FROM THE SAME PEOPLE WHO BRING YOU THE SUCCESSFUL FUTURE DISCO COMPILATION SERIES COMES FUTURE BALEARICA. A MIX OF NEW CHILLED AND SUMMERY SOUNDS THAT WILL BE THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE SUMMER. FEATURES KEY ACTS SUCH AS THE XX AND ANIMAL COLLECTIVE.
The new mix collection Future Balearica is a summery sonic adventure through the world of 21st century chill out and warm laidback sounds. It effortlessly captures the original spirit of Balearic whilst drawing on contemporary Indie, Dance, Disco and Folk influences. By including such acts as The XX and Animal Collective Future Balearica re-interprets the original ethos to deliver a seamless mix that serves as the perfect backdrop to this summer.
The people behind the much-loved ‘Future Disco’ compilations bring you the inaugural collection of a series that encapsulates the essence of musical freedom intertwined with the warm glow of sunshine. Future astounded…Super Super – “Utterly Superb”, NME – “fresh…theatrical”, and Mixmag – “An excellent collection”.
Arranged by production duo FETE (one half of which is Sean Brosnan of Future Disco fame), the core aim is that of delivering an instant slice of summer through tapping into the emotional idiosyncrasies a listener has when they ‘feel sunshine’. The compilation sets itself up as the perfect companion to a blissful summer – whether that is at a BBQ, sunset or on a hazy Monday morning.
Future Balearica brings together releases from a new generation of Balearic artists that best represent the past, present and future Balearic sound. It is draws on some of the unique recent musical movements, whether in London (Mudd and Idjut Boys), Scandinavia (Tiedye and Todd Terje) or West-coast USA (Tony Watson and DJ Harvey). The influence of such producers has helped engender this new Balearic sound that is set to capture ears this summer and bring the movement to the forefront.
The impressive track-list includes the likes of the all conquering Indie monolith The XX, Claremont 56 head-honcho Mudd, Café del Mar resident Phil Mison aka Cantoma, owners of the mighty ‘Is It Balearic…?’ label Coyote, right through to leftfield favourite Animal Collective and the Indie folk of Lady of the Sunshine. These, plus some hidden unreleased gems (from Blacklodge, Project club and FETE) feature on a mix that has been crafted as chill out for the iPod generation.
The physical release is also given extra weight and emphasis with some very unique packaging. Phil Mison, once legendary Café Del Mar resident and also the production act Cantoma that appears on the album is on hand for the track notes, and Mudd, also on the album, delivers the creative for the album design.
These components combined with the blissful music selection to ensure that the full package on offer is of the highest quality. Like many genres that have gone before it, it is Balearica’s time to move from the fringes to the forefront and Future Balearica is a compilation that should do just that, perfect for the under catered for chill out market.
1. Coyote – Electric Sunburst
2. The XX – VCR
3. Mario Basanov – Caribbean Girl (New Found Land Remix)
4. Smith & Mudd – Schulme
5. Project Sandro – Blazer
6. Fete – The Islands
7. DJ Kaos – Love The Nite Away (Tiedye Remix)
8. Dark Captain Light Captain – Questions (Hatchback Dub)
9. Bubble Club – Violet Moon
10. Blacklodge – Feel This (Dance Disorder Remix)
11. Kaine – Phathead (Mudd’s Bondi Remix)
12. Cantoma – Only People
13. Meanderthals – Kunst or Ars
14. The Project Club – Leaves Of Millfield
15. Icasol – Ongou (Idjut Boys Remix)
16. Iain Archer – Canal Song
17. Lady Of The Sunshine – Lady Of The Sunshine
18. Animal Collective – Loch Raven