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 MKEY…
Hey! Nice to meet you. What’s your name?
What made you want to be a DJ?
As most people who aspire to work in Music I had a passion from a young age in electronic music. This started as I used to come home from school and chop up acapellas on to tracks and was a kind of collective online known as PC DJing in Scotland. Career path veered slightly but then I started collecting music in abundance and then began working on mixing tracks together. The love of DJing itself started to grow and the more confidence I got the more I wanted more of it.
What are your top 5 tunes EVER? We’ll be secretly judging you, so they better be good.
Starting off with some true back in the day house music. These tracks take me back to memories from festival seasons in my youth.
- Aly-Us – Follow Me
- Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me
- Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman
- Mark Knight & Funkagenda – Man With The Red Face
- Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Whats your favourite club and why?
Favourite club is Amnesia in Ibiza. For me no matter where you are in the club the sound is impeccable and the walkway between the 2 room’s is fantastic as you start to feel both of the vibes work away from each other. I also think some of the nights I’ve been to at Amnesia have just taken my experience to another level.
Tell us your favourite thing about being a DJ?
It’s all about the music. The hidden gems you come across and are able to lay down on a dance floor. The music that people want to share with you. The music as an artist that you’re excited to share with everyone else. There’s no better feeling than creating the atmosphere.
The people you end up meeting and working with along the way as well. There’s been so many opportunities, collaborations, networking, advice that would never have happened if it wasn’t for the music so that’s up there for me!
What advice have you been given in life that you found useful?
Work hard and don’t worry about what others round about you are doing or how they’re doing it. Stick to your own path.
Lockdowns have been awful for dance music, if you had to make a bet – how do you see 2021 playing out?
I’m not a betting man but if I had to I reckon the beginning of 2021 there will still be restrictions in place. Maybe every so often they get lifted but I anticipate there still being social distancing measures in place a full year after the lockdown initially happened. Hopefully festival season can recover!
Where is the best place for people to check out your music?
Best place would be Beatport for downloads or Spotify for streaming. I use soundcloud extensively but it’s mostly for unreleased projects. I’ll be using my new label soundcloud more for release previews.
Tell us about this months mix?
My show on ICN Radio is revolved around my new label UNOU Records. I’ve now got a run of releases lined up and will be pushing each monthly show filled with UNOU goodness along with my own unreleased productions and exclusives on some of the best labels putting out underground music at the moment.