Photo: Press (Paco Osuna)

Amongst all the faithful friends whom Marco Carola frequently invites to Music On Ibiza nights at Amnesia, Paco Osuna must be the one who plays the most sets during the season. Having already close the Music On Day Show after playing the night before at Amnesia, Osuna now returns to wave the Music On season goodbye until next year. After Carola, Lauren Lane, Stacey Pullen, Leon and Antonio Pica take the decks of Amnesia, he will play at Saturday’s closing party at Privilege before the Grand Finale at Blue Marlin on Sunday. As an appetizer, Paco Osuna has shared an hour-long recording of his set at El Patio with us, taking us back to the Music On Day Show closing.

 


 

Over the past few years, you’ve mainly been active as remixer and less as a solo producer. What draws you to remixing?
The truth is that remixing is a way to gradually get back into the world of production. After a few years without producing, I found myself blocked and a little lost when I returned to the studio. It is amazing how technology advances so rapidly. I hardly know how to use the plug-ins that I used years ago nowadays after all the new updates. So I decided to go little by little by accepting remixes. By reworking projects from other artists, I didn’t have the pressure and didn’t block myself. I opened my mind to creativity. But this year I already have started some solo projects and soon I will be able to publish them.

In 1999, you held your first Ibiza residency at Amnesia. How has the club culture on the island changed in the past two decades?
Very much, when I started DJing in Ibiza, the most popular styles were trance and house. The people who played techno were a minority and we all know each other. We went to the same places, clubs, same after hours, etc. It was like a small community that expanded to what it is today. Our passion was music, we lived by and for the music. Unfortunately, those values have changed a lot today, people go to the techno or tech-house parties only because of the hype, sometimes only because of the name of the DJ or the promoter of the party – with fewer and fewer interest in the music or in what the DJ transmits while playing. The image seems to be more important than what the DJ does in his or her performance.

You joined the Music On family four years ago. What would you say is the musical component that unites you?
The component is Marco Carola because besides being my best friend he is a musical reference for me. Marco and I have lived through thousand experiences in Ibiza, moments that I will never forget. With Music On, we try to bring our personal and musical experiences to the audience without having to force ourselves to play what we do not like. Feeling free musically makes the difference.

You’ve been a regular resident at this year’s Music On Ibiza season and will play the Closing. What were your personal highlights of the past months?
Every night has something special, good experiences and others that aren’t so good. (laughs) Sometimes negative experiences make you value the positive ones more. Undoubtedly, one of the most special moments of the summer was the B2B I played with Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and Josh Wink. They are friends and artists I have admired since the beginning of my career. Among the very special moments are the one in the Music On Day Show at El Patio, while the closing with Marco Carola and Antonio Pica on September 22nd was one of the most spectacular parties and the one with the best feeling and connection I had with the audience over the summer.

What was the idea behind your Music On Day Show Closing set that you have exclusively shared with Groove?
I tried to reflect those magical moments that Marco Carola and I lived in the past, playing after hours in Ibiza, in villas or wherever someone let us. That pleasant music that without you realising doesn’t let you stop moving your legs: a music that truly conveys many emotions.


Stream: Paco Osuna – Music On Ibiza Mix


Music On Ibiza
October 5 2018

Line-up: Marco Carola, Lauren Lane, Stacey Pullen, Leon, Antonio Pica

Amnesia
Carretera Ibiza a San Antonio
07816 Ibiza
Spain


Music On Ibiza
October 6 2018

Line-up: Marco Carola, Marco Faraone, Paco Osuna, The Martinez Brothers

Amnesia
Carretera Ibiza a San Antonio
07816 Ibiza
Spain


Music On Ibiza
October 7 2018

Line-up: Marco Carola, more tba

Amnesia
Carretera Ibiza a San Antonio
07816 Ibiza
Spain

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