Sunday, September 10, 2006



In the sixties we had the old Lola,s club in the Calle de Barcelona ( this street has changed names) next to what once was Jay's place and not far from Restuarante bistro El Brasero and not far from El Domingo and the gay district with old bars like Incognito's ( at the time) etc. The old days of one of the first disco's on the island Club San Rafael - later became the KU in San Rafael. Not to forget Ricardo Urgell"s Pacha or in the San Antonio area the Playboy or in the Figueretas area the Xaloc,the Anfora in Dalt Vila, the old town of Ibiza aswell as the Black Cheap in downtown Ibiza marina district,etc,etc,etc, the good old sixties and seventies.

The youngest ever DJ in the late sixties working with two oldtimer turntables
in Ibiza's early discos was Lord Sydney,at that time eight years young.
Today Lord Sydney is represented by The Reysenbach Agency
and only does guest appearances for those who can afford it.


                                Lord Sydney and his retro show of the                                                   old and the new century.



Forbes recently released the ranking of the best-paid DJs in the world. The amounts include sales but also their wages when participating in festivals such as those we offer on Here is the top 11 of the highest paid DJ’s:

Calvin Harris
1. Calvin Harris (46 million $)
Calvin Harris’ career has literally exploded last year thanks to his latest album “18th Month” that made us dance throughout the year. Last February, he signed a contract including 70 shows for the Hakkasan Club in Las Vegas.

2. Tiesto (32 million $)
The second DJ is the famous Dutchman who, thanks to his 140 shows last year, has surpassed the $30M of revenue.

3. David Guetta (30 million $)
David Guetta, still one of the most requested DJs in the world, has performed not less than 120 shows. His fame was achieved by his style, crossing electro and pop music, which enabled him to accompany Rihanna during her world tour. However, the French DJ seems to show signs of slowing down.

4. Swedish House Mafia (25 million $)
Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello have ended the Swedish House Mafia adventure during the year. Nevertheless, the group reached the top 4 ranking. The three DJs now continue their careers individually.

5. Deadmau5 (21 million $)
The helmeted mouse had a very prolific year, first through events like those at the Hakkasan in Las Vegas where he got paid $200,000 per night and secondly with his label Mau5trap.

6. Avicii (20 million $)
At only 23, Avicii (Tim Bergling) is the youngest artist of our top. Autodidact, Avicii learned the fundamentals of electronic music in his room through downloaded software.

7. Afrojack (18 million $)
The young Dutch DJ Nick van de Wall (25 years-old) has produced songs for famous artists like Chris Brown and Pitbull and now has his own label Wall Recordings.

8. Armin van Buuren (17 millions $)
The year 2013 for Armin Van Buuren is: 120 shows from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland, the release of his fifth album “Intense” and especially a famous show for the coronation of Dutch King Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima in May.

9 (tie). Kaskade (16 million $)
The 42 year-old DJ is one of the oldest of our top, which hasn’t prevented him from doing his tour of 120 shows around the world. He also signed several contracts in clubs where he regularly mixes.

9. (tie). Skrillex  (16 million de $)
Skrillex reached the 9th place thanks to shows where he’s paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the night. He also gained enormously by recording music. He won 3 Grammy awards and an Annie Award for the original song he composed for the animated movie “Wreck-It Ralph”.

11. Steve Aoki (14 million $)
Steve Aoki has the ability to do two shows a day, which allowed him to perform more than 250 concerts a year. He’s also an entrepreneur who runs several restaurants, nightclubs and a label: Dim Mark.


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Flipping through our friend  Waone Interesni‘s newest work in Ibiza and we suddenly realized the Balearic island just organized their first global Contemporary & Street-Art Festival “Bloop” a couple of weeks ago!

Waone Interesni's newest work @ Carre Estrella 13, Ibiza
Maybe trying to bring Ibiza back to its glorious artistic years when Dali, Peter Kinsley or Lord Sydney used to transform the island into a bohemian and arty hippie happy paradise, the local major and many art galleries, music shops and organizations (brought by the people @ Biokip) have now created “bloop“… hopefully establishing itself as a must street-art mini-fest like Italy’s FameFest.

Ufo5 @ bloop
Quite an important number of well-known artists such as Robo, Sztuka Fabryka or Acampanteparticipated in this first edition  which also included a well-curated program with indoor & outdoor activities including interactive installations, performances and even workshops for kids. Oh well, we’ll wait till next years. More info & photos on their website.

detail from one of the urban shrines from Sztuka Fabryka

Irving Shulman with Lord Sydney in Santa Eulalia 1992.

Ibiza knew many special foreigners and cosmopolitans, even in the very early days. You had the elite, the entrepreneurs, the businessmen, the real artists,the stars (incognito) and international personalities who all came from time to time and overtime, or had their second homes on Ibiza. This already started way before the hippy epoque. Quite a few pioneers, artists, writers, painters musicians and bohemians were already in town in the fifties. The 1960s were the real top-days, followed by the 1970s.

Photo, Irving Shulman founder and owner of Daffy's New York with Lord Sydney next to the old Sandy's bar in Santa Eulalia in a post-epoque visit in 1992. both Irving and Lord Sydney shared a few International and old Ibiza friends like David Stein and brother Dr. Jules Stein founder of MCA Universal. The young Sydney (in the old days) was also the youngest confidential consultant and communicaton specialist to quite a few Hollywood studio heads and other personalites of that epoque. The Stein lunches of Irving, Sydney, David and Jules were not always limited to El Olivo, San Telmo, Alfredo"s on Ibiza but, would also take them to quite a few Parisian bistros.