Q&A: DJ Pippi Turns Ibiza Up a Notch

DJ Pippi (a.k.a. Giuseppe Nuzzo) is a legend to Isla Blanca, as one of Ibiza's first resident DJs at Pacha and an agent to house music around the world. Pippi sat down with The Standard to talk current music favorites, inspiration and what to expect for this year.
We are thrilled to have you as a resident DJ in Jara. Can you share a few favorite tracks that capture the vibe of the space? 

Jara is the place where I feel free to play many different styles of music without any barriers. That is what makes the environment special. These work very well in Jara:

Marvin Gay - If This World Where Mine
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (LNTG Rework)
James Horner - Hamburger Rhumba

What is your favorite memory on the island?

March 19, 1984. The day I was asked to be the resident of the mythical and the longest-running nightclub, Pacha Ibiza. I will never forget that day.

What is your favorite city that you have performed in?

I've had the opportunity to play in the best clubs all over the world and each one is a unique experience. But if I had to choose, I would say playing in Ibiza, my home, is where I feel the best.

"Jara is the place where I feel free to play many different styles of music without any barriers. That is what makes the environment special."

What song are you really into right now?

"You Can't Run From My Love" ft. Angela Johnson by Kiko Navarro, Willie Graff & DJ Pippi.

This will be released April 7, 2023 on (Big Love - Defected) a joint production that will surely be very popular this summer.

Is there a song you could choose to describe you?

It's not easy... there's so much good music out there but there's a title that I'll never forget:

Al Green, "Let's Stay Together," which was one of the first 45´s I bought in 1972.

What inspires you when creating music?

First, the island that is so unique and wonderful and then the people that you meet every day.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?

I would have loved to do a collaboration with the legendary flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia, who left us a few years ago. A genius.

What do you enjoy doing on the island when you're not DJ'ing?

When I'm not performing, I'm enjoying the island and its coves, especially during low season. The rest of the time, I'm in the studio producing new music. 

If you could open for any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?

Prince & James Brown.

What should we expect to see from 'DJ Pippi' this year?

Performing at my favorite spots -- The Standard, Pacha´s Funky Room, Glitterbox at Hi Ibiza, Destino Resort and various beach clubs around Isla Blanca. And my new album
 release with Willie Graff this summer. 
Hit up Jara on for tasty island classics and live DJ performances every Wednesday through Saturday.  

Click here to view April's line-up. 
Click here to book your table now.

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