Coco Cole is Ibiza’s newest recruit. She’s put down roots on the island for the first time this year, after being asked by Martin Solveig to be a season-long resident at his popular Pacha-based party, My House. “Martin Solveig came into Capital XTRA to do a back-to-back mix with me for the Clubbers Guide and we super-vibed off each other playing tunes and nerding out about music,” she tells DJ Mag, excitedly. “Then, a few months later, I got the offer to be his resident all summer. I couldn't believe it, he's such a mega babe. I'm eternally grateful.”
It’s not just Solveig who has shined a light on Cole’s immense talent — she’s just taken over the decks every Friday and Saturday night at Capital Radio for their Capital Weekender show, something she describes as a “good-time, pre-drinking, post-party show” with lots of shout-outs and zero adverts. With her first successful island season already firmly in the bag, DJ Mag Ibiza takes a moment to catch up with Coco Cole...
In your opinion, what makes Pacha such a special club?
“I love how it evolves to suit the theme of the night. From the lights to decoration to the dancers and soundsystem, the production level is incredible. You feel like you've stumbled into a different world when you're there. Also, all the staff are totally lush and really take care of you.”
Talk us through three summer anthems you’ll be spinning this season?
“Dusky absolutely smashed it with ‘Ingrid Is A Hybrid’. Yes, it harks back to the ‘90s rave sound but in a way that screams 2016. It oozes emotion and the reaction to it on the dancefloor is mad. I'm also obsessed with the Tim Green remix of Paul McCartney & Wings vs Timo Maas ‘Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five’. That vocal matched with Tim Green's cinematic beauty is just heaven. Finally, Roman Flugel pulled out Inner City ‘Big Fun’ at Maceo Plex's Mosaic night at Pacha near the end of the night — I lost my shit. It was the perfect injection of energy and recognisability that was needed at that precise moment. Also, a total favourite. I've already put it back in my sets — thanks Roman.”
Now that you’re spending so much time on the island, tell us some of your favourite things to do outside the clubs?
“Honestly, I use the time to sleep, catch a bit of sun and prepare my sets. But when I've done that I love venturing out into the Old Town and having drinks with whoever of my friends are there at the time. Still yet to drive out to the beautiful hidden beaches. I'm on it, though.”
You’ve nabbed a residency at Capital, you’ve conquered clubland and the airwaves — what’s next?!
“Yeah, it's mad. Just taken on the huge Capital Weekender on Friday and Saturday nights on Capital. I was dubious at first because I never saw myself on that station, but the show is such good fun! There's no adverts, we're live in the mix and we do a ton of shout-outs. It's just a good-time, pre-drinking, post-party show so I save the music nerding for Capital XTRA. What's next? Echo Ochre, the record label — Eeeep!”
And finally, who is your ultimate musical hero?
“You know I can't answer that! I have so many heroes and am influenced by so many people. I guess right now for the launch of my label, I'm very inspired by the brands and families that Adam Beyer, Annie Mac and Martin Solveig have built. I'm watching and learning.”
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