This week you can listen to the third and last hour of my set that I played on the Amnesia Terrace in Ibiza for Hyte on June 24th 2015 between 6 am and 7 am, right after a fantastic live performance by Henrik Schwarz. If you watch the Video (https://youtu.be/kHpqyN4IfUE), you might already get an idea why this set was quite special for me. Some might think that I am not into melodies and vocals, considering the majority of sets that are out there and that some of you have heard me playing live, but actually I am. I am a kid of the 80's and grew up listening to the music of this time and always have been a big fan of bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division and so on. In the past years I have rediscovered this side more and more in me and found different ways to fuse this kind of vibe with the techno that I play.
Hyte is now in its first season, Wednesdays at Amnesia and I am one of the residents this year among guys like Loco Dice, Maceo Plex and more. But also in the years before, I have always had a close relationship with Amnesia, since I played there for the first Cocoon season back in 1999. I do love this club and I think it is one of the best in the world. I always enjoy playing in the Club Room and I am happy that I can look back on many amazing nights not only for Cocoon, also for Music On …. and of course I am looking forward to more memorable nights in there this summer for Hyte.
When it became clear that Hyte and Amnesia gave me the opportunity to also play a set on the Terrace, I happily agreed, knowing this would give me the chance to go even deeper into these new musical adventures of mine, as there is not really a better environment to DJ this kind of style then on the Terrace of Amnesia. The atmosphere of this room, especially when the sun starts to rise in the early morning hours, is one of its kind. Somehow it kind of took me back into my early days of DJing, when I tried to create a journey for the dancers going through various styles of music.
Well, to make a long story short, although I did feel a bit nervous at first, I had a blast "on the other side" and it motivated me to continue this musical journey in the future. Thanks again to everyone involved for making this happen! Have a listen and let me know what you think. Now that you have the last part, you could even put episodes 18, 19 and 20 together in a playlist and listen to the whole set with seamless transitions. I hope you enjoy !
Listen and download here