issue 11 - Ibiza Blog

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issue 11 - Ibiza Blog

ISSUE 11 13TH AUGUST 2010

WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTORS

Hello all,

What a crazy busy week it’s been! Did you party at Radio 1?

We thought Friday at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel was mega, but

the real party was at the Ibiza Rocks Bar afterwards. Zane

Lowe smashed it, treating us to a three hour set, at one point

using one of the decks as a guitar, and Doorly joined him –

scratching with his nose! Mental but brilliant! We barely had

time to recover before it was time for the return of The Kooks.

They opened our Mallorca Rocks Hotel at the beginning of

the summer and we certainly weren’t treated to any less of a

blinding set with Frightened Rabbit providing a great support.

This week we’ve got LCD Soundsystem, it’s rumoured to be

one of their last ever gigs, more history in the making at the

legendary Ibiza Rocks Hotel...

Andy and Dawn

THE IBIZA ROCKS BAR

Last week with Radio 1 taking over Ibiza, the Bar had a whole

host of bands, artists and celebs swing by. Zane Lowe was

celebrating his birthday on the Friday and Annie Mac hung

out with Doorly. The Kooks and Frightened Rabbit both came

for drinks. Diana Vickers and Freddie from Skins were also

spotted. Mr Hudson came to watch Tart with a Heart play on

Monday, this week to tickle your taste buds...

Fri - Wonderland warm-up with Ridney

Sat - Hed Kandi party with Andy Warburton and Lovely Laura

on Sax

Sun - Judgement with Jules and Tristan D

Mon - Ibiza Rocks Mondays - DJ Tart with a Heart (Playboy,

your editor, Ibiza Rocks VIP DJ). We have some Playboy and

Ibiza Rocks guest list giveaways and free bus to Swedish

House Mafia at Pacha

Tues – Ibiza Rocks Pre party for After Show. Get down after

the gig for drinks promos and a chance to see the band

“relaxing”

Wed - Reclaim The Dance Floor with Switch on the decks

Thurs - Eddie Halliwell will be DJ-ing before Cream

PHOTO: THE KOOKS BY BELLE PIEC - FIIKDESIGN.COM

PHOTO: BELLE PIEC

PHOTO: THE KOOKS BY LA SKIMAL

SHOPPING WITH THE KOOKS

As it’s our 11th fanzine (can you believe it?!) and always one

to add a dash of originality to every edition, Tart with a Heart

(TWAH) decides to take the Kooks shopping in the Ibiza Rocks

Shop. But not before a sit down and chat with Luke and new

drummer Chris on our lovely pink sofa...

TWAH: Hey guys, long time no see. How are things? You

look all relaxed...

Luke: Hello! How’s it going? We’re super relaxed, super

chilled; we’ve just been sat by the pool...

TWAH: I can see Chris is on the beer already. I hear you

went to Bambuddha Grove last night for some scran?

Luke: What’s that? Scran? Ha, I like that! Yeah... I’m really into

their decor, love those sexual carvings.

TWAH: Do they still have the sex shop? I use to work

there. They call me the tantric teacher... I thoroughly

embarrassed Soulwax when I took them in.

Chris: Ha ha ha. Really? Not sure if there was a shop. They

had those sexual references on the table.

PHOTO: THE KOOKS BY LA SKIMAL

TWAH: Ah yes, the tips! So you opened our Mallorca

Rocks Hotel at the beginning of the summer didn’t you?

History in the making...

Luke: Yeah it was really amazing, really cool to be asked to

do the first one, which is always going to have that feeling of

madness to it. Like when we first did Ibiza Rocks as well, it

was all pretty manic, but it was great, it was like that, it was

really fun.

TWAH: And I believe that last year as well, you said that

playing Ibiza Rocks was one of your best gigs of the year?

Luke: Yeah that was a lot down to the crowd yeah, they were

mental... it was really good...

TWAH: I heard it got a bit keerrrazy?

Luke (taking the piss out of accent) It all got a bit keerrrrazy

man! No it was really cool, everyone here is really cool.

TWAH: And looking forward to tonight yaw?

Luke: Yaw yaw yaw.

Chris: This is my eighth show, I’m settled in now. Should be

good!

TWAH: So, Luke, you’re an Ibiza veteran. Where do you

dig?

