David Morales took ravers back to the early nineties during a recent interview. While reminiscing about his first summers on the White Isle, the New York-house legend made it a point to call out the island’s shifting priorities: “Ibiza in the ‘90s was all about the music and not about catering for VIPs”.
According to Morales, 25 years ago, it was club brands that ultimately drove crowds, not the VIPs nor the artists themselves: “It was more about the brand back in those days. Cream, Manumission, Renaissance, Money Penny's and Ministry of Sound.”
During the interview with Ibiza Voice, Morales’ also discusses the rise of his club hit ‘Needin’ U’, Pacha’s disastrous original set-up, Spinning space in “swim trunks”, and partying with fellow DJs.
The criticism follows that of BBC DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, who stated earlier this summer that, “I’d rather gnaw my own leg off that go to Ibiza.” And, Carl Cox is no stranger to criticizing the focus on the island’s VIP revelers as well.
Read the full interview here.
As a refresher, watch 'Needin' U' below.