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David Guetta at Hï Ibiza

DAVID GUETTA’S F*** ME I’M FAMOUS! RESIDENCY MOVES TO HÏ IBIZA

EVERY FRIDAY FROM 7 JUNE – 4 OCTOBER, 2019 SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Night League, the team behind award-winning club Hï Ibiza, today reveals that David Guetta’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous!’ will take over Friday nights at Hï Ibiza in 2019. The weekly extravaganza will run from 7 June – 4 October 2019 and a limited amount of super early bird tickets are now on sale at hiibiza.com.

“I’m super excited to bring F*** Me I’m Famous to Hï Ibiza for the first time this year! We will bring you the same crazy party, but with some new surprising elements. I can’t wait to return to Ibiza to party with everyone!” – David Guetta

F*** Me I’m Famous! was created by Cathy and David Guetta and is without a doubt one most talked about events in the world. Often selling out within hours of being on sale, the party has become an Ibiza institution.

Known for its unbeatable feel-good atmosphere, incredible production, fierce dancers, unrivalled VIP glamour, and of course the world’s biggest DJ’s in the booth each week, F*** Me I’m Famous! is a force to be reckoned with. One of the island’s most coveted parties, F*** Me I’m Famous! has also become synonymous with sunrise appearances from some of the world’s biggest stars with whom David Guetta has collaborated with.

Hï Ibiza is now in its third year and with a whole host of awards and accolades to its name, the forward-thinking club is the ideal setting to experience everything that F*** Me I’m Famous! has to offer. With two incredible rooms boasting slick interiors, a powerful and state-of-the-art sound system, and LED-lit dance floors, plus the ‘Wild Corner’ unisex toilets complete DJ booth and stunning open-air gardens, Hï Ibiza is one of the world’s most unique clubbing destinations and the perfect new home for the most famous party on the island.

The line-up for F*** Me I’m Famous! at Hï Ibiza will soon be revealed so watch this space for more announcements. The super early bird tickets are now on sale at  hiibiza.com  and are sure to sell out fast, so act now and don’t miss your chance to catch David Guetta’s groundbreaking residency in its brand new home.

The Night League, the team behind the success of Hï Ibiza will bring these two brands together in what is sure to be the hottest ticket for 2019.

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ABOUT HÏ IBIZA

Since opening its doors for the very first time in 2017, the multi-award-winning Hï Ibiza has played host to many of the biggest names on the electronic music scene. Welcoming thousands of party revellers from all around the world each week throughout the season, Hï Ibiza has fast become one of the most sought-after tickets on the island. With world-class residents, state-of-the-art design and sound, plus a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, the groundbreaking club has proved itself a force to be reckoned with.

ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is 360 music and entertainment company dedicated to every facet of event and venue management and responsible for hugely successful brands including Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS, BIG, Children of the 80´s, GangStar and DYSTOPIA.

LANA SCOLARO

Lana Scolaro was born in London, UK, on Dec. 27, 1994. At a very young age, her parents had her in guitar lessons after school, virtually every day. Lana started out playing in school musicals, which eventually lead her to playing in the honors orchestra, at high school in London. That is where she found her love for writing music.

During the summer of 2012, Lana took a leap of faith and relocated to New York, where she would later attend Parsons the New School for Design. While attending the institute, she decided to pursue a full-time career in music. She cut her teeth doing open mics and showcases, which also helped to build up her local buzz. Shortly after returning back to Lon don, Lana dove head first into performing and displaying her new skills and songs, to her hometown.

After spending 4 months each year in Ibiza since the age of 12, Lana was always playing on her turntables as a hobby and surrounded by other notable DJs. Last summer 2018, Lana was approached by the managers of Luciano and David Guetta to play her first headline set in Mykonos, and since then has escalated into a well known DJ all over Europe and the United States. Lana is a unique artist and producer as she not only raps and has released songs with 808 Mafia, but also produces and plays Tech House out to her fans. Her first produced EP ‘Heartbreak High’ is set to release on Valentines Day 14th February 2019 on all platforms and she will also be playing it out to her fans at Ministry of Sound during the 20th Anniversary of Hed Kandi on February 23rd.

