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Mr Pikes

Author : Tony Pike
ISBN : 0992939771
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The playboy who built himself a playground reveals all in his hard-hitting memoir. The iconic hotelier reflects on a fast life of hedonism and the globe-trotting backstory that influenced his set-up of pioneering Balearic boho bolthole, Pikes. Tony looks back on the extreme highs and lows of an unparalleled life, goes exclusively behind the scenes of the Club Tropicana video shoot which put his unique hotel on the map and discusses his relationships with guests/friends including George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Julio Iglesias and lover Grace Jones.

The Real Daft Punk

Author : Harris Rosen
ISBN : 9781988956039
Genre : Music
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-Over 80 original behind the scenes photos! -Exclusive 1997 and 2001 interviews with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. -The history of Da Mongoloids. -Complete with Daft Punk discography. The Real Daft Punk embodies the dynamic practices and principles that launched Daft Punk to superstardom presenting the essence and gift of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. A profound reflection of the tidal ebbs and flows of Dance Music intersected with divergent thinking. This book is honest behind the music tales of an exceptional brotherhood and the catalytic sea change fashioned by its comeuppance. Over two exclusive interviews captured in the age of Homework and the gestation period leading up to and including the release of Discovery, The Real Daft Punk provides vital insight into how the duo achieved unparalleled success without compromising artistic integrity or musical vision. The Real Daft Punk answering the questions who is Daft Punk? What is their purpose? Where did their unique sound originate? When did they begin to devise different music? Why do they prefer to remain anonymous? And how do they create tracks? The book chronicles the rise of House and Techno. In the words of its co-conspirators, drawing from talks with Kevin Saunderson, Arthur Baker, Byron Stingily, Moby, 808 State, Underworld, Giorgio Moroder, Stacey Pullen and Cajmere/Green Velvet, in the same time frame as the rise of Daft Punk. Adding the revealing tales of DJ Sneak and the notorious Da Mongoloids crew, who drew from the same wellspring of inspiration and included Daft Punk. Further setting The Real Daft Punk apart is over eighty original behind the music photos unmasking Daft Punk and their peers. Images from 1997, 2000, and 2001 Miami Winter Music Conference, the January 2001 photo shoot with Daft Punk in NYC, and others from inside clubs and interviews of the critical period in history. The Real Daft Punk is much more than the narrative of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo exploding across international markets and opening up the Art Form to legions of new listeners. It is a story that, like its subjects, dismantles archaic unwritten rules of music industry conduct while providing the ideation necessary to lead a successful career as a confident creative with a rich legacy.

Dope In The Age Of Innocence

Author : Damien Enright
ISBN : 9781909718746
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down and he spends two heartbroken years in London before returning to Ibiza with a new partner and another child. They take LSD and inspired by dreams of a brave new world, cross to the remote island of Formentera to lead alternative lives.This is a decade before Howard Marks becameMr. Nice: the embryonic drug culture in the west motivated not by profit but by idealism. Sometimes, that early search for freedom ventured not just beyond the mind but beyond the law. To sustain their families on Formentera, Enright and two desperado pals head to London in a beat-up car and do some risky travellers cheque scams. Then, restless and unsure of his love for his partner, he makes a hair-raising trek to Turkey in the depths of winter to find hashish for the group. Things go badly awry and he find himself a fugitive, at the mercy of unreliable friends. Part road story, drug story, love story,Dope in the Age of Innocenceis fundamentally a parable about drug enlightenment, the loss and rediscovery of love and the tempering of innocence.

The White Island

Author : Stephen Armstrong
ISBN : 9781448126712
Genre : Travel
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The White Island is, and always has been, a magnet for hedonists. Its history reads like a history of pleasure itself. It is also a story of invasions and migrations, of artists and conmen, of drop-outs and love-ins. The Carthaginians established a cult to their goddess of sex there, and named the island after Bez, their god of dance. Roman centurions in need of a bit of down time between campaigns would go to Ibiza to get their kicks. And over the centuries, cultures around the Med have used the island either as a playground or a dump for the kind of people who didn't quite fit in back home, but who you'd probably quite like to meet at a party... This is the history of Ibiza, the fantasy island, framed by one long, golden summer where anything can happen - and it usually does.

Spanish Highs

Author : Wayne Anthony
ISBN : 0753503026
Genre : Drug abuse
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A committed hedonist's account of a decade of decadence, not only of casual sex, prodigious drug abuse and non-stop partying; but also of battles with the Spanish police as the Ibizan dream of Wayne in Spain falls to pieces.

