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In my record bag: Dana Ruh

DJ Mag Ibiza asked the Cocoon regular what albums she loves to listen to on the island...

DJ Healer ‘Planet Lonely Mix’ (2018)
“OK, so this one is technically more a mix than it is an album, but regardless, it’s absolutely perfect for being in Ibiza. Full of brilliant unreleased material, DJ Healer is an alias of Traumprinz from the Giegling crew. It’s full of uplifting vibes throughout and is the perfect accompaniment to a day exploring the beaches and hills of Ibiza. I read online before that someone called this mix ‘an alternate reality where Burial goes to Ibiza’, and I think that sums it up pretty well. Highly recommended!”

The Other People Place ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café’ (2017)
“What more can I say about this one? Originally released in the early ’00s through Warp, this one was repressed last year, and needless to say I grabbed a copy ASAP. The Other People Place is a project by James Stinson, who’s best known for his work with Drexciya. An absolute classic and a release that’s timeless and perfect for any occasion, not just being in Ibiza.”

Mr Fingers ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’ (2018)
“When Larry Heard announced he was releasing a new album, I was obviously pretty excited. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint. A perfect selection of songs from the godfather of deep house.”

The Ambientist ‘1 To 10’ (2017)
“A beautiful album that touches on everything from ambient to breakbeat to drum & bass to techno, this one came out last year on cassette and it was an album I fell in love with instantly. If I’m in the mood to drive around Ibiza and go exploring, this album fits the occasion perfectly. No idea who The Ambientist is, though!”

Studio ‘Westcoast’ (2006)
“Picking only five albums here was a bit tricky but I had to go for this one too. This brings me back to Ibiza’s golden years, and when you listen you’ll understand why. First released in 2006, it still sounds brilliant, fresh and innovative today. I’ll be listening to this one for years to come.”

Dana Ruh plays Cocoon at Pacha this summer on 15th August and 3rd October.

Declan McGlynn is DJ Mag's digital tech editor and Ibiza editor. Follow him on Twitter here.