Received my copy yesterday. Skimming through it's loosely chronological. A series of interviews (structured by quotes) with all the major players, including a one-time leading forum member! They conducted nearly 80 interviews across about 600 pages with some great pictures. Looks like a few people including Tong, Solomun and the Manumission lot declined to be interviewed though for various reasons. Sven too, although Johannes spoke on behalf of Cocoon. The authors said on instag that they're hoping to get an English lang edition out so keep an eye out for that.
Interesting interview with the authors, especially the bit about the Ushuaïa/Hï peeps refusing to appear in it...'Balearic'
Interesting interview with the authors, especially the bit about the Ushuaïa/Hï peeps refusing to appear...
Laura Ferrer Arambarri / Acérquense a este libro sin prejuicios y se llevarán una grata sorpresa. Balearic. Historia oral de la cultura de club en Ibiza (Editorial Contra) es un trabajo jugosísimo e imprescindible para quien quiera conocer el auge, el colapso, las luces y las sombras del...www.noudiari.es
one thing the book has done is that it has firmly buried the myth that those 4 Brits somehow 'invented' IBZ in 1987. The stuff about how Oakenfold shamelessly ripped off the original Ibiza DJs is even more shocking than I previously thought.
CDM come over pretty badly/cutthroat too... the moral of the story is always patent your name/brand before somebody else does...
The 'Balearic' writers did a little book promo here at a bar this evening with audio/visuals which was great fun. Some hilarious footage. Sven doing an incredible acrobatic somersault with luciano in an outdoor dj booth (?) and guetta playing to a good crowd at space in the 90s!. Pix too big to upload off phone sadly
this was the guetta clip they showed. space late 90s. pre-fmif. feels like a world away from what he later became.