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Ibiza Workers: 7 DJs tell us how they spent their summers before they were famous

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  • Words: Johnny Ibiza / Lead image: Phrank.net
  • 21 July 2015
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Employment History: Co-promoter for F*** Me I'm Famous / Remembering The Summer of: 2000

My story is not much of a comedy, but it's one that always surprises people whenever I tell it.

So, my first season in Ibiza was back in 2000. I went there with Dyed Soundorom as he'd been hired to work with David Guetta promoting F*** Me I'm Famous during one of its very early seasons – maybe the first or second. Dyed had agreed on the basis that Dan Ghenacia could play there. And I also joined Dyed promoting the parties around the island. Back then, David was playing way more traditional house, which is why that connection doesn't seem as strange as it would be nowadays, as the music we play now is so far removed from his world.

Dyed worked really closely with David; he's a really good guy actually, and even though I hate the music he plays these days, I don't think he deserves to be hated himself. Funnily enough, 2000 was also the year I first experienced DC10, so it was an amazing summer. But, yeah, back in 2000, Apollonia were involved with F*** Me I'm Famous. 15 years ago was a completely different time!

Miguel Campbell

Employment History: Gigging DJ / Remembering The Summer of: 2010

In 2010, I decided to spend the whole summer in Ibiza to enjoy the sunshine and parties with my friends. My music was going well and I played lots of different shows to help make ends meet. I was relatively unknown at the time and the best paid gigs for me were in the crazy West End of San Antonio!

Towards the end of the summer, I had become quite popular on the island. One evening, while at The Zoo Project, one of my friends who worked there asked me if I would play in what was the Animal Hospital and, upon agreeing and setting up, she disappeared and I realised that there was no one there and I found myself playing records on my own.

Just as I was about to play a 15-minute track and take a break, she returned and had grouped together Jamie Jones, Dyed Soundorom, Seth Troxler and lots of other cool DJs, along with the guy who is my now booking agent! That was the first time I played music in front of the crew and needless to say, it was an amazing experience for me and a perfect way to close out the summer.

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