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!
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TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED

After three wonderful summers soundtracking the poolside at Pikes On Sundays The Brothers Grim turn their attention to the nighttime. Musically the winters have been spent port-side at Paradise Lost rather than pool-side at Pikes and the brothers have had the opportunity to delve a little deeper into their collective boxes pulling out rare treats aplenty for a growing crowd of supporters. Getting to play a more electronic based selection re-triggered a love of the genre that Mark had almost lost since leaving Space in 2013 and this is were we now stand. On the cusp of something great. Tales Of The Unexpected – A Sunday Supper Club At Pikes Hotel.

The best things happen on a Sunday, the weekend is almost over, but not yet, and with one last day to enjoy before heading back to the grindstone thoughts turn to squeezing the last little bit of naughtiness out of our souls before we replace the fun us for the responsible them.

Starting the evening in Plaza Mayor with the true sound of the Balearic underground, friends and family guide us towards the nighttime activities within the hallowed walls of Freddies giving us the opportunity for an extended session showcasing some of the finest electronic acts on the scene right now in a unique and intimate setting.

Acts will not be pre-advertised so the only way to find out who’s playing is to come and the only way to come is by invite. Or wait to hear about it from your friends.

Sunday roasts will be served as per usual and poolside daytime drinking is heavily recommended. Of course anybody who’s there during the day can stay on for our nighttime session so if you don’t receive an invite this is your way in to the in crowd. For restaurant reservations give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22.

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!

THE HAUNTED HOTEL

Our trusty residents The Brothers Grim want to eat your brains. On take Tuesday 31st October they take over Pikes for a Halloween horror show transforming the iconic venue into The Haunted Hotel. A terrifying renovation will envelope Pikes’ gardens and dancefloors as our once idilic hotel takes a turn towards the disturbed. Certainly not for the faint hearted, this most unsettling of events has a rotten core and promises to put the fear into even the most hardened of souls.

In the true spirit of Ibiza anything goes at Pikes Hotel on Halloween. A frighteningly good selection of DJs will perform across 4 suicidal soundsystems along with live performances and installations designed to make you sweat!

ARTWORK  –  LEON VYNEHALL  –  BUSHWACKA!
BLONDEWEARINGBLACK   –  JON WOODALL  –  SIMON MORELL
MILOU  –  CAMILO MIRANDA
HARLEY MAXWELL  –  WARREN XCLNCE  –  HARRY LUDA  –  FRANKIE STEW  –  MANSKIN
ANDY WILSON  –  DJ CALLUM

PLUS MANY MORE LIVE PERFORMANCES TO CHILL YOU TO YOUR BONES!

Leave your children at home for this one! This is a party for adults, adults that like to be shocked as much as they like to be entertained. The Haunted Hotel opens it’s gates to the ravens call at 21:00 and runs through till dawn.

This is a strictly ticket only event. No ticket, No Entry. Anybody arriving without a ticket will be dealt with speedily, without prejudice, by the hounds of hell. Limited 15 euro tickets will be available from hotel reception from Sunday the 8th October. Tickets must be collected before 30th October but may sell out before then.

Head over here to see the full photo album from last year’s fight night.

 

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 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!

THE SOUND OF SUNDAYS

As it’s friday why not treat your ears to some of the best music they have ever heard. Below are a selection of mixes from our residents The Brothers Grim and Ruf Dug and possibly our favourite ever DJ Bernie Connor. The first mix comes from Ruf Dug and was recorded live from the poolside last Sunday between 11pm and midnight. A party piece of the highest order.

Next up we have another recording direct from the poolside from our guiding star Bernie Connor. Bernie played for us back in June and we were so excited to welcome him to our Balearic home. Our expectations were incredibly high but within the first 3 records he showed us they were not high enough. Bernie knows his onions!

Brother Andrew’s offering comes from a few years back inspired by one of his trips to India. An hour long composition of the music he was listening to on his travels around the Subcontinent along with some field recordings from the very same trip. A mellow affair that sounds somewhat like the start to a Sunday by the pool.

From Brother Mark we’ve got another travel inspired selection. January 2017 saw the Broadbents head off to Central America and Mark recorded this mix whilst nestled somewhere amongst the mangrove swamps. A fairly wide cross section of Mark’s musical tastes covering a lot of the sonic topics we touch on at Pikes On Sundays.

And finally we have a joint effort from Brother Andrew and Brother Mark. Recorded live and broadcast from the Ibiza Sonica studios last year, The Brothers Grim offer an hour of their favourite Cowboy tinged tunes. Sit back, relax, take in 6 hours of beautiful sounds and let us know which is your favourite!

Gracias amigos. Head here to see what we’ve got going on this Sunday.