Judgement day @ Eden|
MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF THE JUDGE
by Jacqui De Wet
arrived in Ibiza very much under the weather – a week of goodbyes had meant
little or no sleep, and loads of beverage intake.
I longed for my bed, but the lure of the ‘forbidden apple’ was
greater and my fate already sealed,…. so by 10pm, I was in a cab on my way to
face JUDGEMENT DAY.2
from the pre-party at Café Mambo, the mood was electric. Fireworks and Fire-eaters, displays on the beach…….
Warm June evening air and the teasing lush of the sea….
could not have wished for a better start to the summer…….
Or a bigger nite to kick in the season!
arrived a little before midnight, Amanda at his side.
Both aglow with ‘Launch Party Bliss’, as they took their space in the
dj booth, knocking out a few enticing tunes, before moving on to Eden.
was lucky enough to be able to pop my head over the booth and have a quick chat.
I’d interviewed the Judge two weeks ago, touching on his choice of
venue. Eden had undergone a
huge revamp and he was excited about the new developments.
Prior years had seen the club used mainly for 18 –30 type package nites,
but changes to the interior and headliners such as Judgement Sundays & Dave
Pearce’s Ibiza Anthems (Saturdays) will ensure the club is a huge crowd-puller
also had the privilege of chatting to Ferry Corsten, another remarkable DJ and
person. The combination of Ferry
& Jules is a wicked one, but Ferry is definitely excited about working
alongside the Judge, as he is somewhat of a mentor to him.
conversation confirmed that Ferry Corsten was the mastermind behind ‘Out of
the Blue’ (Manifesto) – my all time favourite blinder of 1999.
cold shiver ran down my spine – a very unique and spiritually enlightening
experience had happened to me on the 19th August 1999, when Judge
Jules played ‘Out of the Blue’ at Cream, Amnesia.
My mind was expanded beyond return and my life changed forever.
this my deliverance? Had I been
granted some special grace at Judgement Day?
To have both contributing oracles at the same event, was just absolutely
to Eden and both main sets were mesmeric, pivotal to the essence of the night.
Judge Jules truly is the GOLDEN deck wizard, a wicked coach to menacingly
help lose your way in the Garden of EDEN.
confess, I confess, I confess……….. I’m
a cheese-freak! I dig Judge Jules.
was also a great architect in maintaining the course set earlier in the evening.
truly wicked and blinding night – not one aspect can be faulted. From floor staff at Mambo’s to bartenders at Eden, from
Golden’s PR team to DJs’ selection……..