Mark Ronson & De La Soul join Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza Rocks is the home of live music in Ibiza. Since invading the island of dance in 2005 Ibiza Rocks has quite simply destroyed preconceptions of Ibiza and continues to do so as the most forward-thinking, risk-taking, rule defying live music promoter on the island – the ONLY promoter to bring hip hop heroes De La Soul and global hit-machine Mark Ronson to perform exclusive shows under the Balearic stars.
Mark Ronson has been on Rocks’ rollercoaster ride from the start, mixing it up between shows with his full live band and DJing as A-YO with his partner in crime and fellow Rocks champion Zane Lowe. Following stratospheric success with global smash hit ‘Uptown Funk’ Mark’s status as a musician and producer has further soared. As a musical genius who grew up in the golden era of hip hop, but with a huge passion for guitars, Mark Ronson is not only the perfect fit for Rocks, he’s a true friend who will be welcomed back home on 9th September at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, bringing with him an exciting new live talent to showcase under the stars. This show will also feature sets from cutting-edge East London party crew Shorebitch, infamous for creating London’s most unforgettable underground parties.
Mark Ronson said: “I’ve been playing Ibiza Rocks since 2006, that crew is like family to me. It’s been the site of some of my favourite gigs ever–either with the band or DJing with my brother, Zane Lowe.I can’t wait to be playing back there this summer.”
Following a ground-breaking hip-hop gig last summer with NAS, who performed his 1994 debut Illmatic in its entirety, Rocks is proudly bringing another hip-hop act of iconic status to the famous Rocks stage. De La Soul created a hip-hop masterpiece with their game-changing 1989 debut album ‘3 Feet high and rising’ – the Prince Paul collaboration that gave us ‘Me Myself and I’ “The Magic Number’ and so much more. Over 25 years later, this album is still citied as one of the best albums of all time and THE best rap album of all time. From groundbreaking past hits to their 2006 Grammy award winning Gorillaz collaboration “Feel Good Inc’, De La Soul have not only survived 3 decades in the music industry, they’ve inspired and influenced 3 decades of musicians, critics and fans alike. BBC 6 Music’s DJ Yoda will support De La Soul with a special ’40 years of hip hop’ audio visual set, bringing with him a wealth of heritage whilst Ibiza resident turned UK hip hop social media sensation Harley Maxwell will represent the new element of the UK scene with tracks from his ‘Summer Days’ EP written in and inspired by Ibiza. Topping things off will be London’s old school hip-hop crew, Applebum. This show will provide another seminal music moment for Ibiza when De La Soul make 12th August the magic number at Ibiza Rocks.
Shane Murray, Brand Director said: “Mark and Rocks go way back. From playing live at our tiny beach bar with 15 people filling the stage (the horn section stood on steps and had to duck when the trombonist solo’d) to inspiring the launch of W.A.R! with Zane Lowe, Mark is very much part of the Rocks family. Proud to welcome him back as a global superstar for this exclusive one-off show on what will be another special night together. The Nas Illmatic show last year set a new standard for hip-hop on the island and we’re excited to bring more legends in De La Soul. They carry huge cultural significance and the whole D.A.I.S.Y age positivity connects with the historic vibe of the White Isle. Our 10th Anniversary summer of shows feels very special. Ibiza Rocks is the home of live music in Ibiza – 10 years and counting.”
MTV will be the exclusive broadcast partner for Ibiza Rocks for the third year running, premiering six 30-minute artist specials and an hour-long compilation show on its flagship channel, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE on 5th & 6th September. As with both years previously, London based Production Company JJ Stereo will produce all the content, which will be hosted by Laura Whitmore.
This summer sees Ibiza Rocks celebrate ten incredible and influential years on the White Isle with a 14 week-long series of spectacular outdoor shows that will bring together festival giants, music icons and the best of the new breed of rising stars. The pioneering brand has also expanded with the launch of its first major festival, Croatia Rocks, taking place on the Island of Pag in July (www.croatiarocks.com).
Ibiza Rocks 2015 line up so far:
17/06 OPENING PARTY WITH YEARS & YEARS | BLONDE
24/06 SIGMA | KREPT & KONAN
01/07 JUNGLE | SHURA
08/07 SPECIAL GUESTS TBC
15/07 CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
22/07 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE LIBERTINES | SLAVES
29/07 RUDIMENTAL | SAM SURE
05/08 CLEAN BANDIT | KAREN HARDING
12/08 DE LA SOUL | DJ YODA | HARLEY MAXWELL | APPLEBUM DJS
19/08 SPANDAU BALLET
26/08 SPECIAL GUESTS TBC
02/09 FATBOY SLIM PRESENTS SMILE HIGH CLUB
09/09 MARK RONSON (DJ SET) | SHOREBITCH
16/09 CLOSING PARTY WITH THE COURTEENERS
Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 17th June – 16th September 2015
W.A.R! every Friday from 5th June – 18th September 2015
Every stay at Ibiza Rocks Hotel includes tickets to three of the islands hottest events – Ibiza Rocks (Weds) and W.A.R! (Fri) and the all-new Colada Club pool party (Tues).
A PROUD LOOK BACK AT THE PAST, A CELEBRATION OF THE PRESENT
AND A BOLD LOOK INTO THE FUTURE #ROCKS10