Who do you spend time with while you’re here?
If I am travelling with my family, then always my family. The past few years my schedule was very intense, but I have reorganised my life to make sure family get priority and that I can spend as much time as I can with them. If I’m not in family mode, then I’m in work mode; I’ll catch up with other DJs and producers that share a similar musical mind-set as me, such as Harry Romero and Darius Syrossian.
Anything special that you make a point of doing when you’re here?
Sleep! Whenever I can, it’s something I do not get enough of. The other thing I do is try and spend as much time as I can near the water. If I can, I take a moment and go down to the shore and do nothing but think. This is so important to me. Also, there is a restaurant called Sa Torre that is very unique and killer for the island’s best sunsets. It’s on the San Antonio side of the island so you get the most gorgeous amber sunset dead centre between two peaks and a cliff (plus they have an amazing chicken tagine) It’s an absolute must do.
Is there such a thing as a typical day in Ibiza for you?
It depends if I am playing or not. If I have a gig, my process tends to get me up early in the morning for a gym session, and then I’ll hang around my villa mostly organising music. On other days, I’ll spend my time at La Escollera, or I’ll drive to Santa Eulalia or Talamanca, or when I have a full day off I’ll go to a beach like Cala Bassa and spend the entire day there. Although I try to take time off for holiday, most of the time I’ll find myself doing a lot of collaboration work with other DJs, hanging in their studio or mine – Ibiza becomes more of a creative time for me.
Ultimate Ibiza track?
For chilling, E2-E4 by Manuel Göttsching. It’s an old record that was actually from the Paradise Garage days. It’s 12 minutes and very simple in its theory. For going out, a classic house track like Finally by Kings of Tomorrow – one of my all-time favourites.