We had the privilege to chat to Groove Armada’s, Tom Findlay. In our exclusive interview, we speak about his 5 favourite tracks to drop while playing at ANTS Ibiza (Ushuaia).
The Ibiza season is in full swing, and ANTS have returned to their rightful home of Ushuaia for the 5th summer running. Now seen as the most successful and popular day party held at the prestigious hotel resort, in the heart of Playa Den Bossa.
Hailing ‘God Save The Queen’ as their 2017 rallying cry, the latest landmark see the Ibiza brand host a regal celebration in honour of the star of this year’s season – the queen ANT which has been crowned to celebrate the colony fight.
In the last 12 months, we have seen the Ibiza-native brand spread far and wide beyond the white isle, with numerous showcases across the globe. Scattering their “Music is the ANTSwer!” mantra with a winter tour covering Dubai, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
With the colony spreading and growing ever more, ANTS took over some world renowned clubs, such as the Warehouse Project in Manchester, Cocorico in Italy, an even Brixton Academy in London. They then braved the slopes of Austria for Snowbombing Festival as well as travelling stateside for Electric Zoo.
It’s easy to see why every new territory is quickly being charmed by the aesthetic, along with the alluring soundtrack, which is provided by a back catalogue of some of the best, and biggest names in house and techno.
Amongst the ANTS residents, is arguably one of the greatest names dance music has to offer, Groove Armada. This legendary duo has been established as one of the biggest selling dance acts for nearly two whole decades, and have been gracing the poolside stage at ANTS for the last few years.
I took a few minutes of Tom Findlay’s time, to hear his top 5 tracks, to play at that all important sun set party. “The ANTS residency has been a real joy – it’s a great slot, just as the sun sets before the main stage opens,” said Tom.
Right, let’s see what your favourite DJ’s favourite tracks:
Groove Armada Top Picks For ANTS At Ushuaia: Sponk 900 – Big miz, #1
“This is a proper jacker when we get into the meat of the set.”
Groove Armada Top Picks For ANTS At Ushuaia: Jamie Trench – It Never Stops (Chris Carrier remix), #2
“A classic party starter, filthy sub bass and tonnes of swing.”
Groove Armada Top Picks For ANTS At Ushuaia: Matthias Tanzman – Mahoney Baloney, #3
“[Mahoney Baloney] has that real Ibizan percussive vibe, cool enough to drop at Ants but still plenty of attitude.”
Groove Armada Top Picks For ANTS At Ushuaia: David Berrie – Blue Parrot, #4
“This has been one of the big tunes of the summer for us.”
Groove Armada Top Picks For ANTS At Ushuaia: Groove Armada – Superstylin, #5
“We have about seven versions of this now, which people still don’t seem to get bored of, phew.”
I think it’s safe to say; we will never get bored of hearing Superstylin!
You can catch Groove Armada amongst the other epic names that make up the residency such as; Andrea Oliva, DJ Sneak, Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli and loads more. The colony takes over Ushuaia every Saturday from 30th June until 30th. For more information, click here.