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Collegium Spring Break Island Two Day Two



DT’s first mission of the day (beyond drinking about 2 litres of water) saw them sat in a car with 2 hungover journalists and an impossibly good looking TV presenter from Slovenia driving to a designer hotel/winery just outside of Novalja. There, huddled up on a sofa outside, was Mike Candys. Mike had played to a packed Papaya about 6 hours before. Mike had not slept. It was decided we’d let Mike drink a Coke and 2 coffees whilst cameras were set up for the interview. A visibly shaken Mike told a visibly confused presenter “Please, God, can we not talk about DJing”, however at the insistence of two rather large Slovenian cameramen, the interview went ahead. DT then interviewed Mike shortly after. Mike’s sunglasses remained on.

That evening, we met a interviewed MoS tour DJ Sheldon, who in an inverse situation, was camera shy until he’d drunk an awful lot of Long Island and not a whole lot of Tea, after which he became quite the talker.  The group of us then headed for dinner, where more wine was drunk, jagerbombs were consumed between courses and Sheldon told us one of his great passions was hairdressing, he cut his own hair, did he want to cut DT’s hair? There may have been a tense moment but we already late for his gig so a screaming minivan ride later and we emerged mainstage Papaya. Sheldon took on from Collegium resident DJ Dey, both of whom delivered stonking EDM sets that both rotated between deep, techy and mainstream. The Papaya dancers had co-ordinated an ornate dance routine, and the pit’s 7 or so photographers proceeded to entirely ignore the crowd and shoot the dancers for about 3 hours straight. Meanwhile, backstage, a host of Irish girls appeared. There was a general call led by Sheldon’s entourage and DJ Dey to ‘finish the booze, even though we’re out of mixer’. DT isn’t entirely sure what happened next, there were some selfies taken, an abundance of high 5s, and a queue of people now hitting on the Slovenian presenter, who’d presented a live update, literally in the DJ booth. We probably left about 4.30. 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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