viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2011

Kerri CHANDLER and Robert OWENS Live Broadcast from BLUE MARLIN Closing Party / Sunday October 2nd

This Sunday is the end of the Blue Marlin summer.
A season which was full of sun, sea and good music…

Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler one of deep house music's originators, has been injecting soul into music since the early nineties. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri's influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians.

Since the signing of his first single "SuperLover/Get It Off" by Atlantic in 1991, Kerri began producing a prolific body of work that has helped coin him one of the most respected house producers in the world.

After being nominated a couple of months ago, Kerri Chandler was awarded the accolade of best Deep House DJ at this esteemed international award ceremony on 27th September 2011 hosted at Pacha, Ibiza. A genuine compliment & ’tilt of the cap’ by fans and industry alike, Kerri won ahead of talented and respected peers including Ben Watt, Charles Webster, Jimpster, Kaskade, Francois Kervorkian & Claude Van Stroke.

Asked about the biggest tune of the summer…

« It has to be Davide Squillace and Guti – That Ginger Ponytail. It had a buzz on it, long before I even got to remix it. »

It sounds Old School...

Ask any fan of dance music who their favourite male vocalist is and nine times out of ten Robert Owens name will come back. Sure, there are other great male house vocalists out there, but with more than twenty years as a gifted singer, songwriter, producer and DJ under his belt, Robert has not so much embellished house music as played a large part in defining it.

his first EP "I'll Be Your Friend" release on the famous London label 1trax was remixed by stars like Jamie Jones, Soul Clap, Gadi Mizrahi and Inxec & Matt Tolfrey. This song also appears in the Video Game Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas.

From the gritty but sublime Trax of yesteryear to the forward-looking projects of today, Robert Owens is one of dance music's true legends, a man who has his roots in the future and his feet planted firmly on the earth - and a man who has never been afraid of sharing himself with others.

In september 2nd, he was in London in THE NEST club, where he did a very good live, that you can listen here.

Robert Owens Live At The Nest by The Nest

Robert Owens’s voice will appear in a track called « Hope » on the new Oliver Huntemann LP, Paranoia which will be released in next november.

will retransmit this big closing party this sunday from 20H00 to 23H00.

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

AMNESIA / EL CIERRE 2011 Closing Party / Saturday October 1st

« El Cierre, the Biggest Closing Party Ever" is the "closing" that far surpasses any others, the most important of Ibiza, definitely not one to miss. A night which brings together the finest clubbers worldwide to commemorate the end of a season full of success. Over 12 hours of non-stop music at the best club in the world, Amnesia. »

Two rooms, two differents ambients.

Everybody’ll find what is coming for...

In the Mainroom, the MATINEE All Stars Djs get the power.
They made you dance all summer, they will be all present this Saturday to offer you the best MATINEE sound, all night long.

In the Terrace, very big line up !

Richie Hawtin, The founder of the famous minimal label MINUS, is one of the pioneers of the second detroit techno wave, and knew impose himself like flag-waver for the underground Detroit scene. Resident of the COCOON parties, he already stormed many times the Amnesia this Summer.

We also remember his impressive live 1.5 under his pseudonym Plastikman in Amnesia on August 5th and its very special last track. Not for everyone…

"A set is created to make dance the crowd not for listening at home. A electronic set should only be heard in the party and when this party finishes the set shouldn't be heard for nobody, it should only be keeped on the mind of clubbers who were in the event."

Richie Hawtin

Loco Dice is someone, who can puzzle together intangible moods with a direct approach. Via his DJ sets or his productions on labels like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late ‘90s. There’s something there for the dreamers, as well as for the 9-to-5ers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandon on the dancefloor.

« Every so often, a Dj or producer comes along who inspires the collective imagination »

Cocoon Records about Loco Dice.

Like Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice too will be just came back of the Time Warp festival where they will just have played the same day in the afternoon. What a life !

Marco Carola is the recognized global ambassador of Italian techno. It's a position he treats with the utmost care and respect—and one that stands him among the hallowed company of contemporary techno's leading practitioners. He became the first Neopolitan artist to commit techno to vinyl, paving the way for an entire generation of producers.
These days Marco is a mainstay of Richie Hawtin's Minus and Plus 8 labels, who, much like Marco himself, are one of the driving forces behind techno's permeation of the worldwide dance scene.
On february 7th, he released his last album on Minus, Play it Loud !

