Today, Alfredo is still very much entrenched in the Ibiza culture, playing weekly acid house sets at the underground Sankeys Ibiza party Dance 88/89, which he says attracts a combination of older clubbers enjoying the music a second time around and younger partygoers who may have discovered the music through their parents. He also plays Balearic sunset sets at Savannah, plus gigs at the new San Antonio club Alter in addition to having plans to produce new music this summer with DJ Callum of Messalina records, in between travelling monthly around Europe and across the globe.
As the summer season heats up, Alfredo says he’s most looking forward to family time, hopes the Dance 88/89 party continues to gather momentum and dreams Ibiza and the world will begin to evolve away from the path it is on now. “The darkest hour comes before the dawn, and children now are more awake. They are not easy to convince. And yet they go through this troubled world with a smile,” he says with faith. “The new generation of children here are charged with a new energy, plus a lot of power and resources we didn’t have – who knows what will happen next!”
You travel often – how do you feel when you’re on the plane, flying back into Ibiza?
Release. When the airport is full and the roads are full and traffic is terrible… it’s what we have to deal with, but it is a relief to be home.
What’s the first thing you do when you arrive home?
I relax. The flight times are quite difficult so sometimes I arrive at 7am or even in in the afternoon, without having slept the night before. So sometimes I go straight to bed, and then I have to adjust back into my ‘normal’ life routine. I call my daughter, and my son. In the summer I go to the sea for a swim. But definitely, I relax.
Is it hard to balance your night time DJ life with daytime dad duties?
Sometimes, but only because of the timings. It’s such a release to be with my daughter, nightlife is a very strong thing. People think it’s all happiness, but I do feel drained after I finish working. I can’t just go straight home to bed, you have to unwind, to let the sound of the bass get out of your ears. There’s no business like showbusiness! But I love being with my daughter. Family is so important to me.