Ibiza was a well-known stop off point on the global hippy trail in the 1970s, and it was this promise of a new beginning that led a young businessman from Madrid to the island to open a nightclub mid way between Ibiza town and San Antonio.

The club initially called The Workshop of Forgetfulness, was soon christened Amnesia, and with that, clubbing culture changed forever.

In the early 1990s, Amnesia was restructured into the sprawling complex it is today, featuring the Main Room and the Terrace, where it would go on to host unforgettable nights such as Cream, Matinee, La Troya and Cocoon, which recently completed its 18th season there (details of the accompanying The Sound Of The 18th Season mix have just been released).

This YouTube video from 1992 shows the main room and terrace in full swing, with tracks including Moby’s Go and DHS’ House of God – not to mention some serious hippy drumming – keeping the punters entertained.

Long live Amnesia…

[Video uploaded by Amnesia Ibiza, picture from www.amnesia.es]

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