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CIRCOLOCO × BABA BEACH CLUB × THAILAND

Circoloco debuts in Southeast Asia
at Baba Beach Club in Thailand

On Saturday January 19th 2019, Circoloco will arrive in Thailand for a one-off event at the award-winning Baba Beach Club in Phuket, with an extensive lineup including Seth Troxler, Nic Fanciuli, Peggy Gou, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Serge Devant & more.

This marks the first time that Circoloco has hosted an event in Southeast Asia, and perfectly coincides with their 20th anniversary. They’ll be bringing their iconic sound to award-winning luxury hotel Baba Beach club, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket.

Working with local communities and supporting local artists, this collaboration aims to create a space where the international and local music scenes converge,  contributing to the development of Thailand’s underground music scene.

The vision is to bring both sustainability and music to the forefront, invoking mindfulness for the environment and our natural surroundings, through the use of eco-friendly and biodegradable materials throughout the event.

About Circoloco //

The Circoloco name has been internationally recognized since its launch in 1999 and has grown to become one of Ibiza’s most iconic parties and innovators. In fact, it’s known in the industry as “a rite of passage” for anyone in Ibiza as well as stars of the underground music scene. The brand has a global cult following of highly loyal music lovers, having hosted almost every notable name in house and techno worldwide. Now in its 20th year, this global brand has travelled the globe and is incoming to Thailand for the very first time.

Website: www.circolocoibiza.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/circolocoibiza

Instagram: www.instagram.com/circolocoibiza

About Baba Beach Club //

Baba Beach Club Phuket is an exclusive beach club hotel and private residences, managed & developed by award-winning Sri panwa. Offering resort-style living with a 200 unspoiled white sandy beach located on a 42 rai beachfront on Natai beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. Designed in a unique Chino-Portuguese Shanghai Tang style with a collection of luxury pool suites and private beachfront pool villas creating an undeniable at-home vibe. The music lovers hotel is exclusively powered by Funktion-One sound system with an imitable music program, having welcomed Nicole Moudaber together with BE-AT.tv, Be Svendsen, Shaded, YokoO, D’Julz, Heidi, and many more.

EVENT //

Location: Baba Beach Club Phuket

Date: Saturday 19th January 2019

Time: 2pm – 2am

Shuttle Service: 12pm – until late *Advance bookings are recommended

TICKETING //

https://www.bababeachclub.com/phuket/event/circoloco/     https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1184957

VENUE //

Baba Beach Club Phuket

88 Moo 5 Khok Kloi, Takua Thung, Phang-Nga 82140, Thailand

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Jonas Blue ft. Jack & Jack

JONAS BLUE SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, RISE FEATURING JACK & JACK

Track Has Over 17 Million Streams Globally
View Rise Video Here: https://youtu.be/btrzs54s1Rc

Rise has all the ingredients of a summer smash. IDOLATOR

Jonas Blue debuts the official video for his latest anthem Rise featuring vocals from Jack & Jack. Quickly dubbed as a summer smash by Idolator, Rise has amassed over 17 million global streams in just three weeks. The video, which was shot in Lisbon and features appearances by Jonas and Jack & Jack, can be viewed HERE.

The breakout U.K. artist/producer began work on the song after hearing the U.S. duo interviewed on a Los Angeles radio station. Jack & Jack are a phenomenon in their own right: having risen to fame on Vine before turning to music, the childhood friends have a combined 85 million followers on social media.

Rise has all the hallmarks of a Jonas Blue summer smash. A breezy flute riff gives way to the signature piano chords, snare rolls and pitched vocal samples, which steer into an exhilarating electronic synth drop. Billboard calls the song a feel-good house-pop tune, while Dancing Astronaut declares it bright and bouncy. Download / stream Rise HERE.

Jonas Blue will kick off a summer residency at Ibiza, the new high tech superclub in Ibiza, on June 24. A four-time BRIT Award nominee, he has amassed over four billion cumulative streams and 25 million single sales globally. Fast Car, his breakthrough single featuring Dakota, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. It went Platinum in the U.S. and has a total of 39 Platinum certifications worldwide. Subsequent singles Perfect Strangers and Mama are both certified Gold in the States. Jonas, who has recently remixed songs for Sigrid and James Bay, is currently setting up his own record label, Blue Future. Debut signings will be announced soon.

