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Podcast: SPTLMIX007: Sean Hughes - 30 years of Ibiza

Our island focused podcast series continues with one of our favourites, Sean Hughes, taking us on a musical journey spanning three decades of glorious music and life on the island. Find him morphing into the perfect DJ at a variety of parties each season, nobody's ears are safe.


"30 years of Ibiza, a mix to represent the musical history of the island for the past 30 years. Where do you start with a mix like that!? I wrecked my head for a good week trying to work out a direction for this... do you start at Cafe del Mar? Amnesia terrace? KU or hippie raves out in the hills? I quickly began to realise that this is simply an impossible task. An island with so much musical history, so many world beating clubs and each person having their own experience. So much has happened through so many genres of electronic music that I should now rename this mix - 'a tiny selection of some tunes that were played in Ibiza over the past 30 years.' "

"I started with a nod to KU, a huge open-air club with a flamboyant crowd that ruled the clubbing roost in the mid 80s that we now call Privilege, and who better to flamboyantly twirl round in a shoulder padded blouse than to Prince? Then a big shout out to Alfredo (of The Heritage Project) and his partnership at Amnesia - the most important residency that has ever happened on Ibiza. I picked tracks that only he could have made anthems, like Icarus 'Stone Fox Chase' (the beginning of funky house maybe?)"

"Who could do a mix like this without acknowledging Trance (Paul) Van Dyk's mix of Humate 'Love Stimulation'? It sends anyone that's been there back to Amnesia's main room blasted to bits by the ice cannon whilst grinning ear to ear. Moving on to a personal moment for me in Space's Discoteca watching Sasha building his set then suddenly letting Der Dritte Raum's 'Hale Bopp' tear through the incredible system back in '98... it was just magic."

"The mix continues with reference to just about every club and most genres, there's a million tracks missed off this mix and I realised one thing going through all the old stuff compiling this... we were lucky to have lived through such a special time in dance music and even luckier to have such a special and unique place such as Ibiza to experience it."

"Long may the beats drop on our sunny little island and here's to the next 30 years!" - Sean Hughes


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Tracklist

1 - 1984 - FONDA RAE - TOUCH ME
2 - 1985 - TULLIO DE PISCOPO - PRIMAVERA
3 - 1986 - PRINCE - MOUNTAINS
4 - 1987 - ICARUS - STONE FOX CHASE
5 - 1988 - FUNKY WORM - HUSTLE TO THE MUSIC
6 - 1989 - 808 STATE - PACIFIC STATE
7 - 1990 - LEFTFIELD - NOT FORGOTTEN
8 - 1991 - ROBERT OWENS - I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND
9 - 1992 - JIMI POLO - BETTER DAY
10 - 1993 - AGE OF LOVE - JAM AND SPOON
11 - 1994 - HUMATE - LOVE STIMULATION (PAUL VAN DYKE)
12 - 1995 - SUBLIMINAL CUTS - VOLE DE SOLLE
13 - 1996 - ALCATRAZ - GIVE ME LUV
14 - 1997 - HELLER AND FARLEY - ULTRA FLAVA
15 - 1998 - DER DRITTE RAUM - HALE BOP
16 - 1999 - PETE HELLER - BIG LOVE
17 - 2000 - ST GERMAIN - ROSE ROUGE
18 - 2001 -OCTAVE ONE - BLACKWATER
19 - 2002 - LAYO & BUSHWACKER - LOVE STORY
20 - 2003 - DENNIS FERRER - SANDCASTLES
21 - 2004 - STARSAILOR - FOUR TO THE FLOOR (THIN WHITE DUKE)
22 - 2005 - LIFELIKE & KRIS MENACE - DISCOPOLIS
23 - 2006 - AME - REJ
24 - 2007 - DJUMA SOUNDSYSTEMS - LES DJINNS
25 - 2008 - SIS - TROMPETA
26 - 2009 - MICHEL CLEIS - LA MEZCLA
27 - 2010 - GUY GERBER - HATE/LOVE
28 - 2011 - NOIR & HAZE - AROUND (SOLOMUN)
29 - 2012 - PACHANGA BOYS - TIME
30 - 2013 - DINKY - FALLING ANGEL (MATTHEW STYLES)


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