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Apr 02

Interview with Bruno from Ibiza

12 comments 2006 at 08.24 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I'm kinda hoping that this interview is the start of more interviews with the artists/DJs that I admire. We take off with Bruno from Ibiza, born in the North of France in 1969 (moved to Ibiza in 1994). When he first arrived on the island he played in local bars and later opened his own music store. In 1997 he became resident dj at the famous sunset bar Café del Mar in San Antonio. He had the difficult task to replace Jose Padilla, one of the most important ambient & downtempo DJs around the world. So I hope you'll enjoy this session as much as I did.

Jul 14

Too much money to burn… what to do?

11 comments 2005 at 02.01 am posted by Veerle Pieters

With the holiday season in full swing what do you think the super rich do with their money. Some have a private jet but others love a more luxurious form of transport. They all arrived in Ibiza port with a cruise liner called “The World”. This boat consists of luxury apartments that cost somewhere between € 2.5 and € 8.6 Million and have up to 6 bathrooms and bedrooms.

Feb 03

On air now: chilled songs from Eivissa

19 comments 2005 at 05.05 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Last year I was looking forward to 2005 because I’ve learned that January would bring another edition of the marvelous chillhouse mix compilations by Café del Mar. Café del Mar is the world’s first sunset bar and DJ Bruno has an undisputable taste for the coolest Balearic tunes. He is personally responsible for most of the huge Café del Mar CD collection.

Nov 03

Hot October in the Mediterranean

10 comments 2004 at 01.25 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

If you had to escape the gray weather and still enjoy the beauty of some summer sun, Ibiza wouldn’t have been a bad place in October since the folks of meteorological office just released figures that it was the hottest October since 1961.

Aug 05

Ibiza - part 3

4 comments 2004 at 03.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Well as always, Ibiza was a holiday full of fun, relaxation, joy and excitement. Just hanging around there can give me inspiration, because when you mind details you’ll always see something inspiring. Especially the contrasting combination of the old part of Ibiza town and the bars along the marina is kind of unique. You have this very old part on a hill and the trendy bars and people downside.

Aug 03

Ibiza - part 2

4 comments 2004 at 04.00 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I’m back in Belgium, although still on holiday… I love coming home knowing it’s not over yet. This way you can slowly adapt to normal live as I’m now still a bit comfortable with the “mañana mañana” lifestyle, which means “if not today maybe tomorrow”. And I can tell you if you’re coming from Ibiza you need it. You are used to being lazy all day and awake till late at night.

Jul 24

Ibiza - part 1

8 comments 2004 at 07.04 am posted by Veerle Pieters

They say Ibiza is up with the trends and is cosmopolitan, but besides the music and the fashion, I had a VERY hard time to find a descent WiFi hotspot coffee house. And if you ask around most people have no clue what you mean. They hear the word ‘internet’ and they immediately give directions to some dusty back room internet cafe with no wireless connection. Well, some opportunities still exist here.

Jul 18

Sun and fun

9 comments 2004 at 03.07 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I am still a bit tired from enjoying Roger Sanchez’ great set Friday night at ICC Ghent. The music was great and now I can’t wait to see him play at Pacha Ibiza. These are a few picts I took at the party.

Jul 05

Beyond the party image

5 comments 2004 at 05.54 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I’m going to do my bit in educating people that Ibiza is much more then just a party island. For starters for such a warm and sunny destination, Ibiza remains remarkably green throughout the year. Ibiza and its little sister Formentera are known as “las Islas Pitiusas” (Greek origins), which means as much as “the pine-covered islands”.

Jun 22

Living on Ibiza

1 comments 2004 at 08.38 am posted by Veerle Pieters

House on IbizaIt has been a while since I posted something on Ibiza. If the weather sucks here in Belgium for a long time sometimes my mind wonders off and imagines that I am living on Ibiza where it is 26 degrees Celsius and sunny at the moment. Most of the time, Belgium is nice and luxury standards are pretty high. Always a thing that I start missing when being away from home for a long time. Only a minority on Ibiza is doing well, probably the club owners etc. If you look at these figures you’ll understand what I mean. Tax return figures from this year show that in Ibiza 80% of the population have declared a taxable income of less than 21,000 Euro and over 50% have declared income between 6,000 Euro and 12,000 Euro. Not much is it?

Salaries. Government employees are still moaning about how little they receive in salary once the high cost of housing on the island is taken into consideration. They say that people doing the same jobs in Lanzarote get 480 Euro per month more than the pen pushers in Ibiza.  (source:

Sometimes these kind of statistics are needed to wake up from a daydream.

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