Barefoot In The Head
A few pics from the early years of Ibiza that capture the original Balearic spirt:
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.
- Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
- Antenna – Camino Del Sol
- Donna Summer – State Of Independence
- Linda Di Franco – TV Scene
- Flash & The Pan – Walking In The Rain
- Carly Simon – Why
- Penguin Café Orchestra – Music For A Found Harmonium
- Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (The Latin Dream)
- Tullio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon…Primavera
- Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots
- A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head (Remix)
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
As a further precursor to the Jose Padilla piece, here is another sunset mix. The first half is largely beatless; pure downtempo chill out music. Halfway in the pace picks up with some chugging grooves laced with a touch of acid squelch. Wait for sunshine, and hit play. As with any mixes posted on the blog, please check out artists you like & if you really love their music buy don’t steal! Tracklist: TO FOLLOW https://www.mixcloud.com/andyhickford/balearic-mix-7-analogue-dreams/