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The Ibiza Hip Hop Conspiracy

August 15th, 2011

Our good friend Andy Taylor, (yes, the one who was in Duran Duran) and who lives here in Ibiza, has written a brilliant blog about the influx of American and UK hip hop and r ‘n’ b artists who have played here recently. Here’s an excerpt:

        They’ve tagged it as “The Change” ….

[It depends which side of the floor you’re dancing’ on]

Ibiza – Once The Kingdom of all thing’s DJ has suddenly encountered more than a simple “nip & tuck” to it’s image & make no mistake, this “Atlantic” make-over is more of a head transplant than merely a cosmetic trim.

The once brazen, & in some cases narcissistic self-promotion, via the Las Vegas style billboard network around the Island, is finally encountering a powerful alternative in the shape of some of the most famous Rappers on Earth, sent here to restore the tainted image of a once great scene that’s just been around & in the hands of the same folks for to long !!!

Now firstly, don’t misinterpret what I’m saying… The cultural significance of house music is enormous, its story best left for another time, without question, its impact socially, culturally & musically has been hugely significant over the past 20-years. Ive seen the sunrise to Alfredo, watched the sun gently set in the west, got very silly with John Kelly, & drank that “special cocktail” … “what day is it love” – I was still in my late 20’s when it all initially kicked off… I’m now 50, exactly my point Dad’

One thing you learn from a life-time in music is that nobody can control the power of change in fact experience tells you to expect such if you are in music, so inevitably there will be a time when you become irrelevant, mistakenly of late many music companies, record labels etc. began to believe that they could set the culture of trends, when in actual fact they are merely facilitators of what’s coming from the street… Not the Bohemians that set the scene.

There’s also an underlying feeling that club style has been somewhat hijacked by the purchase of kudos [VIP] the roots of the club chic were not about how many whores you can afford, [shame on you if you can’t pull] It was more aligned with being cool or being a rock star or maybe even both, there was a time not so long ago when you couldn’t purchase VIP, that’s when it was really exclusive, no matter how much rotten cash you splash, you are not coming in here you towny twat… The Steve Rubell school of who’s in or out…

You can read the full article on Andy’s blog here: The Ibiza Hip Hop Conspiracy

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Andy Taylor soundcheck

July 11th, 2009

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Andy Taylor live in Ibiza – and live online

July 11th, 2009


Hopefully we’re not tempting fate but we will be broadcasting Andy Taylor’s world premiere of his new album The Underdog Has Landed” – from Somni club in Ibiza tomorrow live over the web (Saturday 11th July). We’ll be doing some tests during the day to see how it actually works – we are all of the opinion though that it should be fun, whether it works or not.

Watch this space for the live web and audio link – the worst case is the twitter feeds will be used as will live photos etc across all of andy’s social networks and there will be a live chat and twitter. There will be multiple options of tomorrow night – all of which will be condensed down into a handy – er click here – type thing :)

andy was on Ibiza Sonica and Ibiza Global Radio today and was in good humour – and yes andy you did manage to get a swear word past the delay (on global anyway)… We’re going down tomorrow to set up everything up and do some broadcasts, soundchecks etc – looking forward to this – this should be how you do multimedia and net stuff

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Andy Taylor, ex-Duran Duran on Ibiza Sonica Radio on friday and FREE stuff

July 8th, 2009

Andy Taylor, Ibiza resident, will have his first live (music) radio interview for a number of years on Ibiza Sonica Radio on Friday morning (10th). You have a couple of options:

ibizasonica.com – which streams live

or downlowd their (ibiza sonica) free iphone app from itunes and listen live

Interview takes place from 10am UK time or 11am CET time on Sonica

Saturday night sees him playing live at the Somni club – ps there’s a bunch of FREE downloads he’s made available and after to speaking to Andy and Henry, who’s recording and mastering his album, on Saturday night they have a bunch of *very* innovative plans lined up for the release, some of which you can see on his news page.

Think Trent Reznor and you can get an idea – this is where the future is….

You can also check out his twitter feedand soundcloud where he is releasing a bunch of FREE mixes

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Andy Taylor, ex Duran Duran, Ibiza – exclusive details

July 3rd, 2009

Andy Taylor, the brilliant guitarist from Duran Duran who lives on Ibiza, is doing a live set down at the Rock Nights do at Somni club just outside Ibiza town in Figueretas on Saturday the 11th July. He will be showcasing his new album “The Underdog Has Landed”.

Having been privileged a couple of months ago to hear some of the new stuff he’s recording for his new album and chatting to him on various occasions we are very much looking forward to him playing live. He’s probably one of the most unassuming and honest “rock stars” you’re likely to come across.

Here is the EXCLUSIVE details of the new album:

THE UNDERDOG – MISSION DATA…

A shining object is plummeting towards the Earth faster than the speed of light, arriving from Deep Interstellar Space at a speed of 40,000 miles per second & cannot be stopped – it’s scheduled landing is on 11th July at The Rock Nights Party. Beware of the Underdog…

BY Stealth – The fleet is already in Orbit, positioned around Earth, over every major city – beaming down the first cosmic sonic codes to unlock the digital data of this day July the 4th 2009.

