Category: Interviews

[Interview] Tijana T

For over a decade, Tijana T has been a seminal figure in the development and reinforcement of the underground dance scene in her native Serbia. Beginning as a television personality and a spokesperson for the seminal festival, EXIT, Tijana T has since gone on the international acclaim, appearing at nightclubs such as Panorama Bar, Output, The Block, Kaiku, Arma17, Tresor,, festivals like Dimensions, Hideout, Flow,, (of course), EXIT, and has joined events from renowned brands like Tale of Us’ Afterlife at Hï Ibiza. But, this is just the beginning of Tijana’s lengthy activities as an all-around dance music tastemaker as ... Read more

[Interview] Denis Horvat

With a handful of stellar achievements already in the bag, Denmark’s Denis Horvat, and his complex approach to deep and melodic Techno has seen support from the likes of Innervisions, AEON Audio & Exit Strategy. In 2018, Denis also debuted on Tale of Us‘ Afterlife Records with his “Modelo” EP, quickly becoming a staple of the international imprint, even joining their opening festivities for the 2018 Hï Ibiza Thursday event series. With a bright future, heavyweight support, and a steady stream of releases, Denis’ detailed, weaving sounds can be felt in virtually every destination of significance around the world. Here, we ... Read more

HÏ Ibiza Podcast + Interview By Andhim

With their patented “Super House” sound, Germany’s Andhim have built their own genre from soul and passion. Party proven and organic with emphasis in the finer details, it is a style that has found a home with labels like Monaberry, Terminal M, and Sunset Handjob. When performing live, their full commitment to DJing is palpable – energetic, creative and always entertaining. This approach will be on full display as Andhim joins Black Coffee at his Hï Ibiza residency 8 September, where the guys take to the stage alongside HOUSEKEEEPING and Da Capo in the Club, while Nastia and Mandar join ... Read more

[Interview] Music On with Claude vonStroke

In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude vonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly, fun. Not only touring around the world, playing at renowned festivals and after-parties. Claude vonStorke also happens to be the owner and operator of seminal dance brand, DIRTYBIRD, where he continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica. We had the pleasure to trigger some good old memories in him, reminiscing about drunken encounters, and his first Ibiza experience. If you would like to catch ... Read more

[Interview] The Ritual Of Music With Anané & Louie Vega

Louie Vega’s multiple talents make him recognized worldwide as one of the finest purveyors of House Music in its history, while Anané has had music in her blood from her childhood in Cape Verde to her renowned NULU Movement events in New York City. Now, two of New York City’s most diverse of underground representatives, the couple have translated the camaraderie and vibe of The Big Apple into The Ritual with Anané and Louie Vega over 10 weeks at HEART Ibiza. With their rich and personal history in New York, alongside the years of work creating an open, inclusive and ... Read more

Hï Ibiza & Black Coffee Presents: Themba

Having burst onto the global scene this year with high profile release and appearances, Themba is the latest musical export carrying the flag of House Music from South Africa. With a sound forged into his African roots, Themba utilizes local singers, songwriters and percussionists to create his own unique & distinct take on House & Techno. A take that has already been heard via Knee Deep in Sound, and will also feature on Yoshitoshi, as well as through upcoming remixes for Nick Curly and Black Coffee. In fact, it is Themba’s relationship with Black Coffee that has perhaps been his ... Read more

[Interview] HOUSEKEEPING

London-based DJ collective and label heads HOUSEKEEPING may have one of the most exciting and complete overall brands in House Music today. Founded in 2012 by DJs Jacobi, Taylor HK, Sebastian MDH and Carl Waxberg, as HOUSEKEEPING the quartet are renowned for (aside from top notch label curation) spectacular production and inimitable vibe, while their sell-out London shows are widely recognised as some of the best pop-up parties in the capital. Aside from their hometown, where they also take over fabric’s room three this Friday, HOUSEKEEPING also has a prominent International slate on their touring CV, having travelled to South America ... Read more

