Ed Is Dead

A busy summer for the producer in Ibiza alongside a new album and a very interesting collaboration. He isn’t too busy to sit down for some nosh with LoveFoodIbiza though…

The record you put on in the morning to start the day with a smile…

Ummm a hard one to answer…sometimes I wake up a little “nostalgic” and may listen to things like Canned Heat, Otis Redding or even Chopin….and other times I really need my heaviest side to start the day with energy so Pantera, Q.O.T.S.a or Helmet!


Can you cook? If so who taught you to cook? and what’s your specialty?

I’m not a good cook! But I do an “all in” salad which includes goats cheese, sunflowers seed, nuts, bacon and a dressing of olive oil and honey…I love it!.

The perfect breakfast would be…

A big Starbucks white mocha coffee with 6 extra white mocha pumps (yes…I love sugar)

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

Mmm,. could be fried crickets in Mexico…so tasty


The dish that reminds me of my childhood…

I haven’t eaten it since then…but I have still in my mind the flavour of a typical Spanish dessert “rice with milk”, but in the way they cooked it in my school lunchroom

A food you just can’t stomach?

There’s none. I can eat everything…

Your 5 favourite restaurants in mainland Spain are…

1 – El Morito (Burgos)


2 – El 19 (La Rioja)

3 – La Taberna Errante (Madrid)

4 – La Savina (Formentera)

5 – Ikibana (Barcelona)


The best restaurant in…

North America

The Bazaar (L.A)


King Palace (Sahi Long)


Roka (London)


Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…

Mmmm, I basically eat everything I want always…so I don´t have “guilty pleasure foods”- I don’t want to feel like I´m doing something bad!

If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?

Ferra Adriá, and I choose him because his particular vision of the food as an art and his incredible mind to change the rules in global cuisine.

The best and worst food you have ever tried at a festival?

About a month ago I ate an incredible Hot Dog with Mexican “carne mechada” and frijoles on the top in a Spanish festival…and the worst may be the typical “birthday” sandwich in all the dressing rooms.

Dead or alive – 5 people from history/celebrities you would invite around for dinner…

1 – St. Vincent

2 – Bjork

3 – Groucho Marx

4 – David Byrne

5 – Robert Moog

A dish you have yet to master…

Hahahaha! Probably every dish, except spaghetti with tomato and salad.

When I know I am in the studio all night I make sure the fridge is full of…

Burn, Coke, Doritos, Ben & Jerry´s ice creams…


The country you love returning to, to sample their cuisine the most…

Mexico, I´m in love with their spicy and hot cuisine.


My favourite restaurant on the island…

La Savina is not exactly on the island, you have to take a boat to Formentera, but without doubt is one of my favourites places to have dinner in the entire world!

The best sunset spot for a cold drink…

Cala d´Hort seeing Es Vedra

An album you love driving around the island listening to?

London Grammar – If You Wait

A perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…

Take a boat, go to Formentera, relax and take sun in one of his amazing “calas”, spend the day going with a scooter seeing the incredible places in this island and in the evening go back to Ibiza have dinner and see something different in Heart and then go out and play some records with friends in Tox (Destino Ibiza) one of my favourite places for DJing.

The best paella is at…

At La Escollera


The best Ibiza picnic beach

Cala Olivera

A record that always reminds you of Ibiza…

Might be a compilation of Danny Tenaglia’s called “Back to Basics”…it’s old but is an amazing set!

…what is coming out next from you studio wise and where can we catch you in Ibiza this summer?

I’ve just released my album, Change, so that’s out now. But I´m also doing the final touches to a very interesting collaboration with a world famous jazz piano composer, Ariadna Castellanos which consists of a fusion between jazz, flamenco and electronic music. Also preparing a couple of tracks for dancefloor labels, and waiting for the remixes of my album..so I can say I´m busy…this summer I’ll be in Sankeys, Hard Rock and la Savina in Formentera, so go to www.edisdead.es and you can see the latest dates.