Open, a new Ibiza United club concept, will replace Sankeys Brooklyn (which lasted all of three weeks) in the former SRB location at 177 Second Ave. Ibiza United's managing director Antonio Piacquadio released this statement in response to Sankey's David Vincent's statement placing the blame for the venue's failure on IU:
"Due to the false and misleading statements by our licensor in their most recent press release and the unsuccessful launch of Sankeys Brooklyn (without our operational or musical input), Ibiza United has decided to sever its ties with the Sankeys organization in the United States... OPEN will operate every Friday and Saturday, focusing mainly on booking and featuring fresh new local talent who play and produce proper, forward-thinking music. Additionally, OPEN will feature a state of the art Martin Audio sound system installed by Anthem SSL along with all the other theatrical and musical aspects you expect from an Ibiza United venue. Stay tuned for more announcements."
The club, which had its soft open this weekend with a Time Warp after party, will go hard this coming weekend forward.
In other Time Warp news, Richie Hawtin issued an apology on his Facebook page after pushing a speaker onto an iPhone wielding fan who dared record him during his set at the festival Friday night. He claims the incident was an accident, but around the :45 mark (after some rather questionable dancing) you can see him intentionally push the speaker over onto the girl, laugh, then throw his hands back up in the air. This after tweeting "By the way my head is throbbing it must have been a good one last night....." the next morning. Not exactly behavior fitting of a legend, innit?