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Ibiza: There Goes The Neighbourhood ::

Reported by Ben Stroud on May 19, 2009

Bulldozers began destroying the 18 million euro (£16m) Ibiza mansion of superstar ambient pop producer Michael Cretu this week, after authorities decided his 3150 square meter property violated building codes.

The Moroccan style house, designed and built over nine years by Bernd Steber and Gunter Wagner and described as a mixture of monastery and castle by Der Spiegel, was based to the West of San Antonio in an area the court judged was a nature reserve. Environmental campaigner Neus Prats from GEN-GOB described the demolition as ‘a historic victory’ following years of litigation, Der Spiegel noted.

In more San Antonio news, infamous British bar owner Jason Bull, who owns Base Bar and Es Vive in Ibiza Town, confirmed that he’s venturing to the resort for the first time this season, taking over new club Boho (in the venue formerly known as Extasis).

"I was offered this chance, and didn't really want to get involved at first,” Bull told local clubbing portal Ibiza-Voice this week.

“You know, San Antonio is not really my neck of the woods,” he added, “In fact I've probably been here more in the last month than the last 14 years.”

Ms Moneypennys, Leeds clubs Bitch and Filth and Swankys are amongst UK promoters hosting nightly parties at Boho throughout the upcoming season.

Also in Ibiza, Manumission reportedly confirmed they’re taking this year off to “tend to their chickens” via a mysterious press release which only seems to have been sent out in Ireland. Manumission spin-off Ibiza Rocks meanwhile, kicks off their own debut season at San Antonio’s Eden in June (every Tuesday).

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