Jo Mills – 60 Seconds with Jo Mills – Jo Mills Ibiza DJ – Jo Mills Interview

    Jo Mills is an integral part of Ibiza; it’s the place she now calls home,
    she has recently been married on the island and more recently gave birth
    to her first baby, son Raffy. She is one of the island’s most popular
    resident DJs, regularly charming capacity crowds wherever she plays; with
    a switch to the Wonderland main room on the cards for this summer,
    Essential Ibiza caught up with her to talk Ibiza 2010.

    Having hosted the backroom previously, how much are you looking forward to
    appearing in the Wonderland main room this season?

    Hosting my own room for the last two years has been great but its now time
    to move to the main room! I’m really looking forward to it, it’s a great
    venue to play in as the sounds system is fantastic and the DJ booth is
    placed where you can interact with the crowd and get a good atmosphere
    going. We have some brilliant guest DJs this year, who I am looking
    forward to playing with. As well as the main event on Fridays, we will be
    holding monthly Wonderland beach parties at Sands, Playa den Bossa
    throughout the summer, along with Pete and the residents, we will have
    Wonderland guest DJs, performers and a lot more.

    What makes the Wonderland party so special?

    Pete Tong is one of clublands biggest players, so to have him at the helm
    of with a host of strong residents is a solid foundation! The guest DJs
    and acts are across the board, which keeps the night fresh and
    interesting. Lady Ga Ga, for instance, was fantastic last year and there
    were plenty more unforgettable performances from DJs and artists alike.
    The production and visuals are outstanding and keep the hole experience
    very theatrical, with trapeze artists, stunning dancers and gorgeous women
    straddling huge disco balls!!

    What makes Ibiza the perfect place to party?

    Ibiza is about having a good time, always has been! The effort and
    production put into the clubs here is second to none, it’s a big
    experience for the senses going to any of them and partying to the small
    hours! You will find credible DJs from all over the planet here, it’s the
    pinnacle place for any DJ worth their salt to play.

    What’s your favourite part of living in Ibiza?

    Waking up to sunshine! We live in Santa Gertrudis, which we love,
    surrounded by the campo but still only 10-15 minutes from the most
    stunning beaches. I love the way everyone lives so peacefully here from
    all walks of life, everyone is accepted, no matter how crazy they may look
    or how old they are! It’s a great place to bring up our son Raffy who was
    born here in December, you really feel safe in Ibiza.

    What’s the island like when all the tourists have gone home?

    It’s like we get the island back! There’s a close knit community here but
    in the summer we hardly spend any time together so October is special as
    the weather is beautiful and we can make time to see our friends. Ibiza is
    a beautiful island in the winter months, at Christmas the whole town is
    transformed, it’s so magical, the lights are better than Oxford Street!

    What advice would you give to someone thinking of moving to live and work
    on the island?

    To come here out of season, as early as January, to find somewhere to
    live! There are so many people coming for the summer season now. Also if
    you are just coming for the summer be prepared to work a 6/7 day week and
    most of the day too, there’s no such thing as 9 to 5 in Ibiza!!! I would
    advise anyone to live here its amazing.

    When you’re not working where do you like to hang out?

    We always spend a lot of time in Playa den Bossa, I am so glad it’s ‘the
    new black’ as its a great beach, with fantastic new front line beach
    venues such as Sands, Ushuia, Nassau amongst others, Bossa is not the
    unsung hero it used to be! Of course we still maintain JDs is THE place to
    be for Sunday roasts in Bossa, so that’s a weekly load up we do not miss!

    What’s your Ibiza guilty pleasure?

    Well I do love a spot of karaoke with my sister and nieces at Big Bens in
    Playa den Bossa! It’s a right laugh!

    Describe your perfect day on the island?

    My perfect day would be breakfast with my boys (Chaz and Raffy) in Santa
    Gertrudis then drive to the beautiful Benniras beach for a swim in the sea
    and a siesta. In the afternoon I would drive to Atzaro hotel for lunch,
    one of the most beautiful hotels on the island nestled in an orange grove.
    I would then have a facial and massage in the Atzaro spa and relax
    afterwards next to the beautiful pool on a big padded sun lounger. In the
    evening I would go to All Saints and buy myself a new outfit, get dressed
    up and head to Sa Cappella for a beautiful dinner with the boys. Perfect!

    Wonderland every Friday @ Eden, San Antonio.