ibiza’s weekly dance music supplement
issue 31 - july 10th - 2013
MAK & PASTEMAN
Born, artistically at least,
amongst the urban clubbing
sprawl and booming underground
northern England, Mak &
Pasteman have spent the
winter entertaining Radio
One-sized audiences. This
summer, you’ll find the bass
duo performing at We Are
Rockstars for Ibiza Rocks.
Tell us about the first event you played together
We played two shows last year. The first was
after Skream & Benga to a packed house at the
Ibiza Rocks hotel. What a way to start!
Where will you be performing this season
We Are Rockstars at Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca
Rocks on the 11th and 12th July, and then again
on the August 2nd. We’ll be joining Doorly as
well for his soon to be legendary boat parties
and maybe a cheeky slot at Ibiza Rocks Bar.
Last season was W.A.R.s first in Ibiza – did
the event work and did you enjoy playing on
It was packed both times and the crowd where
similar to that of a rock concert. Everyone just
seems to let loose and go all out! This makes it
very enjoyable for the DJs who play there and
it is very different from the slower building atmosphere
of a club.
Pasteman – you were verbally loose at last
summers W.A.R. gig – we didn’t know you
were an accomplished MC
Ha, Yea… Came up on a diet of UKG so the Mic
was always a tool of the trade.
Tell us about your Radio One gig – how did
the opportunity arise
Radio One have a slot for a whole month for
new talent. We have always enjoyed Radio and
have a lot of fun doing it, so we got our manager
on the case and it came through quite quickly.
It was a really professional set up as you would
expect and some invaluable experience for us!
Have either of you hosted a radio show before
and what was the most difficult part of
Matt - Yes I have had quite a bit of experience
hosting a show on Frequency, Rood FM and
plenty of UStreams. It was quite a natural process
for us. We just have a laugh and don’t take
ourselves seriously… but we are deadly serious!
Mak – Even I did a short stint on Frequency FM.
I did one show with Matt on his Rood FM slot
and we definitely had a Vibe. After that we knew
we wanted to do more radio when the time
...top 5 chart...
Jack (M&P Remix)
2. Joy O
4. Mak & Pasteman
It Aint Right
How do you guys share the studio workload
We both write together in order to build a vibe.
We have a sound so we kind of stick to it, but
sometimes we just flip it and do something different
to keep things fresh. Matt does a lot of
sampling work before we start a tune, while
Mak takes care of any final tweaks to the mixes
after the beats have been tried and tested in
There are lots of young, up-and-coming DJs
on the island trying to score gigs – but which
newbie should SunDance readers seek-out
Ste V Something has been working his magic
over the last year in Ibiza. He’s maybe a bit
cheesy, but the ladies seem to like him.
Any new releases looming up on the horizon
Our next release is with Breach’s label - Naked
Naked. We are working with another label as
well, but keeping that locked down for now.
We like to have things signed off before we go
around shouting about it.
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interview: jon rundell - 2 - july 10th
Formerly renowned as
Carl Cox’s warm up man, Jon
Rundell is now regarded as
more of an accomplice. Experimental
at times, but always
mature and versatile
in scope, Rundell has remained
a highly consistent
producer DJ for the last
15 years. If you like your
raw and chunky, Space is
the place to check-out this
Tell us about the first time you DJd in Ibiza
I can’t remember the exact year, maybe it was
around 2004, and it was on a small boat party
that me and a group of friends just decided to
do one day. It was quite funny really as we had
no idea what we were doing or if anyone would
turn up, and no one did. We ordered a load of
drink and some food and set sail with the 12 of
us on the boat, so we messed around on the
decks for 4 hours and came back a little drunk.
Where will you be performing this summer
I’ll be at Space playing for Carl at his Tuesday
nights a few times which I always look forward
to. Space is one of the best clubs in the world,
so it’s always a pleasure to be asked back – in
a strange way I work all year to be asked back
really. And to top it all off we will also be doing
a few Intec parties there this year so keep
a look out.
Tell us about Cox the mentor - has he ever
given you any wonky advice
Apart from the time he tried to get me to act as
a human connection between the plug socket
and the monitors you mean Only joking. I
don’t think we have ever been in a situation
where anything like that has had to happen,
plus he’s not the type of person with the experience
he has to be offering anything but good
advice to anyone.
Tell us about your new Intec mix
We decided in the end that Carl would mix all
the remixes we had from his last artist album “All
Roads Lead To The Dancefloor”, and I would mix
all the forthcoming tracks we have coming out
on EP’s through out the year. There were a few
tracks I had hoped to use for sure that didn’t end
up fitting into the mix, but that’s always going to
happen when doing something like this.