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SIR NIKOLAI HOTEL × IZAKAYA

Sir Nikolai Hotel and IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar celebrate one year anniversary

A year ago, Hamburg lined up for the grand opening of Sir Nikolai and IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar. Well established in the city’s growing hotel and fine dining scene, Sir Hotels and THE ENTOURAGE GROUP celebrate a successful first year with the presentation of a 7-story high artpiece by acclaimed artist Steve Tepas.

Liran Wizman, owner and founder of Sir Hotels and Yossi Eliyahoo, owner and founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP commissioned Los Angeles-based artist Steve Tepas to create an artpiece for one of the building’s inner courtyard’s walls. The eye-catching 250sqm painting is titled “Collective Ascension” and shows nine abstract male faces looking upwards towards one abstract female who is bending down with her eyes closed. Inside each male head, boldly outlined in black on white background, the artist painted black staircases.

I created this piece in reflection of all the many journeys we take in life. We all have the same goal: rising to a higher level,” artist Steve Tepas explains.

The artpiece is visible through the retractable glass ceiling of the patio on the groundfloor, as well as from the hotel rooms facing the courtyard.

Sir Nikolai & IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar

The  seven-story Kontorhaus,  orginally  used  as  a  warehouse  for  seeds,  encompasses  94  rooms  and  suites  with  views  of  the  canal  and  the  Old  Town,  the  Speicherstadt  and  HafenCity  or  the  hotel’s  inner  courtyard.  The  open  and  inviting  public  spaces  on  the  groundfloor  stretch  from  The  Study,  a  cosy  lounge  where  guests  check-in,  over  The  Patio,  the  hotel’s  glass-roofed  courtyard  where  IZAKAYA  Asian  kitchen  &  bar  begins. The restaurant includes an open kitchen, where diners can watch the chef and his team artistically prepare the dishes at the kitchen counter, a 360-island bar overlooking the canal and two balconies,  floating over the water.

IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar defines skills and techniques of the Japanese cuisine with South American influences. The first IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar opened 2012 in Amsterdam and is one of the city’s most established fine dining spots. This success led to the opening of IZAKAYA in Hamburg, Ibiza and Munich. The  menu  features  fresh  sushi,  sashimi  and  a  variety  of  exquisite  meat  and  fish,  prepared  on  a  traditional  Robata-grill  or  in  a  Hibachi-fire  bowl.

A successful first year in Hamburg

Keeping with its philosophy of building meaningful relationships and offering extraordinary services to guests, Sir Hotel’s kicked-off two special initiatives throughout its first year in Hamburg. On Instagram, Sir Hotels launched travel guides that repurpose the social platform to provide an  innovative  way  for  locals  and  visitors  to  experience  the  city. Sir  Nikolai’s Hamburg guide is  an  easy-to-use  city  guide  highlighting  local  favourites  and  hidden  treasures. In addition, the recently launched program, Sir Explore, offers bespoke experiences to out-of-town guests and the locals alike. The collection of custom tours and workshops gives access to unique experts. Each host leading a Sir Explore experience represents an intriguing aspect of their community and culture; Sir Explore allows for a truly authentic insider perspective to each city.

At IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar time-honoured techniques blend together with innovative signatures, with spectacular dishes as the end result. Executive Chef Hariprasad Shetty composed a sophisticated menu of a variety of small, unconventional dishes and specialities of the Robata grill, always daring the guest to try something new.

Shortly after it opened, IZAKAYA Hamburg was awarded 15 points by the renowned Gault-Millau restaurant guide, making it one of the city’s top ten restaurants already in its first year.

Along with redefining Asian culinary classics, IZAKAYA Hamburg gives a cutting-edge twist to the classical Japanese and English tea ceremony by serving a totally new kind of ‘Afternoon Tea’ with an exclusive selection of extraordinary light bites, one of the best tea selections of the town.

