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 Ana Red…
Hey! Nice to meet you. What’s your name?
What made you want to be a DJ?
I moved to Myanmar where the music scene was very limited and i had no place to go for dancing. I really missed my kind of vibe, so one day, i just decided to go behind the decks and play the music I love and it turned out that i was able to create an energy and music style which attracts music/dance lovers like myself. People started to love the music and how I delivered it and by just sitting around playing some tunes, it turned into a profession. I can’t think of a moment where I said, “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” but it was just something I enjoyed so much that I would do just about anything to keep doing it.
What are your top 5 tunes EVER? We’ll be secretly judging you, so they better be good.
hahaha my top tunes always change like the weather but spontaneously i would say
1. Acid Pauli – Jamie And Selda
2. Monolink – Sirens
3. Purple Disco Machine – Hypnotized (Lori B. Bootleg)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody – Losing It
5. Lana Del Rey – West Coast – (Solomun Remix)
Whats your favourite club and why?
I had one of the best party nights last year in 2019 in Berlin at Watergate which is an extraordinary and modern club located directly at the spree with a glass-wall where you can see the bridge and the river while you are dancing. The Club is divided into two areas, Downstairs the area is called the Waterfloor and upstairs you will find the Mainfloor and that area is famous for the impressing light-installation. Almost the whole roof of this floor is one big discolight. DJs like Pan-Pot, Sven Väth, Paul Kalkbrenner and Oliver Koletzki have been playing here and still drop by from time to time.
Additionally what makes this club also so special is the balcony, which is literally located on top of the Spree, where you have a great view over the water and where you can enjoy the sunrise early in the morning.
Tell us your favourite thing about being a DJ?
The best part of being a DJ is seeing people enjoying themselves with your musical creations and the connection you feel with them when they move to your tunes, the energy you get when they go crazy on the dance floor while they are having a good time with their friends.
It’s really the adrenaline rush I get when i’m able to connect with my music with different people from different backgrounds and nationalities and when it all comes down to one thing, to speak one language, the language of love for music.
What advice have you been given in life that you found useful?
Do what you love and don’t ever stop learning and growing as a person. Trust the process. Things, whether personal, business, or creative will unfold and come to a conclusion because nothing stands still and be your best at all times. You never know what the future will bring, so always make the best use of the present.
Lockdowns have been awful for dance music, if you had to make a bet – how do you see 2021 playing out?
I think there’s an increased appetite for entertainment specially with all these restrictions on large gatherings. While people are consuming more entertainment than ever online, there have been many obstacles for lot of business in the entertainment industry on ground and it’s driving uncertainty around the future of the sector, with negative sentiment in industry conversations, from cancellations of events to unemployment across entertainment workers.
But I’m seeing an injection of inventiveness of new ideas and people trying new concepts forced by necessity as Plato is credited for the phrase “Necessity is the mother of invention”.
The crisis has demonstrated the incredible opportunities offered by digital technologies to connect with audiences across the world, which will no doubt continue as a major trend moving forward. At the same time I also think that people appreciate things now a lot more and definitely are eager to experience entertainment live when things do start to go back to the “new normal”.
Few things will be as they are but a look back in history quickly reveals numerous ways that crises have offered unexpected benefits for societies, countries, and humanity.
Where is the best place for people to check out your music?
To stay up to date with my music and me, hit the like button on Facebook and Instagram. Also dont forget to check out my mixes from the Red Glitter & Unicorns’ radio show which are available on ICN and also on my Soundcloud.
Tell us about this months mix?
This months mix is inspired by the upgraded lockdown version 2.0 where the walls started to come closer and closer while sitting at home. The best therapy to overcome the mental box was to create this mix with dancy, happy beats which will take you OUT of reality and IN to an universe which is created out of colourful sound waves. Enjoy !