DC10 (pronounced DeeSee Diez) is a nightclub on the island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean. It is located in a converted finca off the end of the airport runway on the South-East side of the island. Located in a former airplane hangar, the covered terrace nightclub holds 1,500 revelers.
The club opened in 2000. In its original format, sessions began at 6 am, as Space's 24-hour Sunday session ended. In 2002, the club's reputation began to take off. Promoted by Briton Charlie Chester along with its Italian owners, its roster included both European and British DJs such as Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Steve Lawler and Pete Tong. The club's reputation grew rapidly along with the resurgence of the popularity of the Minimal Techno genre with many of the club's residents at the forefront of this, including Tania Vulcano, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Cirillo, Loco Dice, Jose De Divina and later, the Romanian trio Arpiar, Zip, Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones , Clive Henry, Cirillo, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, Sossa, Damian Lazarus. The club also attracted high profile regular guests such as Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Magda and Dinky. At its height, it was arguably responsible for the wider birth of the European minimal techno sound that has become so dominant in the second half of the decade.
The club's popularity also rested on its perceived existence outside the established group of Ibiza 'superclubs' (Space, Amnesia, Privilege Ibiza, Pacha (home of the Pacha Group), Eden and Es Paradis). Run by two Italians, it didn't conform to the huge, polished, purpose-built corporate identities of the larger clubs, and in terms of music and atmosphere was far closer to the warehouse and open-air raves of the acid house era. Originally with a completely uncovered terrace (until it was covered completed in 2006) and spartan appearance, it was the antithesis of many of the rest of the island's clubs. With planes flying low over the club (its location was barely a kilometre from the end of the airport runway) and clubbers of a more European make-up than bigger venues, it had a hedonistic outlook and attitude.
On 6 October 2008, the venue was shut down by the Spanish authorities after previous closures and court battles with the government. This was due mainly to the venue only having a licence for 65 people (which it regularly exceeded).
The 2008 season closing party was held at Privilege nightclub after the surprise closure, due to many tourists having pre-booked flights and accommodation in anticipation of the final party.
As of 2009, The Spanish authorities have levied a 300,000 EUR fine and another year closure upon the club. On 8 September 2009, rumours about the reopening of the club were confirmed by owner Andrea who announced the club would reopen on Tuesday, 6 October for Circo Loco, the day the previous ban expired.
Against expectations, the club reopened in 2010 for the season on 31st May, with parties continuing every Monday (Circo Loco) and Wednesday (Pandemonium) until closing on 4th October.