PHOTO: THE KOOKS BY LA SKIMAL

Luke: I really like Space. That terrace is wicked. KM5 is it? I

like there...

TWAH: Quite swanky.

Luke: (taking the mick again adopting posh voice) Well you

know us yeah! (resuming his usual rockstar drawl) Bambuddha

was really cool too.

TWAH: So are you over for a while?

Chris: I am, gonna stick around and soak up some vitamin D...

TWAH: And Playboy, who’ve teamed up with Ibiza Rocks

this summer, I believe you’ve designed a tee shirt for

them?

Luke: Yeah. We have a really good rapport with Playboy.

They organised a shoot with Mick Rock (famous rock

and roll photographer) who’s one of my all time favourite


photographers and we designed a tee shirt. I think there might

be more projects with Playboy in the future.

TWAH: Ah that makes two of us... And the new album, is

it out yet?

Luke: We’ve been taking a lot of time over this one. Time and

care on this record.

TWAH: As opposed to the others?!

Luke: Well the second album we were kind of steam rolling

through it, we were still proud of it but obviously with Chris

coming into the band now (since Christmas time), we’re

working with a different producer it’s... erhm... we’re working

in a slightly different way and it’s cool. We’ll come back soon

and we’ll come back strong, very strong!

TWAH: What a great note to end on, I’ll look forward to

that time. Right, let’s get shopping...

THE IBIZA ROCKS HOTEL

Friday:

Day: Wonderland Pool Party

Night: Happy Hour 9pm -10.30pm at the Electric Bar

Saturday:

Day: Hed Kandi Pool Party,

Night: Fancy - Fancy Dress, 70’s / 80’s / 90’s music, 2 for 1 on

the bar 9pm - 10.30pm

Sunday:

Day: Judgement Sundays Pool Party,

Night: Reps takeover

Monday:

Day: Ibiza Rocks Pool Party,

Night: Ibiza Rocks The Boat, Happy Hour 9pm -10.30pm.

Tuesday:

Day: Gig warm up

Night: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM LIVE IN CONCERT!!

Wednesday:

Day: Reclaim The Dance Floor Pool Party,

Night: Silent Rave

Thursday:

Day: Cream Pool Party,

Night: Open Decks ( Open Decks for Hotel Guest Djs )

THE IBIZA ROCKS SHOP

The bands can’t get

enough of our

Ibiza Rocks

range. Luke

from The Kooks

picked up two

of our item of the

week, which is

this lush Rockstar

Bathrobe. Available

with a white or pink

plectrum you can

own one too for €60.

It’s nice and long with

the softest towelling

and will keep you snug

and warm for winter!

PHOTO: BELLE PIEC - FIIKDESIGN.COM

ROCKIN THE RABBIT VIP STYLEY

This week’s VIP will be hosted by our

friends from Playboy which means

our Ibiza Rocks bunnies will be out

in full force! If you fancy the chance

of winning two VIP tickets to LCD

Soundsystem and a whole host of

playboy goodies tune in to Ibiza

Rocks the Radio on 97.6fm or www.

ibizaglobalradio.com from 2-3pm on

Tuesday, or come to the Ibiza Rocks

Bar on Monday night and speak to

their DJ ambassador Tart with a

Heart for further details...

PHOTO: FRIGHTENED RABBIT BY LA SKIMAL

ROCKING THE RADIO WITH

FRIGHTENED RABBIT

TWAH: Hello boys, welcome to Ibiza Rocks the Radio! You

had an early flight in this morning and you’ve been all over

the place. Tell us!

Scott: Yeah we’ve covered some mileage! We did round

Australia, then Chicago and now here we are in Ibiza, actually

it seems like a rather fitting place to end up after so much

chaos!

TWAH: Yeah you won’t even know who you are by the end

of it... Here for a while?

Billy: Yeah we’re having a mini holiday.

TWAH: So I take it you’re up for a party tonight at Es

Paradis?

Billy: Definitely! It’d be rude not too...

TWAH: So what’s all this about you guys doing a cover of

N-Trance’s ‘Set You Free?’

Jillian: Oh my God, I LOVE N- Trance, that’s brilliant!

TWAH: She’s not joking, she does...

Scott: You know a lot of bands might cover a dance track as

a bit of a piss take but we genuinely have done a version and

we love it.

TWAH: Are you playing it tonight? You soooo should!

