A few months ago Shivoo were asked by the people behind Ibiza Rocks if we would be interested in hosting a room at their ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ clubnight. So in July a group of us jetted out from Leicester accompanied by a host of Shivoo regulars and friends to take a bit of the Shivoo magic to Ibiza.
Aside from a couple of promotional mishaps, a cancelled gig at BarM and an Ibiza Rocks pool party that didn’t happen, it was a roaring success. I arrived on the Tuesday morning expecting to spin at BarM. After checking in we legged it down to BarM to make the 4pm start time, only to receive a phone call saying it wasn’t happening as we arrived. That night we rocked up to Eden as it started to fill up with punters. I went on at about 2am and played for about an hour. I had been worried about what to play at Eden as I don’t play “Ibiza-style” tunes typically.
I decided to stick to my guns and played a mixture of Disco-boogie, Latin, Electro and Funk (mix to follow). All the Leicester folk partied hard and I fended off a couple of requests for Funky House, quite skillfully I thought. Ha ha…
Eden Set list:
1. Soulphiction – Ghana Wadada
2. Gwen McRae – All This Love That I’m Giving
3. Stee Downes – Movement (Diesler remix)
4. Quantic – Mishap Happening (Quantic Beat mix)
5. Nightmares on Wax – Da Feelin’
6. So T – Street Fight
7. Mr Scruff – Get on Down
8. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
9. Sugardaddy – Love Honey (Funk mix)
10. Barfly – Street Talk
11. Spectrum – Horny Pony (acapella)
12. Spectrum – Horny Pony (Greg Wilson remix)
13. Me & You – Sneaker Thief (Hint remix)
14. Florence & The Machine – Raise it up (JamieT Lionheart remix)
15. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops // my guilty pleasure tune of the evening… //
The next day we were due to play at the Ibiza Rocks pool party at 2pm. I only got to bed at 12pm from the night before. Following a long walk with my record bag and some serious forehead burnage on the way back from a remote villa after party. I managed to bag an hours kip before showering and getting ready to shuffle on down there. Alas I received another disappointing phone call from Collo (fellow Shivoo ressie), who had managed to get down there before me, to tell me that someone was already playing. As we were both feeling fragile we decided against making any further enquiries as to why they were playing our slot and we mooched down to Orange Corner instead.
Collo and I spun @Orange Corner from 6-10.30 that evening just as the sun was going down. Still hanging from the night before, I believe there is video footage of a near comatose moi selecting tunes with about as much vigor as I could muster, it was hard work to say the least! We recorded the set and I’ll be uploading my parts as two hour long sets. First part is below. Second part to follow in another post. Apologies for the audio quality of the set. The mixer wasn’t the best.
Orange Corner Set: Part 1
The rest of the trip was pure partying and sunning it up which is beyond the scope of his blog so I’ll leave you with that for now. One highlight I will mention was the VIP guestlist for Cream @Amnesia on the Thursday night. I managed to catch Annie Mac, Boy8Bit, Diplo, and various others safe in the comfort afforded by the upper eons of the VIP balcony, which I had only previously had the pleasure of viewing from downstairs… WINNER!
Big thanks to Ade, Pasquale, Bryn, Tomwa & Collo (Shivoo), Mark, Doorly & Damien (Ibiza Rocks), Rosie (Cream), Rob (Orange Corner), Fanni, Darran & Ryan for tagging along in a fwend capacity, Inbetweeners Style…