Monthly Archives: May 2009

Swedish House Mafia – An insight into the Dark Forest



Swedish House MafiaElectronic musics premier outfit, Swedish House Mafia, have announced theyll be taking over Mondays at Pacha, Ibiza from 22 June. Comprising Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, SHM will be far bringing their show to the island every week. The nights theme, The Dark Forest, draws on the iconography of North European fantasy, and harks back to the Romanesque parties that gave Ibiza its first taste of pleasure. Each Monday, Pacha will be transformed into a theatrical playground via a collision of music and bacchanalian spectacle think fairies, fawns, wolves, transvestites, and animalistic pleasure. Adorned with masks or wearing face paint, the crowd is the party; the DJs are simply the ringmasters. Interaction is a must. Clubs should be extraordinary, magical places, where the mundane and the everyday are left at the door. Accordingly – though the music is the central element The Dark Forest looks beyond the normal dancefloor experience to create something unique. The newly transformed Pacha, Ibiza is the perfect host, drawing a young, fresh, and cosmopolitan crowd who demand more from their nocturnal pleasures. Special effects are being shipped in from across the world. Watch out for lasers, fire bursts, and lightening strikes amongst the set design. With visual cues for the decor from Pans Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story, and costume influences from Stanley Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut, The Dark Forest will be unlike any other White Island experience this summer. Each week, the finest international DJs and live musicians alike will join the Swedish trio, with some very special guests dropping in throughout the season, including Dirty South, Sharam (Deep Dish), Basement Jaxx, Bob Sinclar, Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Kim Fai and An21.