EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago before public debut @Ocean Club Marbella August 15, 201812-07-2017
I-Marbella Exclusive: Interview with Ibiza favorites duo Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago, they shared with us their excitement to be playing soon in Marbella 2018 Source: urbanrebelpr.com
Get ready this summer! Ocean Club Marbella will bring you a brand-new pool party fuelled by tropical vibes, uplifting energy, and feel good beats from one of Ibiza’s most in-demand duos, Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago. The couple will hold their debut on August 15, 2018, in Ocean Club Marbella hailed as one of Europe's largest beach-side venues.
After establishing themselves as Ibiza favorites and taking stages across the world by storm! This summer, Marbella pool parties fans should be super hyped that the queen of the sax and the prolific DJ coming for the first time in a public debut in Marbella.
|The venue for the pool party will be at Ocean Club Marbella 2018
Lovely Laura & Ben are coming to Ocean Club Marbella on August 15th, 2018 for a live show with their unique mix of live saxophone and house music.
|Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago Discuss details about the new Ocean Club Marbella buzzing debut Marbella 2018
So get ready for plenty of sunshine, energy, and the best house grooves, what’s not to love!!
Q1. Welcome to Marbella, Is this the first time playing here? If so, then please tell us why Marbella? What thoughts do you have about Marbella electronic scene?
BEN: We played here at a private event earlier this year, so this is the first time we have played to the public in Marbella and we are really looking forward to getting in front of the legendary Marbella party crowds we have heard so much about.
LAURA: I remember playing in Marbella for the first time about 10 years ago and it being an amazing party so I'm very excited to return and especially to the legendary Ocean Club.
Q2. How did you guys first get professionally into music?
LAURA: I was extremely fortunate to grow up in a musical family so I guess it was always in my bones! It was after my Jazz degree that I started building up my gigs, until one day I realized that if I was careful with my pennies then I could live off my gig money. That was an amazing feeling when I realized I was then a professional musician and making a living from music!
BEN: Music has always been a special part of my life. Since I can remember I was being moved by music, and I was a bedroom DJ from the age of 12. Fast forward to adulthood and my brother won a holiday to Ibiza and invited me to join him. When I came here, I fell in love with the island and made the decision to move here with the aim of turning my passion into my profession. I landed on my feet big-time and got very lucky, and the rest is history.
|Ben Santiago DJ resident at ibiza rocks coming to Marbella 2018
Q3. We understand you two met in Ibiza? Would you like to share a bit about this story?
BEN: Everyone loves a love story! We were both working here and had a lot of mutual friends. Eventually, we met and we pretty much fell in love straight away. Within a year, we had got engaged and had bought a house together and now we're living happily ever after :).
LAURA: Haha! Ben has pretty much nailed the story. The best love story in the world!
Q4. What's the best and worst thing about working with your couple?
LAURA: We just get on! We also completely understand and respect each other and know when the other one needs some space yet likewise we are totally loving sharing all these amazing experiences together.
Our only difference is Ben likes to breakfast in the morning whereas I like to continue sleeping! I'd sleep all day if you'd let me :)
BEN: Somebody please kill me! Haha, only joking... It is amazing to travel the world and share all these amazing experiences with the love of my life. You would think that it could be difficult working so closely with the person you live with, but in reality, it is a huge blessing to have Laura by my side whilst working and touring. It's a win-win
|Lovely Laura amazing sax performance at Ibiza Rocks Hotel 2018
Q5. Combining a DJ and a saxophonist is an unusual concept, however, it's turned out incredibly well, Can you describe, briefly, how the two of you work together on a musical project? do you have any creative differences?
BEN: We've been playing together for long enough now that I can get a good feel for tracks that work well with the saxophone. There has to be space in the track for Laura to play, but more importantly, it has to be something that Laura can vibe off. Therefore what tends to happen is I send any potential tracks to Laura, and if she gives me the thumbs up, I add them to the playlist for our live sets. Then when we play out, I choose tracks from the playlist according to what the crowd is reacting to. This formula works well because Laura can be confident that I am not going to play anything that doesn't work with the sax or that she doesn't know, but at the same time we keep our sets fresh and different with each performance.
Q6. What are the core skills you guys think are particularly important to have, as a person working in the music industry?
BEN: Passion, determination, and a good work ethic.
LAURA: Everything that Ben has said plus remember to stay true to you, keep persisting and squash that ego the moment it rears it's ugly head!
Q7. Is there an artist you want to work with that you have not yet had the opportunity to work with?
LAURA: Stevie Wonder! If I could just jam with him even for five minutes my life would be complete :)
Q8. What do you like to do for fun outside of working on music?
LAURA: Drinking a pot of tea on my roof terrace gazing out to sea – seriously, that is pure bliss for me! Oh, and a mad shopping spree in London when I get the chance (always a rarity, unfortunately)
BEN: All the usual stuff really. Restaurants, beaches, clubs, bars, etc. It's all about the people who you share these things with and we are fortunate enough to have some great friends in Ibiza.
Q9. How do you keep hope alive, regarding your personal music making? How do you protect your soul?
BEN: To be honest it's not really an issue I've ever had to think about.
LAURA: This is an interesting topic actually as I'm very sensitive about my music. I used to write and wear my heart on my sleeve years ago with my songwriting but over the years I have toughened up.
Q10. Are there any common misconceptions about work in the music industry that you would like to talk about?
LAURA: Not sure about misconceptions but it sure is a fickle industry!
Q11. What can Marbella fans expect from Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago live show?
BEN: Hopefully a very memorable day for everybody that comes. Laura always raises the roof wherever she plays, so with it being outside in the beautiful Mediterranean August sun, it should be extra special.
LAURA: Lots of smiles, uplifting sax music and plenty of hands in the air!
Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago will share the stage with other artists such as Franky Rizardo, DJ JOERI, Bastin, Samm Official, TACH and Meindel
The venue will be fully decorated
If you are wondering like me how is a sax and DJ set live show together? don’t miss out the video down below where you can experience Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago in action!
About Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago.
Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago are now Ibiza legends from the UK with a party-starting mix of house music (Ben DJs) and live saxophone (Laura’s talents) host of exclusive Ibiza Rocks pool party residencies in summer seasons.
Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago are a DJ and saxophonist musical duo who have made waves in the music industry with their incredible live performances. The unique pairing has unsurprisingly caught the attention of many, leading to great opportunities such as working with brands Dolce & Gabbana, MTV and Mercedes, as well as recently securing the great honor of getting an Ibiza rocks residency for this summer 2018.
DJ Ben Santiago
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