Ibiza Voice Ceases Publication

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Dance music website Ibiza Voice has ceased publication effective immediately, according to a farewell post by CEO and editor Jean Louis Santoro. Here is his letter in its unedited entirety:

In 2003 Samuel Guetta and I created Ibiza Voice. “Hype, Lies and Gossip” was not just a tag line, it was a rallying cry, an ode to a way of life. We wanted to capture the energy and chaos of Ibiza’s music and club scene. Ibiza Voice was made by and for clubland’s crazy, talented, beautiful people.

Ibiza Voice was the magazine of reference for clubbers and music fans and I am deeply proud of all we accomplished. It was the best job I ever had, working with incredible people from all over the world. But 13 years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. It is with heavy heart I have decided to pull the plug on Ibiza Voice. Every great story has an ending, and it is time for me to seek new adventures.

I want to extend a final massive thank you to our dedicated readers for their loyalty and support, to our journalists for their great write-ups, to the artists who shared their dreams and music, and to all who contributed along the way. It was a hell of a ride. We hope you enjoyed the years we spent together as much as we did.

Ibiza Voice’s story ends here with lots of love,

Jean Louis Santoro,
Ibiza Voice CEO and editor

RIP Ibiza Mogul Samuel Guetta

Samuel Guetta, head of Cadenza Records since 2008, creator of Freak n Chic managing and booking agency with Dan Ghenacia and a major force in the Ibiza clubbing scene, died in his home in Ibiza on July 19. Guetta was 40 and leaves behind a wife and two children. Details about his unexpected death aren’t known at the moment.

In addition to running Cadenza, Guetta, who relocated from France to Ibiza in 1997, also co-founded music website Ibiza Voice. Among his many ventures he also managed Luciano and helped develop the successful Vagabundos party.

Ibiza Voice’s staff posted a heartfelt tribute to Guetta, saying that “he adored drama. ‘Hype, lies and gossip’ wasn’t just a tagline: it was a way of life.” They added, “Samuel was a walking exclamation mark who whirled through rooms trailing cigarette smoke and superlatives.”