It begins with a gentle, dreamy classic by Spanish guitarist Joan Bibiloni and ends with a deceptively simple piano piece by Nils Frahm that captures that mesmerizing moment of a legendary sunset in Ibiza.
Album-only exclusives are provided by super producer Rui DaSilva’s new downtempo project Lisbon Kid, as well as a fun, dubby edit from chillout legend Afterlife. The current ambient sound is defined on productions from Jonny Nash and A.R.T Wilson. Cantoma, aka DJ Phil Mison from Cafe Del Mar, provides ‘Alive’ and Chris Coco introduces us to his Balearic production project Nick & Samantha. The dream house genre features with tracks from seminal Italian DJ Don Carlos plus a sought-after Japanese rarity from 1991 called Low Tension by Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada.
The curators are Chris Coco, who was part of the original firm that compiled the Real Ibiza compilations throughout the 1990s and currently hosts Melodica, an award winning radio show; and Jim Breese, who was resident DJ at Cafe Mambo Ibiza and currently produces the respected Ku De Ta album series for the beloved Bali based sunset venue. Their aim is to build a proper compilation series, made with love, that people can rely on, featuring a top quality, diverse selection of music from real artists in the enduring Balearic spirit.
Timeless art direction from Peter Chadwick (Popular / This Brutal House) combines with a first-rate photo shoot by David Ryle to produce a heavenly visual identity that encapsulates summer.
Various Artists ‘Balearic’
Release date: 22nd June 2015
Format: 180g Vinyl // CD // Digital
Cat No: BLRC1
1. Joan Bibiloni – Pinzells
2. Jonny Nash – Phantom Actors
3. A.R.T Wilson – Rebecca’s Theme (Water)
4. Nautic – Freedom of the Floor (Open Space Remix)
5. Zen Baboon – La Maison Vert
6. Lisbon Kid – Sunburst (Alternative Version)
7. Tuccinelli – Solo Un Delay
8. Micko Roche – Baltimore (Afterlife Edit)
9. Don Carlos – Ouverture (Enzo Elia Tropical Neukolln Edit)
10. Cantoma Featuring Bing Ji Ling – Alive
11. Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada – Low Tension (1991 Original Version)
12. Nick & Samantha – Bitter Sweet Song
13. Nils Frahm – Over There, It’s Raining
Wednesday 17th June 19:00 – 00:00
Album Launch Party
Chris Coco & Jim Breese
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Sunday 26th July 16:00 – 00:00
Balearic at We Are The Sunset
Chris Coco, Jim Breese, Andy Taylor
The Star By Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, London E5 8JQ