“Unless you need to make art to stay alive, you shouldn’t be making art.”
Ouch – I’m still hurting from last night even though I made it home by 11pm. What was supposed to be a quick afternoon cocktail at the Ushuaia Hotel somehow morphed into a full-on evening of dancing, drinking and deviousness.
I bumped into my old mate Alex Picone and hung out with the delightful Errol and his lovely wife Alex who were the perfect dancing companions. Highlights? Obviously Alex P’s set and getting a rare opportunity to DJ Sneak spinning was pretty cool too.
I had a rare night out yesterday to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Given that Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe were headlining it seemed a good excuse to leave the comfy surrounds of Talamanca and head to San Antonio. Fenech-Soler performed – they were good… sorry, as I’m writing I’m realising that this is starting to sound like a really lame gig review, which it wasn’t my intention.
Basically I found the night, musically, quite underwhelming even though it was my guys acts who held second billing. BUT what I can rave about is the kids room. It is such an ingenious idea to have a room in which you can feel safe and comfortable for your kids to crawl/run around in while enjoying a birds-eye view of a gig at the same time.
Ok, so the rooms are hardly luxurious but it’s San An – what do you expect. With its own bathroom (now queues for the loos ladies) and a full stocked mini-bar I think this might be the only way I roll at Ibiza Rocks for the rest of the season.
And funnily enough the kiddies room turned out to be far more VIP than the designated VIP and VIIP rooms – the family ended up hanging out with owner Andy McKay and his 10-year-old son as well as Judge Jules, his missus Amanda and their too kids – oh so rock and roll!
On the bill were Usher (in his Ibiza debut), The Wire’s Idris Elba (launching his 7 Wallace project) and DJ David Morales. The special guest turned out to be none other than DJ David Guetta but even better were special guest appearances from Taio Cruz and Ludacris.
The night was unbelievable, the production – out of this world and Usher? Well, I know understand why people call him the hardest working man in R&B. His energy was amazing – he gave the performance everything he’s got.
What was even cooler to see was what a great team he has around him – all dedicated to the star but super smart, talented and best of all polite, no diva histrionics to report at all