Island life with Alice Clark
Alice Clark is a talented, young DJ/producer who resides in Ibiza. Being an all year-round resident not only allows Alice to spend her days in her studio but also enables her creative freedom to produce and be inspired daily by her surroundings. A combination of living on the White Isle since the age of 17 and being inspired by the likes of Steve Bug, Deetron and KiNK has allowed Alice to discover her unique artistry and sound.
We’ve asked Alice to put together a Monthly Island Life feature where she chats to friends on the Island, interviews DJs & reports on events.
September on the island is always my favourite month of the season. In my opinion the skies, parties and general vibe are always at their best. This month I have wrapped up 2 new tracks, which I am super happy with. Summer is all about gigs for me, balancing my time between my residency at Sankeys and Mambo. So, I wanted to be sure not to rush my precious studio time and create records that I was truly happy with which truly reflect my sound. Looking forward to starting to send these out.
I’ve also been playing and enjoying the closing parties on the Island this month. A few highlights include playing at Redlight Closing at Sankeys, Eden Closing alongside Terry Francis and going to the Carl Cox after party at Zoo Project to witness Dan (Eats Evertyhing) B2B with Nic Fanculli. It was just insane, and the perfect way for Carl to end the final chapter. For now I start to look forward to my winter adventures… But, for now enjoy my…
Top Tracks Of The Month
Putting The Pieces Together (Live) – Saytek
I remember warming up for Saytek as one of my first gigs when I was 17, playing at Pacha in London. I technically wasn’t old enough to even be in the club but somehow managed it. I was amazed by the size of his live set-up, and how effortlessly he created tacks off the cuff. This release and ‘Machine Jam’ album is a perfect example of his skills. This track has great energy, and is super driving. All created live and as a result has a nice natural rawness. Check it.
Austen/Scott – Videodrome (Original Mix)
Feeling this track. This has the type of dark rolling rhythm with a rough edge that makes it perfect for those early morning sets. These guys are definitely a duo to look out for.
Lopaski – Machines (Original Mix)
Having just discovered Lopaski, I am hooked after only a few minutes of listening. His sound really resonates with mine and can see myself having to bag some of his vinyl only releases because they may just be too good to miss. ‘Machines’ is a big house jam from Lopaski. Great swing to this record, and trippy vocal. A must-listen.
Black Loops – Nya (Original Mix)
Black Loops are back with a huge EP on Gruuv. This stab-laden groover is a staple in my sets at the moment. It’s raw but still maintains that soulful feel to it. Excellent vocal hook, the tone fits the record to the T.
Carpet – Carlos Sanchez (Original Mix)
Having just rediscovered this track from 2014 I had to include it in my top tracks. Absolutely love the feel of this record. With its catchy riff and sliding synth keeping the track driving this has to be one of my favourite peak-time records to play at the moment. Great mix on this track, with all the elements punching through – really stands out in the club.
Jimpster – Distant Light
It’s no secret that Jimpster is serious class. His style is never constricted to one genre yet his sound always remains strong. ‘Distant Light’ stood out for me since the first time I heard it. This down-tempo atmospheric vibe has been perfect for me to spin at Mambo under the sun this summer – it captures that ‘Balearic’ feel perfectly. The gliding bass accompanied by the lush synths/pads result in this dreamy and hypnotic nature of the track. I have this on repeat in the studio most mornings.