Idris Elba at W.A.R., Ibiza Rocks, 23/8/2013

August 24th, 2013 - 2:42 pm Posted in ibiza rocks | Comments (0)

Friday saw the last appearance of Idris Elba and his summer DJ residency at Ibiza Rocks. Idris was back to back with Ibiza Rocks regular DJ Doorly, and trying to outdo each other, they played some great tunes, and with the other DJs who were on that night, provided a great warm-up to Example who was headlining the night.

ibiza-rocks-2013-idris-elbaWe were there on the first night of Idris’s residency, and he’s definitely adapted his set over the recent weeks. There was a greater range of music in the first week, drawing on tunes from the 80s and 90s from Madonna, Human League and Oasis amongst others.

This week he played music more akin to Example and DJ Wire who were following him. That was until the last 20 minutes or so, when it started to get more interesting, and they played tracks that I knew. Kicking off with Candi Staton and a mix of ‘You Got the Love’, followed by ‘Roxanne’ by The Police, everyone was singing along and having a great time.

Next up was Black Betty’s ‘Ram Jam’, which I haven’t heard played anywhere for ages, which segued into Artic Monkey’s ‘I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor’ ending with Beastie Boys ‘Intergalactic’. What a great way to end a DJ set and what has been a great residency for Idris, who clearly loved spinning the tunes and commanding the stage at Ibiza Rocks, as the photos show.

Aftwards we headed of to Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes for the private Idris Elba “Wallace” series – a fantastic night as usual with Andy Carroll rocking the Chez Fez room till the sun came up.

Words & photos by ClaireB

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Idris Elba at W.A.R.

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