Last weekend in Ibiza, thousands of revellers flocked to the world famous Pacha Nightclub for the inaugural ‘Martin Solveig & Friends’ production.

French pop icon and tennis-wear aficionado Martin Solveig, was joined by fellow European stars Sidney Samson and Ryeland for the very first of four weekly shows on the island.

Martin Solveig is a man who needs no introduction. With a string of massive hits like ‘Hello’ (featuring Dragonette) and ‘The Night Out’, he has crafted a sound which is synonymous with summer itself. His dj sets are always enticing, as he draws from all corners of the musical spectrum to deliver a spectacular show for those lucky enough to be in his company.

Sidney Samson put his stamp on the night in a fashion true to form. With his guns blazing from the very start, no holds were barred as he unleashed a devastating arsenal on a baying crowd. He has an enviable repertoire and has worked with the likes of Lil Jon, Pitbull and Akon as well as many other established artists, while gaining the respect and adulation of many fans and peers around the globe.

Ryeland is a young dj/producer who’s stock has been rapidly on the rise since his arrival on the scene a short time ago, and his debut set at Pacha would go some way toward verifying him as a bonafide player in the global electronic dance music scene.
On Saturday, he stepped up to the plate and put on a real show for the packed Ibizan dancefloor, who welcomed him with hands held high.
Ryeland has enjoyed top ten success with his track ‘Come Now’, released as part of his debut E.P on his own imprint ‘Ryde Music’. Recently he has remixed for a number of international artists including Martin Solveig. Ryeland followed in the footsteps of A-Trak and Madeon in remixing chart smash ‘The Night Out’ which was played by Martin at Ultra Music Festival earlier this year. His material has been aired on Radio 1 by Danny Howard and has been supported by acts such as Far Too Loud, Thomas Gold and Tiesto.
With that in mind, sharing the stage with such names as Martin Solveig and Sidney Samson must’ve been a mildly un-nerving prospect for the emerging British artist but he pulled off a stunning performance, showing composure and a musical understanding beyond his years. For many, Ryeland would have been the surprise package on the night. For Ryeland, it was his chance to shine on the grandest of stages, a statement of intent for whats to come.

Ryeland joins Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke on July 27th for the next installment of Pure Pacha.


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