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About Sir Hotels

Sir Hotels is a boutique hotel brand, founded in Amsterdam in 2013 with the opening of Sir Albert, located in a former diamond factory next to the city’s Museum Square. In 2016, Sir Savigny opened in the heart of Berlin’s district of Charlottenburg, followed by a second outpost in Amsterdam, Sir Adam, located in the iconic A’DAM Tower. Following the opening of Sir Nikolai in Hamburg, Sir Hotels headed to Ibiza: Sir Joan opened in July 2017. Sir Hotels cater to those who are looking for authentic stories and distinctive locations. Each hotel has stunning interior design, exceptional restaurants and bars and specializes in providing guests unique experiences on and off property. Sir Hotels are created and managed by the award-winning Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC).

About THE ENTOURAGE GROUP

THE ENTOURAGE GROUP is an unrivalled hospitality empire, renowned for creating internationally acclaimed food and beverage concepts across the world. Their wide range of expertise has been cultivated extensively through years of hospitality management, operations and fine dining experience. Owners and founders Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman, along with the group’s CEO Stephanie Pearson, inspire THE ENTOURAGE GROUP to continually set the new standard for modern hospitality. The currently owned portfolio includes MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar (Amsterdam, Hamburg, Ibiza and Munich), THE BUTCHER, THE BUTCHER West, THE BUTCHER Nine Streets, THE BUTCHER Social Club, THE BUTCHER Berlin, THE BUTCHER Ibiza and THE BUTCHER On Wheels, SHIRKHAN, MR PORTER, awarded by Michelin THE DUCHESS and MAD FOX club Amsterdam. The upcoming cities include Barcelona, Dubai and Milan. Due to the success of the group, founder Yossi Eliyahoo was awarded ‘Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the prestigious Entrée Hospitality Awards 2015.

About Steve Tepas

Steve Tepas is a painter and sculptor in the Neo-Purism movement, based in Los Angeles and Spain. He has shown his work at Art Basel Miami and at the Marrakech Light Festival. His first solo exhibition will take place in July. Before he dedicated his life to the arts, he was a creative director in Fashion and Interior Architecture.

Must-See Performances 2018

6 OF THIS SUMMER’S MUST-SEE MUSIC PERFORMANCES

From the biggest Ibiza opening parties to the summer’s most hotly-anticipated festival shows, here’s 6 unmissable music performances for 2018.

CHILDISH GAMBINO AT BILBAO BBK LIVE

Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” video amassed close to one million views in the first hour on YouTube and has now racked up more than 115 million views, becoming one of the most watched videos on YouTube this year. Donald Glover’s alter-ego will be making one of only two scheduled European performances at Bilbao BBK Live festival in Spain this July.

Taking place from 12-14 July on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao BBK Live’s 2018 roster also include Gorillaz, My Bloody Valentine, The xx, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Jungle, Sophie, James, Friendly Fires, Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and many more. Find out more at bilbaobbklive.com

PEGGY GOU AT OASIS FESTIVAL

There are many, many gems on Oasis festival’s 2018 line-up, but one in particular that stands out as one of this year’s most-anticipated performances is rising Korean selector Peggy Gou. The name on everybody’s lips this year, Gou has impressed with performances at Berghain and London’s XOYO, releases on Ninja Tune and Phonica, and a killer Essential Mix which dropped earlier this year.

Taking place from 14-16 September at luxury music resort, the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this boutique music festival features today’s top electronic music talent, including Ben Klock, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, George Fiztgerald, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, La Fleur, Octo Octa, The Black Madonna and more. Add in tropical gardens, palm trees, cacti and sun soaked swimming pools all backed by breath-taking vistas and you have one of this year’s must-visit festivals. Find out more at theoasisfest.com.

ERIC PRYDZ AT HÏ IBIZA

Eric Prydz is a giant of the contemporary dance scene thanks to his immaculate productions and rare understanding of dance floor dynamics. The Platinum selling producer responsible for some of the biggest progressive house and techno tracks in the last decade and he continues to innovate the boundaries of live performance, nowhere more so that Hï Ibiza, where he launched his debut Ibiza residency in 2017.

