It’s our penultimate Sunday coming up and as often happens at this time of the season we’re starting to feel a bit nostalgic. Our thoughts wander back across another fantastic Summer at our beloved Pikes and all the amazing times we’ve had with friends old and new. For a special treat this week we’re taking a trip back even further down memory lane with a line up not seen in Ibiza for many a year. All our guests this week at some point were resident DJs for We Love Space and so it is with a smile on our face that we say We Love… Pikes On Sundays. Our trusty residents The Brothers Grim are joined by Andy Carroll, Jon Rasta, Ryan O’Gorman and Scott Martin.
You know the score by now so instead of waffling on, here’s some music selected by our guest DJs to kick start your weekend and get you in the mood for some poolside fun!
Scott Martin Selects –
“Queen – Cool Cat – I love Freddie, and given his connection to Pikes a Queen track was an obvious inclusion. The original demo version has Bowie on backing vocals, but this stripped down version that made the Hot Space album is a killer.
Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool – I’m a big fan of German Pysche-rockers Can, and their founder Holger Czukay is one cool dude. An obvious link to pooliside music, but fuck it… it’s cool innit?
Mary Clarke – Take Me I’m Yours – I have chosen this as I can’t stop playing it at the moment… and also because I’d promised Mark that I wouldn’t play too much disco, and I’m crap at keeping promises!
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Mix) – Whatever the reason for them “splitting up” I’m glad LCD are back and making new music. I saw them at Ally Pally the other week and they were as good as ever. This track reminds me of my last summer in Ibiza, playing this lots on the premier etage and particular fond memories of it on the end of season We Love staff boat party. Happy days!”
Jon Rasta Selects –
“Can – Future Days – Dizzy Dizzy may have been more appropriate but hey if people missed out on this first time round, listening to this while staring at the distant pine tree covered hills is the perfect tonic.
Anderson Paak – Come down – Well what can be said about this and Pikes “I may never come down”. I’m sure we have all been there, and with that bass line no ones staying down for long.
Leroy Sibbles – Garden of Life – A Lee Perry produced record, some one that would not look out of place around Pike poolside.
Tricky – Suffocated Love – This is such a classic of the album, beautiful and edgy, don’t fall in.”
A few choice cuts there we’re sure you’ll agree! It’s Winter opening times so the party runs from Midday until Midnight (ish). For restaurant reservations call Pikes on 0034 971 34 22. Also worth noting Sunday is also the perfect opportunity to purchase your Halloween tickets. They’ve been on sale for just under a week now and there aren’t many left so act fast!