The summer season is at its height now in Ibiza and today i have a great set for our latest Ibiza Blog Sessions.
Manchester’s underground music scene is excellent at the moment and Ronson is responsible for part of its great success. Ronson is the former founder of Xpansion in Manchester and has teamed up with Sequential Records owner Jay Cosgrove to start up a new project Bocuma, which is due to launch this bank holiday Sunday, i also managed to catch a few words with him.
Hi Ronson thanks for doing a mix for us, the last mix of yours i listened too had Golden Girls Kinetic in it, which is probably one of my favourite tunes that reminds me of the very first time i went to Ibiza!
For the people who haven’t heard you, how would you describe your style?
A fine mix of deep and tech sounds… I have many inspirations from all genres and I think this comes across in my DJ sets. I like to get the crowd going and create a real energy on the dance floor.
Today is the day many people wait 364 days of the year for. The Space opening party is one party that i would always recommend people make an effort to go to.
It’s a great time of the year to be on the island and there is no better way to kick of a new season than in the Space opening party. If like me, you’re not actually there today, then it doesn’t mean you have to miss out!!
You can listen to the opening party live two ways today,
A lot has been said recently about Pacha and its moves away from pandering to the ‘Superstar Dj’ and i personally back them 100%. Today we continue to celebrate real music from Dj’s who don’t need 100K to open their laptop.
Today we speak to Andrew, i picked up on Andrews music through listening to a mix he posted on twitter and subsequently went through his mixcloud. Andrew has kindly done a mix for us and i managed to ask him a few questions.
Hi Andrew and thanks for taking the time to talk to me, and especially putting a mix together for the blog.
Firstly a bit about yourself, who are your musical inspirations when it comes to what you listen to? Is it a Dj, or maybe even a venue?
I’ve been into electronic music since around 97, from listening to the early Ministry of Sound ‘The Annual’ compilations and it all kind of went from there. I’m a big fan of DJs and live acts who have their own sound. Acts like Maya Jane Coles, Dubfire, Solomun and The Chemical Brothers. They are instantly recognisable when you hear a track or set from them. I also love DJ’s like Chris Liebing who really embrace technology to take their sets to the next level and blur the line between DJ and live act.
Something a little different, Im sure a few of us here have heard Yousef smash it out on the covered terrace before. He has done a Christmas mix for us! Its a bit different but definitely a better alternative, its also available to download if you wish.