SUNDAY 10TH JUNE

Thanks and Big Love to everybody who came down and made the re-imagining of Pikes On Sundays so special last week. A fantastic turnout from regular faces and plenty of new faces to get to know in the future. Just what Sundays are all (or should be) about.

An impromptu Temple Of Wonders style set from Justin Robertson – setting the bar pretty highly for future guests of The Brothers – being a particular highlight poolside as the sun went down was not the only surprise for those eager or seasoned enough to hang around until later.  Our extended session in Freddies once again saw Stephane Ghenacia take control of the decks alongside the future sound of the balearic underground Real Gang Soundsystem into the early hours of Monday morning.
Guests poolside this week joining the Brothers are family favourite David Phillips and regular ‘brother from another mother’ Big Jon Woodall. It remains to be seen who we have lined up for Freddies from 23:00. Well, we know who it is like but… Let’s just say its vital for you to come down to this one!
The Sunday Roasts sold out by Friday last week so if you want to reserve a table act fast and give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22.

Come dine, drink and dance with us!

 

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SUNDAY 3RD JUNE

Pikes On Sundays is back! 

Incredible scenes in Manchester this Sunday gone. Sights and sounds you people couldn’t possibly imagine! Jesting aside however it really was off-the-hook good to be in England during the summertime with the sun on our faces for the first time since last time listening to a collection of my favourite DJs laying down some serious music for a full daytime/nighttime session. A collection of friends and family as big as we’ve seen since the halcyon days of the Space Openings (ours) years back. Thanks and BIG LOVE to one and all for keeping the faith and supporting our ventures in far off lands (Manchester) these past two years, they truly are rather special times. Now what the fuck was the name of that 80’s track Ruf Dug played at the end of his set?!? Jesus!

So on arriving home feeling elated and yet slightly jaded and degraded it was truly wonderful to hear that we have had a reprieve on our current Sunday daytime ban at Pikes. And so, it gives us great pleasure to be able to announce the return of Pikes On Sundays, the most loved Sunday session on this fair isle!


Pikes On Sundays, and a return for The Brothers Grim to their spiritual home and the new booth that was custom made for them during the winter months. We’ve waited with baited breath to get back poolside and been digging deep in our collections for this extended opening set and so onwards and upwards, here it is. Summertime. The peoples favourite. Pikes On Sundays 14:00 – 00:00 Poolside at Pikes Hotel.

Finishing up midnight poolside we then open the doors to the infamous Freddies once again and extend into the night with Tales Of The Unexpected. Unexpected because we don’t really know who’s going to turn up, because we don’t know who’s going to play and because we don’t know how long we’ll get away with offering up some of the hottest acts on the island for fuck all to the lucky golden ticket holders. Tickets will be available during the daytime Sunday session and anywhere else you see The Brothers this week.

The famous Pikes roast is back in action and firing on all cylinders. We’ve already got a lot of reservations made so to book your table give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22.

But before Sunday, there’s Friday… First stop this week will be for our bi-weekly Summer residency at the delightful Hostel La Torre where we’ll be soundtracking the suns gentle decent into the shimmering blue Mediterranean from 19:00. We stand strong together as witness to this daily celestial event and play on in to the early dusk and beyond so if your around do stay and keep us company. Come say hello, were nice guys…well, one of us is anyway.

And then after Sunday come Tuesdays! They come around quickly on Ibiza and they generally come equipped with a fluffy or slightly damaged brain so it gives us great pleasure to announce something new starting this week at Pikes and continuing through the summer each and every Tuesday. Grim & Wilson Present a Balearic Brunch. Ambient and soulful sounds to help bring you round, carefully curated by Brother Grim and Andy Wilson.

Starting at 11:00 Tuesday morning until the the complimentary Bulldog Gin cocktails run out around 16:00. The specially created Tuesday only breakfast/brunch menu compliments the gin perfectly and can only be described as the essential cure for Monday night excesses. So if you’ve been disco dancing to The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon or Harvey at Pikes the night before or raving your tits off DC10 stylie then we think poolside at Pikes is the perfect place to rest your weary heads.

So there you have it! The return of Pikes On Sundays, a sunset set at Hostal La Torre, a brand new Tuesday residency and Tales Of The Unexpected rounding out your weekend! What a time to be alive!