Name today’s Future Hero
That’s a tough one without singling someone
out, there are some gems out there who take
on board what you say, and those will be the
ones that will achieve what they hope to in the
future, and you’ll be hearing from them on Intec
very soon! If your talking about break throughs
in the last few years though, then I’m happy to
single out Carlo Lio, he can produce such great
music in his own style and play anytime of the
night in any club, and he’s been patient with
a great manner. A good example to any up
and coming producer and DJ out there and I’m
happy to have shared some really good times
DJ/producer or Premier League Footballer
When I was a teenager it was the Premier Footballer,
and part of me would still of love to do
that, but in the end it didn’t work for me, so that
was when I put everything I had into DJing. It
was tough to hear those words that somebody
didn’t think I could make it at the highest level
for football, and when I set out to wish to play
music in clubs I said to myself that no matter
what, I’d never hear those words again. I’ve
been able to travel the world DJing, experience
some amazing cultures and talk to some really
interesting people; and all that has made me
feel wiser in the ways of the world and I would
not change that for anything.
We loved the raw groove of Top Shelf – is it
all about the percussion
I’m glad you like the groove in that track; it
turned out with a nice warm bottom end with
some good movement on it. It’s important to
me as I feel that’s how I’m best represented
in my sound, a good groove with the percussion
is essential for me and the way I play, but
some days I could come up with something
completely different and that’s also fine, but it
might surprise people, and I’m all for that too
from time to time.
Where do you stand in the EDM debate
I believe in the end that if you fake it you’ll get
found out. Simple as that. The EDM sound and
style is more dedicated to commercialism and
the generation that like it now will grow and
explore music more as they get older. That’s
where we step in and introduce them to the
longevity of what we are doing, with EDM being
the entry point. The trouble is the popularity it
is has gained leads more people to be prepared
to do anything to be the one that’s adored, and
that’s just chasing fame, which is a whole other
topic! People faked it through out the whole
of the 80’s on Top Of The Pops, so it’s nothing
Tell us a little about your studio setup
I’m a Logic person – I learnt to use that first.
But I did just get Ableton 9 and I’ll be exploring
to see if I can make the switch fully in the end.
Generally I use all the plug ins that Logic comes
with, coupled with things like Echo Boy for effects,
and the UAD plug ins for some basic mastering.
I have a Focusrite soundcard and Makie
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5-tunes to work the
Funktion-One @ Space
1. Knick Knack!
2. Joe Smooth
3. Dave Clarke
Wisdom To The Wise
(Steve Rachmad Mix)
4. Carlo Lio
My Favourite Mistake
5. Carl Cox
(Loco Dice Mix)
monitors at home and then I take all tracks I
make over to Alex Tepper’s studio and we sit
and give them a good going over to get the mixdowns
really good, as well as change or tweak
anything we feel will help.
Any advice for young producers in Ibiza
Be prepared to slog it out, there are loads of
people on the hustle in Ibiza. Make sure you get
your music sounding the best it possibly can because
the sound systems here take no prisoners.
The mix downs are so important now to make
other DJs literally choose to play your record or
not. The last thing I learnt was that actually; that
tracks can often sound more powerful with less
parts to them.
Music piracy – how do you guard against it
You can’t really and you just have to accept
that in the end. If people want quality then they
don’t use those places to get music, and there
are enough people out there that do help to
keep us going. I’ve downloaded my own music
from a torrent site to see what it was like, and
the sound quality was shocking.
Any new releases looming up on the horizon
I recently released the Hammer EP on Etch,
which includes one full-on techno banger, one
quirky tech house number, and a deeper but
real funky groove work out. Next up is the Pure
Intec 2 Compilation as we discussed previously,
then a debut EP on MB Electronics in May.
Then an Intec EP, another Etch release, and who
knows after that…
elrow @ privilege paradise opening @ dc-10 mambo sunset sessions
Elrow at Privilege was one of our favourite
parties last summer. Why Well, it’s the
craziest and most colourful event on the
island, which makes it enormous fun to attend.
Visually, each week Elrow sports a different
theme; musically, however, the techhouse
vibe at Elrow isn’t particularly experimental.
The mostly Spanish crowds come to
hear credible percussive party music, but
they’re not terribly interested in stomping
to anything other than upfront 4/4 beats.
Which is why we were a little surprised that
French artisan and global superstar DJ Laurent
Garnier, who is a renowned innovator,
had been added to Elrow’s 2013 Ibiza roster.
But we needn’t have worried, because
Laurent Garnier got things exactly right,
playing a smart mix of banging, hypnotic
techno that gripped the dancefloor in absolute
state of hedonistic subordination for
three hours. In fact, Garnier’s was the finest
set we’ve heard on the island since… well…
for a very long time. It was one of those
very special clubbing moments when one
of the best DJs in the world happens to be
well and truly ‘in the zone’. If you have the
opportunity to see Garnier perform later in
the season for Carl Cox at Space, make sure
you jump at it.
Lea Dobricic, too, deserves a mention,
because she started the night off in fine
style. As you might expect, her tech-house
output chugged, but the latter part of her
set was also hard and melodic, with Joseph
Capriati’s jarringly metallic techno growler
‘Awake’ her standout moment.
