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A Balearic Mix – The Dip In The Pool Series


I really liked the idea of putting together a series of mixes that are within the ‘balearic’ vibe of the mixes I tag with that genre – but are slightly distinct in that they have a bit more of a boogie/pool party vibe to them. More than that I also wanted to give them a bit of a retro feel, as if you could take a time machine back to a hedonistic party in some playboys or playgirls pad, with cocktails, fine food and relaxed atmosphere as the sun sets. Once the booze hits and the moon rises the dancing starts, and as the party gets going many decide to take a dip in the pool…


Below I will post the links to the mixes in this series. I hope you enjoy…




Mixmaster Morris is an Irresistible Force 

Inspired by the release of the new album by Mixmaster Morris I put together a selection of tunes by the man himself, a remix and some tunes that he has played over the years that fit in with the sound of his own music. This selection includes 3 tunes from the album Kira Kira as a taster – please check out the bandcamp page (link below) & buy a copy if you like what you hear. 

This album is arguably overdue, but no less welcome for that. A beautiful set of chill out tracks from the maestro of the genre. Musicality, atmosphere, complexity and an eveloping give are characteristics of this release by Morris. 

It was an honour to dj and spend time with Morris when he spent a week in Leeds in July – I look forward to welcoming him back again soon. It would be great if we could also look forward to new material too, hoping it won’t be decades before the next Irresistible Force album.



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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The mix:

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…

Favourite Records 2016: Balearic Disco, Jazz, Broken Best, Downtempo & more…

Each year I am asked to submit a list of my favourite records of the year for Jumbo records. They put the lists up on the wall in the shop as a talking point. I have annually put together a personal ‘best of mix’ to go with that list. 

This year there have been so many great records, it was too hard to narrow down 10/12 tracks.  So I have put together a series of selections based losely around genre. These are linked below…

Balearic Disco

This one focused on a more upbeat, disco style take on Balearic grooves. Taking in the likes of Baldelli, Zmatsutsi and The Mushrooms Project this is a selection of chuggy, cosmic dancefloor tunes. 

Labels include the Leeds based Balearic Social, Forest Jams, Claremont 56 – now celebrating its 10th anniversary – all of which have been consistently putting out incredible material. 

Link to the music:


Balearic & Downtempo

Next up is a selection of chilled tracks, with continuations from Ambala, Coyote, Steaua De Mare & Young Gun,  Silver Fox.  Laid back music for last afternoons and sunsets. 

Link to the music:


Jazzy Beats

There have been some superb releases in 2016 on a jazzy vibe. The return of the broken beat sound with the likes of Dego, Kaidi Tatham as well as New face a such as Tenderlonios and Henry Wu / Yussef Kamal setting the standard. 



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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