From his early days in Mantova, Northern Italy and his work with Italian label Disco Inn, through his own Happy Families party in London, Horse Meat Disco and latterly Pooldisco, Severino has proved time and again that he has an ear for a tune and an ability to make people dance. This summer has seen him take up residency in Ushuaia for the debut season of London party Pooldisco and the resulting headlines that the party has grabbed is nothing short of what it deserves. Bringing a fresh and exciting new concept to Bossa Beach has seen Pooldisco become one of the summer’s most talked about parties. Essentialibiza caught up with Severino on his travels to get an insight into the man behind the happy sound that has Ibiza dancing…
You travel extensively, playing around the world, how does the Ibiza crowd differ?
Ibiza crowd is SUPER FUN because they are on vacation mainly, but also it is great to hang out with the locals while I’m there, this is very important for me.
Is Ibiza still an island to break new tunes?
Yeah I think so, it’s still a proper international party island.
How has you Pooldisco residency gone this summer?
Really good, it is such an amazing opportunity and I have to thank Mark Herman and Yann at Ushuaia. I think our performances are bringing a proper London style I have to say.
What has been the highlight of the residency for you so far?
Well every time I have played has been great, the reactions to the Strings of Life song was fantastic and having the legendary Susanne Bartsch from NYC and having Honey Dijon DJ too.
Horse Meat Disco appeared at Jade Jagger’s 1971 party in Atzaro Beach, how was that for you?
It was a beautiful crowd and a proper beach party. Jade and Adrian are lovely hosts and I had super fun playing before and after Groove Armada!
Did you find a different reaction playing in the north of the island, where the crowd was predominantly local?
Yes I did actually, it’s true that the north is more for locals but I also love the area that I usually stay, which is Las Salinas, I’ve been gong there for 16 years.
Describe the prefect day/ night for you in Ibiza?
Es Cavallet beach, I love Mar Y Sal restaurant, so having dinner, going to Ibiza old town then maybe clubbing and back for a night cap at Mar Y Sal again, that bar is always open – 7am over there is my guilty pleasure.
What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
I’m back in London for Carnival bank holiday then in Lisbon at Lux for our HMD residency the Sept 7 and Berlin on the 8th and back to the island from Sept 11 until 23 for the closing parties, and maybe some other secret gigs when I’m there, hopefully.