This is Independence Day …

“THE UNDERDOG HAS LANDED”

A revolutionary new work by Mr. ANDY TAYLOR, who embarks on this final mission – after a long and mythical interstellar journey with Duran Duran from the Planet Earth.

This sonic data – is freely available to all mankind & for those that maybe aligned in another space or time…

Track – 1

The UnderDog – [mixes 1-7]
[taylor/keenan]

1. UnderDog- NexTronica Mix- Extended vocal – 142 bpm
2. UnderDog- NexTronica Mix- Radio vocal – 142 [4.20]
3. UnderDog- NexTronica Mix- Instrumental – 142 – bpm
4. UnderDog- Tomas Hedberg – Hedtronix Ibiza Dub
5. UnderDog- Davina – Darktronix Mix
6. UnderDog- Dubtronic Mix – 71 bpm
7. UnderDog- Live Band Mix – 71 bpm

STAR-SHIP FLEET COMMANDER
Andy Taylor [2.0]
– Skills: Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Veteran Space Traveller
– Orders: To Embark on a Mission From Nibiru to The Planet Earth
– Mission Destination: Ibiza, Club Somni – Rock Nights “Another Planet”
– Mission Plan: To Rock & Rumble Da House
– Weapons: Debut Live Performance of New Music & Live Set
– Final Destination: Party to Oblivion till 2012

INTERSTELLAR
THE U.D. CREW …

GENERAL SPACE [5*] & CHIEF OF STAFF
L. Henry Sarmiento II

IMAGE MASTER> FUTURE VISIONARY
Officer Marcos Torres

DEEP SPACE NAVIGATION
Zak Day

SPACE PROPAGANDA
Officer Diego Calvo

INTERSTELLAR PILOTING
Mike D

MUDS CARGO
Mistress Holga Garrosa

THE SPEED OF LIGHT
Fram3

VOICE OF THE MYSTERON
Lady Amee Sonic

THE 51 FOOT WOMAN
LooLoo-a-Bella

MISSION CONTROL
Sonic Vista

DIGITAL & AUDIO SYSTEMS
DigiDesign – Waves – Mac – Mesa – Manley – SSL – Dynaudio..

NEXT GENERATION…

EARTHLINGS> DNA VERIFIED
The Collaborator – Liam Keenan

Rock Beat– Joe Breban
Digi Distortion – Andy Panasonic
Cat-man – Mikey D

You can follow his twitter feed and personal website which launches officially tomorrow.

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Andy Taylor in Ibiza – uploading tracks online

April 20th, 2009

Following from our meet up with Andy Taylor in Ibiza this month, you can now follow Andy Taylor‘s twitter feed during the recording of his new album in Ibiza at www.twitter.com/andytaylorsonic, and Andy’s also making various remixes available on Sound Cloud: www.soundcloud.com/andytaylorsonic

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Andy Taylor to play at Vaughans birthday bash at Las Dalias, Ibiza

April 10th, 2009

A quick blog to say that Andy Taylor and Javier Vargas will be playing live at Las Dalias tomorrow night as part of the ongoing Vaughan’s 50th birthday bash weekend… We can’t wait…

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Andy Taylor in Ibiza, openings & a new Pacha CD

April 10th, 2009

Yestarday afternoon we met up with Andy Taylor, who is recording his new album, to talk about his new project, the music business, politics and life after Duran Duran. We met at the studio but first off we decamped to the nearest bar for an hour or so chat and then back to the studio where he played us 5 early versions of the tracks he’s recorded so far – even at this early stage you can tell its going to be a large and loud sounding album – very good stuff. We’ll be meeting again and will do a full article for probably June edition of the magazine. You can follow his twitter feed during the recording.

Tonight though is a busy one – first off is the bi-weekly pool competition and tonight the newly opened Queen Vic is hosting The Tall Ships team, then Nassau Beach Club on Playa d’en Bossa beach is having their opening party and then finishing off with Vaughan’s party in the funky room at Pacha.

We have also just added the new Pacha release – “Pacha Classics” – a 3 Cd collection of classic Pacha Tunes mixed by Paul Taylor. You can buy Pacha Classics from our ishopibiza online store

Disc One kicks things off with two killer number ones including Spiller ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ and Room 5 ft. Oliver Cheatham ‘Make Luv’. Alongside classic tracks from Blaze, Shakedown, Kings Of Tomorrow, Gat Decor & The Source ft. Candi Staton.

Disc two follows up with another excellent selection of Pacha mega anthems such as New Order ‘Blue Monday’, Three Drives ‘Greece 2000′ and Fragma ‘Toca Me’.

As if that wasn’t enough, disc three brings us bang up-to-date with a fine helping of future classics from David Guetta vs The Egg ‘Love Don’t Let Me Go’, Eric Prydz vs Floyd ‘Proper Education’ and Bodyrox ‘Yeah Yeah’.

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