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Introducing: Daze Theory

Introducing: Daze Theory

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Ibiza Club News Radio has been bubbling around in the background for quite a few weeks now. Testing, plotting, dancing to ourselves, preparing for a long winter of great music leading into hopefully the return of summer in 2021. As we celebrate our official launch, it’s time to get to know the residents. This time around, we chat to Daze Theory…

Hey! Nice to meet you. What’s your name?

Daze Theory

What made you want to be a DJ?

I always remember being into dance music from a young age but I think I downloaded the 2007 ministry of sound summer annual when I was about 15/16 and it completely changed my outlook and introduced me to what were the biggest and most popular House/Electro tracks at the time, everybody my age was listening to happy hardcore PC DJ tunes and this album seemed so far from that. Obviously that then progressed into me wanting to become more involved in trying to share the tracks that I liked and was listening to with my mates and it just seemed a natural progression to want to become a DJ and ultimately a producer making my own tracks from there.

What are your top 5 tunes EVER? We’ll be secretly judging you, so they better be good.

Haha I always dread this question, I think it’s impossible to narrow it down to 5 without wanting to change it after you’ve committed to naming 5. So what about a compromise, i’ll give my 5 of my favourite tunes of the last few months over the summer…

1. Mark Knight, Rene Amesz ft Tasty Lopez – All 4 Love
2. Pork & Fitch – Indiance
3. Iglesias, Proudly People ft Leah Rose – Trust
4. Eats Everything – Honey
5. Husko, Elliot Fitch – Baby

Whats your favourite club and why?

This is another difficult question but I think Space just beats DC10 to the top spot. I first went to ibiza in 2010 and Space was always the club that seemed to be the one that had something a bit special that the other clubs just couldn’t match. One of the best night’s I’ve ever experienced was in 2012 when I went to Richie Hawtin’s Enter at Space and the whole production in every room from the music to the visuals and everything else was just on a completely different level, and seeing Carl Cox play his last ever night at Space in 2016 in the last ever year of Space was something that I’ll never ever forget, that’s one to tell the grandkids. Special mention to Sankeys in ibiza and a local legend SubClub, punches way above its weight in terms of size but what an experience it is and that’s echoed by some of the biggest DJ’s and producers in the world.

Tell us your favourite thing about being a DJ?

I think everybody would say roughly the same thing about being able to provide the soundtrack to people enjoying themselves and ultimately that’s whats at the heart of being a DJ. There aren’t many better feelings than dropping a track and watching people in the crowd go crazy and just having a good time, smiling and laughing, surrounded by all their mates and it’s even better if it’s your own mates in the crowd. I suppose it really comes down to just being able to play music that plays a part in people enjoying themselves and making memories.

What advice have you been given in life that you found useful?

You are in competition with nobody but yourself. The only person you should be competing against is the person you were 1 day/week/month/year/5 years ago, if you’re further forward and have achieved more than you had then, then you are progressing and successful. Trust your own process and your own journey and don’t compare where you are and what path you’re on to anybody else.

Lockdowns have been awful for dance music, if you had to make a bet – how do you see 2021 playing out?

I think this pandemic is forcing the dance music industry to become creative, some of the best ideas in history have come from a time when people were struggling and fighting against something and I think it’s forcing the whole industry to come up with new ways of doing things and I think that’s really exciting, I’m seeing loads of new ideas and people trying new concepts that would probably never have happened had we not been in this situation. I also think it’s made people appreciate things a lot more and I think when things do start to get back to some sort of normality hopefully next year people will be fully on board supporting DJ’s, artist’s, promoters and clubs, attending events and wanting to be back involved in the scene.

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Where is the best place for people to check out your music?

I’m working on some productions at the moment and you can follow the progress of the releases and previews of what i’m working on on Facebook and Instagram. I’ve also got the Lost Daze Playlist on Spotify which is a playlist that I update every Friday with the best new dance music from the last week that i’m feeling and would play out, and there’s the mixes from the Lost Daze radio show which are available on ICN and also on my Soundcloud.

Instagram
Spotify
Facebook
Soundcloud

You have to invite 3 DJs to dinner, who do you invite and why?

Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Simon Dunmore. Is there anything regarding the entire dance music industry they wouldn’t know?

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