Returning for Year 2, Eric Prydz and guests will be taking over Tuesdays at Hï Ibiza from 10 July – 25 September. Expect more of the same immersive spectaculars as Prydz treats crowds to a blistering and inimitable blend of house and techno along with a visual and audio experience like no other. Find out more at hiibiza.com.

JAMIE XX AT BILBAO’S GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

The xx bring their acclaimed Night + Day festival to Bilbao BBK Live this year, curating a week of music, cinema, radio and afterparties in the city streets and cultural hotspots. From 6 to 11 July, the city of Bilbao will be host to a diverse range of cultural activities, including a performance by Jamie xx and special guests from the world of electronica on two stages outside the city’s most iconic background: the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

The xx will also headline Bilbao BBK Live during the festivities. Taking place from 12-14 July on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao BBK Live’s 2018 roster also include Gorillaz, My Bloody Valentine, Childish Gambino, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Jungle, Sophie, James, Friendly Fires, Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and many more. Find out more at bilbaobbklive.com

CHARLOTTE DE WITTE AT SÓNAR

Belgian DJ-producer Charlotte de Witte is one of the biggest names in techno right now, thanks to her thundering DJ sets and productions on labels such as Novamute, Turbo and Suara. With an Essential Mix and Resident Advisor mix already under her belt this year, as well as a packed tour schedule with stops at Awakenings, Pukkelpop and Bestival to name just a few, this summer is shaping up to be her busiest to date.

Don’t miss her debut appearance at Sónar by Night on Saturday 16th June, which has the makings of something special indeed, with the Brussels native stepping up after Richie Hawtin for the closing set of SonarClub.

HONEY DIJON AT GLITTERBOX IBIZA

Glitterbox’s 21st century disco, with its extravagant production, flamboyant performers, and dancefloor hedonism has made it one of Ibiza’s most talked-about parties. This season’s roster is another disco and house-fuelled delight, with Chicago native Honey Dijon stepping up to work her magic on Friday 6th July. A regular at many of the best nightlife spots around the globe including, Panorama Bar, The Block and Smart Bar, Honey’s meteoric rise over the last few years is a result of her unique DJ and production style that has captivated dancefloors around the world.

Returning to its home at Hï Ibiza this summer, Glitterbox Ibiza’s Friday night residency will host acts including Armand Van Helden, Groove Armada, DJ Harvey, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, Nightmares On Wax, Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope and many more. Find out more at hiibiza.com.

DUKE DUMONT × “INHALE”

DUKE DUMONT RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘INHALE’ FEATURING EBENEZER VIA ASTRALWERKS

Grammy Nominated Producer Delivers Melodic New Track After Success Of 2017 Summer Anthem Real Life

Buy/Stream ‘Inhale’ Here:

https://DukeDumont.lnk.to/inhalesingle

Grammy nominated UK producer Duke Dumont has delivered his brand new single, titled ‘Inhale,’a cleverly crafted melodic production that follows up his For Club Play Only EP, and Gorgon City collaboration ‘Real Life’ – a hugely popular anthem of the 2017 Ibiza season. ‘Inhale’ is available for streaming and purchase HERE via Astralwerks.

Laced with the slick vocals of critically acclaimed, rising star Ebenezer, Inhale relies on a funky-groove led bassline, and electronica synths that give the track an upbeat summery feel, and look set to follow in the footsteps of Duke’s previous two UK #1 hits Need U (100%) and Jax Jones collaboration I Got U.

A true global superstar, Duke Dumont has amassed over 1 BILLION combined streams across his flurry of releases to date, and continues to tour worldwide. With numerous shows already locked in for 2018, the Brit will travel to Las Vegas for residencies at Wynn and Daylight, as well as headlining festival slots All round Europe, Australia, San Diego, Chicago, and many more.

Having recently produced and co-written Katy Per’s Swish Swish and remixed The Man by The Killers, Duke will embark on a headline tour of Australia in Spring, before returning to Ibiza as a summer resident at iconic super club Amnesia, with a spot at his homeland festival of Creamfields already secured.

