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Balearic Mix #45 The Original Balearic Classics 

Barefoot In The Head

A few pics from the early years of Ibiza that capture the original Balearic spirt:


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I have put together a selection of some of the original Café Del Mar / Balearic classics as played in the early wide eyed days of sound-tracked sunsets on the white isle. Balearic pop, tropical shufflers and more. Before the advent of Café Del Mar rip-off comps and identikit chill out music, these tracks set the tone for what was to follow.


Track list:

  1. Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
  2. Antenna – Camino Del Sol
  3. Donna Summer – State Of Independence
  4. Linda Di Franco – TV Scene
  5. Flash & The Pan – Walking In The Rain
  6. Carly Simon – Why
  7. Penguin Café Orchestra – Music For A Found Harmonium
  8. Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (The Latin Dream)
  9. Tullio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon…Primavera
  10. Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots
  11. A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head (Remix)

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ibiza 3

The mix:

This Is Radio Saint Etienne 

Saint Etienne are far and away one of my favourite bands. Ever since picking up a copy of Fox Base Alpha in the early 90’s I’ve had a soft spot for their blend of pop, Indie, Balearic and post acid house music. Fox Base Alpha is surely one of the defining albums of the post second summer of love era, it’s blend of come-down atmospherics, positivity, pop and nostalgic references was a perfect counter point to the heavier though similarly influenced Screamadelica.

Fox Base Alpha (1991)

So Tough (1993)

Saint Etienne followed up FBA with anyone slice of beautifully measured nostalgia, deep house inspired grooves, and pop, all held together with carefully selected samples. Taking spoken word from the likes of Peeping Tom and Billy Liar ‘So Tough’ played out like a perfect Sunday afternoon. Memories of  music from the night before, washed over with afternoon matinee film references all kicked off with a call for a cup of tea and a bun.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1991)

Nothing Can Stop Us Now / Speedwell  (1991)

With their latest ‘Home Counties’ album due next month in June; it seems a good time to share this mix I put together a while back. By no means intended as a best of, these are just a few of my favourite tracks by Saint Etienne. These are pretty much all from the period covered by their first three albums.

Early days image

More info…

Please check out the band’s website for details of the new album, merchandise and tour information.

Home Counties (2017)

The mix:


Whilst looking forward to their new work, for me this is the era of classic Saint Etienne.

Perkin’s further adventures into a Blazing Mass of Constantly Emergent Velvet Patterns

Perkins continues his adventures; getting lost in a haze of psychedelic grooves in beautiful junkyards, the labs of wired doctors experimenting with energy, down back alleys, red lit eastern European discos and electronic beat playing hideaways.

Perkins loves to share his adventures in sound, why not join him.

Track list
1. Cherry Stones – A Pattern Emerges
2. Andrzej Korzynski – L’arme Du Milleiieu Parkarz
3. Beard In Dust – Biala Sowa, Biala Darma, Bialy Kruk
4. Fatma – The Dirty Beat
5. Free Association – Heavy Velvet Affair
6. Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Completto Geometrico (Andy Weatherall remix)
7. The Solid Doctor – A Blazing Mass Of Energy
8. Fur – Pulp
9. Jamie Paton – Telefuture
10. Beautiful Junkyards – Constant Flux
11. Nicolas Peyrak – Rite
12. Family Four – En Hast Utan Namn

Perkins story

Perkins alarm clock had failed him; he consoled himself with the thought that it at least still told the right time twice a day – he’d heard that somewhere but couldn’t recall when or by whom.

Time to rise,  Time to travel,  Time to explore. Like an aural cosmic amalgalm of Mr.Benn, Billy Liar and a beatnik Doctor Who, Perkins traverses time and space in order to uncover adventures in sound.

“I found myself seeking something, an item that would assist with forming order to my days. I needed a device that would somehow categorise, divide and provide instant information on the passing of my days. It must also alert me from my slumber should I need to attend urgent matters. What would such a device be? Who could create such a thing? I must go in search of such a wonder.

