What is the future of music? We asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow

Paco Osuna, Joan Ribas, Gaya Brisa, Cici and Valentino Huedo, we asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow what is the future of music.
Dan Prince
26/07/2022

PACO OSUNA

How can an artist prolong the life span of their music in the future?
Today we consume music massively and due to the number and variety of new artists and artists who publish, everything is much faster. Artists need their own identity. I grew up as a DJ watching the methods and mixing techniques of all kinds of DJs and music genres, watching DMC contests, watching DJs mixing with three decks, adding external modules to make my DJ sets more complex. I think those are the values ​​that made me grow as an artist. That is to say, investigate, create, innovate and be demanding with myself.

Your party in Ibiza this summer is called Now Here. Why?
It is a piece of advice my father gave me shortly before he passed away and since then I have incorporated it into my way of life. Time, and the experiences you live, never come back once they pass, so it should be a priority to live in the moment and enjoy it to the fullest. We have the experience of COVID, which overnight changed our way of living and of understanding life. Everything we don’t do now, we don’t know if we will have the opportunity to do in the future, so we have to live each moment as if it were the last… Our moment is here and now.

Catch Paco at his Now Here residency in the Club Room at Hï Ibiza every Tuesday.

What is the future of music? We asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow

JOAN RIBAS

What do you think is the future of music? 
If I’m honest, I’m not too worried. I remember when CDs first appeared, many suggested it was the end of DJs in clubs. The future in inevitable, music will always exist and we will always dance to it.

What would you say to an 18-year-old who wants to get into the music industry today? 
The most important thing is to love music. But I would also tell them not to focus their efforts just on music as very few are able to make a decent life dedicating themselves exclusively to it.

How will nightclubs be different in 2032 compared with 2022?
I would like the clubs of the future to pay more attention to the care of the sound, the quality and volume, and to the quality of the air that’s breathed inside. I would also like the music and the DJs hired to be chosen for their musical qualities rather than out of “friendship”.

Catch Joan on his House Vibes and Black Vermouth radio shows on Balearica Music and Formentera Radio and at live sessions at El Hotel Pacha, Destino and Pacha.

What is the future of music? We asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow

GAYA BRISA

What do you think is the future of music? 
I think music is timeless. It is always in constant growth and humanity is going to find different ways of presenting and sharing it with each other.

What would you say to an 18-year-old who wants to get into the music industry today? 
I would say as long as music is your passion, if it is the tool you feel identified with to spread a message to the world, do it! But do it from a place of love and awareness, be conscious of the responsibility that it takes to have a voice that can be heard, and use it to make the world a better place.

How do you see the future of clubbing in Ibiza? 
I hope we manage to keep the essence of Ibiza alive in all of its aspects. Just as it is a beautiful place to celebrate, it’s also a land to respect and connect with. The magnetism that this piece of earth has can bring you to a beautiful place of self-fulfilment… so we should honour all of its qualities.  

Gaya is resident at Flower Power at Pacha every Monday and creator of Namaste at Akasha, held every Wednesday. 

What is the future of music? We asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow

CICI

What do you think is the future of music? 
I think the technology will be so advanced that we will be able to attend concerts, events and festivals all around the world with VR in an insanely realistic HQ.

Who was the last DJ in Ibiza you saw and thought: They are a star of the future? 
Most DJs I see playing in Ibiza are already stars or very much on their way, but my favourite sets I’ve seen on the island recently have been by TSHA.

What would you say to an 18-year-old who wants to go into music today? 
I would say the most important thing is to practise your craft, know your music inside out, and think about what you have to offer that makes you unique and nurture and develop that. 

Privilege, once the biggest club in the world, is now closed. What does the future hold for the venue?
Personally, I think they should turn it into the new Space Ibiza!

Catch Cici at Circoloco @ DC10, Cosmic Pineapple @ Pikes and across the island this summer.

What is the future of music? We asked Ibiza natives, music legends and the stars of tomorrow

VALENTIN HUEDO

What would you say to an 18-year-old who wants to get into the music industry today?  
Learn how to produce music, listen to all styles of music, play always what you consider THE BEST – and enjoy! If you enjoy it, so will the people. 

What do you still want to achieve in your future career?  
Produce a movie soundtrack, play at Robert Johnson, release an album in honour of my brother. These are a few dreams that I have. It has been a long journey but the most important thing for me is to live in the moment. 

How will nightclubs be different in 2032 compared with 2022?  
Can I dream? A club with no phones.  

What music will your grandchildren be listening to?  
Ovnis Jam sessions streamed live and direct from outta space baby…

Catch Valentin at WooMoon @ Cova Santa, El Baile @ Pacha, Ibiza Sonica every Friday 7pm, and across the island this summer.

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