DT618 – Manu Gonzalez
Manu Gonzalez is one of the rare breed of homegrown, super talented Ibiza DJs.
Born on the sunny isle of Ibiza in 1990 this young DJ&Producer is now beginning to make a real impact on the electronic music scene. Manu worked for many years at the legendary Discos Delta – ordering and selling vinyl for all the DJ/Producers who were based in Ibiza. From the age of 15 Manu was involved in the Ibiza music scene, developing his own style, based on quality music skills and the sonic experience he learnt from dealing with the worlds best professionals from an early age.
Manu has his own special way of understanding and interpreting Balearic music mixes with his influences ranging from Chicago House, Detroit Techno to the latest trends including quality tech house mixed with groovy touches of contemporary, underground house with the main focus always being the dancefoor and the crowd. Rolling, powerful grooves mixed with his old school style DJ sets have won him many fans from all over the world.
Manu Gonzalez plays the debut ANTS showcase at Fabric on Friday 2nd November. For more information and tickets please visit https://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1684 and today he joins the Data Transmission podcast for the first time!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Dream come true, first native Ibicenco playing at Fabric London.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I think the Shadow Child Remix of SL2 – Djs Take Control is an absolute gem.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I mean, for me, as this is a mix ahead of my debut at the iconic venue that is Fabric London and also playing with ANTS after doing several shows with the colony at Ushuaïa in my home island of Ibiza, it’s a pretty special moment. I’m the first ever DJ & Producer born and bred in Ibiza who has been booked at Fabric London so we are making a bit of history 🙂
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Many, but in 2018 let’s say ANTS at Ushuaïa Ibiza, Defected at Eden in Ibiza, RUMORS by Guy Gerber in Destino Ibiza, The Move Warehouse in Stoke On Trent, my debut in Tokyo Japan with Sunny..and of course the IMS Grand Finale 10th Anniversary at Dalt Vila in Ibiza. Lots of incredible shows..it has been the best year of my career by a mile.
What have you got coming up?
A lot! I’ve had the busiest summer of my career in Ibiza, doing super clubs and the best events (ANTS at Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza for Solardo and Camelphat, Defected at Eden,Rumours, Viva Warrriors) and now after the summer we have shows in London, Stoke, Dubai, Austria, Barcelona, Madrid, and many many places. We have just signed a residency with Sight in Pacha Barcelona, and I’m opening my own label Question Reality together with the main persons behind my career, Danny Whittle and Mark Netto. Exciting times ahead. We launched Question Reality this year in March with a debut event at Heart Ibiza by Cirque du Soleil and Steve Lawler as our special guest, it was a success and we have lots of QR events coming now- the next one the 17th of November in Ibiza plus our first release around April/May next year. We are very excited about this new chapter.
And finally, do you have a special message for the readers?
I would like to tell all the music lovers and groovers that support me and my sound to keep an eye for Question Reality, our new record label and events brand. You can follow it on Instagram and other platforms, it’s gonna to be a very very exciting project!!
David San – Grogui (Original Mix)
Ohmme – Excess (Original Mix)
Greck B – Musas (Original Mix)
Bassel Darwish – Loud (Original Mix)
The Mekanism – About Us (Original Mix)
Bassel Darwish – Dust (Originla MIx)
Enrico Bellan – Okey Party People (Original Mix)
George Morel – Let0s Groove ( MelaC Extended Mix)
SL2 – Dis Take Control ( Shadow Child Extended Remix)
Emery Warman – Can’t Stop (Original Mix)
B233 – Party In Progress B SIDE
BDA – Activity (Original Mix)