I cross continents, speak with psychedelic shamans of percussion, doctors of science trying to control energy as a mass and seek guidance on future developments from technicians of boundless creativity. I only find myself  lost in a dusty village, listening to a familiar tune recounted in an unfamiliar tongue. My travel are not over – I still seek a device to order time itself.”

Perkins – As told to Andy Hickford.

Perkins will return…

Eclectics – Simon Peter mix

Simon Peter (real name Simon Smith) is a British musician/producer based in London. Simon has released music on Claremont 56 and Aficionado and has received DJ support from the likes of Felix Dickinson, Manu Archeo, Adventures in Paradise, Psychemagik and Kenneth Bager. Arc of Lark on Claremont 56 Simon’s career really took off with his […]

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Downtown Science Radio Show – March 2017

Its the March instalment of the Downtown Science Radio Show – Full contingent this month with Decknologist, Mike Ferry, The Boogie Monster and Andy Hickford / Perkins playing 30 minute sets with a few shout outs – hit us up on Facebook next time we air to get involved;…

The Boogie Monster

Michael Ferry

This month Andy Hickford had an advance play of the new Mr Bird track featuring Greg Blackman track ‘Where Did The Party Go’ (Ashley Beedle North Street Remix) on Ramrock – at around the 1 hour 30 min mark before dropping some deep jazz vibes. Get in your pre-orders on Juno for that – out in April. The Boogie Monster hit hard with a throwback broken beat set, Mike Ferry played the second half hour set with boogie, disco and soulful killers with Decknologist kicking things off with a eclectic selection ranging from breaks, Italian library and more – dig in…


Two selections of early remixes from the genius that is Andrew Weatherall, put together as a tribute to the great man’s enduring work as a musical Pioneer.

The first selection of Andrew Weatherall’s finest remixes from earlier on in his discography. Featuring Primal Scream, The Orb, Happy Monday’s, New Order and more. All vinyl, so excuse any pops and crackles – these records are a couple of decades old.

1. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A mix of two halves)
2. Primal Scream – Come Together (Weatherall mix)
3. One Dove – Breakdown (Squire Black Dove Rides Out)
4. New Order – Regret (Sabres Slow ‘n Low mix)
5. The Orb – Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass)
6. The Grid – Floatation (Sonic Swing Mix)
7. Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Oakenfold & Weatherall Club Mix)
8. My Bloody Valentine -Soon (Weatherall Remix)

The 2nd installment of my Andrew Weatherall tribute series. More early remixes featuring tracks from Future Sound Of London, Jah Wobble, the Impossibles and more… All from vinyl again.

Tracklist :

1. Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart – Visions Of You (Secret Love Child of Hank & Jonny Mix)

2. One Dove – White Love (Guitar Paradise Mix)

3. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (Dub Symphony In Two Parts)

4. Flowered Up – Weekender (Aubrey Is A Bit More Partial Mix)

5. Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

6. A Man Called Adam – Chrono-Psionic Interface (Godiva Mix)

7. James – Come Home (Skunk Weed Shank mix)

8. The Impossibles – The Drum (12″ Weatherall Mix)




The final ICA of 2016 during which there have been so many top-notch guest contributions covering all genres. Today’s is again, something a bit special and epic.  When he dropped the e-mail to me, Swiss Adam said “Please take this off my hands- I keep changing it, adding songs, taking them off, re-doing it. It’s doing my head in.”

Anyone who has ever turned their hand to an ICA will know exactly what he means…..

Andrew Weatherall ‘Just What Is It That You Want To Do?’

‘We want to be free. We want to be free, to do what we want to do. And we want to have a good time. And we want to have a party. And that’s what we’re gonna do. We gonna have a party’

Anyone who’s paid even the most infrequent visits to Bagging Area will know that I…

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