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QUICKFIRE Q&A WITH OUR RESIDENTS

Your summer soundtrack is sorted on a daily basis in 2017 thanks to our Rocks Resident DJ crew providing nothing but good vibes and the biggest sounds on the island!

From poolside sessions to warming up for some of the hottest shows of the season, let us introduce you to the ultimate crew as we grill them with the questions and gossip we want to know…

PATRICK NAZEMI

1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO DJ’ING?
When they brought out the Pioneer CDJ-2000 and it meant you could just turn up to a show with a single USB and leng it down – that was when I was sold. Vinyls? Nah mate. They weigh too much. 128kbps mp3’s are almost weightless.Almost.
2. DESCRIBE BEING A ROCKS RESIDENT DJ IN 3 WORDS
I hate winter.
3. YOUR IBIZA ROCKS HIGHLIGHT TO DATE?
Taking Momma Nazemi onstage with me during a sold out pool party last summer. She complained how little everyone was wearing and asked “Does it have to be so loud?”- That woman rules.
4. SOMETHING WE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…
I have recurring nightmares that one day I’ll be DJ’ing and the track I’m playing runs out and I haven’t got another track ready and everyone just stands there and swears at me. Seriously. Shits me up.
5. WHAT ONE TRACK COULD YOU LISTEN TO ON LOOP?
Toto – Africa
6. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM ONE OF YOUR SETS?
Toto – Africa
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIDDEN GEM IN IBIZA?
Danny Beck’s cuddles – hands down the most under-rated cuddle in all of the Balearics.
8. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
If you value sleep, don’t do it.
9. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST AFTER PARTY YOU’VE BEEN TO ON THE ISLAND?
A couple of years ago Artwork played All Night Long at the infamous Pikes. After playing one of the most outrageously beautiful DJ sets I’ve ever experienced until 6am, we followed it up by an impromptu dip in the Pikes swimming pool, with just a couple of us and Artwork. Being utterly waved in a pool watching the sun come up with a good bunch of people chatting absolute nonsense and absolute sense at the same time – nothing beats it.
10. AND FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON?
The return of my number one bromance – Craigy D for his TS5 pool parties on the Thursdays. Jheezey, A-Wheezey.

OLI P

1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO DJ’ING?
Growing up I always wanted to be Fatboy Slim, and now I live in Brighton and DJ in Ibiza so I’m getting closer!
 2. DESCRIBE BEING A ROCKS RESIDENT DJ IN 3 WORDS
Lots of FUN.
 3. YOUR IBIZA ROCKS HIGHLIGHT TO DATE?
Last year when Major Lazer played at the hotel. They’re one of my favourite acts in the world and the energy they create is unreal!
 4. SOMETHING THAT WE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…
I used to be Hanson’s biggest fan and maybe still am…
5. WHAT ONE TRACK COULD YOU LISTEN TO ON LOOP?
Currently J-Hus – Did You See or Hanson – mmmBop

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6. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM ONE OF YOUR SETS?
Definitely a mash up of all genres from D&B, Indie, Bashment, Hip hop, House… I like to please everyone!
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIDDEN GEM IN IBIZA?
JAM SHAK! It’s this amazing Jamaican restaurant around San Antonio Bay. The prawns are unreal.
8. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
Work hard, be nice to everyone you meet and always play to the best of your ability because you never know who might be watching or listening!
9. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST AFTER PARTY YOU’VE BEEN TO ON THE ISLAND?
After most nights I end up in Soul City on the West End, so any night there haha…
10. AND FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON?
This season I’m most looking forward to the Elrow Pool Parties at Ibiza Rocks. They’re an exclusive for us and it’s easily the best party in the world!

K1R3Y

1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO DJ’ING?
I bought some belt drive turntables at uni and got stuck in. Played some awful sets at home and played for my pals (and their pals) house parties.
Then I went from house parties to warm up sets at clubs/bars and the rest is history… kinda.
2. DESCRIBE BEING A ROCKS RESIDENT DJ IN 3 WORDS
Dream Come True!
3. YOUR IBIZA ROCKS HIGHLIGHT TO DATE?
Fist bumping Craig David after one of his sets at TS5. I was ready to hit the stage and keep the vibes rolling with Patrick Nazemi, mic in hand.
Then I turned all fan boy, melted and said nothing for about 5-6 seconds (it felt like longer) with a crowd of over 2000 people waiting for the party to carry on. Yeah… that was me.
4. SOMETHING THAT WE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…
I can fall asleep pretty much anywhere, doctors say I’m sleep deprived – I think it’s a skill.
5. WHAT ONE TRACK COULD YOU LISTEN TO ON LOOP?
Hmmmm, i’m gonna say Detroit Swindle – 64 Ways. Yup. I’m sticking with it!

6. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM ONE OF YOUR SETS?
Non Stop Feel Goodness, no boundaries just vibes. I’m a big advocate of vibes!
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIDDEN GEM IN IBIZA?
Gotta be Tapas Tapas! If you can find it… you deserve to eat there, trust me. Come to think of it, I can’t remember how to get there.
8. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
Be passionate, be patient, be consistent & KEEP GOING!
9. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST AFTER PARTY YOU’VE BEEN TO ON THE ISLAND?
Probably the 1st Craig David TS5 Pool Party. It made history for us and it was at a transitional time for Craig too. UNREAL scenes. The night before was Artwork at Pikes. As soon as the fat lady sings (no joke, a fat lady actually sings) it’s a non stop groove based affair with
not a single frown in sight. I couldn’t make this up!
10. AND FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON
The lineup this summer is the most outrageous lineup EVER. so many Big names gracing our stage (Craig David, Sean Paul etc) but I’m most looking forward to the Squad reassembling. Something happens when Pat, Danny, Oli & I are together, this infectious energy… last summer was a warm up, the levels will be all the way up this year. For SURE!

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DANNY BECK

1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO DJ’ING?
Beatmania on PS1
2. DESCRIBE BEING A ROCKS RESIDENT DJ IN 3 WORDS
DJ. Music. Zugzwang. 
3. YOUR IBIZA ROCKS HIGHLIGHT TO DATE?
Being Stormzy’s backup dancer
4. SOMETHING THAT WE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…
My favourite word is zugzwang!
5. WHAT ONE TRACK COULD YOU LISTEN TO ON LOOP?
John Cage – 4’33”
6. WHAT CAN OUR AUDIENCE EXPECT FROM ONE OF YOUR SETS?
Absolute crowd control. The security are great.
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIDDEN GEM IN IBIZA?
McDonalds hash browns
8. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
Wear sunscreen
9. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST AFTER PARTY YOU’VE BEEN TO ON THE ISLAND?
This one time at Pikes, the party went on too long and I couldn’t get a taxi so I slept under a desk.
10. AND FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON?
Hash browns