Crickey what a special radio show I’ve got lined up for today! Interviews with tonight’s Ibiza Rocks headliner Example and last week’s acts Chase & Status and Labrinth PLUS I will be announcing 2 very very very special guests LIVE in the studio next week!
To add to my excitement they’re the same two stars that I will be spending 48 hours with for my next I’m with the Band!
You can tune in 1-2pm (if listening from Ireland) 2-3pm (Spain) on www.ibizaglobalradio.com and here’s a sneak preview of today’s playlist:
Shot Yourself in the Foot Again – Scream & Example
Bear Hug – 2 Bears
Dreaming of Another World – Mystery Jets
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton & Royksopp (2 Many DJ’s Remix)
Let Me Go – Maverick Sabre (Rosonix Remix)
Stay Awake – Example
Discotron – Alex Metric
Smack My Bitch Up vs Sirens – The Prodigy/Dizzee Rascal (Sub Focus Remix)
Well OK, I mean the Ibiza Rocks House, but every Wednesday that IS my house, and David IS coming. He’s pulling a George Michael and shooting his next music video here and I’ve heard (no point pretending I’m not at excited at this, as I am) that Justin ‘trouser snake’ Timberlake will be featuring! OK I know it takes the edge of my ‘rock chick’ image but quite frankly I don’t give a rats, and, I’ll do my uttermost best to confirm if the rumours are true, and hide my binoculars in my record bag ;-)
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been suffering from what people living over here call ‘Augustious’. Ibiza is super humid, the island is way overcrowded, Ibiza is in party overload, you work hard, play hard and the result is it makes you tired, cranky and homesick. I’ve really been craving the company of my pals this week so imagine my uttermost delight to get a phone call from two of my dearest, Kai and Will (Mystery Jets) this afternoon. They’re in town for one day as are DJing on Space’s Terrace (one of the most sort after slots, so proud) and of course we have to meeet up. These are two of my favourite people in the whole world and I’ve really missed spending time with them. What you may or may not know is that the first I’m with The Band video: I’m with the Band with the Mystery Jets, Part 1 was made with my pals a year or two ago when the MJ’s went on tour with the Kooks. We had so much fun, which I think is pretty obvious from the footage, and I’m now going to be counting the days till we are reunited again… (5 weeks!)
As I present and produce the Ibiza Rocks the Radio show every Wednesday on www.ibizaglobalradio.com I’m beyond excited to be presenting a live outdoor broadcast from the Ibiza Rocks House (the setting for many of my I’m with the Band adventures), this Sunday. Ibiza has two main Radio stations (the RTE equivalents) Ibiza Global Radio and Sonica where all the Super Clubs and nights host their shows. On Sunday we’ll be broadcasting from Sonica which you can listen to on www.ibizasonica.com, we go live from 7pm – 8pm so if you’re listening from Ireland that’s 6pm – 7pm
I’ve just got home from Radio 1 where I was kindly treated to an artists pass = free bar! I’m still being a good girl and sipped sparkling water with two of my best Ibiza pals and Ibiza Rocks director’s Dawn Hindle and Andy McKay Impressive show, although I arrived a wee bit late watching Carl Cox and Pete Tong on the Radio 1 stage with Dawn and Andy. I bumped into T.E.E.D on his way out, feel a bit guilty I’m not going to support him at Space but alas he’s on at 5am and this Hotpress blogger needs her beauty sleep… Yawn
Tomorrow we have squeezed in an extra Ibiza Rocks with Dizzee Rascal. Making one of his rare festival appearances in Ibiza this summer, he’s refused to do any press, except with yours truly! Check out the next Hotpress to find out how we got on. I recon we’re going to get on great, and have a right ‘dirtee disco’ at the after-party :-)
Kylie Minogue was Tinie Tempah’s guest of honour on Wednesday night. The two stars are obviously good pals as they were enjoying each others company after Tinie’s gig in his dressing room before the after-party began.
Tinie had the time of his life onstage, even taking himself off and performing a track from one of the hotel balconies to which a load of unsuspecting holiday makers could NOT believe their luck.
Kylie remained un-noticed until Tinie came back to perform his encore to which everyone turned momentarily turned their back on Tinie to gaze at Kylie and chant her name.
James Corden also got mobbed on his way to VIP, and when Tinie came off stage girls were screaming and crying, desperately reaching out to touch him as if he was Elvis!
Kylie Minogue was rockin out from our VIP to Tinie Tempah. She also came to our private aftershow to sample the sounds provided by my good self. She looked radiant, and her model boyf is jaw droppingly handsome.
James Corden and Annie Mac came down too. James was cheery and cuddly as you’d expect.