Billy: We weren’t but I think now we might!

TWAH: We’ve got some Bunny Girls, rather fittingly; we

can send them on stage to join you if you like?

Scott: Aye that’s be amazing, give everyone something to

look at ;)

TWAH: So you’ve done SXSW a few times. I’m so jealous, I

did it once with Andy and Dawn (Ibiza Rocks directors) on

the lookout for bands and it was probably the best festival

I’ve ever been to. The one flaw being that the Texans don’t

have any healthy food anywhere! Did you gain weight?

Scott: Yeah everything is fried...

TWAH: Or comes with a side portion of lard!

Scott: We’ve done it three times now; it’s a great place to get

noticed and a lot of fun.

TWAH: You looking forward to tonight’s gig?

(Billy is nodding) Scott: Aye! Can’t wait it’s going to be

tremendous!

AFTER SEX AND DRUGS COMES

ROCK AND ROLL: I’M WITH THE

BAND BY SCALLY BRADSHAW

Greeting amigos, Scally is a shadow of her former self this

week! My week of partying started at the Ibiza Rocks Fashion

Show on the Thursday, Marco Pier White (junior) modelled

for us as did Tani Lennox (daughter of Annie), and I jumped

on the decks with

Colin Peters and Andy

Carroll. Then it was

Radio 1 craziness,

more DJ-ing, this time

in the Ibiza Rocks

Shop, did you spot our

dancing mannequins?!

Sunday was a birthday

party, Leah who’s the

fabulous lady that runs

our VIP had a celeb

PHOTO: JILLIAN CANNEY - FIXIBIZA.COM

frenzied do at Ocho – Sienna and Jude were hanging out

looking very small and good looking,… On Monday I made

a new friend in Mr Hudson who came to watch me DJ at the

Ibiza Rocks Bar, Tuesday Jade Jagger could be spotted in the

VIP on Kooks watch, as was Diana Vickers (who I’m told our

ISSUE 11 13TH AUGUST 2010

DJ Grainger was stalking), Tom from the Paddington’s, and

Anthony from Diagram of the Heart. The Ibiza Rocks staff were

again out in full force to party at Es Paradis finishing the night

with a few Penthouse frolics and a couple of dirty kebabs with

Frightened Rabbit. Scally has to give a shout out to Karen and

her hot tub determination, love this lady!!! Wednesday was our

gorgeous Nick’s birthday which was dinner and (lots of) drinks

at Aura with a couple of The Kooks and the arrival of one of

my bessie’s Kai from the Mystery Jets with the lovely William.

Gordon from Frightened Rabbit joined us for a trip to Reclaim

the Dancefloor which was yet again a wicked craic.

Besos Scally x

UPPERS AND DOWNERS

What we’re turning loud

and what we’re turning off.

This week we ask She-ra (also

known as Belle), our very

own Ibiza Rocks Graphic

designer, photo snapper

of everything and DJ. She

could be found spinning

tunes in the basement

bars of Shoreditch, or

alternative music clubs

in Australia. Nowadays

she’s more likely to be caught in the photo pit up front at

all the weekly gigs for Ibiza Rocks snappin' the rock stars,

or runnin' the spaceship sized mac in the IR office...

• PRAISE the DJ: Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches. Says

it al really, Peaches is the queen, she takes the power

back from the boys and shoves it tastily where it fits...

• HANG the DJ: Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida

feat. David Guetta. Whenever this pops up on the

Spotify ad my whole body cringes with intense

repulsion and I can't hit mute fast enough.

WHAT HAPPENS IN IBIZA STAYS

IN IBIZA...

We want to hear your

most rock and roll

moments, the best

will get printed here

and win an Ibiza

Rocks t-shirt! Email

gabby@ibizarocks.

com

PHOTO: JILLIAN CANNEY - FIXIBIZA.COM

OUR DIRECTOR OF RETAIL (AND THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY

BOY) PROVED THAT GRAVITY IS A STRONGER FORCE

THAN THE CONCEPT OF WALKING ON WATER. HE DID

THIS WEARING ONLY A PAIR OF IBIZA ROCKS PANTS AT

ARTIST LIAISON JASON’S VILLA WHILST DAWN WAS FACE

DOWN IN A HAMMOCK.

We lead by example here at the Ibiza Rocks headquarters!

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