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER – CLOSING PARTY

We can hardly believe it’s nearly all over for another year! This Sunday we celebrate a third season of Pikes On Sundays with our 2017 Closing Party. We’ve had a fantastic Summer, created some special memories and destroyed a fair few braincells. Many, many thanks to everyone who has been involved over the last 6 months and a special shout-out to all the fantastic DJs who have graced the decks during the last 25 weeks. It’s been emotional!

For our final Sunday we have a few very special guests lined up to see us out in style. BJ Smith has made some of our favourite music over the last few years and his songs are a constant feature on the Pikes On Sundays playlist. We’re very happy to welcome him to the poolside DJ booth this week for his Pikes debut. Next up Bobby Pleasure and Itchy Rich, a couple of likely lads looking to show us Balearic fools that there is still joy to be found in the UK’s cooler, greyer pastures and that it’s not all about palm trees and cocktails. It’s also Bobby’s birthday so come on down and help us give him the bumps! Rounding out the lineup it’s our trusty residents The Brothers Grim playing an extended set to put the party to bed properly before focusing their attention onto their upcoming Halloween party.

Along with your last chance to soak up the poolside vibes this will also be your last chance to enjoy the famous Pikes Sunday Roast. The last chance to lose yourself in a gravy filled yorkshire pudding. The last chance to fill yourself full of roast potatoes. The last chance to grab that perfect slice of beef. The last chance to overload on cauliflower cheese. The last chance to find that extra bit of room for one more spoonful of dessert. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it! To reserve your table give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22.

Thanks again to everyone for a simply superb Summer and we hope to see some of you again this Sunday for one last spin of the wheel! Gracias amigos!

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER

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!

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

This sunday we’re taking a week off and setting our sights on our Winter Opening Party on Sunday 8th October. Ibiza is a funny place when it comes to the seasons as there appears to be only two. And so with Autumn swiftly sidestepped we are happy to announce we will continue our Sunday activities all the way up until the end of October. With the nights drawing in and the tourists leaving the happy locals to it, we will now kick things off at midday and run through until midnight each week. 12 hours of poolside fun!

To start the new season off with a bang we are very happy to welcome the one and only Paul Woolford who makes his Pikes On Sundays debut. We will admit that sometimes on the blog we throw around a few too many hyperboles, such is the nature of the beast, however when it comes to Paul Woolford these words are most certainly justified. There are few DJs that we hold in as high esteem as Paul, as made apparent in his long serving role as resident for We Love… Space. In our eyes he was the undisputed champion of the Terrace for many years and with a few shifts of pace later down the line he cemented his position as a master of the Discoteca too. As a producer he has made music at the cutting edge of electonica spanning house, techno, minimal and all things in-between and under his Special Request moniker he has released some of our favourite dance music of the last 10 years. He is listed by many of our DJ friends as their favourite DJ and we can certainly see where they are coming from. Also, and perhaps more importantly, he’s a really nice chap and we can’t wait to hang out with him by the pool!

Also supplying the sounds we are very happy to welcome back Jim Breese of Balearic Recs fame who plays Pikes On Sundays for the second year running. Jim has invited along Chema Malibu to join the fun. Chema has been a resident DJ on Salinas beach for over 25 years so he certainly knows a thing or two about a balearic song selcetion. Let’s see how he copes with the tranisition from seaside to poolside! Our final guest of the day is our old friend Dirty Pop, one of the best Welshmen we have ever met. Our trusty residents The Brothers Grim complete the lineup with their usual dose of humour, whit, positivity and sublime sunday sounds.

Our Sunday Roasts are looking even more appealing now the temperature has calmed down a bit. We are close to selling out tables for this already so if you feel like joining us for a yorkshire pudding give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22 and reserve a your spot!

That’s just about it really. Apart from one more little thing. HALLOWEEN IS COMING! More info soon.

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – SUMMER CLOSING

After Friday and Saturday nights out with the Manchester Massive The Brothers Grim arrived poolside slightly worse for wear this Sunday gone. Nothing left to do but get stuck straight back into it. At this time of the season we like to start things of on an ambient tip, this seemed to work a treat this week as we soothed the souls of the gathered sick and tired (from the previous evenings shenanigans) in a true Recovery style, effortlessly slipping through the genres of dub electronics and soundtrack selections until the slightly late arrival of our man of the moment – Ruf Dug – who drifted in on his usual cloud of ganga smoke carrying a box of delights.

