Why did you put together a live show instead of DJing?
"I've never played as a DJ. I had a classical education, I studied guitar and I grew up in a family of musicians, then I started to play in different bands, different genres: nu metal, indie, electronic, folk — I like many kinds of music and I started to play melodic techno music just four years ago. I have always been fascinated by music composition and I like to play different instruments, so for these reasons the live set is the perfect way to express myself.”
What are your Ibiza plans for the rest of 2018, Carl?
You’re living in Europe now after a long stint in NYC. Why did you decide to move over?
“In general, I try to be a healthy clean eater and have been a pescatarian for many years, so good food is important to me. With its special energy, Ibiza makes me want to try and stay healthy and balanced, especially since this can be hard to achieve on the island with all the parties that go on. For this reason, I was very happy to discover Passion Café. If you start your day at Passion, you’re on track. I love their cold press juices, smoothies and shots. Their food is healthy and delicious.”
Honing his legacy as a DJ playing forward-thinking house records on French radio in the ‘80s, Dimitri From Paris has made a name for himself thanks to his expertly crafted edits and remixes, which never stray too far from disco’s live and deeply-musical roots. Most recently, he’s put together a compilation of re-imagined classics titled ‘Le Chic Remixes’ for Defected, which houses reverent reworks of hits from Chic, Sister Sledge, Norman Jean and SB Devotion.
For 30 years, Groove Armada have been coming to Ibiza. The island’s constant state of flux has led them to experience the rise and fall of legendary clubs, parties and scenes and as they gear up to play Elrow this season at Amnesia, we wanted to get their take on where Ibiza is, where it’s going and how Elrow is a force for good on the island...
DJ Healer ‘Planet Lonely Mix’ (2018)