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Here it is, the second edition of ‘BALEARIC’, the perfect soundtrack to the summer and anticipated follow up to last year’s highly praised inaugural compilation (top 10 compilations of 2015 in Piccadilly Records). ‘BALEARIC 2’ features 13 sunset inspired recordings selected by Ibiza fixtures Chris Coco & Jim Breese, and presented in a stunningly designed and collectible package available on 180 gram double vinyl, CD and digital formats. Alongside the release, a limited edition ‘Balearic IPA’ has been brewed and these bespoke craft beers will be available exclusively at the BALEARIC launch events!
Various Artists – Balearic 2
Release date: 1st July, 2016
Cat No: BLRC2
1. Stratus — Tisno
2. A Vision Of Panorama — Seaside Tune
3. Simon Peter — Arc Of Lark
4. Giorgio Tuma With Laetitia Sadier — Through Your Hands Love Can Shine
5. Horsebeach — Midnight Part 2
6. Young Gun Silver Fox — You Can Feel It
7. Jacob Gurevitsch — Mexican Margarita
8. Dream Lovers — Brasil
9. Bing Ji Ling — Hangin On A String (Lexx Reconstruction)
10. Faze Action Featuring Zeke Manyika — Chiiko
11. Eugene Tambourine Featuring Yevhen Varela — In The Good Life
12. Ruf Dug — Dominica (Kenneth Bager’s Sunset Ambient Mix)
13. Sacha Puttnam — Abraham’s Theme
27 June – Balearic / Sunset in Ibiza – Hostal La Torre, San Antonio, Ibiza / Jim Breese
03 July – Balearic / Pikes On Sundays / Ibiza Rocks House, Ibiza / Jim Breese, The Brothers Grim (Mark Broadbent & Andrew Livesey), Big Jon Woodall
10 July – Balearic / Ropewalk – Maltby Street Market, London / Chris Coco & Jim Breese
16 July – Balearic / Album play through / Spiritland / Merchants Tavern – Shoreditch, London / Chris Coco & Jim Breese
17 July – Balearic x We Are The Sunset / Star By Hackney Downs – Hackney, London / Jim Breese, Manu Archeo, Andy Taylor
24 July – Balearic / Ropewalk – Maltby Street Market, London / Chris Coco & Jim Breese
Joe Brunning is no stranger to success. Having written what will surely be remembered as one of the biggest dance music anthems of all times – Joe Brunning’s ‘Let Me See You Work’ established Joe as a major contender in the electronic music scene and allowed for the creation of what can only be described as a modern day musical masterpiece.
Soul Matters is a true artist album that reconciles the works that Joe has meticulously penned over the years into something beautiful and real. With 18 original works on the album, the breadth of the music encompassed is verging on perfection. Soul Matters will take you on a journey and, like a seasoned storyteller, Joe effortlessly weaves his musical tales without regard for radio-friendly edits or contritely-timed drops. Hearing Soul Matters in its entirety is a powerful reminder of what music can do for and to us. How often do we find an album that can be heard time and again and never lose its bewitching and seductive qualities?
When the music is good, the fans will find it and this is an album that begs to be adored. It’s alive and full of rampant emotions that glean the soul like a lovers embrace. Passion, playfulness, sadness and elation are all welcome visitors on Soul Matters, all of whom come together to deliver something truly magical for the wanton listener.
Carl Cox has publicly extolled Joe Brunning an amazing producer, DJ and songwriter and now he takes his commendations one step further by way of signing Soul Matters to his famed imprint, Intec Digital.
“I just loved this album from start to finish and I knew when I heard it I had to put it out on Intec. It’s one of the few albums that I can find new things in each time I listen and I just think it is incredibly special in that way. Musically, it blows me away- so many things to love right here!” Carl Cox
1. A Sydney Storm
2. Dream A Little Dream
4. Smokey Blues
5. If Strings Could Sing
6. Underground E Motion
7. My Shadows Chant
8. Reversing Forward
9. Life Force
10. Clock Work Memory
11. Light In The Dark
12. Deepest Reverence
13. The Sweetest Sound
14. Extasis Feat Johnny McGough
15. Positive Vibes
16. El Ritmo
17. The Reasons We Do This
18. Soul Matters
*Great album,Pure soul, Must have album
Get ready for Cassara, the man who delivers the hottest funky French House of the season! After two vinyl only releases, this Hamburg-based Italian-sound wizard now delivers his first EP that’s guaranteed to make you move it. Cris Cassara has been around for a decade in the music business, sharing studios with fellows like Digitalism, writing serious pop songs and primarily being a great vocalist.
He grew up with the disco and funk music of the 70s, but his love for Daft Punk and the French House scene of the late 90’s with Fred Falke, Cassius and Superfunk brought him to nightly sessions in the studio, trying to decode the DNA of that legendary sound.