« I've been playing at Amnesia Closing for about 5 years and year-by-year - at the start it was just residents and now - they've decided to push some guests. And the last 2 years has been crazy, the number of people coming has tripled or quadrupled and I've seen it growing. It's a mix between really good club and choice of the DJs. »

« I always love playing at Amnesia in Ibiza, it's one of the only places where I get excited about playing a long time in advance. »

Marco Carola

The Zombie Kids, an energetic duo of Djs who have revolutionised the Spanish clubbing scene with explosive sessions and productions like their recent maxi “Face”, released onSubterfuge.

Edgar and Jay are the two pioneers behind The Zombie Kids. These two revolutionary Dj’s from Madrid, have totally changed Spain´s club scene. They have been called music terrorists because of their punk attitude while they are mixing electro, punk, hip hop, metal and every thing in between. Their style is not a music genre… it’s just pure attitude.

They will inflame the Amnesia Terrace for their first show on the Island sharing the desks with also Mar T and Paco Osuna

Don’t miss the Special Radio Show live from the club listenning Radio Amnesia and also on Ibiza Sonica wich became Radio Amnesia every night :
95.2 fm (Ibiza and Formetera) and from 23H00 to 03H00.

Download the New AMNESIA Iphone App here to listen your favorite shows wherever you want…

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2011

COCOON HEROES Grand Closing Party / Monday September 26th / AMNESIA

Summer, sun, salt in the air! Finally, the season closings are coming! Where are the heroes of the night? You are my hero, I am your hero, all of you are our heroes. Everybody, friends and hands, shamans and magicians. The masters of loudness as well as the many helpers in the background, without whom all this would not be possible. We are one: Cocoon Heroes!

Come on, join the journey, because the island is ready for new heroes! Enjoy the sun, taste the salty air, meet again all the other heroes and embrace new ones. This is the flight into the heart of the beat, the perfect party and the following day in all its beauty. Not from this world – a short utopia – however, one that we are creating – together. With that power, this seemingly unending power of the sun. Let us make use from it, because we can succeed. We, the pirates, the travellers, the dancers and the artists, and all the others. A dream? Yes, sure – but one we are able to live, thanks to you. A dream that we create, a dream that we make come true. Together with you! Because we are the party: Cocoon Heroes!


The Cocoon Kaiser Sven Vath will storm the mainroom with Loco Dice and Maetrik.

If you’ve seen Loco Dice perform at his ten-year-long Tribehouse residency in his hometown Düsseldorf, or at DC- 10 in Ibiza (from ’02-’06), you will have clicked to this. Loco Dice is someone, who can puzzle together intangible moods with a direct approach.
Via his DJ sets or his productions on labels like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late ‘90s. There’s something there for the dreamers, as well as for the 9-to-5ers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandon on the dancefloor.

Maetrik aka Eric Estornel, also famous under the names, MARIEL ITO, MACEO PLEX, and simply ESTORNEL, has been contributing to his musical world around him since 1993. Always searching for the future of electronic dance, Eric has never let himself be confined by the rules of styles or genres as he makes his way through such a political and fickle industry.

It sounds minimal…

Another room, another Heroes…

No need to present Ricardo Villalobos, Berlin based Dj, one of the best-known names in contemporary electronica and one of the most solicited Djs worldwide and a renowned musician.

After his first trip to Ibiza in 1995, Ricardo adopted the island as a third home. He played at a Cocoon event at Amnesia in 1999 and joined the Cocoon booking agency later that year.

He actually just released Re : ECM a new remixes album with Marc Loderbauer (Berlin based Dj and electronic producer) in june 2011.
reinterpreting pieces (by the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble and Arvo Pärt, among others) from the back catalogue of modern jazz and classical label ECM Villalobos and Loderbauer create new music that bridges several worlds, including ECM’s world of space-conscious improvisation and composition and the worlds of Ambient Electronics and Minimal Techno.

“Listening to ECM for decades, it sharpens your ear really.” R. Villalobos

Raresh, The native-born Romanian signed on the Romanian label ar[pi]ar, showed us how meteoric one’s rise in the world of electronic music can turn out to be. In 2003, Raresh had already played in various clubs in his native city Bacau, but he was eventually drawn to Bukarest. In 2005, he already shared decks with famous colleagues like Richie Hawtin, Tobi Neumann or Josh Wink. Only one year later, he played back to back with Chris Tietjen the warm-up for Sven Väth as part of The Sound Of The Sixth Season World Tour 2006. Soon after, Raresh switched to the Cocoon booking agency and entered the world of internationally sought-after DJs.

On september 9th, just released the last Green & Blue In the Mix Cocoon Compilation mixed by Raresh and Sascha Dive.