Eden is now open! And the venue looks
good. More to come on this story next week
as we review the opening party with Ferry
Workers night Departure at Itaca has
moved from Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Last week, the Bomba website was hacked
and diverted to Pacha.com… and then
Bomba became Booom! Once again, more
to come on this story next week, as Ibiza
Town’s newest venue does it’s best to perplex
and mystify in equal measures.
And Plan B is open again - keep an eye out
for last minute party announcements.
It’s now July and all the big club-nights are ready for
business. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Jamie Jones’
Paradise gigs to open at DC-10.
Luca C and Ali Love, aka Infinity Ink, started things off,
before Richy Ahmed took to the high booth at 2am,
playing his new ‘Your Love’ tune which will be released
soon on Rinse. If you’re into Ahmed’s stuff then keep an
eye out for his upcoming compilation, also on Rinse. It’s
the first time the bass music brand have comissioned a
house DJ to front one of their mixes.
After Ahmed, it was time for a live set from Tom
Demac, who performed on a hardware setup that included
a Roland TR707 drum machine, Dave Smith Tetra
Analogue synth and delay pedals, all of his gear wired
up and synced to Ableton.
Then it was the turn of label boss Jamie Jones to play
the final set of the night, performing from 4:30am until
7am, to an unreasonably rammed dancefloor.
In summary: Paradise will own Wednesdays this summer.
The reason why Well, Ahmed and Ali Love and
Jones are still ravers, and the young crowds at Paradise
rightly feel as though they’re part of the hot action.
la grand bazaar @ ushuaïa
Pete Tong’s new Le Grand Bazaar gigs kicked off on
Friday afternoon at Ushuaïa, with a free beach party on
the sands at the rear of the venue.
The evening event was blessed with a pop-concertlike
atmosphere and the outer perimeters of the venue
were lined with screaming fans, all of whom were eager
to catch a glimpse of Pharrell Williams (above), who was
performing live in Ibiza for the first time.
Fresh from his role in the recent game-changing Daft
Punk album, Pharrell performed after Aussie dance act
Nervo, whose commercial dance sound was a perfect
fit for the fun and festive mood of the evening.
Tong and Tato started things off on the beach with
some underground beats, and Tensnake was also in
Bossa to play a very special one hour set exclusively for
the Grand Bazaar Opening. Tensnake, whose Essential
Mix was recently voted one of the Top 20 mixes of the
year by Rolling Stone Magazine, played an educated but
accesible mix of house tunes and he also premiered his
new single, ‘See Right Through’ featuring Fiora.
With more huge global acts to come, such as Calvin
Harris, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, Hot Natured, Carl Cox,
Eats Everything, Luciano, Idris Elba, Paul Kalkbrenner,
Reboot, and Hot Since 82 still to come, Friday’s at Ushuaïa
really are going to be busy this summer.
It’s poppy, its festive, it’s a bit like a mini-Radio One
roadshow – surprise, surprise, Le Grand Bazaar is actually
Ushuaïa’s strongest beach club event.
Featuring tracks by Maria Callas, Richard
Hawley, Raphael Saadiq, Apelsin, Takuya
Matsumoto, John Heckle, Stimming and
many more, Café Mambo – The Sunset Sessions
is a 30-track album soundtracking the
world famous sunset as celebrated on the
terraces of the legendary Ibiza venue.
The album has been compiled by esteemed
Balearic ambient and techno DJ/
producer, Kenneth Bager, who showcases
an eclectic mix of chill-out, folk, pop, house,
techno and even classical sounds across the
breadth of the two discs.
The launch party at Mambo (above) went
off last week - if you missed it, grab the
soundtrack which is, after all: OUT NOW
more than privilege
Over the years, Privilege has hosted
nights like the infamous Manumission to
Armin van Buuren’s ASOT, Tiësto to Renaissance
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, Privilege
have released a new mix CD – an aptly
named offering called Privilege Ibiza 2013 –
More Than A Dancefloor.
The two discs are set out in much the same
manner as the current club; the first disc
representing the sound of the Privilege
Main Room; the second disc reflecting the
vibe inside the Vista Club backroom (above).
The second disc is the one you want, with
20 tracks from the likes of Ben Pearce, Eats
Everything, Jamie Jones, Breach, Justin Martin
& Dusky, all mixed live by Ibiza’s very own
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- The best boat party we’ve boarded this season - Jon Mancini started things off on a deep house
vibe - Jack Eye Jones (above) soaked the crowd with vodka spray, dropping his own remix of ‘Hello I Love
You’ and his spine tingling ‘Born Slippy’ mash up - Fresh from his performance at Pacha, Dutch electro star
Dannic (above right) played a special sundown set, opening with ‘Satisfaction’ by Benny Benassi -
july 11th ushuaia loco dice €60 16:00
july 12th pukka up insane €52.50 18:00
july 15th es paradis colors €28 23:59
July 16th santos pooldisco €20 16:00
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