Interview with Mr. Doris

Mr. Doris has been a resident DJ in Ibiza for more than a decade as well as traveling the globe, spinning tunes, building a solid reputation along the way.  He served his apprenticeship in many bars and and beach clubs before bringing his funky beats to the club scene.  He now hosts After Dark on the sunset terrace at We love Sundays @ Space and is resident at *El Chiringuito in Es Cavallet*.  He has been nominated in the category of Downtempo for the DJ awards.

mr doris, chris doris

 

Congratulations on your nomination for The DJ Awards.  This is your first time being nominated and you are up against some big names including Giles Peterson and Nightmares on Wax.  How do you feel being nominated along side such established artists?

It’s an absolute honour – the artists & djs i’ve been nominated alongside have been my musical inspiration for as long as I can remember – it’s something I quite honestly never thought would happen.

How will you celebrate if you win the award?

I have no dillusions that I will win the award but if the unthinkable does happen i’ll be with my friends & family.

You have made a name for yourself DJing a style of music that didn´t used to be the “norm” in Ibiza. Was it difficult sticking with your style? Or were you ever tempted to follow the crowd and play more conventional music?

I have never been tempted to stray away from what I truly enjoy – I believe that if you put enough work into something, whatever that may be, there will be a day when you will be recognised & reap the rewards.

Having enjoyed many of your sets in Space and your own productions, it´s obvious that you have taken influences from many genres of music.  How would you define your style?

That’s a pretty difficult question to answer! Most of my music is influenced in one way or another by Afro, Latin, Jazz or Funk music – be that Hip Hop, Drum & Bass or whatever else that takes the mood. I often change my sets to suit the  specific venue or crowd – more downtempo for the beach & obviously aimed at the dancefloor in a club. I’m also always open to new sounds & hopefully that is obvious what people hear in my dj sets.

The club scene along with everything else in Ibiza is constantly changing and evolving. What do you think have been the major changes during the years that you have been on the island?

The island has definitely opened up it’s musical spectrum, which is always a good thing. If you would of told me 10 years ago that I would be playing Afrobeat & Drum & Bass with the likes of Quantic & Mark Rae on the Sunset Terrace at Space I would of laughed in your face.

If you had the power to change one thing about Ibiza, what would it be? More winter tourism.

What is your favourite snack to keep your energy levels up while clubbing? (Limes or pine cones perhaps?? “INSIDER”)

Hahaha!!!! After multiple attempts at keeping my energy level up through the use of limes & pinecones I’ve finally realised that Berocca is definitely the way forward.

If you owned a club in Ibiza what do you think an appropriate price for a bottle of water should be?

Water should be free in all the clubs – those clubs that do not conform should be heavily fined. Full-stop.

And lastly, there are people that believe that there are giant machines built by foreign governments under the oceans causing earthquakes and tsunamis – do you think there is any truth in the rumours and do you think an island such as Ibiza could be at risk?

I’m not too sure on that one! However, I do believe that if there is an apocolypse coming our way, Ibiza is where I want to be.

 

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