Jesse Garcia is the iconic DJ for Spanish dance scene. “First” is probably the best word to describe his life. Music is his attitude and passion. We met him at Illuzion night club in Patong, Phuket.
Please tell us what is your DJ success story?
I started to be a DJ very young with about 14 years old. It was in a club in Taragone north of Barcelona. I played for young people only and we closed every evening before ten pm already. Now I have more than 25 years of experience with gigs at the Pacha in Ibiza etc. so I could gain lots of experience throughout my years as a DJ. At the end of the 90s I also started to be proactive with producing mixed songs. In 2005 I had my first success with my own produced song named Taragona. After that I developed my house style and worked for the royal label together with Royal Sanchez so we travelled the world.
This is what lead me to Holland which is definitely the party capital number one for me in Europe. They have many festivals where I played for up to 150 Thousand people. It was very crazy. Their daily life and mentality is totally different and people really enjoy clubbing there. One of the best parties I have seen and played at.
What Phuket clubs you have played before and which one is your current favorite?
I have only played in one club before here in Phuket it was the former blow club. Now I am the new resident DJ at Illuzion and I enjoy it very much.
Is it true that you were the first recognized Spanish DJ on the world stage?
Yes it was in 2008 I was nominated for the best house artist on the DJ top International Website Billboards. It is the number one website in the world for legal downloads and tracks. I was the first Spanish DJ and producer who has ever been nominated which made me really proud.
Tell us some names of the most famous DJs you have been working with please?
There are a few big names I work with for example Afrojack, Axwell, Swedish House Mafia, Gregor Salto and Royal Sanchez just to name a few.
So what is your most memorable moment?
It is difficult to describe just one moment as I had many memorable ones. I think the best time in my life was when I was nominated for the best house artist same time I had a number one track on the website and I was playing with Royal Sanchez in Miami. At this point I said to myself wow life is perfect.
Jesse Garcia is married lol?
Yes I’m sorry
Could you tell us one or two funny stories?
I have many of this but the most memorable one happened to me in a huge club where I played as a DJ on the second floor. I was taking of my headphones to watch the crowd and suddenly I saw a flying duck inside the club. First I thought I was dreaming but it was true there was one flying duck inside the club.
Tell us about your future plans here?
Well I don’t know yet how long will I stay in Thailand but for now definitely a year or longer. My recording studio is still in Holland and in the summertime I will be playing in Ibiza in some locations but I will be back every month to play at Illuzion which is great.
Finally what are your wishes to our audience and readers what would you like to say?
I would like to wish everybody a lot of success, happiness and love. And of course I hope they will come to see me at one of my gigs here in Phuket.