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Balearic Mix #45 The Original Balearic Classics 

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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.

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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:

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Balearic Mix #3 Analogue Dreams Part 3

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This is the latest mix I’ve uploaded to Mixcloud. A selection of balearic grooves, chill out, downtempo and a few more upbeat shufflers towards the end. This has been one of my more popular uploads, getting over 200 plays in its first 4 days and reaching the top 5 in Eclectic and Chill Out charts. This should go well with some sunshine and an Estrella.

There are a few new tracks, including the return of U-Star records with Shrinkwrap’s ‘Outhouse’, and recent releases from Is It Balearic? and Aficionado. In addition there are a couple of classics from Bjorn Torske, and an older release from International Feel. I hope you will enjoy it.

Tracklist to follow

Balearic Beats #1 – Sunset & Beyond Mix

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With the sun shining these last few weeks I thought I’d share an old Balearic mix I put togther. Starting out with some downtempo sunset tunes it builds up the pace gently before getting to a more jazzy deep house sound. Ending up with a star gazing influenced tune by Time & Space Machine it kind of aims to capture a night on the white isle. Sunset, night and early hours moods.

I’ll be posting a selection of Cafe Del Mar classics next, with a few words on the godfather of the sunset mix Jose Padilla. A man undergoing something of a renaissance, it seems timely to pay tribute to the next in my gallery of dj and musical ‘pioneers’.

Tracklist:

1. Nev Cottee – The Sun Also Rises

2. Antenna – By Bye Papeye

3. Coyote – Coyote Star

4. Soft Rocks – Obo (Tiago Mix)

5. 40 Thieves – Crystal Mountain Thunderlude

6. Prins Thomas – Hans Majestet

7. Max Essa – Peninsula

8. Baptiste & Pierre Colleu – Dolphin Kid

9. Neon Heights – There’s A Place Where Happy People Go

10. Mushrooms Project – Amazzones (Coyote Mix)

11. Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto (Dimitri From Paris Mix)

12. Louie Vega – Circi De Me (Wagon Cookin’ Mix)

13. Renegades – Let It Ride

14. Time And Space Machine – Buffalo Roam