Ibiza by night starts to meet artists, journalists and musicians to talk about the withe island.
“La Isla” is a special place, that captures the soul of the people…it’s a special trip…and today we decided to start to talk about it with a special guest, Mattia Chiusano, journalist, Senior editor of the sport editorial staff of Repubblica, one of the most famous Italian daily :”Repubblica”.
Mattia Chiusano, what’s your impression about Ibiza?
Mattia: “A stunning mix of mediterranean charme, spanish fiestas and electronic music sounds: that’s how appeared me Ibiza when I first visited it in 2014. My job of journalist gave me the chance to travel all over the world, through a lot of Olympic Games and football events, but I always felt curious about La Isla Blanca: magical sunsets, world class djs pinchando in a small bar or in front of a nice beach. I talked with Ibiza lovers who met Roger Sanchez in a restaurant de la Ciudad Vieja, dining with pizza and champagne… What I found was something stronger I couldn’t imagine: an island full of rhythms and vibes, proudly in love with electronic music I began to appreciate since I was a kid, grown in the 80’s listening to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Human League, Pet Shop Boys”.
What were you surprised more at the beginning?
Mattia: “My first steps on the moon were in Space (que pena perderlo), during ENTER of Richie Hawtin: in “Mind” room a charismatic elegant gentleman was mixing sophisticated lounge music, surrounded by red lightened dancers. He was Daniel Miller himself, the first producer of Depeche Mode, pioneer of the synthesizers. While the voice of Dave Gahan filled the room, a shamanic Marcel Dettman was playing in Main Room and a friendly Richie Hawtin walked around to meet the guests”.
Did you have any experience of beach clubs?
Mattia: “After the enormous emotion of the night in Space, I lived a moving sunset in Destino Pacha, when H.O.S.H left the mixer to Solomun, a real magician of the island with his mysterious loops and his touching roots in Bosnia. Then I discovered artists like the melodic Koelsch, the whirling rhytms of Nick Curly, or glamorous clubs like the Eli Rojas’ Blue Marlin. So began my travel through the spirit of Ibiza, the unique place I know living of music, where huge golden masks of a german producer with an afro heart, Claptone, receive you at the arrivals area in the airport. Something like the Olympic Games of club music”.