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Hotseat with HotBed

DJ Interviews

By Sophie Elsaalabi, February 27, 2019

HotBed are returning every Wednesday bringing with them their fruity production, turning the day time venue into a tropical paradise. When it comes to the music these artists never fail to deliver, playing uplifting vocal house and pairing it with live musicians creating the perfect poolside party.

We have seen these guys go from strength to strength – they have used winter to take the HotBed series to various parts of the world expanding the HotBed family so it comes as no surprise that 2019 is going to be their best year yet.

From O Beach Ibiza’s headquarters we’ve decided it’s about time we put HotBed on the hot seat. With it being their third year, the HotBed team of Dj’s and musicians have become familiar faces around the beach club.  So we thought we would ask the guys a few fruity questions to give you more of an insight into the guys who make Wednesday’s feel like the weekend!

 

 

Name: Billy Cocks

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

fruitest track at the moment got to be Nobody (Satta Dub Mix) – Mike City, Booker T, Satta.

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

Defo the mini burger platter

Who’s your musical influences?

DJ Spen is my favourite producer, but the people who influence me the most are the people closest to me like my little sister Ellie Cocks and also my mum was a massive musical influence.

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far?

Sounds funny but when the music cut out because of the torrential rain…The atmosphere was mental! Lucky we had JWalks on the drums and Josh on the Sax because it kept the party alive!

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

So many cool spots in Ibiza, I love the sea and to swim so probably to a beach, one of my favourites is Cala Comte.

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

I would be a soursop, not really sure why just like the name ????????

 

Name: Vicki Etherton

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

Oh that’s a tough one as there’s so many great tracks out right now. Todd Terry -Love To Love UUU is totally getting me in the mood for summer, that strawberries and bubbles kinda mood!

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

I’m a simple girl that loves food so I would have to say the steak ciabatta with chips, seriously those chips are life!

Who’syour musical influences?

Todd Terry will always be a big influence, his tunes are timeless and always go down a treat with the crowd. Todd is god!

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far

Its got to be the HotBed closing party, throughout last summer the team didn’t get the chance to all play together and let their hair down until then. What a party with the most amazing team and crowd, nothing but love.

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

I love Savannah, beautiful sunsets, great food and the chance to watch the world go by…. Perfect

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

I’d be a Fineapple 😉 See what I did there. Surely no need to explain why haha

Name: Jwalks

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

Bebe winans – Thank You (old tune but Danny Langan introduced this track to me last year and I can’t get enough of it)

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

By far…the sushi!

Who’s your musical influences?

Many influences from all types of eras and genres from Alexander Oneil & Stevie Wonder as Singers to Todd Terry, Black Coffee and EZ as DJs. I love all kind of music as long as it has Soul and energy

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far

HotBed closing party 2018…The whole team was there and I’m not scared to say it got emotional at the end haha!

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

Although predictable, I have had some of the best chilled nights at Pikes and Café Mambo.

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

A sour lemon because having to answer this question is making me wince with cringe-e-ness (a new word I’ve made up)

Name: Parris Taylor

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

Love is what you need – king Unique

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

Prawn tempura and duck wrap- Yummy!

Who’s your musical influences?

Frankie knuckles, Kings of tomorrow, Purple disco machine, Mark funk, Re-Tide and many many more..

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far

Every single Wednesday… can’t wait for this year!

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

Cala Comte Beach, incredible for sunsets.

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

I would be a passions fruit….clue is in the title

 

 

Name: lloyd nwagboso

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

Ohhh good question. I’ve been playing Mighty Mouse – the spirit  ever since it came out about 6 months ago. It’s got a super cool groove and an insane vocal near theend of the track.

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

I always tend to go the the chicken wrap, mainly because it’s light and I like to leave a little room for a mojito or two 😉

Who’s your musical influences?

Michael Jackson will always be my number one.. but most my influences come from my mum and dads old vinyl collection.. people like Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie wonder. And special mention to Freddie Mercury he was the coolest full stop!

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far

I don’t have a single moment as every week we play is unbelievable . I’m just super appreciative to play every week for a great team in Hotbed, they are like family now at one of Ibiza’s best venues. I can’t wait to get started again in 2019.

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

I love the food and settings of Yemanja, if you haven’t been to it check it out… tell them Lloyd sent you. They don’t know who I am but if loads of people rock up saying Lloyd sent us, maybe when I next go I’ll say I’m Lloyd and get a free meal…

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

I’d go for strawberry, because the season for strawberries to be at their juiciest runs from May – September. That ties in perfectly with HotBed at O beach Ibiza… can’t wait to see you guys there.

 

Name: Danny Langan

What’s your fruitest track at the moment?

Ricky Razu – Without You

What’s your fave meal at O Beach?

Sushi, a must at O Beach!

Who’s your musical influences?

Kerri Chandler, Masters At Work, Roy Ayers and D’angelo to name a few.

What’s been your best O Beach moment so far

The day it poured down and everyone was absolutely having it in the rain, that  was one to remember.

What’s your favourite spot in ibiza to unwind?

Cala mastella for a beach day or chilling at cappuccino looking over at Ibiza town.

If you were a fruit what would it be and why?

I feel as though I’m the fruit bowl holding all the other fruits in place.

Be sure to join the HotBed team every Wednesday for the fruitest party on the island!