ONE HIT WONDER: ROBERT JAMES
Robert James‘ journey started when his love of house and techno saw him make the move from the UK to Ibiza for a season to see how he went and he never looked back. Carving out a reputation as an adept producer too, Rob has traveled the world, spinning records at a long list of highly respected, influential clubs with residencies at El Row and Paradise (DC10) plus a slew of international gigs.
His first couple of seasons in Ibiza saw Rob connect with a young Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed and all the faces who eventually formed the Hot Creations crew. Since 2011 he has continued to grow in stature, picking up bookings for the opening and closing parties at legendary party Circoloco at DC10 every summer, landing a residency at Jamie Jones’ Paradise nights, spinning at fabric, Panorama Bar, Space Ibiza, and a myriad gigs across North and South America, Croatia, France, Hungary, Holland, Australia and now… BALI!
Rob’s style of DJ’ing is more about a constant groove rather than a high impact selection allowing him to easily adapt his sets to suit the time and place whether a sunset warm up session or an early hours headline slot.
In 2016 he took to the airwaves for the first time, landing a weekly show with Ibiza Sonica hosting many celebrated guests including The Martinez Brothers, Cassy, Stacey Pullen, Ryan Elliot, Craig Richards, Claude VonStroke and many more. With his position now cemented as a DJ, producer and radio presenter Rob went on to tackle promoting with an invite only daytime affair called BODY MVMT which reflects his own tastes and prioritizes the music over the headline grabbing names.
Robert James very kindly took time to answer one of our snapshot interviews ahead of his highly anticipated set at VAULT on October 18th.
ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS OF THE 80’s:
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS OF 2019:
Alec Falconer – Boaty Banger
FAVOURITE CLUB IN THE UK:
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION:
FAVOURITE TV SERIES:
Game Of Thrones
WHO IS YOUR NON-MUSICAL HERO:
STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN ON YOUR TRAVELS:
FIRST JOB EVER:
YOUR HOT TIP FOR UP AND COMING PRODUCER:
Stick at it
FAVOURITE CLUB IN IBIZA:
NAME ONE TRACK THAT YOU WILL ALMOST DEFINITELY PLAY AT VAULT:
Robert James – Break Mode
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WHAT IS THE FIRST WORD YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU THINK OF THE FOLLOWING:
YES OR NO… FOR THIS ROUND CAN ONLY ANSWER USING ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’:
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN NAKED IN PUBLIC?
HAVE YOU LIED TO A FRIEND ABOUT A TRACK THEY MADE TO KEEP THE PEACE?
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO DRUNK TO PLAY A SET BUT DID IT ANYWAY?
HAVE YOU EVER TOLD SOMEONE ASKING FOR REQUESTS TO F**K OFF?
HAVE YOU EVER ASKED A DJ FOR A REQUEST?
HAVE YOU EVER REFUSED TO PLAY A GIG?
WOULD YOU REMIX SOMEONE YOU DIDN’T LIKE MUSICALLY IF THE MONEY WAS RIGHT?
Catch Robert James at Vault on the 18th of October! In the meantime, give a listen to his most recent mix with ItaloJohson live for Paradise Ibiza Radio.