You can't understand my music till you've had group sex on ecstasy DJ Harvey, der "Keith Richards der Dance-Music" (Rolling Stone) ist eine lebende Legende. Der englische DJ-Rockstar ist bekannt für seine auf der einen Seite sehr euphorisierenden und tanzbaren DJ-Sets. Auf der anderen Seite ist er einer der DJs, die sich nicht nur auf den Floor konzentrieren, sondern über einen sehr weiten musikalischen Horizont verfügen. Er mixt 70ies Psychedlic-Sets genauso wie New Wave und Proto-Elektro der frühen 80er, baut seinen eigenen Edits und wird so vom Preacher zum Teacher. Würden mehr DJs wie er auflegen und nicht nur den immer gleichen Scheiß der 120-130 BPM der Beatport Techno/House/Trance Top 100 spielen, es wäre eine verdammt viel bessere Welt. Für "Volume 1: The Sound of Mercury Rising." hat er mit dem legendären Pikes Hotel & Club in Ibiza ein Label gegründet. “Once upon a time at Club Tropicana, Tony Pike, Grace Jones, Bianca Jagger and Freddie Mercury enjoyed their own grown-up playground at Pikes Hotel on the White Island of Ibiza. They worshipped Tanit the Goddess of Love and worshipped the night away to music as exotic as their fantasies. Thirty years later and for those in the know, little has changed. Tony is still here and we still dance and love to a Balearic soundtrack. Freddie may be gone but his pleasure palace remains.” There is a long-standing love affair between DJ Harvey and Pikes, Ibiza. As well as coming back for his third consecutive ‘Mercury Rising’ residency, the legendary ‘DJs’ DJ has been appointed ‘Cultural Attaché’ for Pikes, meaning his magic touch and feel-good presence will create even more special moments at Pikes this summer, including the launch of new label, Pikes Records. In 2015 DJ Harvey made his hugely anticipated return to Ibiza and made Pikes his home for his Mercury Rising debut, a concept inspired by the beauty of the real Ibiza, the incredible history of Pikes and a genuine love for music. The love, the dancing, the music and the Balearic spirit perfectly and poetically encapsulated by DJ Harvey has seen Mercury Rising widely recognised as the most special night to embrace the island in over a decade. The next step in the Harvey and Pikes story sees him launch Pikes Records – the first record label founded by Pikes owners and Ibiza Rocks Co-Founders Andy McKay and Dawn Hindle. On the label, Harvey explains: “I see so many avenues to work together to release music, everything from live recordings from Ibiza Rocks and Pikes, mix tapes, original productions, showcasing new artists, there’s all sorts of avenues to open up.” With the finer details still under wraps, it’s safe to say fans can look forward to the first release being Harvey’s very own Mercury Rising compilation. But what can we expect from the third instalment of Mercury Rising? Putting it quite simply, “Just a serious good time really” says Harvey. The Sound of Mercury Rising will be released September 29th on Pikes Records and DJ Harvey and his infamous all night long sets return for Mercury Rising from Monday 7th August to 25th September at Pikes Hotel.