The latest release from the collaboration between Chris Coco and Luca Averna, with the delicate, atmospheric guitar work of Micko Roache, it’s a timeless, shimmering slice of Balearic perfection. Surely destined to soundtrack sunsets all Summer long, an essential addition to your collection.
A playlist of music I’ve enjoyed listening to this month, some new, some new to me, some old favourites. Should be about right for the sunny Summer days here in the UK. Huge thanks to everyone who’s shared music, playlists, radio shows, mixtapes and good vibes this month x
Those lovely people from the Chill Out Tent are back with their next big streaming event on Saturday 20th June into Sunday 21st for the Summer Solstice. They’ve gone global this time, with a 24 hour international epic, starting at sundown in the UK and following the sun to the USA, Hawaii, Australia, Tokyo, Bali, Thailand then back to Europe for an Ibiza sunset and after party. They’ll be bringing chilled, eclectic vibes from from around the world together under one virtual Chill Out Tent.
Super nice of 1BTN radio to invite me to join them for a one hour mix, 10 till 11am Monday 1st June. An hour of super mellow, Balearic business with music from Chris Coco, Cantoma, James Bright and lots more. A great station for a great city, thanks to Chewy Beatwell for hooking things up.
I’ve been seeing more and more quality releases from north west based producer James Bright over the last few months, including releases on Eclectics and Midnight Riot, and mostly recently his excellent track ‘Shimmer’ on the Sol d’en Serra EP on Higher Love Recordings.
He’s about to drop a new six tracker on Danish label Quattro Music, the Betamax EP is set for release on June 6th. If you’re a fan of the summery sounds of labels like Music for Dreams or International Feel then this is one to check. All super Balearic chuggers destined to soundtrack beach bars and pool parties, it’s a really strong package with guitar driven & percussive ‘Groves’ and loon bird & gamelan bubbler ‘Flying Tiger’ among personal favourites. Have a listen to opening track, the super mellow sunset atmospherics of ‘You and Me’ below.
Dream Chimney · DC Promo Tracks #599: James Bright “You & Me”
Gallo is a Hell Yeah mainstay, key part of the Berlin based Balearic Gabba Sound System and resident of Buena Onda, Berlin’s only true Balearic bash. His first musical outing of 2020 offers three steamy originals and comes with remixes from The Vendetta Suite and Balearic Gabba Sound System.
‘As this mind expanding collection stretches out towards infinity, you’ll hear Floyd-ian funk, cosmic dub, tangerine daydreams and micro-dosed ambience, all imbued with the memories of New York lofts, Bay Area warehouses, skyscraping pines or the world wide web of fungi. Liquid Canoe taking you on an oarsome trip.’
Standout track? ‘Go Leonard’ is great place to start…
2017 cracker from Channel Swimmer, coming on like a Mediterranean Avalanches, super summery mellowness…