Hi Christian, what does Ibiza mean to you?
Ibiza has always been my 'Neverland', where, just as Peter Pan did, I could fly, but not in the sense that someone might immediately think. Basically, in Ibiza I have always felt 'lighter', more free, especially from that pressing and, why not, oppressive everyday life in a city like mine, in Italy.
Are you from Genoa? Do you love your city?
I was born in Genoa and I have always lived there, but my origins are Sicilian by father and Neapolitan by mother. Genoa is a beautiful city, to love, but also to hate, it has the problems of a great metropolis with a definitely provincial mentality. The Genoese are closed-minded and grumpy, but if you can win their friendship and break through their wall of distrust, they will always be there.
How did you start playing?
I started as a child, I always loved music, collecting vinyl records. Then my parents at one point gave me the best present I'd ever received, two plates and a mixer. My journey started from there.
What does music represent for you in general?
Music for me is a way of expressing my true essence, I am a rather closed person, who struggles to express his feelings, and music has always helped me. Of course I'm talking about all kinds of music; I've always listened to everything, from classical music to Italian music, rock (Kiss is my absolute favourite band), electronic music, everything. When I need to say something, I put on a record and those who know me well, know what I mean.
Better producer or DJ? What would you recommend to a young guy who is now starting their experience behind the booth?
When I started, there was a big difference between DJs and producers, they were two worlds, that, let's say, were not necessarily connected, even because the work of the DJ at the time was an all-round job, it required a lot of time and dedication, listening to records, music research in various stores in Italy, preparation, there were no softwares, there was no internet, there was no mp3. The producers instead were the classic "studio worms", always locked inside tinkering with all those beautiful analog machines. Now times have changed, being a DJ and a producer are realities connected to each other. For those who are doing or starting it now, I recommend doing both, the important thing is to do it with interest, passion and dedication. There are many new opportunities related to the world of electronic music, there are even university courses, so those who want to approach the world of DJing can do it in a total way, with knowledge and in-depth study.
What has changed for better or for worse?
The development of technology is always an evolution, but the important thing is to use it in a suitable, conscious and professional way. Unfortunately, technology has lately become somewhat the reflection of society, and is often used to find those shortcuts in order achieve one’s goals that without it, many people could never even approach.
Ike & Tina Turner, Vega & Anane, what about Onirika & Kou?
A very strong team. We are like Ying and Yang, good in evil and evil in good. A complete fusion.
Finally, are you Night or Day?
I'm definitely Night. Which actually means that waking up early in the morning has always been a problem for me, since childhood!
Latest question, Ronaldo at Juventus?
#CR7 until the end!!!
Christian Kou, friend and member of our Night&Day family suddenly passed away on Wednesday 27th June 2018. With this article we, together with her partner, Roberta Onirika, have hypothesized an interview to greet him as he would have liked.
You will always be there for us!
Magdalena’s SHADOWS residency returns to Ibiza in 2019 and moves to Cova Santa.
The parties will start on the 12th July and will run every Friday until the 13th September. Each event will begin at 5pm and end at 6am.
German DJ and producer Magdalena has announced that she will be bringing her Ibiza residency back to the White Isle for the 2019 season.
This season’s parties will take place in the beautiful, carefree setting o...
ND Magazine enters a new Era and is presenting its new format in Europe.
After 12 years Night&Day magazine evolves and becomes ND MAG. Not a Guide anymore (for tourists visiting the islands of Ibiza and Formentera) but an International Lifestyle Magazine, which links locations that have synergies with these two islands.
It is no coincidence that the new magazine has been already presented in London, at Club 93 Feet East during the Bamboleo event with Neverdogs and in Ibiza, at IT restaurant (the restaurant of Gennaro Esposito, th...
Walking Ibiza does it again
The Around The Island Adventure is where it all started back in October 2010 for Walking Ibiza when Toby Clarke (the founder) decided to try and walk around the entire coastline of Ibiza on a whim and with his dog Cosmo. But now the first group will be participating in the Menorca Around The Island Adventure together with Toby.