Having recently released his Bad Romantic9-track EP, Hommerton-born Ebenezer has previously worked with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and Craig David and gained support from the likes of Noisey, FADER, and Hunger. Ebenezer is swiftly gaining reputation as one of Londonߣs hottest exports.

Preceding the release of Duke Dumont’s highly anticipated album, Inhale serves as an aural embodiment of both artist’s signature styles, and is out now!

BOMBING SCIENCE

At Bombing Science, we wanted to get a sense of what was going on with graffiti this summer and what better way to do that than to explore where people were using the #graffiti hashtag around the world. The world is popping full of colours and artists are making their mark in an expanding list of cities. Rather than pick cities at random, we pulled Instagram data over the summer to deliver to you the Top 99 instagrammable cities for graffiti as brought to you by instagrammers from around the world. It truly is a global experience not to be missed!

Most Instagramed Cities for Graffiti


After talking about it with the team, we decided that we would try and share an observation or two from the big list. Break it down a bit so people could see some of the trends in terms of their own countries or cities. While you see the top 10 chart above, we’ve commented on the top 25 cities across North America, Europe and South America (including Mexico). The 25 cities chose are reflected in the top 99 cities chart below.

North America

In North America, we grouped US cities and Canadian cities together. There weren’t any surprises with New York City talking the top spot on the list in 2017. Followed up by Los Angeles (6), Miami (10), San Francisco (14th), Chicago (21) and sneaking into the last spot in the top 25 was Austin. In Canada, Toronto took the top spot and found itself 12th overall on the list. Followed up by Montreal (13) and no other Canadian cities in the top 25.

 
Europe

Reviewing the European cities showed us that Europe dominated the Top 25 this summer. England, Germany, Italy and Spain all had 2 cities. London took the top spot and 2nd overall on the list. Paris (3), Berlin (5), Barcelona (8), Reykjavik (9), Dusseldorf (11), Moscow (15), Madrid (16), Lisbon (17), Rome (18), Milan (19) and rounding out the European cities was Amsterdam (22).

 

South America and Mexico

Reviewing the South American Cities revealed that San Paulo (4) had top honours and was part of the top 10 cities. Next was Bogotá (7) and Rio de Janeiro (20) with Mexico City coming in (23) and Buenos Aires (24th) rounding out the list.

 

And now… the big list!


Can you find your city on the list?

Cities & Their Relationship to Graffiti

In cities around the world there are examples as to the positive impact of art and how it can be a positive influence on the wellbeing of the people that live in urban areas. What does that really mean? In exactly which ways does art have a positive influence on the wellbeing of cities? Graffiti as an emerging mainstream art form is helping to improve or revitalization depressed areas of cities that otherwise were considered dead zones, people are now traveling to cities they may not have considered traveling to in order to check out art destinations. Artists are finding new venues and outlets to express themselves and earn a living off of their work.
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“Residents, tourists, and high-end boutiques, co-exist with graffiti vandalism in a relatively symbiotic fashion.” 

– Gregory Snyder, author of Graffiti Lives on the NYC graffiti scene.

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Placemaking and the role of graffiti

Looking closer to home, this type of placemaking is having an impact across the United States and Canada. The National Endowment for the Arts has tracked some of the results through their Exploring Our Town program. What emerges out of their research is that it’s not just the big cities that are turning a corner on their use of public space. Several of those project that had a street art/graffiti element were in small and mid-size cities including projects such as Downtown Pathways in El Paso, Texas, Grant Street Global Voice in Buffalo, Revitalizating Station North in Baltimore and The Whittier Neighbourhood Mural Project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Each one of these project had a set of anticipated impacts and each reported positive unexpected impacts. Notably these projects brought communities together, increased foot traffic and investments ranging from new restaurants, new retail and new infrastructure spending.

