Residentes Balearicos is a new project founded by Luca Averna and Ale Doretto, both resident DJs in Ibiza and both hailing form Venice, Italy. Together, they make music that tries to capture the amorphous energy of Ibiza, sizzling on sunny beaches, lulling through lounge conversations, and reaching palpable states in throbbing club nights before disseminating into the countryside air for replenishment.
The project is based on a collaborative idea where Luca and Ale invite other artists from the island into the studio with the aim of sparking up new and fresh ideas for how Balearic music can sound, both within chillout and dancefloor disciplines.
For Eivissenc, they were joined by DJ and producer Chris Coco. The music here is inscribed with the genesis of Residentes Balearicos: Luca’s flash of inspiration listening to old vinyl at the San Jordi Market and Ale and Chris’ help sculpting that idea into three radiant, highly danceable tracks.
Sounding like some lost classic from DFC Italia with tribal drums, acid squelch and dream house synths for day’s, don’t sleep on this one…
This is what happens when two original Balearic heads meet up in the name of dub, sunsets & left field Ibiza.
A playful, almost innocent reggae riddim with a jazzy saudade twist, created in just a few summer nights on the axis of goodness linking up central London and the hills of Ibiza’s very own San Juan.
It is believed that on the night of summer solstice (aka “Noche de San Juan”), paranormal events are more likely to occur… as in this shortest night of the year, humans make contact with pagan gods by jumping over huge bonfires. A local Spanish tradition welcoming the summer, always related to fire & water.
Chris Coco and George Solar transformed those Ibicenco vibes into sound this year, with a little help from members of the infamous Ibiza based Dubtropical Allstars band. The beginning of something beautiful indeed – thanks to the music & fire gods. Version galore, play it some more!
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.
‘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…
Since I first heard Chris Coco’s album ‘Indigo’ in April it’s been one of my most played pieces of the year. It’s a real ambient gem, filled with deep listening, languid, cinematic and (dare I say it?) spiritual music. Have a listen with the links below, then get over to his Bandcamp to get you own copy. The spin off releases; ‘Slow Motion Saturday‘ and ‘Music for Relaxation‘ are similarly gorgeous. Personal favourite, the eno-esque lullaby ‘Event Horizon – Out’ it’s just sublime…