A new adventure, a new island and completely new views to be enjoyed!
All participants have done an Around The Island walk before, but Menorca is new for all of them. This walk lasts 9 days...
Dear readers we are at the end of this year and a long time will pass until May. It's time to undo your bags and prepare for other times, other spaces and other ways of life. To linger on the things we take out of the suitcase can become a meditative moment, remembering where those socks, trousers or T-shirts, finished so quickly in the laundry bag, walked. There is still time to remove the dust from the days leaving lasting memories. In every place we left our humus and from those places something we took, if only a photo. That's life, a mixture of us and what's around us.<...
All the latest news from the high tech fair in Berlin.
IFA, the annual technology fair held every year in Berlin, took place at the beginning of September and presented all the news that are going to be on the market in the coming months.
For the first time the fair presented 8K resolution TVs. The first models were introduced by LG, Sony, Sharp and Samsung. Although there is still no content now, Samsung will start selling 8K models from the end of September, available only in selected markets.
Another very interesting devi...
In occasion of Timo Maas’ Residency on Tuesdays with IDOL here on Ibiza, we also saw Tiefschwarz, the great german producer and DJ duo composed by the siblings Alexander and Sebastian Schwarz (Ali & Basti), which I had the pleasure and honour to meet already back in their early days in Stuttgart, Germany, when they were running their famous House Club ‘Red Dog’.
Good day and hello Ali!
Hello and good day to Ibiza!
Are you in Germany right now?
Hi Andrea, what or who made you want to be a DJ? Tell us a little about your beginnings…
I started DJing when I was like 12-13 years old. Some older friends introduced me to the art of DJing and I was blown away by the sounds of the music. Discovering electronic music is probably the best thing that ever happened in my life.
We know that at the beginning of your career, when you were very young, you worked for a record store. How important was it for your professional growth? And how much time can you dedicate to music research today?
Yes, I worked in r...
Hayley, aka the Food Ninja, is a qualified Sports Nutritionist who’s lived here in Ibiza for three and a half years. She helps clients to achieve their nutrition goals through bespoke meal plans which are tailored to include work, rest and exercise patterns as well as a client’s time and confidence level in the kitchen.
The comment she heard most often from her clients was “My meal plan is great but can you cook it for me too?” and so Food Ninja Kitchen was born!
Hayley has used all her nutritionist skills & experience, as well as her genuine lo...
Neverdogs collaborate with ND since its foundation. For that reason we publish the last article released in the September 2018 edition.
When did you start DJing? And, who or what were your early passions and influences that changed your life and careers?
Tommy: Since a very young age, I was attracted to the music world. When I was 14 years
old, I went for the first time to a nightclub. I immediately noticed the DJ in the booth, the
energy, the fact that he was making everyone dancing with a smile on their faces. Al...
During our long collaboration with Heart Ibiza, the restaurant of the Adrià and Le Cirque du Soleil brothers, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jose Corraliza, general manager of the venue.
One more season in Ibiza. Broadly speaking, how would José Corraliza define this 2018 season in both Heart and Ibiza in general?
This season has allowed us to further explore that collision among art, gastronomy and music, which turned over our memory and curiosity chest within the most steampunk ...
Black Coffee @ Hï Ibiza
Every Saturday from 26 May to 6 October
Black Coffee’s Saturday night residency has been one of the jewels in the Hï Ibiza crown, freshly brewing up intoxicating house rhythms week after week as well as welcoming a host of the most talked about names in dance music.
The party made its debut last year and left already an indelible mark on the musical scene of the island....
Afterlife @ Hï Ibiza
Every Thursday from 28 June to 4 October
The Afterlife lineup has been carefully curated into a singular musical journey, encompassing the melodic dancefloor sound Tale Of Us, also best known for as well as more experimental and darker techno.