In Canada, there are examples of partnerships that are forming around grafitti art including Toronto’s Graffiti Alley. It has support across non-profits including the laneways project, the city of Toronto’s Heritage Department and most recently was a featured project in the creation of the world’s longest instagram photo created by Toronto photographer Justin Poulsen in collaboration with Havas Worldwide Canada. Tunnel du Rouen is a one of the largest legal walls in Montreal. It’s a dynamic entry to the list in that the artists continually evolve the work that is done both on the wall of the tunnel and nearby. In Vancouver, a by product of their mural festival, there are ongoing activities and walking tours put on in collaboration with the the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area with support from local city councillors. Some other cities are starting to recreate and bring back a graffiti culture that had existed in the mid-2000s such as what happened in London, Ontario. This summer – Over 20 local graffiti artists participated in a “graffiti wall jam” put on by Mitch Taylor, the owner of Leisure Surf and Social Club store. All of these efforts contribute to more people being involved in their communities and spending more money in their own cities to support local economies.

Many European cities are taking the lead, among them is Lisbon that has an official office for managing street art that has lead to the promotion of eco-tourism and walking tours. In Lisbon, the Bairro Alto area is one of the more popular places and highlighted by Bohemian Trails plus in an article by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo aka BrooklynStreet.com. There are the free walls in the Poblenou neighbourhood in Barcelona. This is an area that was once really industrial and now and has now become revitalized and is a thriving go-to destination point in any visit to the city. Another great example is the European Cultural Capital city of Aarhus with a graffiti Facebook group of over 15,000. Others include Pigneto (Rome) and Berlin which will see the opening of the The Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art.


Let’s really just pause for a moment to consider that we now even have graffiti hotels including “The Walled Off Hotel” created by Banksy in the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, We have graffiti installations at Art Basel Miami and festivals popping up in countries that we haven’t seen before such as India. The area in Mumbai known as the Lodhi Colony was turned into India’s first public art district. The 2nd edition of St+art India will be happening between October to December 2017. All of these efforts are contributing to the rise in the percentage of art in public spaces. Adding to this, a new book on street art by Ed Bartlett and published in spring 2017 by Lonely Planet. It’s no surprise that there are some of the top livable countries in 2017 with thriving graffiti communities including Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The 2016 Street Art Festival by St+art India Foundation Video 

Festivals

Along with the cities that have the most posts for #grafitti, we also wanted to highlight the festivals that make it happen for a lot of these artists. More and more festivals are popping up around the world and each bring their own distinct take on graffiti or street art. In no particular order some of the top festivals in our mind include Upfest (Bristol), City Leaks (Cologne), The Crystal Ship (Ostend), Bloop (Ibiza) , Santurce es Ley (San Juan), Mural Project (Richmond, USA), Mural Festival and Under Pressure in Montréal, Mural Festival Vancouver, Art Basel Miami (off-events) and WonderWalls (Adelaide). They represent 1 million+ fans and 100s of graffiti artists with the top group of festivals having substantial indirect and direct financial benefits topping $5 million+ and counting.

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Official Video

One that really stands out for us is the POW!WOW! Festival series coming out of Hawaii. Founded by Justin Wong and the main event being held each February with the support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. It’s gone from a simple show to offering educational opportunities with their mural art schools, gallery exhibitions, and most recently connecting with SXSW creating murals around Austin, Texas. In the future, the festival has plans to expand to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more.

The next step in the rise of #graffiti in the mainstream is the fact that brand names are now associating themselves with the festivals which brings in revenue and exposure for the artists. While some of the festivals were able to report attendance or revenue results back for 2016, many of them are just putting measurements in place and simply haven’t the time nor the resources given the logistics of managing artists, suppliers, sponsors and audiences. A lot of these festivals have completed their 2017 editions and already planning for 2018.
 
Our Methodology

Our team made the decision to focus on the #graffiti hashtag and determined that Instagram would be the most appropriate social media platform given the obvious appeal to photography and visuals. Instagram as a platform now has over 700 million active users worldwide and so we took it upon ourselves to build out our own tool to collect specific data. The criteria was pretty simple – We set out to capture the hashtag info plus the geographical data during the summer of 2017.

