This past year has been a tough one for the dance music’s #1 party island. From the 6:30 AM curfews enforced by the government and the recent raids of Privilege and Space, Ibiza has been experiencing a number of setbacks that has everyone theorizing its questionable future. Remaining as the first and only of its kind, Ibiza has attracted thousands upon thousands of dance music devotees for the past couple of decades to experience its luxurious, sun-soaked Spanish sands and first-class clubs. The isle’s sublime party culture has been hailed as one of the greatest destinations for round-the-clock parties and prime music offerings; no other place in the world has been able to sustain a similar culture.
To get a full picture of the impact Ibiza has had on music, Billboard Dance has released its first original video series, “The Real Ibiza,” that offers an in-depth, first-hand perspective of the island’s renowned past. Check out two of the episodes below, which feature appearances from Claude VonStroke, Martin Garrix, Seth Troxler and Hardwell.