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
Discovered this gem on Soundcloud, it’s a work of gentle genius.
They say ‘It’s 1989 and you’ve taken a pill in a club; it gets too much & you wander into the chill out room & the DJ is playing a super mellow set of Radio 4 classics.
Longwave is mostly Rob Manuel. With thanks to David Ault & Chris Barker.’
Rob has been working on some, check notes ‘blinding visuals’ to pair with the mix, here’s a taster. Can’t wait to see the full length edition…
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.
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.
‘Music As A Foreign Language’ Chris Coco’s new album is out today. He describes it as ‘Deep home listening for strange times’, I’d call it gorgeous, meditative, balearic ambient to escape away with. Support one of the mainstays of the downtempo world by buying your copy through Bandcamp, link below…
Got to be one of the contenders for album of the year, Steve Cobby’s May release ‘Sweet Jesus’ is a stone cold banger. Follow the link below and buy a copy from Steve’s Bandcamp. Do check QBurn / Michael Donaldson’s interview below and check Steve’s livestream album launch; much chat, music, bonhomie and gin to enjoy!
The debut ‘Abstractions’ album set from Richard Norris. Five warm, reflective pieces of ambient and deep listening. The first in a series of Abstractions albums on Group Mind Records.