HÏ IBIZA

HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY LINE-UP

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017
 

VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
JAMIE JONES |  LOCO DICE
 

THEATRE
GUY GERBER
ANDREA OLIVA | HOUSEKEEPING | KÖLSCH | MR DORIS | NIC FANCIULLI
 

CLUB
STEVE LAWLER
AGORIA | BAS IBELLINI | DUBLIN | SOLARDO | wAFF

(lineup in alphabetical order)

Tickets available now at hiibiza.com

As the season begins to draw towards a close, the brand new jewel in Ibiza’s crown, Hï Ibiza announces the first official closing party. Taking place on Sunday 8th October, the closing party features an all-star line-up of Ibiza favourites, including Jamie Jones, Loco Dice and Guy Gerber, residents Steve Lawler, Andrea Oliva, Nic Fanciulli and Kölsch, plus many more! 

The club has had a phenomenal summer since opening the doors to its debut season in May 2017, fast becoming one of the island’s hottest tickets and drawing in packed out crowds night after night. With with world-class residents, state of the art design and sound and a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, Hï Ibiza has proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with. 

Hï Ibiza’s grand finale will raise the bar even higher, pulling out all the stops for the perfect end to an unforgettable summer. First up, Paradise chief and Ibiza trailblazer Jamie Jones will make his Hï Ibiza debut! Loco Dice is also set to make a special appearance at the Hï Ibiza Closing Party. The Desolat founder wowed the crowd with his performance at Black Coffee’s residency earlier this season and we can’t wait to see what he has in store this time around.

When it comes to Ibiza, Guy Gerber needs little introduction. The Israeli house king will make a welcome return to the Theatre (Room 1) joined by In The Dark DJs Kölsch and Nic Fanciulli, fellow resident Andrea Oliva, local favourites Housekeeping and Mr Doris.

Over in the Club (Room 2), In The Dark resident and all-round Ibiza prodigy Steve Lawler will be taking control of proceedings, joined by French producer Agoria, and Hï Ibiza regulars Bas Ibellini, Dublin, Solardo and wAFF. 

Presented by Ushuaïa Entertainment Hï Ibiza is decked out with one of the most advanced sound and technologies on the island. Every single aspect of Hï Ibiza, down to the smallest of details, has been designed with the dancer in mind. From the Italianate design of the Theatre (Room 1) and its state-of-the-art Adamson sound system, the intimate feel of the Club (Room 2) with its low-level DJ booth enabling DJs to fully connect with the crowd, the lush open-air space ‘Magic Garden’ beneath a canopy of stars, not to mention the kinetic ceiling displays and phenomenal levels of production that Ushuaïa Entertainment is renowned for – all in the aim of creating an unforgettable and mind-blowing party experience.

If you haven’t visited this season, this will be your final chance, so make sure you get your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Tickets available now at hiibiza.com

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ANTHONY JOSHUA AT NIKKI BEACH MARBELLA

Olympic Gold Medalist and Professional Boxer Anthony Joshua Enjoyed Time with Family at Nikki Beach Marbella

 

Today Anthony Joshua and family enjoyed a swim and a beach cabana at Nikki Beach Marbella. The group sipped on cocktails including a Piña Colada and Sex on the Beach while dining on an assortment of sashimi, sushi, kebabs and Nikki Beach’s signature beef sliders. The group soaked in the Spanish sun and embodied the Nikki Beach mantra “Celebration of Life.”

 


About Nikki Beach Marbella:

 

Nikki Beach Marbella opened in 2003 and is located on one of the finest white sandy beaches in Spain. The beach club is comprised of a swimming pool with VIP beds on a raised deck, large open air restaurant, centrally located octagon-shaped bar, Lifestyle Boutique and VIP terrace with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

About Nikki Beach Worldwide:

In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a Beach Club Division; a Hotels & Resorts Division; a Lifestyle Divisiona Special Events Division and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity Division.

Nikki Beach can now be experienced in: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Saint Tropez, France; Saint Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Porto Heli, Greece; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Dubai, UAE; Bodrum, Turkey and Versilia, Italy. Nikki Beach has a pop-up location during the Cannes International Film Festival. The Hotels & Resorts division has properties in Koh Samui, Thailand; Porto Heli, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey and Dubai, UAE.

For more information, www.nikkibeach.com or www.nikkibeachhotels.com.

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