IBIZA ROCKS x BULLDOG Gin @ Lights of Soho

Photographer: Luke Dyson

Last Thursday 8th June, FAULT were privileged to attend the launch of legendary live music brand, IBIZA ROCKS‘ hardback photographic book by acclaimed French photographer Jérôme Ferrière. Curated by Dawn Hindle, Creative Director and co-founder of Ibiza Rocks and co-owner of the iconic Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, the book is ultimately a powerful retrospective filled with over 100 rebellious, irreverent and iconic images that document a fresh new generation of live music – encapsulating the magic that is Ibiza Rocks.

Jérôme Ferrière poses with a copy of the IBIZA ROCKS book

IBIZA ROCKS is a must-have for die-hard music fans and also for Ibiza-culture lovers everywhere. The book is a visual feast of the frontline of fame. The electric essence and edgy spirit of Ibiza’s live music shines through each picture, and the book is peppered with original quotes from many of the artists who have been included.

Hosted at FAULT’s favourite London cultural hotspot, the incomparable Lights of Soho, Dawn also showcased her latest True Rocks jewellery line in collaboration with Bip Ling who hit the decks to entertain guests.

L-R: Jérôme Ferrière, Bip Ling, Dawn Hindle

The event was supported by BULLDOG Gin and, after a successful partnership in 2016 with the ‘BULLDOG Brunch at Pikes’, BULLDOG Gin and Pikes will be continuing their strategic partnership this summer, bringing a mix of culinary delights, delicious cocktails and Ibiza vibes to London with a series of pop-up brunches at various London locations. We’re already looking forward to the next one!

P.S: Happy Birthday Suzi!

FAULT Magazine in conversation with Carl Cox

 

 

This year it’s a seminal and historic season, it’s ‘The Final Chapter – Music Is Revolution’ with the closing of Space so I imagine that it will be quite emotional for you? 

I’ve never been involved in something so strongly as this. This is my only residency that I’ve taken on apart from Ultimate B.A.S.E. Here I’m 15 years on and everything is at the highest level. There is a team of amazing people surrounding me and we all feel a part of the success. Once this is gone the family will break and we will inevitably move on and go our separate ways.

 

So have you felt like your sets this season so far have had an element of nostalgia?

Absolutely and I feel the more I go into this season the more it’s gonna be like that because people want to experience what has made and defined the club over the years. So I don’t want to just play pure upfront techno and dance music or tech house which is the current sound, I want to play the music that people have forgotten about and make people think, ‘I remember exactly where I was when this record came out.’ Or if you’re so young that you don’t remember it, you can experience the vibe and the sound that made the club great.

Tell me about how your sound has evolved over the years?

I was born in the late sixties and I grew up in the seventies with bands playing funk, soul, disco and R&B, jazz and modern jazz. My adaptations and what I play with my music comes and stems from all of these moments in my history. I have lived all of those moments and my knowledge of music is an expanse, it’s a lot. My brain should almost be exploded with all this music knowledge that I have come to acquire. If you go back 30 or 40 years I look back at the amount of music that I’ve played, shared, begged for, borrowed and stole (he laughs) and it’s got me to where I am – my life has been dedicated to music.

 

When did you first arrive to the island?

I first came to the island in the mid eighties. When I was about twenty one I came to Space and I thought, once day I’m gonna be playing at this club and I’m gonna make sure that they’ve never heard a DJ play like me. And that’s how it started.

So from an early age did you dream that you would become one of the greatest DJs in the world?

Well I never went out looking for that title. Music was always in me, to understand it, nurture it, respect it, love it and once I had it – to share it. This was instilled in me from my mum and dad. My mum has now unfortunately passed away, but her legacy of who she was is within me to continue the legacy of the Cox family in the way that I believe I’m put on this planet to do.

What makes Ibiza your utopia? 

I wanted to go to Ibiza when I was younger cause Ibiza had so many clubs. I was drawn to Ibiza from day one since1984 or 1985 I’ve been coming to the island and not really missed one year over the last twenty years. I’m here to give to the island. I share the love of my music with people, I have always had that notion, and that is the reason I do what I do.

 

*Interview taken from an excerpt from the Ibiza Icons book in partnership with Bulldog Gin