How Franky Wah Manifested His 16-Week Ibiza Residency

Mar 28, 2023

Ana Monroy Yglesias

2 min read

Scoring an Ibiza headline residency is a big goal for many DJs—who wouldn’t want to spend the summer in paradise, on a beautiful island where dance music has thrived for decades?

Still relatively fresh in his career (he broke through in 2019), British DJ/producer Franky Wah has already played most of Ibiza's legendary venues, including Amnesia, Hï, Eden, and Ushuaïa. In June, he'll launch his SHÈN residency on the island, and perhaps the supposed magic of the Balearic island helped him make it happen.

Last summer, he was discussing the power of manifestation over dinner in Ibiza with BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard and other friends. What unfolded that evening was nothing short of miraculous.

As the dinner conversation continued, Wah mentioned that he wanted to have his own residency next season, perhaps at Club Chinois, which he felt had a great vibe for his brand. A few minutes later, Ibiza nightlife purveyor Danny Whittle came by their table to talk to Wah about doing a residency at the club he’d recently took the reins of—Club Chinois. You can’t make this shit up!

“Danny Howard was like, ‘What the fuck? You’ve just been talking about manifesting,’ and then this residency sort of dropped on my lap,” Wah recently told Gray Area.

“And then when we went into it, [we realized that] three weeks prior, I had sent my manager a photo or a video from the club saying, ‘Do you know about this club?’ It turns out that day was the day that Danny [Whittle signed] the contract to join.”

Beginning on June 18, for 16 weeks, you can catch Wah and his curated roster of special guests for SHÈN Ibiza at Club Chinois. Perhaps you’ll even be able to catch some magic there yourself.

“I’m absolutely buzzing…to be bringing the brand over to the island,” Wah said in a statement. “This has always been on the bucket list for me, and when starting SHÈN, an Ibiza residency seemed like a distant dream.”

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