Green & Blue 2011 – Raresh in the Mix (CD1) by cocoonrecordings

Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh will be sharing the Terrace desks with the turkish Onur Ozër and the german Tobi Neumann to close one summer of Cocooning.

You’ll can share this Cocoon experience, listenning Radio Amnesia on Monday from 23H00 to 03H00 on and also on Ibiza Sonica which become Radio Amnesia every night. 95.2 fm or

Radio Amnesia will retransmit tonight from the terrace the sets of Onur Ozër and Tobi Neumann from 00H00 to 03H00

viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2011

WE LOVE Space 2011 / Closing Party / Sunday September 25th

WE LOVE Space, the only weekly festival in Ibiza celebrate this Sunday the end of the season with a very special closing party.

Aphex TWIN, the most mysterious character of WARP history, founder of REPHLEX Records it’s in the late 1990’s that is music became more popular with the releases of EPs like « Come to Daddy » or « Windowlicker » and his spectacular and memorable videoclip.

«I just thinks it’s really funny to have terms like that. It’s basically saying that this is intelligent and everything else is stupid.’ It’s really nasty to everyone else’s music. It makes me laugh. » Aphex twin about his intriguingly named genre of IDM (intelligent Dance Music)

Here you have an extract of the lastest interview that he gave at the spanish newspaper El PAIS when he was in Barcelona for the Sónar Festival in june wich demonstrate how special, strange, unique and freaky can be this Genius of electronic music.

What is your relationship with the public?
I hate them.
Why did you decide to act in a festival like Sonar?
To get away from home.
Do you like that many people find your music irritating?
Do you still think that schizophrenia is a mental state of interest to the music?
Sure. Two minds are better than one.
What is the most important thing you have to have a song?
What do you look when you compose?
When do you feel that a song is finished?
When I'm tired of doing it.
Is there something in the music would still like to do?
More than ever. I can fill the gaps that are everywhere.
Still have a tank and a submarine?
Yes, it is for fun.
Are you interested in politics? What do you think of the youthful revolts that turn in Europe?
What does interest me. And I think it is the arrival of the new world order...

Read the complete interview here

After stormed the Pacha for the all Gone Pete Tong party on August 26th, Fat Boy Slim will be here too to celebrate the We Love Space Closing party.

This musical chameleon grew up in Surrey and began to dj when he moved to Brighton to study for a degree. After playing bass guitar with the Housemartins, the pioneer of the musical movement Big Beat, formed Beats International, who achieved a UK number 1 in February 1990 with "Dub Be Good To Me".

It’s with his new pseudonym Fat Boy Slim borned in 1996, that he impose himself in the English and international electronic music with, inter-alia, his fourth album solo Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars that included his famous « weapon a choice » which also was made into an 6 MTV awards-winning video starring Christopher Walken.

In 2011, Q Magazine named Fatboy Slim in their 50 Bands to See Before You Die list.

The time passes, but their Madness remains the same. Always on stage or on the road all over the world, this two belgian guys never stop. Stephan and David Dewaele A.K.A 2manyDjs will be here Sunday, their last date in the Island of the season, at Space to Storm the WE LOVE Closing Party.

We love Space though big for this last party of the season and with a line up like this, it promise to be such a big musical moment.

Exceptionally this Sunday, listen the original Andy Wilson WE LOVE Space Radio Show from 22H00 to 00H00, with the exclusive Rob Da Bank live.

Listen up on IBIZA SONICA on 95,2 (Ibiza and formentera) or
This program is available on podcast.

Listen here the last We love Radio Show Podcast.

jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2011

GOA MADRIZ ME PUEDE VIII Edición / URBAN WAR / Domingo 25 de Septiembre @ FABRIK Madrid

Tras la tradicional tregua veraniega, Goa Electronic Parties vuelve a las trincheras con su ya clásico festival “Madriz me puede”, reunión de lo mejorcito que la ciudad de Madrid está dando hoy en día al mundo de la música electrónica de club y que con la de este año llega ya a su octava edición. Y como todos sabemos que la vuelta a la realidad laboral en una gran ciudad es un auténtico polvorín para muchos, qué mejor temática para celebrar esta nueva edición de “Madriz me puede” que con “Urban War”.

Porque sí, la guerra urbana tras el breve armisticio veraniego está de nuevo aquí, con arduas batallas en la hora punta del metro, con los taxistas usando sus cláxons y con sus entrañables atascos de tráfico.

