Adventures of Angelique in Ibiza... Angelfreq's Ibiza Odessy...
Angelique's Ibiza Diary... when we first blazed through what you're
about to read below, all the possible names poured out like a soy
latte at sunset on an island far far away... and we realized Angelique
really needs no introduction if you've been on our site for very
long. No doubt you've seen her top ten charts and over the years
read our interviews with her. But now, dear readers, Angelique takes
her turn behind the keyboard (and camera) to share with us in her
own words, the experiences she is having on the magical isle of
Ibiza Diary #1 - written by Angelique
Most people think Ibiza is seasonal. And, really only begins in
June, with the "openings". When you live here, you learn
that the magical island tends to hold secrets. Depending on how
the island is feeling about you, those secrets, are good, or bad!
But according to those who have been here much, much longer then
me, it's only since the past couple of winters and all the construction
happening here, that the energy is being directed more and more
into making Ibiza a year round destination.
Between traveling to India to DJ for a couple of months and France
to start production on my album, Ibiza was a buzz. Andy from DUB
Magazine had Wednesday's at Grial and will now be opening at the
new club Heaven, which was Penelope's and use to be Angels. Fernando
went strong at Pacha this winter with House World, and I hear it
was also one of the best parties. Plus a lot of one off fantastic
parties at Aura, Bambuddha Grove, El Ayoun and El Faroun. One of
the biggest Ibiza winter success stories, Empire at Guarana, where
I was also one of the resident DJ this winter. This summer Empire
will be at Priviledge and we are all excited! Alistair, of Manumission
fame, will of course be bringing a touch of the glamour he is famous
I thought I escaped Los Angeles, leaving behind freeways, traffic,
malls, and pollution, to live in a forest by the sea. I was in love
with the water, the sunsets, the almost electric green color of
the trees, and the music!!! Just one year after I moved here, the
construction (some would say destruction) began. I now live on this
island that never had a freeway, and now it does. So things are
changing. Good or bad.
Ibiza has a reputation for either keeping you or rejecting you.
And I have literally seen this! But ever since I got here, even
when it was only for my first 3 days, the island knocked my plans
off the shelf and kept me that first time, for 4 extra days! I then
went home, sold everything, packed my stuff and returned 4 weeks
Well, as I said, it's really a whole other story, but for now, sticking
to the star of this Diary," Ibiza", she represents one
of the most important summer musical destinations in the world!
I am honored and thrilled to be a part of it.
This summer, I will interview some of my favorite DJ's and producer's,
take you behind the scenes of some of the best parties, and talk
about music music music!
When the idea to start to do interviews came up, Jennifer, the editor
and chief of DJ FIX, suggested to turn it into something more. She
said, do something like the adventures of Angelique. So, for those
of you that know me personally, it's been a long and winding, sometimes
very bumpy road! That's Ibiza!! She might want to keep you, but
she will make sure you prove it over and over, that you are worthy.
This winter I almost contemplated moving. I was in France, March,
and part of April, working on material to release this summer. It
was raining everyday! My boyfriend had dumped me!! And the studio
and housing situation were not what had been promised to me.
I was depressed. It was a dark period for me, and I started contemplating
moving from Ibiza to France!! After all, there is a great music
But when I did return to Ibiza, it was like the "bad time"
switch got shut off and a welcoming party of angels were everywhere
I went. After 2 years of living on the island, and now, without
a boyfriend, not only did I find out I have some really special,
amazing, dear friends here, but, I was one of the lucky people that
Ibiza clearly told, "Where the hell do you think you're going?"
And so as summer of 2007 approaches rapidly, I know I am quite fortunate
to live on the magic island full of dreams. Welcome to my Ibiza
One of my best friends on the island, not only has lived here
for 30 years but also is the man, myth and legend behind one of
the islands most coveted hot spots on the island, the world famous
Funky Room in Pacha.
Vaughn calls to tell me there is a birthday party at the bar just
down the hill from me and that the Funky Room is opening tonight
for the first time since Christmas. It's not the summer opening
just yet, but tonight will mark the Funky Rooms inception into summer
We meet at Zahara and run into a colorful cast of regular Ibiza
Because some of the people who I know from living here owns, and
work in this new beach bar, there are many friends and familiar
I have sometimes said, "you can take the girl out of LA but
you can't take the LA out of the girl". And whilst many Europeans
might find this very American of me, I can't help it if I think
it makes sense.
Zahara is one of my locals. Because I often walk around the forest
and mountains near my house, sometimes I end up on the beach in
my little town. So, since I like to drink coffee and as I often
tend to have a "local" most places I have lived in the
world, I like to keep a container of soy milk on these premises.
So, it kind of surprised everyone when the drinks being served were
free, that I ordered a Soy milk Spanish coffee, Cafe Con Leche.
Then funnily, my partner in crime for the evening, my cosmic soul
sister Luna(And must be mentioned debuting Erotic Novelist!!), followed
suit. She was the driver, but we both knew we were going to have
to pace ourselves. It was only just midnight, and I hadn't had dinner.
IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE!! If you are coming to Ibiza, then be warned,
they've hired a lot of new police and they pull a lot of people
over!! They now take away your driver's license for 8 months or
a year, for DUI,and regardless if it's only your first offense!!
They have also hired a lot of new police. So, really I suggest you
always go with a designated driver or take taxis!!
Luna and I were decked out in our disco dancing dresses, high
heels, fully glossed, at a fabulous little birthday soiree, everyone
drinking, dancing, chatting festively and us ladies drinking our
coffees at 11pm at night? I wasn't sure who was more famous, us
or the soy milk?
So why coffee? Because when we arrived at Zahara, and asked Vaughn,
"What time are we going to the Funky Room?"
The whole room could hear Luna and I gulp when he said, "3am"
Who were we to act surprised? Where Ibiza might be an advanced civilization
when it came to electronic music, It was probably stuck in the 50's
for health consciousness.
We all laughed at our hopeful naivety, that we would be going there
"First", Vaughn said, "we are going to The Rock bar,
then a bite to eat at the best pizza in Ibiza at El Pirates."
Late dinner, late parties, sunshine, beaches, dancing and of course,
When we did get to Pacha, it was packed. The music in the Funky
Room was great, and we started to dance immediately! And though
we had told Vaughn if we were getting there at 3am, then we would
probably leave by four. We got there after 3 anyway, and the morning
light was creeping in as I crawled into my bed even later.
Summer in Ibiza had started.
Peace, Love & Beats,