Jimi Deja

Glamour Puss comes back to The Apartment. We make a return trip to the trendy nightspot to see what the score is.

DJ feature

Kicking the Apartment’s Glamourpuss nights back in to play this week is Ibiza house hero, Jimi Deja. Becky Lucas talked to him about Mariah Carey, David Morales and lion taming.

If you could DJ anywhere in the world you’d pick…
I’d fancy a crack at spinning for Richard Branson on the first Virgin Galactic space flight. I’m gonna send him to outerspace.

Your vice is…
Warm summers with people that can party for days on end

The most annoying question to be asked in an interview is…
No such thing, all press is good press!

You are happiest when…
Riding my jet ski after a typically great night at my venue in Ibiza, Hush. And also behind the DJ booth, which is like a space station. Four CDJ’s, two Pioneer 800s, all on sliders and monitoring to make you happy.

The best thing about playing in Ibiza is…
A little too risqué for a family magazine!

If I could only play one song for the rest of your life it would be…
Mariah Carey’s ‘Dreamlover’. It’s absolutely timeless.

The thing you’re most proud of so far is…
Our achievement in making Hush the most talked about and popular venue in San Antonio, Ibiza. Often this area is overlooked by serious clubbers, but since the opening of Hush we’ve thrown new life into the area.

The best thing about playing in Dubai is…
That it beats playing the UK at this time of year: sandstorm or snowstorm, I know which one I’d go for!

If you could be another DJ you’d be…
It would have to be David Morales, as he’s never sweaty when he plays (he never wears a shirt!).

If you weren’t a DJ, you’d be…
A lion tamer. After a few seasons in Ibiza I reckon I can handle pretty much any feisty creature.

If you could remix or work with anyone it would be…
I wouldn’t have minded working with that Jackson fellow during the 80s. A slice of those royalties would have been very nice indeed.

Glamour Puss ft Jimi Deja plays The Apartment, Thursday February 7, 9pm-3am, Dhs85, ladies free before 12midnight.

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