As the day progressed and the sun reached it’s highway mark Justin Harris took control of the decks for a rare non house music set, borrowing a Brothers headphone jack with the promise to return it straight after his set (how many times have you fallen for that old chestnut?!?) meaning it was never to be seen again. Not at all bitter or angry about this obviously as Justin did us proud with his selections and we’re told it’s not necessary to buy a whole new set of headphones and that headphone jacks can be bought on their own. Where exactly we’re not sure but we’ve got a few days to find out before it really does become a problem and we become both bitter and angry!

Next up Luke Unabomber and James Holroyd scheduled to play a two hour B2B set. Not a long set admittedly but when we were thinking about the programming we took into account their collective ages as being around the 100 + year old mark and thinking that they might also be tired from playing out the last couple of  nights it seemed to make some kinda sense…However on sitting back and listening to them it very quickly became apparent that there would be no following these two. Five hours later with the odd interjection from Ruffles the poolside was still packed, rewinds a plenty, good times with good people. A true Pikes On Sundays musical highlight for anybody gathered and lucky enough to witness the Manchester Refuge Recovery takeover

And now just before we hang up our ear phones for another summer (we close this week and skip the 1st of October opening again on the 8th October with winter opening times to reflect the changing season) we have one last blast for the poolside faithful.

Joining us this week are two friends of the family who we have known for some time. Having first come across Ben Terry and Matty J whilst programming rooms at Space, delving into the further reaches of disco, funk and boogie. They helped us pick and program the El Salon and occasionally featured there themselves. These where always the most successful forays into that sound, when they both played extended sets together bringing the curious into the intimate setting to enjoy something very new and unique to Ibiza at the time. Always keeping an eye on the floor whilst being brave enough to never fall into the obvious. We expect this week to be a pure and wonderful adventure into their sound.

Did somebody shout BOMB-SCARE ?!? We fucking hope not! 2 Bad Mice (Sean OKeeffe to his friends) has been a longtime visiter to Pikes On Sundays and has followed what we do there pretty much since the get go so it was an easy decision for us to make when he approached us the last time he was staying on the island with his request to play. We love to include curve balls in our programming and really can’t wait to hear what he has to say for himself this week, not really knowing Sean too well we have absolutely no idea what to expect but we think he’s going to fit right in!

Now as The Brothers Grim are attending The Liverpool Psychedelic Festival this weekend and only return just in time to open the doors they have called in the help of longstanding poolside palls DJ Callum and Jon Woodall. No better men to help the Brothers through tricky times, to help buoy them along, to buy them beers, then these two stalwarts of Sunday. They need no further introduction to the Pikes On Sundays posse outside of a quick mention of it being Callum’ Birthday. Come help us give him the bumps.

As Always roast reservations required and as always we guarantee the finest music you have ever heard in your life. See you by the pool!

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER

Roll up, roll up, it’s time for a residents rumble! After the glitz and glamour of last Sunday’s fantastic Freddie Rocks event which saw an extended Sunday session welcome performances from Faithless’ Sister Bliss, Bushwacka!, Rusty Egan, David Phillips, Ben Murphy, Andy Carroll and much much more, this week we have decided to keep things simple and we’ll let our residents do the talking for the full 15 hour session. Step up Ruf Dug, Jon Woodall and The Brothers Grim.

Speaking of The Brothers Grim, on Sunday gone they were broadcast to the world via Pioneer DJ Radio and Ibiza Sonica for two two and a half hours of their five hour set. Captured live between 15:00 and 17:30, have a listen to the recording above and find out what an afternoon at Pikes On Sundays really sounds like.

You can also treat your ears to this simply delicious selection from Ruf Dug opening the proceedings a few weeks back, again recorded live from the Pikes On Sundays poolside DJ booth, this time between 13:00 and 15:00. Relax and allow the subtle tones and ethereal notes to wash over you like a cooling breeze on a hot September afternoon; let your mind wander back to our beloved piece of paradise. This is the sound of Sundays!

We have a few tables left for Sunday lunch this week. To make your reservation give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22. Act fast as they will soon be gone and your dream of a Yorkshire pudding in the sun will be gone for another week. We’re back to our usual opening times this week kicking things off at 1pm and going through until 2am (ish) on Monday morning. Gracias amigos and see you on Sunday!