What’s in your suitcase when you’re travelling to Ibiza?
Not a lot generally. In fact, I’m trying to make it less and less. After travelling all around the world, I’ve come to realise you really don’t need ‘stuff’. We’re in a possessions culture and in the long run, they don’t make you happier. Recently I bought a book called Clearing Your Clutter and cleared out of a house full of things and felt a real relief. I realised I was getting attached to things and it can weigh you down. So now, when I’m abroad, I just have one bag and I’m happy with that.
What’s the first thing you do when you arrive on the island?
I always try to go straight to a secret little bay just outside of Ibiza town – one that says ‘no entry’ on it – and go in the sea. But I don’t want to tell anyone where it is! I like going to places where there are no people…
Does Ibiza feel like work or holiday to you?
Well, being a DJ it can get a bit confusing – you’re sitting around in a lovely environment and it’s your work! But I feel very lucky to be able to do something I enjoy and get paid for it, to hopefully make people happy and give them a good time. It is work, but work I’ve chosen to do and it’s great when life can be like that. Actually, being in Ibiza makes me feel very grateful, because there are so many beautiful places and it’s just great.
What’s your favourite part of the island?
I just love the island itself. I love the fact there’s the north and the beautiful nature; but if you want to have a night out you can go and hear really good music. I’m quite into discovering. I want to go to different places on different days. I want to go to Formentera and maybe stay overnight and explore. I love coming to Es Vedra and knowing it’s at the centre of magnetic lines – some say it’s got a kind of power and I’m really interested in that aspect of being a human being, the spiritual side of things…
Ultimate Ibiza track?
Sueño Latino by Sueño Latino. I remember when it first came out. I was 18, and I went to the Greek islands and at the time it was a bit of an Ibiza anthem, just before Ibiza exploded into dance music culture. I remember listening to it on a Sony Walkman, playing the cassette, and there was a jetty going out to sea and this group of boys, about eight to ten years old were all running down this long platform and diving into the water. I was listening to that track and it was so magical and sun-kissed and just felt like the world was at one. It was very beautiful. I still love that track – it has a real magic to it and encapsulates the atmosphere of Ibiza.
How do you feel when it’s time to start packing to leave?
[Shrugs] I suppose I am used to coming here and leaving! I’m sure when I stay a bit longer in September, at the end I’d like another week or two weeks or a month… but that’s generally the idea of being on holiday and deciding to stop. And I think it’s important to stop.