Robert Miles is an appreciated dj and producer (he created also Openlab Radio) too that since many years works also in Ibiza..and this summer he’s playing also at Sankeys!
Ibiza by night met Robert (in the picture below) to talk about his activity, the future projects and his relationship with our magical island.
Ibn: Robert Miles and Ibiza – what is your relationship to the island?
Robert: I first came to Ibiza back in the late ‘80s and then from the mid-90s onwards more regularly as a working DJ. Eventually, having enjoyed the island for so many years, I decided to have a base here in 2006, and bought a finca in the northern part of the island.
Two years ago I launched OpenLab Radio (89.9FM and http://www.openlab.fm), a new radio concept for the 21st Century, forward-looking community, centred here in Ibiza and also in London and Berlin.
If I had to name a place where my body and mind synch in perfect harmony I would say that Ibiza is the place. I feel good here, at home, I always did…and I like the crazy people living on it. Such a mix of creative and bohemian individuals! The energy on the island is unique and I always feel there is magic happening here…
Ibn: Summer 2014 – what are your plans in Ibiza and about Ibiza?
Robert: We are planning a series of events in The Basement at Sankeys every Monday, and a few one-off private beach parties in secret locations that will be disclosed to our listeners very soon.
We’ve also just found a stretch of land in the northern part of the island where we’re planning to build our first OpenLab multimedia centre, though we’ll need a few years to see that totally come to life. It’s good to know it’s eventually becoming a reality though.
Ibn: Who is your favourite artist to collaborate with?
Robert: I’ve been so busy setting up OpenLab over the last few years that I’ve barely had time to get into the studio! I’ve worked with most of my favourite artists in the past (Robert Fripp, Trilok Gurtu, Nitin Sawhney, Bill Laswell…) but I wouldn’t mind to end up collaborating with Radiohead or Apparat as well.
Ibn: Tell us something special that happened to you on the island?
Robert: The most amazing thing that has happened to me on the island so far is the birth of my daughter 5 years ago. Special moments actually happen here on Ibiza every day. Just driving around and looking at the landscape. for me that’s already something totally special.
Knowing that so many people are listening to OpenLab in their cars and homes on the island also fills me with great joy at the moment. It pushes me to deliver more and more new ideas for them, to make them feel even better.
OpenLab is actually the perfect companion when you drive around the island. If you still haven’t experienced it…tune in onto 89.9FM and let yourself go…
Ibn: The future projects of Robert Miles.. Give us a preview…
Robert: God knows…I have so much in my plate right now that I don’t even dare to think about the future 🙂
Probably going back to the studio and trying to come up with a nice record…as well as spending more time enjoying the island and its people.
Ibn: And finally…do you prefer Ibiza by day or by night?
Robert: Definitely night. The nighttime energy is always amazing and it gives me a lot of ideas and creative inspiration. I love the music we play in our OpenLab Night sessions too…I think it blends with Ibiza’s ‘other side’ perfectly.
Thanks Robert and thanks also to Elena Sànchez for the media support!