Domus Nova Ibiza Issue 2

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At school, Jon Sa Trinxa was told his obsession with music would have a detrimental effect on his future. Well what did they know?! We sat down for a chat with the man – the legend – whose spiritual home on the island has set the scene for some of the best parties on Ibiza over the years.

What are your biggest musical influences? For a music lover like myself, it’s pretty hard to answer a question like that! I am constantly looking for music of no particular genre – timeless music that captures my imagination. If I like it, I will play it. A few months ago, I went through a Moondog phase but in the past week I have been listening to Happy Talk from South Pacific on repeat!

Where is your favourite place to play? There’s only one answer for that. Sa Trinxa, my home.

How do you listen to music when you’re at home? I gave away all my CDs and have my records stored in the garage and in London. Nowadays Bandcamp, YouTube and Juno Records are my main sources of inspiration and entertainment.

Is there anyone you would really like to work with but haven’t yet? I was at the Space Mountain festival in Granada last year, and Youth, the bassist from Killing Joke, offered to open his studio up to me. He’s a great producer – so I’m definitely keeping it in mind.

Photography - Anne Menke

What do you think is the future of music on the island? Haha… I am the last person to answer that question! Electronic dance music has dominated the music scene for some time, but it’s not my kind of music. Discerning music lovers are always going to seek out variety and true quality in their listening but as for the future of music on the island, who knows! You must have seen some parties in your time… Are there any that stand out? Every day at Sa Trinxa stands out, because the people who come down to the beach make it special. But, back in the day, I used to play at Manumission every weekend and I warmed up for every big DJ of the time, from Sasha to David Guetta. Great parties!

Who is the greatest artist you have worked with and why? When I was a photographer, I worked with mime artist Lindsay Kemp, who taught David Bowie and Kate Bush mime and dance… A truly inspirational, eccentric character.

Late night or long lunch? Definitely a long lunch. Do you have anywhere you go for space and nature in Ibiza? Ibiza is full of hidden treasures if you are prepared to park the car and walk a little. For the size of the island, it has an incredible variety of beaches; big and small, rocky and sandy. The best thing to do is get out and explore for yourself.