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BALEARIC ISLAND DISCS: DAMON MARTIN

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Balearic Island Discs - 09
Name: Damon Martin

"Having already featured his DJ partner-in-crime, we're very happy to now have Damon on board! Having built up the infamous Disco Bloodbath, Damon is well-known for being one of London's finest selectors. Add that to being a lovely man and you have a winning combination. He's even married into the Hassay clan - respect."


Occupation: DJ @ Disco Bloodbath

Most useful Spanish phrase: "Habla Ingles?"

All-time favourite party experience in Ibiza: I've only been going to Ibiza in the last few years and lot of my favourite moments tend to be back at the villa by the pool, but one club memory that I really enjoyed was on my first trip. I was picked up at the airport by a friend who was doing PR for We Love at the time and Carl Craig was playing for them at Space that night so we met a couple of other friends and went straight there.

He was on in the main room and it was when they had those huge dry ice cannons, one of which we ended up standing right under without realising. I'd sort of considered myself to be a bit too old and cynical to really go for it in the main room of a big club like that but a combination of the music, the lights, the friends I was with, the excitement of being in Ibiza for the first time and being blasted by a massive fucking smoke cannon every 10 minutes made me jump around like I was 18 again.

Favourite place to chill in the Balearics: There are loads, but a great one is Sa Caleta. It's a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by red cliffs with a fantastic restaurant selling amazing seafood. You can also use the mud from the cliffs for a natural face mask if you're into that sort of thing.

If stranded in the Balearics for the rest of my life I would... Swim in the sea, eat fresh seafood and get a killer tan.

My luxury item would be... Sunglasses.

The book i'd take would be... American Tabloid by James Ellroy.

My 8 Balearic Island Discs:

1. Chris Rea - Josephine (La Version Francaise) // Buy
2. Two Of China - Los Ninos Del Parque (Tormenta Mix) // Buy
3. Savage - Don't Cry Tonight // Buy
4. Flash In The Pan - Midnight Man // Buy
5. My Mine - Hypnotic Tango // Buy
6. Ganymed - We Like You // Buy
7. Supermax - It Ain't Easy // Buy
8. Olivia Newton John - Magic // Buy