The result can be enjoyed on the „La Vela EP“ and is packed with peak-time filler funky bombs, the baddest bass sound around and some serious grooves. Early supporters include Aeroplane and Satin Jackets who consistently include “Lady Leopard“, “The Forest“ and “La Vela“ in their sets.
A-side “Keep On Talking” is a tingling and infectious cut, defined by a tropical bassline and lush wandering synths that hark back to an era gone by, while B-side “Walk On” takes a darker, more minimalist tone with slinky, staggered house beats. Building to a crescendo of strings amidst a flurry of synths full of compacted energy, this is a record that sees Niemerski return to the sound that birthed the iconic record “Coma Cat.”
2014 was a huge year for Tensnake, seeing him record two shows for BBC Radio 1’s Residency series alongside long term friend and fellow artist Gerd Janson. From Panorama Bar to A Club Called Rhonda, Niemerski’s touring schedule also took him to some of the most respected and diverse clubbing spaces on the globe. Fresh for 2015, Keep On Talking / Walk On now sees him delve deep and explore the sound that first solidified him as one of dance music’s most celebrated artists.
Rodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores. Over five albums of sonic invention, which, like all great hip-hop records, ran the gamut between funky fun and sharp-eyed lyrical incision, he’s carved out space for rappers in the UK, and become one the iconic voices in hip-hop from anywhere.
Produced by one of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC’s Machinedrum, ‘Like a Drum’ is the second cut from new single Facety 2:11. Urgent and reflective all at once, its percussion swings gorgeously behind a melody intricately weaved from jazz samples and warm pads, Smith’s vocal ruminating on his past, future and present.
In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of “doing because we can’t help ourselves…’
Facety 2:11 is out 4th May on Big Dada
This summer Hudson Mohawke will release Lantern, his first solo full length in nearly 6 years. The producer has been on a meteoric rise the last few years, working with some of the biggest names in hip hop, pop and dance music but everything started in a bedroom in Glasgow when he was barely a teenager. From age 15 he was an award winning scratch DJ producing happy hardcore on cracked software – he came to define a generation of electronic fusion producers but unlike many of his peers, Hudson has matured into a fully-fledged contemporary hitmaker continually working to break the mold.
Born of the underground club scene in the UK, ‘Hud Mo’ has been releasing music for the last 10 years, cultivating a formidable presence in the community. His US break-out came in 2012 with TNGHT, the collaborative project with fellow producer Lunice, which saw their production influence the A-list in rap and help reintroduce the US dance / EDM scene to Hip Hop as club music. In the two years following, Hudson has worked on releases from Drake, Kanye West, John Legend, Young Thug, Pusha-T, and Antony Hegarty. Despite becoming one of hip hop’s go-to producers, to his avid fans he’s never been tied to one genre – and with Lantern we hear the realization of everything he has been working on since that Glasgow bedroom.
“ This album is everything I’ve been working towards. I wanted to make a classic – at least for me and my friends. I never wanted to be any genre. I wanted to be my own thing. Everything.“ – Hudson Mohawke
02. Very First Breath (ft. Irfane)
04. Warriors (ft. Ruckazoid & Devaeux)
06. Scud Books
07. Indian Steps (ft. Antony)
08. Lil Djembe
09. Deepspace (ft. Miguel)
11. Resistance (ft. Jhené Aiko)
12. Portrait Of Luci
14. Brand New World
Fri, Mar 13 – Bloc Weekender – Minehead, UK
Sat, Mar 14 – Buku Music Festival (DJ) – New Orleans, LA
Tue, Mar 17 – Mohawk @ SXSW – Austin, TX
Thu, Mar 19 – Spotify House @ SXSW – Austin, TX
Thu, Mar 19 – AM Only BBQ @ SXSW – Austin, TX
Sat, Mar 21 – Hype Hotel @ SXSW – Austin, TX
TBA FADER FORT @ SXSW – Austin, TX
Sat, Mar 28 – RBMA Guest House, Sagamore Hotel – Miami, FL
Sat, Jun 06 – Field Day – London, UK
Sat, Jun 06 – XOYO – Field Day After-party – London, UK
Sun, Jun 07 – Parklife – Manchester, UK
Sat, Jun 20 – We Are Electric Outdoor – Eersel, Netherlands
Sat, Jun 27 – Mula Fest – Madrid, Spain
Fri, Jul 17 – Melt! Festival – Graefenhainchen, Germany
Sat, Jul 18 – Longitude – Marley Park, Ireland
Fri, Jul 24 – Fuji Rock – Niigata, Japan
Thu, Aug 20 – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, Belgium
Fri, Aug 21 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Sat, Aug 22 – Positiv Festival – Montpellier, France
Fri, Aug 28 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
Sun, Aug 30 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK