Graham Sahara - Ibiza, Spain
Name: Graham Sahara
Location: Ibiza, Spain
Occupation: Resident Dj @ Pacha And Km5, Label Manager Seamless Recordings, Radio Presenter Ibiza Global Radio
I am a resident DJ at Pacha here on the beautiful sunny island that is IBIZA! I´ve been working here as a DJ for the last 15 years and have played/visited pretty much every venue here. Almost everyone in the world knows about this island, and much has been said about it already, I am going to be giving you all the insider info as to what’s hot, what’s new and the general low down on all things Ibiza style.
What's Your Strictly Rhythm?
Highlights of the Summer 2011
My highlights of summer 2011 well, it would be playing with the Swedish House Mafia and Subliminal at Pacha Ibiza. They have been packing the crowds in and the crowds have been really up for a good party. Its so much fun getting the crowds rocking before the big names get to the decks. Another personal highlight for me would be my recent trip to Brasil where i got to have a taste of being the big name at a large event. Playing to 6000 at the Pacha party in Vitoria, just north of Rio, was totally off the hook and as always the Brasilians know how to party. And finally compiling and mixing the latest edition of the Purobeach series for Seamless Recordings. Its always nice to be able to make a physical compilation and express myself musically with what i think suits a certain time and place.
Big Tunes for 2011
My big tunes for this summer would have to be these but in no particular order
Oliver $ - Doin Ya Thang (Original Mix) Play It Down
Azari & III – Hungry For the Power (Jamie Jones Mix) Turbo Recordings
Jamie Woon - Lady Luck (Groovedoctors Bootleg Mix) CDR
Graham Sahara & Central Avenue - Drives Me Crazy (Club Mix) Spinnin Records
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Original Mix) EMI
Ralph Good ft Polina Griffith - SOS (Richard Dinsdale Mix) Spinnin
International Scene 2011
Pretty much every big name international Dj has been or will be on the island playing at some point. But an interesting change this summer has been the large emergence of so many pop stars appearing on the island. Names such as Usher, Snoop Dog, Taio Cruz, Seal and a fair few others. Snoop Dog has possibly created the largest interest out of all of them performing 2, more than packed to capacity, gigs in Amnesia and Priviledge. Other sessions that have been interesting dj bookings would be Kerri Chandler and Tony Humphries playing in DC10.
Strictly Scene 2011
The best things that have appeared on Strictly for me this summer would be Wally Lopez and NKDj – Running Out EP. This for me is a top class release. Wally Lopez should need no introduction and working alongside up and coming producer NDKj they have created an ep which is perfect for the Ibiza dance floor and my sets. Also Daniel Bovie and Roy Rox feat Capitol A – The Jam is another favourite of mine. The Original is a good chunky synth stabbing bouncy house track, with Capitol A providing the great vocals. But for me my choice mixes from this release would be the Dave Mayer and Dutchican Soul mix, which is a great track for my sets in Pacha´s Funky Room, with its well programmed chords and bouncing groove.