Pero no os preocupéis, porque desde Goa Electronic Parties os vamos a armar hasta los dientes para que esta batalla y esta guerra las ganéis fácilmente.

En el Main Room contaremos con la presencia de Ramset, Marcos In Dub, Alex Under (a puntito de publicar su esperadísimo nuevo LP), el dúo de moda Borderline, y el incombustible Henry Saiz, uno de nuestros productores más internacionales (fácil encontrarle tanto en Londres como en Australia paseando sus épicos beats) gracias a, por ejemplo, su último trabajo, el doble cd mix de la mítica serie “Balance”.

En el Crystal Club estarán presentes unos cuantos prohombres curtidos en mil guerrillas capitalinas como Baughman, Álvaro Martin, Los Suruba, Damián Schwarz –que estrenará en exclusiva para Goa Electronic Parties su nuevo, y seguro, poderoso directo- y el siempre groovy Señor Lobo.
Sin duda, de lo mejorcito que se puede encontrar en Madrid.

Uno de los mejores clubes de indiepop bailongo de la capital tendrá también su espacio en esta“Urban War”; sí, nos referimos al Ocho y Medio, que se presentará en el Upper Floor de “Madriz me puede” con su artillería pesada, es decir, con Los Nastys, Luiliminili, Smart, Remonos, Hard Candy, Manazas, Zaza…y como invitados especiales, el matrimonio más ubercool y televisivo de todo Madrid, Alaska y Mario.
Y rematando la faena, el club de moda más macarra de Madrid, Araña, también participará en esta guerra de beats made in Madrid, y llamará a filas en la sala Satélite a Kaze, Taramona, The Res, The Warriors y Ed is dead.

Casi nada oigan.

Así da gusto estar en guerra.

Ibiza Sonica estará en directo desde Madrid y retransmitirá el evento de las 14H00 hasta las 17H00 desde el Crystal Club y de las 17H00 hasta las 22H00 desde la Mainroom.

Escucha esta programa especial en y en Ibiza Sonica 95.2 fm (Ibiza y Formentera) o

A partir de las 22H00, escucha el programa exclusivamente en la página Facebook de Goa Madrid Electronic Sundays.

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2011

CARL COX Funk, Soul & House Session / Friday September 23th 14H00-23H00 at SANDS

After revolutionized the Space during all the summer on Tuesdays, and 3 days after the Carl Cox Revolution Closing Party on september 20th, The Master Carl will be in SANDS Beach club (Playa D’em Bossa) this friday for a Funk, Soul & House All Afternoon Session from 14H00 to 23H00.

Asked by Essential Ibiza Blog about his sessions in SANDS, kind of music very different of that he use to play here, in Ibiza, he just seems amused :

I really wanted to be able to find a place to play that kind of music so I bought the company! (Laughs) I just love the fact that for once people can see what I can do on the other side of the coin and with that I have had some of the best times playing. Six hours minimum playing all this music with some classic house thrown in and it’s a really good, fun time. It’s completely different to anything else that’s going on on this island and it freaks people out. They come down and I’m playing Gwen Guthrie “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent” and they haven’t heard this record let alone me playing it and they don’t get it and what’s really nice about it is that it’s cool that they don’t get it. That’s where I came from, that is the school of the music that got me where I am today and I still want people to know that. People that are actually my age group appreciate that I’ve thought about dong this but it’s a great day and something for everyone to look forward to and it works really well, when I’m playing I’ve got this great big smile on my face, dropping all these records and you can see people feeling it and that’s why I do this.

Well, Nobody can explain it better than himself…

Ibiza Sonica will restransmit This Special Carl COX session from 15H00 to 22H00.

Listen the live broadcast from the SANDS on 95.2 fm and

CREAM 2011 Closing Party / Thursday September 22th / AMNESIA

Voted 'Best Club of the Last 25 Years' by Mixmag, Cream are rightly regarded as an international clubbing royalty, with an 18 years Ibiza residency being their crown jewel. These Thursday parties at Amnesia have provided defining moments of the Ibiza experience longer than any promoter on the island and have simply become a ritual for clubbers and trance lovers coming here.

Paul van Dyk, the first artists to receive a Grammy nomination in the newly added category of Best Dance/Electronic album for his 2004 release Reflections and one of the most popular CREAM residents will celebrate the end of the 2011 CREAM Summer with a special MixMag terrace set.