Interview: Luigi Madonna

Luigi Madonna is an Italian techno titan. Releasing on titanic labels like Drumcode Records, Plus 8 and Analytic Trail, he has amassed an ever evolving discography of big and powerful tracks that rock giant clubs to their core. This summer once again he is resident at Ibiza super club Amnesia, and later in the year he plays BPM Festival in Portugal on September 20th with a heavyweight selection of names. Here we speak to the man about what makes Amnesia so special, what being Italian means to him and his views on Ibiza as well as much more. “The world ... Read more

Interview: Woo York

Ukrainian duo Woo York produce a driving and dark yet sophisticated sound via their unique live performance. Local heroes in Kiev since 2009, Woo York connect listeners with their trippy, melodic techno through a string of releases with likes of Dystopian, Life & Death and Soma. They’ve performed numerous showcases around the world whether it being with pure dance floor Techno, more experimental material, or a combination of both. Also enjoying a close relationship with Tale Of Us, Woo York have played numerous Afterlife events, appeared on both Afterlife compilations and also remixed Tale Of Us’ album. Last month, they ... Read more

Interview: Behrouz

Behrouz has been part of the dance music scene for almost thirty years. Despite this, though, he is still right at the sharp end and celebrated for his forward looking house sets which have become known as the desert sound. Based on dreamy melodies and meditative grooves, it is inspired by his love of playing Robot Heart at Burning Man and takes him round the world. He also runs his own party Do Not Sit on the Furniture, which is similarly cosy and thoughtful and has brought some credibility to an often too commercial scene in Miami. It also lends ... Read more

Interview: Stacey Pullen

Stacey Pullen is a dance music innovator born from the second wave of Detroit techno. Both as a Producer and one of the world’s most in demand DJs, the Blackflag Recordings boss brings his passion straight from heart, seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience. This weekend, Stacey Pullen joins a slew of the Music On friends and family for its massive TWO DAY season closing event at Amnesia Ibiza. There are many guests and surprises ye to be announced but expect the likes of Miss Kittin, Oxia, and Hugo Bianco handling Club Room duties on the ... Read more

Interview: Marco Faraone

Hailing from Tuscany, Marco Faraone is a prolific and versatile DJ & Producer. A Tenax resident, globe trotting DJ, and Producer who’s music has been heard on the likes of Drumcode, Desolat, Be As One, Sci+Tec, Moda Black, Holic Trax, Get Physical and Truesoul, Marco Faraone is also a core friend of fellow Marco (Carola) Music On crew. This Friday, 1 September, Marco Faraone ushers in the new month at Music On. On this Amnesia Ibiza evening will also see Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen, and Apollonia. Ahead of the night, we caught up with Marco to get his own impressions ... Read more

Interview: Steve Lawler

Each and every Thursday night at Ibiza’s newest superclub Hï Ibiza, a quintet of the world’s best DJs handles In The Dark residency duties. Amongst this crew, which also includes Joris Voorn, Luciano, Kolsch, and Nic Fanciulli, is the one and only Steve Lawler. For those who don’t know (!), Lawler is the head honcho of ViVA Music and it’s corresponding globe trotting brand. A staple figure of Hï Ibiza’s previous incarnation – Space Ibiza, Lawler is a bonafide Ibiza veteran with decades worth of insight and authority. Here, before the 2017 season winds down, we caught up with Steve ... Read more

Interview: LEON

Since 2009, LEON has been making waves for himself in the underground electronic music world. As a resident of Marco Carola‘s Music On concept from the beginning, he has carved out quite a reputation in such a short period of time and this looks set to grow and grow. With over 10 years behind the decks, its not hard to see why LEON’s reputation has skyrocketed over the the past years. Aside from Music On, he has found himself at the likes of Cocorico in Italy, Pacha & Cielo in New York, Ministry Of Sound London, Zouk Singapore, Arma 17 ... Read more

Interview: Paco Osuna

With a career spanning some two decades, Paco Osuna is one of the most renowned and recognized figures in the International techno community. Over the years, the man behind Mindshake has moulded his own musical signature, coating the purest techno sounds with his characteristic features: depth, darkness and imagination, always accentuated by his creativity and innovation. On FRIDAY (28 July), Paco Osuna descends on Music On at Amnesia Ibiza once again handling Club Room duties alongside a live performance from Fer Br and a special DJ set from Pica. On the Terrace, Marco Carola and Music On resident Joey Daniel ... Read more