CHUCKIE: Resident DJ at Subliminal Sessions, Pacha Ibiza

DJ Chuckie is long time player in the game of House Music. He is the leader of the Dirty Dutch sound, and earned his respected House Music striped over many years of playing and producing quality music. He’s one of the resident DJs at Subliminal Session at Pacha Ibiza for the 2012 season. We caught up with him and picked his brains with a few interesting questions.

1. How does it feel to be the Subliminal resident at Pacha Ibiza?

It’s an amazing feeling. I have been a fan of Subliminal and Erick for a long time now and it is a real honour to be welcomed into their family. The fact it is in Ibiza makes it even better. Last year’s Subliminal events were of the chain, as was the opening party this year. It’s gonna be a great summer As I will get to develop my residency for Subliminal.

2. How long have you been a fan of Subliminal?

For a long time now. I would say I first got into them around 1999. They’ve had so many great people involved right from the start. Plus, their events are always amazing. They really know how to do it!!

3. What are the similarities between the Subliminal & Dirty Dutch sound?

Each sound has similarities and differences to each other but I guess I would say that something that ties them together is the party atmosphere that runs throughout both camps. Both want to make everybody have a lot of fun …. And both manage it every single time.

4. Apart from Ibiza, where else is your favourite place to DJ in the world?

I’m lucky to play in a lot of amazing places. Everybody knows that America is kicking off right now and that’s something I’m really enjoying. Vegas for example is just an incredible city. But I also love going to Brazil and other South American countries. They know how to party down there! Of course Amsterdam and the UK are always amazing places to play; the clubs are always great and the people are really clued up about music culture.

5. Is Dirty Dutch on a mission to take over the world?

We don’t want to take over the world, we just want to share all this amazing music that we are a part of with the rest of the world. Over the years we have met so many amazing artists and come across so much incredible music that really, it is our duty to get this out there for the entire world to hear.

6. How many hats do you have?

Haha. Why? Have you found one? I have a lot of hats. But it seems that I am also losing them at about the same rate as I pick them up. I have now mastered the art of a stage dive whilst keeping the hat on so will hopefully be able to hang onto a few that bit longer.

7. Vinyl, CDs or USB?

They are all great. They all have benefits and they have things that are not as good, you just have to weight them up for you personally. As I travel so much, USB sticks are great for me because it allows me to take all my music away with me easily. So I only use USBs, that’s it! Dance music always moves with the times and we’ve got this great technology right in the palm of our hands ….. let’s use it. We’ve gotta keep evolving people!

8. What producers do you rate right now- who’s killing it?

Betatraxx and Gregori Klosman are two guys that are completely killing it for me right now. Every time I see them play they do something different, and each time it blows me away.

9. What piece of advice would you give to someone going to Ibiza clubbing for the first time?

Get your sleep in before you come because it’s unlikely you’ll get any whilst you here. Oh and also, make sure you check out Subliminal at Pacha!!!!

Get all the dates and ticket info for Subliminal Session at Pacha Ibiza here
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Erick Morillo Tour Diary May 2012 (part 1)

04 May 2010 – Stereo Live, Houston TX

We made our way to Houston TX. This was our first time here in Houston, so we were very excited to see how much EDM was progressing. I arrived early as usual and the line was around the corner, everyone was dressed white and looking very festive! Stereo Live is an awesome venue, two levels and huge sound system with all the confetti canons one could ask for. Erick arrived to find himself with room filled with Colombian’s, he was rocking the decks with some fresh new edits, that not even I knew the name’s of. I have to admit, those long hours in the studio are sure paying off, there was so much energy and so much love, all emanating from the music. The crowd was even singing “Live Your Life”. What an amazing night here Houston and we can’t wait to be back!

05 May 2012 – Marquee, Las Vegas

We jumped on a plane and our next stop Las Vegas, if you all don’t know we have a monthly residency at Marquee. The Vegas strip was buzzing all afternoon. You had Floyd Mayweather fighting Miguel Cotto and Mr Erick Morillo performing at Marquee, so you knew this evening was going to be nuts! I arrived a bit early to hear my boy Jason Lima open up the night, he did a fantastic job and passed the reigns over to Erick Morillo, Erick leaned over to me and whispered, “ I’m playing sexy tonight “, he sure did; he had the ladies shaking their tale feathers all night. So many people stopped by to say hello, our boy from Miami Dave Grutman “ owner of LIV Miami, Salah “owner of Texas de Brazil”, Richard Grey, my homeboy Josh Wander and NFL star Sean Merriman. This was one night I don’t think Marquee will ever forget. See you all soon for EDC Las Vegas!

06 May 2012 – Tao Beach, Las Vegas

I made my way over to the Venetian Hotel. This was Erick Morillo’s first time playing at Tao Beach, I can’t begin to tell you how hot it was, but not to worry, Erick Morillo was going to make it even hotter. Erick arrived with his lovely fiancé and Tao beach let out a big roar! People were opening signs reading, “We fucking love you Erick Morillo”. Erick was just feeding off the crowd and playing some amazing classics. What an amazing display Tao beach put on, everyone was going nuts, spraying themselves with champagne. I’d like to give a special thanks to all the ladies in your tiny bikinis. To all that showed up and endured the heat. We LOVE you and we hope to see you all in Ibiza!

Words: Manny Zelaya