Certain places have a history that allows things to happen outside the norm. Ibiza is one of those. A place where anyone with an open heart can find their space. A place where maverick thinking still matters. It´s this environment that in turn nurtured and created the music and style known as balearic.
“This is what I call Balearic” Jose Padilla
In 2014, a new generation of DJs, bloggers, and house heads are embracing the into-everything mentality that marked out the original balearic beats, including the widescreen, afterhours sounds made famous by José Padilla’s sunset DJ sets at the Café Del Mar and Alfredo´s legendary sets at Amnesia.
Mark Barrott’s ‘Sketches From An Island’ compresses this Balearic heartbeat into nine warm gems which paint a picture of the island, the people and the magnetic beauty that pulses through it. Recorded in Ibiza´s northern hills using “weird percussion, some slide guitars and a few borrowed synths,” it’s a melodic and mysterious representation of a place seeped in a rich and rebellious history.
Label: International Feel
Cat no: IFEEL029
Released: Monday June 2nd, 2014
- Baby Come Home
- Dr Nimm’s Garden of Intrigue & Delight
- Go Berri Be Happy
- Formentera Headspace Blues (Pts. 1 & 2)
- Deep Water
- Island Life
- Back To The Sea
- Sacred Islands