60 Seconds with Jonathan Ulysses

As Space resident, Jonathan Ulysses is one of the most popular DJs on Ibiza. He has become a fully paid up member of the international DJ circuit on the back of his Ibiza performances!

What is it about Ibiza that makes it so special?

Because it has had the hearts of millions of clubbers for over 30 years and she gets stronger every year by always moving forward with music and clubbing.

Does Ibiza still play a role in breaking a new tune?

Yes it does as for the last 15 years an Ibiza anthem has always been in the top 10 of music charts around the world.

How important is Ibiza to the building of a global club brand?

I am an example of that, I play in events around the globe and I have played alongside some of the biggest DJs on the globe. I am not a big producer but my name is recognised the world over simply through playing in Ibiza and Space.

Describe your first Ibiza experience?

This would be when I first came to the island in 1992 and even then saw the freedom of expression with electronic music and how people from all ages came together to experience the sun, the beaches and the new exciting vibe in this little island in the south of Spain.

Away from the club how do you relax on the island?

I like to take my new son to Formentera on day trips away from the madness and show him a place of piece and tranquility and absolute beauty.

Which is your favourite beach?

I have many favourite beaches in Ibiza, Cala Benirras, Figueretes, Cala Llonga, Ses Selines and Cala Salada. I can’t pick just one as I love them all the same.

What are you listening too chilling on the beach?

When I am on the back chilling I like to listen to Bob Marley, Jah Earlocks and Tarrus Riley these are pure reggae artists from Jamaica. Music that I grew up listening to and love for its conscious vibe and it’s feeling of the Caribbean and the West Indies where my parents are from.

You’ve got a night off, where do you head for food?

On my night of I would stay at home and cook for my family as I am a great cook but if I were to eat out I would go to Cam Pu Jole in the Bahia of San Antonio and Sa Capella also in San Antonio.

Name three essential items needed to survive your Ibiza trip?

1. Sunglasses, 2. Guest lists, 3. Car

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen/experienced on the island?

The strangest thing that I have seen in Ibiza was a car full of people that had just been in an incident. The driver and his pals got out of the car while it was still upside down and decided that as the music was still playing in the car, jumped on the under carriage of the car and started dancing like crazy in the middle of the road around and on top of the car and waited for the police to arrive. It was strange to me as I thought in a serious situation like this if it was me, I would have probably run.