Danny T. tells us why we’re so great – "It’s the most feel good terrace in the world!"
Danny Tenaglia has a knack for the big event. After being exclusive to Space in 2000 and 2001, last year he club-hopped in epic fashion. In stupendous succession he packed out Pacha, Amnesia and even the cavernous Privilege in a series of events unrivalled in scope in the 2002 season. Some big name djs get by on the strength of their reputation, but no-one else could ever play a Danny Tenaglia set. Mainly because they haven’t got the records.
Rave culture consumes new music at an alarming rate – huge tunes can be thrashed into lifeless submission inside two months. But Mr Tenaglia carves out new territory by showcasing exclusive mixes and edits. He has a mastery of dance floor dynamics – he goes from hard to soft and back again in a way that can only be described as a trip.
It can all get a bit emotional really, like the guy himself. He’s in great demand, but was gracious enough to answer some of our burning questions.
When did you first decide you wanted to work full time in this industry?
30 YEARS AGO AT AGE 12
What was it about the club lifestyle that drew you to it?
MUSIC, SOUND, LIGHTS, SMILING HAPPY PEOPLE, NOT DRUGS OR LIQUOR!
What was the first party that you played at that you were really proud of?
ANGELS OF LOVE, NAPLES ITALY, 1993. TOO MANY MORE TO MENTION NOW :)
Who else played? CLAUDIO COCOLUTTO (AWESOME DJ)
What was the first party you played at the club? How did it go?
WELL, I WAS EXCLUSIVE TO SPACE FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW AND DID EACH MONTH DOING SETS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE - IT’S THE MOST FEEL GOOD TERRACE IN THE WORLD!
What’s your favourite memory from the last few years?
MY RESIDENCY HERE IN NYC AT VINYL NOW CALLED ARC EVERY FRIDAY. ALL MY TRAVELS TO IBIZA ESPECIALLY AND ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE AND WONDERFUL TALENT I HAVE MET THERE
When was the first time you came to Space?
I CAME THERE IN THE YEAR 2000 VIA DOING HOME FOR DARREN HUGHES
What did you think of it? I WAS SPEECHLESS AT THE OVERWHELMING WELCOME.
How did you become so successful - good luck or good planning?
BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND GIVING UP EVERYTHING FOR THE LOVE OF ENTERTAINMENT.
2 ’oh oh’ 2 - how was it for you?
COMPLETE NATURAL ECSTASY. NO NEED FOR ANY ENHANCEMENTS.
Dj to watch: DJ BEHROUZ FROM SAN FRANCISCO & DJ ALDRIN FROM SINGAPORE
Complete this sentence: "When I fly into Ibiza I feel: LIKE A TEENAGER ALL OVER AGAIN"
And this one: "When I fly out of Ibiza I feel: EXCITED TO GO HOME, BUT ALWAYS READY TO RETURN AGAIN"
Aw, bless. See him at Space – he’s booked to play twice. Aren’t we spoiled?