Hed Kandi – Laura Fowels Interview – Hed Kandi Es Paradis

    Saxophonist the Lovely Laura is a stunning addition to every Hed Kandi
    party she graces; her musical talent is exceptional and the ability to
    drop in and out of tracks effortlessly makes her a very popular member of
    the Hed Kandi team. Essential Ibiza caught up with her to get her plans
    for Ibiza 2011

    You’ve played across the globe for Hed Kandi, what makes Ibiza so special?

    I feel our Ibiza gigs are so special because the island attracts
    absolutely everyone from all over the globe. You have this great mixture
    of people and cultures all in one room, all in holiday mode from a day on
    the beach and all with one thing in common – to enjoy the best party and
    have the best night possible! When you have a crowd like that in front of
    you, there really is nothing better.

    Ibiza is famous for delivering goose bump, hair-raising moments; what’s
    the best thing you’ve seen/ experienced in Ibiza?

    This one is tricky. There are obviously numerous hair-raising moments, but
    I’m going to opt for a live performance I saw two years ago from the MAW
    vocalist India for a Soul Heaven night at El Divino. Her voice and stage
    presence was so powerful and moving that I successfully bawled my eyes out
    throughout the whole performance! Rarely am I moved so much, especially
    with full eye make-up on! It was a truly amazing, memorable moment.

    When you’re not playing, do you like to check out other parties?

    Most definitely! Although I have to admit when I get a night off from
    playing, I’m the first one in the queue for a take out and a night in
    chilling! I’m a soulful girl myself so I’m more attracted to nights like
    Defected, Soul Heaven and Purple Music, purely as I know I will love the
    music and want to dance all night.

    What’s your favourite Ibiza restaurant?

    The Fish Shack, Talamanca, it’s the perfect informal place for a table on
    the rugged rocks, eating fresh fish caught that day´┐Ż bliss. For a more
    dressed up affair with a bigger price tag, Atzaro near Sant Juan,
    beautiful food in a truly stunning setting with excellent service.

    Which beach do you like to relax and unwind on?

    You are spoilt for choice here with some stunning little coves tucked
    away, but for me I would choose Cala Vadella as it’s near where I live.

    What are you listening to while you sunbathe?

    I’m going to be a little biased now towards Hed Kandi, and their 2006
    Beach House album (no 60). There are some classic tracks on this album,
    that for me sum up a beautiful summers day on the beach. An album well
    worth it’s sunbathing money!

    What advice would you give an Ibiza virgin looking to get the most from
    his/her experience?

    Pace yourself! Don’t overdo the partying so much so that you miss out on a
    suntan. Also, hire a car and explore the island, it really is beautiful
    and needs to be discovered.

    What are you three must have items for surviving a trip to Ibiza?

    1. Suntan lotion 2. Bikini 3. Earplugs (for that well needed sleep when
    kids are screaming in the pool below your balcony´┐Żaaaargh!)