Paul Van Dyk's music has developed over the years into what he prefers to call "electronic" music, which incorporates a range of genres to create his own distinctive ‘Paul Van Dyk Style' :
"My music does have trance elements but it also has elements of techno, electro and even drum & bass and house". It's certainly a style that has seen him win many awards, including the World's Number One DJ on more than one occasion. Asked about his new album that should be released in 2011, he confirmed the title "EVOLUTION".He also said that it will be slower than usual with 132 BPM for the fatest track. Like annonced, EVOLUTION will even have a Drum n' Bass theme among his tracks.

Describing Ibiza as "beautiful" Paul Van Dyk went on to explain that the White Isle's international approach is what makes it so special and unique...

"there are a lot of people that see me in America or in the UK, or Germany, or Australia, or anywhere in the world, but in Amnesia at Cream they all see me together in one room and it's a very different experience because people aren't in their normal home environments. They are out, on holiday, having a good time and that gives the night a special element"

PvD spoke very highly of Amnesia, confirming it as being "the best club in Ibiza" and thinks Cream is a dream event because of how global the brand is, " I have my following from all over the world and people from different backgrounds and religions all come together in this one place and have a good time together".

Paul Van Dyk will share the Mainroom with Jonh’O Callaghan, Gareth Wyn and Adam Sheridan.

In the other hand, Chris Lake, James Dutton and Calvin Harris will storm the Terrace.

Calvin Harris, the scottish Singer and Songwriter released his first album “I Created Disco” in 2007, an album that contained the top ten singles "aceptable in the 80’s" and "The girls". He has written and produced records for other pop artists like Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor or Katie Perry. Not to mention his number-one collaboration with English rapper Dizzee Rascal, "Dance with me".

Like everynight, Ibiza Sonica becomes Radio Amnesia from 23H00 to 03H00.

Listen to this Special Radio Amnesia show on and on Ibiza Sonica 95.2 fm and

viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011



For the first time in the music market, Carl COX offers an album that never ends…

The legendary Carl COX surprises once again by offering his newest album on a magical, updatable USB stick, which offers you much more than a simple album. in fact, this USB stick offers you a mix of surprises as Carl explains:

“You pay the one price and the USB will not only give you the album, but it’ll also be your key to everything I do in the next 6 months or so.” This is set to include exclusive interviews, track by tracks, remixes, videos, competitions, gig tickets, you name it, the USB will continue to provide new content – and value for money. “I’m asking people to buy the whole album, and I’m promising that with the actual album, plus all the extras – they won’t be disappointed.”

The new USB album will be released in 3 phases as follows:

Phase 1
The USB – which is available from August 1st with the first single release, ‘Family Guy,’ a 10-minute slice of classic techno. Family Guy comes with massive remixes from Layo & Bushwacka! & Jon Rundell, available on the USB. Also available from August 1st, fans can enjoy a first taster of the album, with 12 brand new tracks. This includes cuts that will be on the final album, along with B-sides and exclusives.

Phase 2
On September 26th, the owners of the USB will receive the second single, a vocal dub step mix of ‘Nexus’ complete with remixes and video followed by the final and complete album on October 17th. On October 31st the third single, ‘Chemistry’ (plus remixes) will be released.
Phase 3
Throughout the end of this year on through to next, the USB will be updated with ongoing LIVE footage of Carl & his band touring. You will be able to follow Carl at rehearsals, on the road and on stage as the album gets performed live to thousands across 5 cities in Australia – the first ever live Carl Cox tour.

Here you have a trailer of the new Carl COX album All roads lead to the Dancefloor…

All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor Album Sampler by All Roads Lead To...

Recorded over the last year in his Melbourne studio, ‘All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor’showcases a range of styles across its 14 tracks including vocal house, dubstep, drum & bass, Latin and techno. “This album is aimed purely at the dancefloor,” says Carl. “Every track should be a winner too as I’ve been road-testing and remixing them to make sure they really do work.”

The album is also available every Tuesday at Space and the next event you can purchase your copy from is the Closing Party for The Revolution, happening next Tuesday, on September 20th in Space Ibiza:

Carl COX and Ibiza Sonica bring you an exclusive competition with the chance to win the new Carl Cox album ‘All Roads Lead To The Dance Floor” in combo with entrance for the Carl Cox Revolution closing party on September 20th for you and your best friend. There will be a total of 5 winners. Here’s what you have to do:

- send an e-mail to until 19 September 21:00 (Ibiza time)

- the subject should be “Carl Cox competition”

- include the answer to the following question: “When does the second phase of releasing All Roads Lead To The Dance Floor start?”

- also include your full home address (in case you win to mail you the album)

- and don’t forget your full name and your guest’s full name, so we can put you both on the guestlist in case you win.

Let’s play !