Mr Pike

Author : Marc Dunlop
ISBN : 1523396636
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Mr. Pike is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Tate Slater Pike, a hardworking, ambitious, self-assured man with a traumatic childhood. Married and two children later life could still be better, his ten-year-old son is being abused at school and his wife suffers from schizophrenia. Each day Tate battles to build a bright future for his family and come to terms with his own demons. As his life unravels the sudden news of his son being bullied at school and then the loss of his job through home life brings so many unexplored feelings and emotions which stem back to his childhood. His wife Trish has another meltdown and their good friend and Doctor Joseph Baker comes over from Columbia to assess the situation. On the day of Tate's first job hunt what turns out to be a quiet day escalates into complete carnage and heartache with some major life changing circumstances that shakes his very core. Will he be able to support his family and build this great life he so desires and hold on to his own sanity in the process? Prepare to be drawn into the life of one man and the many challenges which he must face in his quest for utopia.

I Let You Go

Author : Clare Mackintosh
ISBN : 9780451490520
Genre : Fiction
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016! The blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and The Widow..."[A] finely crafted novel with a killer twist."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street... I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind, desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

The Life And Lines Of Brandon Block

Author : Matt Trollope
ISBN : 9781908374271
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE LIFE & LINES OF BRANDON BLOCK - The Official Biography by Matt Trollope Brandon Block, the joker in the pack, the Ibiza ‘nutter’, the party animal who single-handedly created the Caner Of The Year category, was literally lying on his death bed. And despite the chronic situation that he found himself in, with drips attached to his ravaged body as he battled jaundice and tuberculosis, he was still trying his hardest to shovel as much cocaine as possible up that famous hooter of his! The result of a spiralling drug habit which, at its peak, saw him take an ounce of coke a day for months was his bewildered doctor telling him that he would die within two weeks if he didn’t stop pronto. But that wasn’t going to deter Brandon. He pleaded with friends to bring coke to the hospital and they duly, if reluctantly, obliged. If he was on his way out, then he was going out on a high, at least that was the twisted and warped way he looked at it. However, by then he had to take so much of the stuff for it to actually register that it almost defeated the object. Clubland had snorted him up one nostril and blown him out of the other. A haunting shadow of the livewire DJ who leapt on to the house music scene in the late ’80s, Brandon somehow managed to drag himself out of the mire and lived to tell the tale. With his astronomical coke habit - and the complex network of dealers who fuelled it - now fortunately in the past, he is able to look back (through somewhat hazy spectacles) on a 25-year-career which spans the highest highs and lowest lows. His own success and turmoil has weaved in and out of the so-called acid house generation and seen Blocko, like no other DJ, crossover mischievously into mainstream celebrity too. Brandon’s pioneering residency with Alex P on the Space terrace in the early ’90s took club life in Ibiza and throughout the world to a whole new dimension. Meanwhile, away from the world of underground dance music, he famously stormed the Brits stage, scrapping with Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, ending up splashed across the front of the tabloids the next day, with Richard and Judy appealing for his whereabouts later that night! The Life & Lines Of Brandon Block looks back at the career of a DJ who was there from the very start of the modern-day club movement, who had grafted as a pub and mobile DJ during the mid-’80s, a few years later finding himself in a prime position when, like many, he discovered the drug ecstasy and house music quickly followed a love of disco, soul, jazz funk and hip-hop. This biography charts how a groundbreaking decade or two of clubbing became a national and global phenomenon and how Brandon was intrinsically linked to it all, headlining an era that changed the lives of millions, but also becoming a symbol for its excess.

Rave On

Author : Matthew Collin
ISBN : 9781782831457
Genre : Music
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Electronic dance music was once the utopian frontier of pop culture. But three decades after the acid house 'summer of love', it has gone from subculture to the global mainstream. Does it still have the same power to inspire? From the pleasure palaces of Ibiza and Las Vegas to 'new frontiers' like Shanghai and Dubai, raving is now a multi-million-dollar business. But there are still hardcore believers upholding its DIY ethos - the techno idealists of Berlin and Detroit and the queer subcults of New York, the post-apartheid party people of South Africa and the outlaw techno travellers of France. In Rave On, Matthew Collin travels the world to experience these unique scenes first-hand, talk to the key players and hear the story of how dance culture went global - and find out if its maverick spirit can survive its own success.

Life Is Ibiza

Author : Anne Poelmans
ISBN : 9401449104
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-This magnificent book will bring the summer vibe into your home - Ibiza-style - with the most beautiful interiors, imposing architecture and stunning photography -Offers a glimpse at exclusive projects by top designers and creative minds, inspired by Ibiza, Europe's Number 1 hotspot When you think of Ibiza, you think of sun, sea, sand, and the Mediterranean way of life. But that's not all: you think of gorgeous design, funky interiors, scrumptious food and breath-taking nature. With that in mind, it's time for an ode to good taste, La Pura Vida. This magnificent book will bring the summer vibe into your home with the most beautiful interiors, imposing architecture and pictures that will have you imagine you are standing amidst the azure bays yourself. Two hundred and forty pages filled with joy and good taste, interiors, architecture, and scenery.

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