Pacha is a nightclub franchise with headquarters in Ibiza, Spain. The first Pacha club was opened in Sitges outside Barcelona in 1967. The Ibiza club, located in Ibiza Town, is the best known venue today. During 2009 Pacha acquired El Divino, near the marina of Ibiza la Nueva, which will be converted to a luxury restaurant and music bar, and its name will be changed. In a poll of most popular nightclubs in 2006 conducted by DJ Magazine Pacha was the fourth most popular.
The club, which opened in 1973, has undergone several rebuildings and enlargements and is one of the island’s best-known and modern nightclubs. Its location is near the harbour in Ibiza Town. Pacha used to be the only major Ibiza nightclub which did not close its doors during the winter season. The club’s capacity is 3,500 guests. Sarah Main is the current resident DJ, however, the Ibizan club is best known for its high profile club nights that run every night of the week through the summer. The most successful parties during 2009 included ‘F**ck me I’m Famous’ hosted by Cathy and David Guetta, ‘Subliminal’ hosted by Erick Morillo and Swedish House Mafia hosted by Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Pacha’s own night – ‘Pure Pacha’ – has attracted guest DJ’s and acts including Basement Jaxx, Calvin Harris and Sander Kleinenberg (who was resident DJ during the 2009 season). Luciano Nicolet join the team in 2010. The club was also featured in the 2004 movie It’s All Gone Pete Tong.
Musically, Pacha is best known for specialising in house music but has five different rooms incorporating other musical styles. DJ Steve Lawler comments about Pacha in an interview with Ministry of Sound in 2006 that, “Pacha’s a great club with an amazing sound system”. Every September the club is host to the DJ Awards. In 2007, musician James Blunt released a song called “1973” about the club, which was subsequently remixed by Pete Tong and played during his own sets in the club.
In 2008 Pete Tong moved his residency away from Pacha in favour of promoting his own night, Wonderland, at Eden nightclub in San Antonio but has since returned to Pacha for his Friday night residency “All Gone Pete Tong.”
Pacha New York is the first North American branch of the club and the newest member of the franchise. Located on the West side of Manhattan the 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) venue is made up of four floors. The site was home to the Sound Factory nightclub, which was closed in 2005. The industrial facade of the building gives no indication of the aesthetic of the decor inside.
The lower level “basement” is mostly used for the coat check and merchandise store, however when the main room gets overcrowded many patrons escape to the basement room to listen to local DJs. The first floor is the club’s main room, a bare wide-open room with a traditional New York club dance floor, along with a full bar and grand staircase. The room features a powerful sound system and the intelligent, LED and conventional lightning system. The club also has a fully integrated video system. The second floor is the mezzanine, which overlooks the main floor and accommodates the club’s VIPs. The third floor is made up of the Funky Room, named after Pacha Ibiza’s pre-club lounge space, and has a V.I.P. section called ” The Shower Lounge”, where there is live shower dancing. Lastly the fourth floor is Pachita or “little pacha”, located in the attic, with a capacity of 400 and suitable for dancing, lounging, or seated presentations. The couches can be changed to custom configurations, while an independent sound system and full bar allow for Pachita to host its own parties separated from the main floor. Each level, except for the mezzanine, has its own outdoor smoking level.
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