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Is It Balearic? Recordings 10 Year Anniversary

Test Pressing, Dr Rob, Review, Is It Balearic?, 10 Years Anniversary, Timm Sure, Richard Hampson, Ampo, Max Essa, Coyote

Three years ago Is It Balearic? compiled a “Best Of” from their first five years, selected in part by the mighty Moonboots, and released in collaboration with Japan`s ENE. 2016 marks the label`s 10th anniversary and to celebrate they`ve enlisted the assistance of Is It Balearic? mainstay, Max Essa to cherry pick the years 2011 – 2015 for a second 2xCD collection.

There are twenty-two tracks in total and while Max`s CD isn`t mixed, it`s expertly sequenced as if it were. With music from Glass Coffee, DJ Rocca & Daniele Baldelli, The Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club, Ilija Rudman and Tiago, his choices are perhaps Blues-ier, darker than Timm & Ampo`s. As Coyote, their CD is more sunrise than sunset. A “Balearic” House with wide open doors, accommodating, welcoming, all. Where highlife griots dance with Andalusian gitanos, Rasta`s chant over TB-303s, and Ibiza legends get to rework White Isle classics.

The sleeve notes aren`t bad either.

Test Pressing, Dr Rob, Review, Is It Balearic?, 10 Years Anniversary, Timm Sure, Richard Hampson, Ampo, Max Essa, Coyote

“Is It Balearic? Recordings 10 Year Anniversary” should be in shops next week, and festivities will include a party in Ibiza this September.

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