This Spanish DJ based in Mallorca and Ibiza has allowed the powerful and talented characteristics of the Balearic music to influence his way of DJing, producing and off course his understanding of music. His musical bet is on house, deep and tech-house but one can say that he is personally most passionate about the soulful style. His habitual presence as guest DJ in the highly frequented and popular opening and closing parties of the Space Ibiza, are probably the most relevant proof of his uprising career as a professional DJ of international calibre. In such exiting and energetic events he receives tons of positive energy that he transmits skilfully to his turning tables, his beats and all present souls who year after year come to see him behind the turntables to relive such an electrifying experience again…Space, Space, Space!
In such parties he has shared booth with people of high voltage such as Carl Cox, Stefano Noferini Elio Riso, Kiko Navarro, Cesar del Río, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Steve Lawler, Chris Liebing, Mark Knight, Tocadisco, Rad Damon o Wally Lopez; and with each and everyone of them he’s been able to blend all that he received into his repertoire giving it strength, precision, and freshness.
His most direct musical influences are the forever masters of house such as Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Tony Humphries, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, David Morales etc. To Iban Reus the origin of today’s dance music lies in Chicago’s house music, we should therefore never forget those precious roots. Most probably Iban Reus will manage, one of these days, to make his own sound flourish into a house that is elegant like Denis Ferrer’s, with the pulse of Joris Voorn’s techno and having the funky soul of Maceo Plex… it’s a great goal for which he will keep on fighting.
As a producer he is a tireless worker, knowing that to make the tunes most listened to and danced on you need to put in all the time and energy that you’ve got. He’s capable of publishing songs in direct collaboration with DJ such as Stefano Noferini, Tiger Stripes, DJ PP, Mario Ochoa, Negru, Luca M, UGLH,Tony Dee, Daniel Trim…and, at the same time, signing with Insert Coin Records, the tech house master piece “Space Expedition” that he produced under the name Kodiak together with his associate Rad Damon. This duo that has been working together for 15 years and have developed a way of working that is now perfectly complementary, this allows them, once they are creating or sharing sessions, to go right to the essential and they know just how to make things flow, which is highly appreciated on the dance floor and the radio waves of his radioshow.
Not to forget, the most important, if Iban Reus is having fun then everybody else will, that is how he is.