[2]


Inauguration and early years (1999–2000s)[edit]

The infamous Circoloco parties first started in July 1999. In their original format, sessions began at 6 am, as Space's 24-hour Sunday session ended. Italian promoters Andrea and Antonio programmed using a roster of non-mainstream European DJs, and as awareness of the party developed, artists such as Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Steve Lawler and Pete Tong were offering to play the club for free.[citation needed]

The old logo, showing the hangar theme of the club.
The open top floor of the club in 2007.

By the 2002 season, the club's reputation had been documented by the international dance music press. The club's reputation grew rapidly along with the resurgence of the popularity of the minimal techno genre, with many of the club's residents at the forefront of this, including Tania Vulcano, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Cirillo, Loco Dice, Jose De Divina and later, the Romanian trio Arpiar, Zip, Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones, Clive Henry, Dan Ghenacia, Sossa, Damian Lazarus, Andrew Grant & System Of Survival. The club also attracted high-profile regular guests such as Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Magda and Dinky. At its height, it was arguably responsible for the wider birth of the European minimal techno sound that became dominant in the second half of the decade.[citation needed]

The club's popularity also rested on its perceived existence outside the established group of Ibiza "superclubs", such as Space, Amnesia, Privilege Ibiza, and Pacha. The underground spirit of Circoloco meant that it did not conform to the huge, polished, purpose-built corporate identities of the larger clubs, and in terms of music and atmosphere it was far closer to the warehouse and open-air raves of the acid house era.[citation needed] Originally with a completely uncovered terrace (until it was covered completed in 2006) and spartan appearance, with planes flying low over the club (its location was barely a kilometre from the end of the airport runway) and clubbers of a more European make-up than bigger venues, it had a hedonistic outlook and attitude.[citation needed] Luciano began his residency at DC10 in 2006.

2008–2010 seasons[edit]

After difficulties in 2007,[3] on 6 October 2008, the venue was shut down by the Spanish authorities after previous closures and court battles with the government. This was due mainly to the venue only having a license for 65 people (which it regularly exceeded).[citation needed] The 2008 season closing party was held at Privilege nightclub after the surprise closure, due to many tourists having pre-booked flights and accommodation in anticipation of the final party.[citation needed]

In 2009, Spanish authorities levied a 300,000 euro fine and another year's closure upon the club. On 8 September 2009, rumors about the reopening of the club were confirmed by owner Andrea who announced that the club would reopen on Tuesday, 6 October for Circoloco, the day the previous ban expired.[citation needed] Against expectations, the club reopened in 2010 for the season on 31 May, with parties continuing every Monday (Circoloco) and Friday (Pandemonium) until closing on 4 October, reopening doors on New Year's Eve 2011. New resident DJs for Circoloco included Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler and there were special performances by the likes of Tony Humphries.[citation needed]

Recent years (2011–present)[edit]

Building on its successful return in 2010, DC10 remained open and busy throughout 2011, enjoying one of its busiest summers to date. Circoloco continued its 2010 The New Era party into The Next Level, as well as continuing Friday's Pandemonium party, hosted by Tania Vulcano, into 2011. Circoloco also added a new concept, From Disco to Techno, which ran every Wednesday and had label showcases from Visionquest, Hot Creations and Sci + Tec.[citation needed] As of 2015, Circoloco continued to be held at DC10, with its grand opening on 25 May 2015.[2]

In 2017, DC10 was nominated for Club of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards.

Club nights[edit]


Circoloco logo.png
GenreClub nights
FrequencyWeekly on Mondays
VenueDC10, etc.
Years active1999-present
Organised byCircoloco
WebsiteCircoloco on Facebook

Founded in 1999, the Circoloco parties (also written as Circo Loco) first took place at DC10 in Ibiza. Circoloco started as a Monday session at DC10 only, and soon spread to become a dance brand in many countries.[4] In 2015 the Circoloco party debuted in Japan at a Tokyo park often used for raves, with a lineup including both Circoloco residents and local DJs.[5] In 2015 the electronic music publication Mixmag wrote that on Ibiza "one of the most talked about nights on the island is of course Circoloco at DC10. Pretty much every notable name in house and techno has spun at the night."[2]

As of 2015, Circoloco holds a Monday residency at DC10.[4] The brand's opening day for 2015 was 25 May at DC10.[6] The 13-hour marathon session ended at 4 am and featured 27 DJs, such as Kerri Chandler, Apollonia, Jackmaster, Dubfire, Ellen Allien, Jamie Jones, and Black Coffee.[6] In August 2015, Nicole Moudaber played the weekly DC10 party, with celebrities such as Paris Hilton as audience members.[7] On 5 October 2015, the brand held its summer closing party in Ibiza. Afterwards, the brand announced that a Circoloco party will be held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia in December 2015, for a single show with many DJs.[8]


