We catch up with Yousef as he gets ready for another season in Ibiza
What is it about Ibiza that makes it so special?
I love its vibe, which is a hybrid of cosmopolitan and nomadic. I love
the air, the sea and its more tranquil side and it has the best clubs
and restaurants in the world.
Does Ibiza still play a role in breaking a new tune?
For sure, for most people Ibiza is about moments, and music is always
the sound track to a moment. If you hear a wonderful track then it helps
you to relive that moment, which helps break a great record.
How important is Ibiza to the building of a global club brand?
The amount of people that they can get to on repeat is like nowhere
else, people come to listen to music and to have fun and you can have a
captive audience on repeat for 16 weeks. If you are in vogue too, then
the hype you can create is mind blowing; a good season in Ibiza sets you
for the rest of the year no doubt.
Describe your first Ibiza experience?
It was as a tourist with my then girlfriend, it was simple, the odd club
night, nothing exceptional but I fell in love with the place instantly.
Away from the club how do you relax on the island?
I like to go for a long sunny run, on my own away from anyone and
What is your favourite beach?
I’m not a beach lover surprisingly; I like the sun but not the sand.
Anywhere that is peaceful and quiet I’m happy with.
What are you listening too chilling on the beach?
Usually anything cinematic or classical. I love Chopin, its essential to
You’ve got a night off, where do you head for food?
The organic fruit market in Ibiza town! Love it! That’s what a good eat
is for me.
Name three essential items needed to survive your Ibiza trip?
An open mind, a relaxed ego and sadly a lot of cash!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen/experienced on the island?
That is an impossible question, the whole place is bizarre!