The Italian duo has once again and for the third consecutive year unveiled techno sounds and vibes of the highest levels.
Their collaboration with Hï Ibiza sees th...
Wild childs get cosmic One thing I have noticed about wild childs who get cosmic, is that there is a sense of realness.
There is floating off into the cosmic vibrations, but we don´t get lost in it.
We are a new generation of creative change makers. We come together, many races, backgrounds and religions; warriors of creative change crafted in unique ways only we can imagine.
With love as our guide, an awareness of the work we need to do, and a deep need for something different inside and out, we rise. Along with the music and the magic of the islan...
Dunes Ibiza, in the heart of Playa d'en Bossa, since 2013 is the ideal meeting point for refuelling energies before or after the Ibizan party.
You can find a wide international menu of cocktails, refreshing juices and delicious dishes.
Open from 9 a.m. until 5 a.m, you can enjoy the best atmosphere accompanied by the music of our DJs that will make your nights unforgettable.
From early morning you can enjoy at Dunes its famous breakfasts on Playa d'en Bossa with natural juices, toast, English breakfast or fresh fruit to recover energy. ...
Dunes Night Club is a new concept that lands to liven up the nights in Playa d'en Bossa.
Every night we have different DJs who bring with their musical style the spirit of Ibiza, shows, go-go, live music and much more.
The club is in the upper part of the room and was born with the idea of completing the offer we already had, with a new atmosphere and image, a perfect location in Playa d'en Bossa and the best musical selection, a trip through different cultures and times, shown with the parties we have during the week and that we introduce you here:
Hello Jan, so we meet again here now on Ibiza after having had the pleasure of working together in 2014 with a very awesome single (Time Again). How has your life changed from 2014 until now?
It has not changed much, it's just getting more stressful, but I was aware of that, I don’t want to complain. It has changed so far that I've tried to make even more awesome music. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
You succeed very well, it was a very nice gig here at WooMoon on Ibiza, where this year you are part of the lineup. I have seen you at the opening too...
The summer is getting hot @ Swag Ibiza!
Put on your best kicks and dress to impress as SWAG is back for another amazing summer season with the very best hip hop beats, R&B, latin, reggaeton, trap and mash-ups.
Events on the SWAG season agenda are urban music giant Soul2Soul on Saturdays, the reggaeton night Safari on Sundays, Mashmeup on Tuesdays, the BadGirlsClub on Wednesdays, Xcandalous on Thursdays and the everything can happen party Unplanned on Fridays.
Now in its fifth year, Swag has truly established itself at the home of urban mus...
At the beginning of June, Ibiza’s legendary nightclub, Amnesia, launched their new Monday night Pyramid project (running from 4th June – 24th September) and has been a huge success since day one. The 17-week event series curated by Amnesia in collaboration with Keep On Dancing and Game Over, sees some of the biggest names in dance music and the coolest up-and-coming artists performing every week. The main attraction of every party is of course the music; and at Pyramid this could not be less. Huge names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Ben Klock, Maceo Plex and Eats Everything ...
In just over a year, record label Strakton Records has made great strides.
Created by DJ and producer Federico Kay, Strakton Records has produced over 100 tracks in twelve months, involving over 40 international artists and achieving several placings in the charts in the streams and visualisations of the markets all over the world, with a wide range of genres that characterise and distinguish electronic music. A path that is just beginning, but that is undoubtedly well structured and outlined.
This explains, for example, its arrival this summer in Ibiza: its partnership with Ale...
HEART IBIZA, the laboratory of experiences created by brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià together with Cirque du Soleil's creator Guy Laliberté, offers us a season and a programme for the club that lives up to what is expected from this experience.
Every day of the week, the creativity of all its parties, along with the originality of their performances, generates a transgressive environment in which to get lost and discover a new way of enjoying the Ibiza night.
Every Monday in July and August, the spirit of Benirràs, ...