Logo for paradise ibiza.jpg
GenreClub nights
FrequencyWeekly on Wednesdays
VenueDC10, etc.
Years active2012-present
Organised byJamie Jones

Paradise is a Wednesday club night at DC10 organized by Jamie Jones since 2012.[6] Beyond the DC10 parties, in 2012 two Paradise nights were hosted at Brixton Academy in London.[9] The 2013 Paradise residency at DC10 included 12 nights as A Planet Called Paradise, starting on 2 July.[9] 2013 was dubbed Paradise the Next Dimension, with residents including Infinity Ink, Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Russ Yallop, Mark Jenkyns + new talent wAFF.[9]

Popular demand for Paradise forced DC10 to open a second room for the crowd for the 2014 season, resulting in peak crowd attendance.[10] The 2014 summer season lasted from 2 July to 24 September, and was dubbed A Tribe Called Paradise. Residents beyond Jones included Richy Ahmed, Infinity Ink, wAFF and new addition Patrick Topping.[11] On 27 March 2014, Paradise hosted a club night at Miami Music Week, for the second year in a row.[12] In September 2014, Paradise won two Ibiza Design Awards, which focus on visuals and graphic design.[13]

The Wednesday night returned in 2015 as A Planet Called Paradise, occurring for thirteen weeks from 1 July to 12 September. Apart from Jones, 2015 residents included Dungeon Meat, Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping, wAFF, Russ Yallop, Mark Jenkyns, Luca Cazal and Robert James. The debut night featured many of the residents and guest DJs such as The Martinez Brothers and Maya Jane Coles. 2015 also saw the debut DC10 performance from Adam Beyer, as well as artists throughout the season such as Skream and Dubfire.[14][14]

Paradise appeared at BPM Festival in Mexico from 2013 to 2015, and the Mint Festival in 2014 gave them their own arena.[15] On 1 May 2015 Paradise DJs performed at the inaugural Tomorrowland Brazil in Sao Paulo.[15] At Tomorrowland in Belgium in July 2015, the Paradise DJs were given their own stage, with DJs such as Jones, Cajmere, The Martinez Brothers, and Patrick Topping.[16] Paradise also had a lineup at Creamfields 2015 in Liverpool,[17] and there is an upcoming Paradise night planned at The Warehouse Project in England in October 2015.[18]

Noise restrictions[edit]

In October 2017, Diario de Ibiza reported DC10 being charged by local police for exceeding noise restrictions for their closing party.[19][20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DC-10 - Ibiza nightclub". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Callum, Funster, Tillie (29 May 2015). "These are the tracks that smashed Circo Loco opening at DC10". Mixmag. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  3. ^ "IBIZA CRISIS: Amnesia, DC10 and Bora Bora shut down by authorities". Ibiza Voice. 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  4. ^ a b "Circoloco". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  5. ^ "Circoloco Japan". TimeOut. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  6. ^ a b c "Circoloco Ibiza Reveals its Huge Opening Party Lineup". Beatport News. Beatport. 13 April 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  7. ^ "Paris Hilton got down to Nicole Moudaber at Circoloco last night". MixMag. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  8. ^ Jarvis, Nick (9 September 2015). "Circoloco Australia announces huge line-up for December". In the Mix. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  9. ^ a b c "About Paradise". ibiza-clubs.net. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  10. ^ Medved, Matt (17 December 2014). "Hot Creator: The Dance World According to Jamie Jones". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  11. ^ Hawthorn, Carlos (8 May 2014). "Jamie Jones presents A Tribe Called Paradise at DC10". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  12. ^ Kolada, Brian (28 February 2014). "Jamie Jones prepares for Paradise in Miami". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  13. ^ "Paradise wins two awards in the Ibiza Design Awards 2014". paradiseparadise.com. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  14. ^ a b Coultate, Aaron (20 May 2015). "Jamie Jones returns to DC10 for A Planet Called Paradise". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  15. ^ a b "Events". paradiseparadise.com. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  16. ^ "Tomorrowland reveals David Moreno and Jose Maria Ramon for its lineup". Ibiza Global Radio. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  17. ^ "Paradise @ Creamfields 2015". paradiseparadise.com. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  18. ^ "Paradise at The Warehouse Project". Resident Advisor. 2015. Archived from the original Check |url= value (help) on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  19. ^ Voice, Ibiza (12 December 2017). "For The Record: Why San An's 3am Club Ban Is Madness". Ibiza Voice. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Noticias de DC-10 - Diario de Ibiza". www.diariodeibiza.es. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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