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Monika Kruse

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Music|

German techno pioneer Monika Kruse was born to rock big rooms. Just take a look at her Ibiza bookings this summer. It doesn’t get much bigger than dates at Hï, Amnesia and the colossal 10,000-capacity dance Mecca, Privilege. “Right now, it’s an exciting time for Privilege,” Monika explains. “I can’t wait to play there this [...]

Carl Cox

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Music|

Never before has an Ibiza season been prefaced by so many gripping news stories. The closure of Space. The opening of Hï. The sale of Pacha to Trilantic Capital. Defected’s daring move to San Antonio. Not to mention the relocation of techno godfather Carl Cox to Privilege, the biggest nightclub in the world. “This summer, [...]

Anané & Louie Vega

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Music|

Meeting dance music legends Anané and Louie Vega for the first time, the first thing you appreciate is just how passionate they are about music, about life. They are inspiring. You can feel a certain energy buzzing around them. “Whatever you feel inside, you transmit that feeling outwardly,” says Anané. “Obviously there’s a love between [...]

Take Five July 2017

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: Music, Take Five|

Kendrick Lamar – Damn. (Interscope) In the course of his far from long career so far, Kendrick Lamar has become nothing less than a legend of contemporary rap: in 2010, he made his first appearance with the mix tape, Overly Dedicated, while his début album, Section.80, -released just one [...]

Take Five June 2017

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Music, Take Five|

Gorillaz – "Humanz" (Parlophone/Warner) There's scarcely a Britpop survivor as restless as Damon Albarn. While former opponents such as Oasis' Liam Gallagher have relocated to swearing and leisure, Blur's front man changes projects like others change their guitar picks. In addition to solo albums, detours into ethno and the supergroup [...]

Barca Talamanca

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Tradition|

Even though it might seem incredible, you can still have experiences on the island that go back to that legendary Ibiza of the beginning of the last century. Piloting the boat that takes us to the end of Botafoch, Aniano Costa Mariné exudes happiness: working every day while contemplating those marvellous views of Dalt Vila [...]

Doorly

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Music|

It’s been a busy winter for Doorly. When we caught up with the Huddersfield-born spinner in early April, he was in the middle of an extensive cross-continent world tour. “I’m only back in Ibiza for a few days,” Doorly smiles. “I’m here to do my washing and celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. Then we go to [...]

Richy Ahmed

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Music|

Cold, crisp London was the setting for our springtime get-together with English house and techno DJ Richy Ahmed. A significant name on the Ibiza circuit, the Hot Creations star will be performing at underground institutions like Music On, Paradise, elrow and Circo Loco later this summer. But our conversation centred on Privilege, where Richy is [...]

Lauren Lane

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Music|

The recent US election cycle has definitely made a lot of people feel uneasy. Suddenly the future looks more uncertain that it has done in a very long time. Yet for many, including tech-house star Lauren Lane, the uncertainty of the period has actually fostered a sense of empowerment. “People everywhere are worried about their [...]

Take Five May 2017

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Music, Take Five|

Jamiroquai – "Automaton" (Virgin) Someone like him should need no introduction. But Jay Kay had disappeared into oblivion for easily seven years, so at least a short reminder is due: From 1992 onwards, he worked very successfully with his band, Jamiroquai, on a post-modern funk and soul update.  The [...]