tINI & the gang

By 1 December, 2014Uncategorized

tINI cannot stop. She is tireless and her contagious energy goes with her during this interview. She enjoys a deserved break.

We are in Sirocco Beach Club, at Tini& The Gang party. I don’t know if it is for the atmosphere or for how close we are, but tINI personally reveals that she is has rhythm on her veins since she was just a child.

She started playing drums at 7 years old so music was already a passion. A curious mind fed up her creativity of little tINI. Her playlists were composed by hip hop, grunge and new romantics. Maybe this liking for the most alternative and more underground sound determined an approach to the electronic style, but also the track “Amerika”from Modymaan. Next step was to try the plates and new formulas.

-First time playing in Ibiza. How do you remember that day?

I don’t exactly remember it, but I played for Carl Cox, in the sunset little terrace. I was opening for him. An as you can imagine, I was very nervous and it was a big big thing for me, as my first gig. My best friend Tessa joined for the big event. It was a very special and important day for me. Since that give I have continued playing every year for Carl Cox.

-Who was sharing line up with you during the first time of Tini and The Gang party?

We had actually been in the old Ushuaia, which is now La Plage. I had  also the Desolat crew playing with me. There was Loco Dice, Magda, Audiofly, Tobi Neumann, Pascal, Domini Galiano.. There was lot of people already. My name was not as big as it is now. Then we had a little and we started again last year with Tini and the Gang party. We are on the third season already.

-We know that this is the second year of your party, has it changed respect the last edition?

I changed the line, but we still have people from the last year.  The big change is that this summer there is a bigger line up. I have every week someone doing the warm up.  Then I have a second and third DJ. So we are always  a big bunch of DJs playing. I wanted to give the possibility to a lot of people, to my friends, so the Gang is growing.

-Do you change the style of your sets/sessions depending on what time is or what place is? 

Definitely. I have never really prepared what I played. In a dark club with 3000 people you need a different music than on the beach. On the beach you have a few hundred people dancing. It is a lighter and easier athmosphere. I never make plans about what I am going to play, but I have music for each situation, it always depends on the vibe of the night or day.

-Are you going to play in other clubs of Ibiza during this summer?

This is going to be my first time on DC10. I am really excited. I have a really busy scheduled for Ibiza, around 30 gigs with my party. You can find me in  Space, Ushuaia, DC10, Sankeys… lot of places. It is really nice, I enjoy it.

-You usually act in clubs by night; do you prefer day or night parties?

I like both parties. But there is actually a special vibe in the day time. Of course there are different types of day times: play at afterhours or playing on the beach when the sun goes down. I also love to play in the clubs, but I am also happy when the summer arrives and I can play outside, there is different music.

-Are you going to play in other clubs of Ibiza during this summer?

This is going to be my first time on DC10. I am really excited. I have a really busy scheduled for Ibiza, around 30 gigs with my party. You can find me in  Space, Ushuaia, DC10, Sankeys… lot of places. It is really nice, I enjoy it.

-Which of these parties do you think is similar to your music style?

We move a little bit away from what is usually going on in Ibiza. I mean, it is difficult to explain because I don’t want to sound arrogant.  It is just I think we go a little bit more deep, and I would say we are more underground than others. Compare to big places or huge parties, we have a more unknown and underground sound.

-Tell us about your experiences outside Ibiza.

I travel every weekend. I love to travel and I love to see how the music is accepted in different countries or different corners of the world. For example, one of my amazing trips was to Peru. It was really amazing playing there.  I take some inspiration form everywhere, but I am always happy to come back to Ibiza, it really feels like home for me. If I  have to choose your favourite place outside of Ibiza…It would be: Panorama, in Berlin.  It is very special to play there.

-Do you think this season in Ibiza is being a good one?

It is a difficult season; I see we have a little less people, less raves, less money to spend. This is a little change, but I am very happy. My party is going really well probably because is free. We also have nice drink prices, we have no stress, is different. I don’t need to make a certain amount of people to be happy. I am happy already with 5 people. This brings more relaxed vibes to the party. It is going well, we have more people every week and I am curious to see how we are going to end with the big party on the beach.

-What place do you recommend from Ibiza?

I love the little beach in Cala d’Hort, because I love Es Vedra. Also if you wanna rent a boat and got to Cala Tarida. Last time I went around Es Vedra and I touch it, people said don’t touch but I did it. I love Es Vedrà, it is really nice. Everything that you can see there is amazing.

– Have you been in Formentera?

I played two times in Formentera for Cocoon. But I didn’t see the island, I really need to see it. To be honest I don’t have time. Tuesday is my only day off, so I can go the next free day there.

 

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