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MISSION TO MARS
MULTI AWARD WINNING DJ & PRODUCER AND ALL ROUND GOOD NORTHERN EGG,
GRAHAM MOVED TO THE WHITE ISLE OVER 20 YEARS WITH A BOX OF RECORDS AND
THE IBIZA DREAM. HE HAS SINCE LEFT HIS MARK ON SUPER CLUBS AND
VENUES ACROSS THE GLOBE AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.
Graham hello! We are super excited to have you on our Mission to Mars exclusive interview feature. Before we start, can you tell us a bit of a description of the mix you’ve sent us?
Sure. It’s a subtle blend of refined funk from rare groove and soul to hip house and breaks recorded Live at Relax Da Jam with Nightmares on Wax at the iconic and infamous Pikes Hotel.
We have to say it is spot on. Very nice. You've been a resident on the island of Ibiza for a considerable amount of time now, what drew you to the Island and what keeps you there?
I came here in the 90’s with a bag of clothes, a box of records and a dream looking for work as a DJ, and I found it. I’ve not left since, the work keeps coming and here is home now. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in the UK and its home, for me and my kids who have been growing up here.
I’m not moving for shizz!
We don't blame you! What a place to work and raise a family. And what an inspiration to others,
to follow your dreams. Love it.
And now for your Mission to Mars.
Let's pretend and fast forward to the year 2033, and NASA announces they are selecting an elite few to be the first of mankind to touchdown on Mars. Based on your resounding intelligence, witty humour, skills and good looks - You have been chosen! Question is, would you
accept a one way ticket?
Ha well after this lockdown, I’m not so sure. The one thing I missed was hanging with my mates and that was in the comforts of my own home! Haha I might do it though if I could bring my family and my mates
Good news! You are the chosen Commander! There's a big old space ship waiting to be named..... What are you going to call her?
I’d call it Hermes, after the Greek God of Travel..
Tricky one but you have to make the decision... If you can take anyone – past or present – fact or fiction - What 3 space cadets are you going to take with you on your adventure of a lifetime?
Thor, Buzz Aldrin and Billy Connolly.
Crew and spaceship ready, the final countdown has begun. Now you have just one day left on Earth ........what would you do?
A massive party at Boutique Hostal Salinas, with a huge BBQ, curry, with my family and mates 100%
It takes 7 months for you and your teams quest to Mars. 7 months! You are allowed a choice of 5 records to play on the Inflight Space Entertainment system– which belters do you take with you?
51 Days - Paper Moon
Loco Dice - Menina Brassileira
George FitzGerald - Full Circle
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Orbital - Belfast
You’ve made it! Now time to make things like home... What Netflix series would you
choose to watch?
Maybe Modern Family. Loads of episodes and Gloria reminds me of my wife! ah
A new planet needs new rules and regulations. You can write one law on planet Mars that everyone has to obey by, what law would you put in place and why?
Don’t shout from room to room, it pisses me right off, just go and speak to the person. If you want something go and get it, don’t wait for someone to come to you. There’s a life lesson to that aswell.
Things have got a little hairy, you are in a sticky situation and stood face to face with a 3 eyed,15ft neon green Alien and about to get into a bust up! What song comes on as as your chosen kick ass sound track.
Eminem - Loose Yourself
Haha! and finally, you are allowed one phone call back to Earth, who do you call?
Depends who I’ve took with me on the ship, but it’d be someone from my family.
Describe a heart warming, skin tingling, goosey memorable moment from your musical journey so far?
After 20 years of never coming to see me play my mum and dad just happened to be on the island when I was in Pacha playing at Flower Power in the main room, so playing the music they loved to them on their first time coming to actually see me play after 20 odd years of my DJ’ing for a living.
If you can name anything, what is your best ever / worse ever musical purchase?
My first pair of decks in 94 is probably my best musical purchase, without them, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, I wouldn’t have moved to Ibiza, would have never met my wife and or had my kids etc.
Tell us something we don't know…
I auditioned to be the milky bar kid when I was younger.
Oops. I need to hide a body. Any ideas?
In the sea, Dexter style…. Especially when living on an island!
Would you rather go to a super Club, house party, local boozer or small get together with 4 or 5 close mates over dinner at home?
Can I say dinner party to start then after head to the local boozer and after than to either a club or house party? LOL
And Lastly, we all like a good affirmation at TDDUD HQ……. What is your life’s Mantra?
listen now to GRAHAM SAHARAS LIVE MIX FOR NIGHTMARES ON WAX AT PIKES HOTEL
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