Category Archives: balearic beat

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20 Minutes Into The Future

here’s a conceptual mix about the “sound of the 1980s” that has been brewing since the SYNTAX ERA began. it’s that brand new synth sound palette that emerge in the late 70s and dominated the soundscape of the following decade. preset orchestral hits, gated drums, vocoded voices, the cleanest distorted guitar sounds you’ve ever heard, analog crashing into digital; a sound so unmistakably eighties. this is an immersive event so prepare yourself; you may come out the other end with A Flock Of Seagulls haircut wearing shoulder pads craving “new” Coke and scrounging in your pockets for quarters so you can hit the arcade. cue dramatic intro.
photo : opening shot from an episode of Max Headroom
Tracklist
  1. Gates Of Steel (EZ Listening Muzak Version) – Devo – Club Devo / Futurismo (1984/2016)
  2. Automan (Dub Version) – Newcleus – Sunnyview Records (1984)
  3. Shoot Out (from Beverly Hills Cop) – Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey – MCA (1984)
  4. Was Dog A Doughnut – Jellybean – EMI America (1984)
  5. Faith In This Colour – Duran Duran – EMI (1983) > buy link
  6. Jennifer (End Titles) (from Phenomena) – Goblin – AMS Records (1985/2014) > buy link
  7. Intro – Theme From Starball – Chris Huelsbeck – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1989/2001)
  8. Energie-Dossier – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records (1983) > buy link
  9. Mindscape – Gil Mellé – Blue Note (1989)
  10. So Weit, So Gut – Harald Grosskopf – Sky Records / Bureau B (1980/2014) > buy link
  11. Bogey Wobble – Paul McCartney – Parlophone / MPL / Hear Music (1980/2011) > buy link
  12. Love Theme (from The Breakfast Club) – Keith Forsey – A&M (1985) > buy link
  13. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  14. Conchita / Lament (from Siesta)– Miles Davis / Marcus Miller – Warner Bros. (1987) > buy link
  15. 3,000,000 Synths – Chas Jankel – A&M (1981) > buy link
  16. E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – Sunnyview Records / Hot Classics (1982/1992) > buy link
  17. Commando – Keyboard Affair – Polydor (1983)
  18. Complex – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  19. Boulder Dash – Peter Liepa – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1984/2001)
  20. Is This Death? (from Doctor Who : The Caves Of Andrzani) – Roger Limb & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC / Silva Screen Records (1984/2013) > buy link
  21. Alien (Part 3) – Michael Mantler with Don Preston – WATT Works / ECM Records (1985) > buy link
  22. Basta (Dub) – Telex – Magnetic (1987)
  23. Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – The Silent Underdog – Kaz Records (1985) > buy link
  24. Miami Vice (Instrumental) (from Miami Vice) – Jan Hammer – MCA (1985) > buy link
  25. Why Me? – The Art Of Noise – Chrysalis (1986)
  26. Stahlherz (from Der Fan) – Rheingold – Welt-Record / EMI Electrola (1982)
  27. Blush Response (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/2013) > buy link
  28. Leopard Tree Dream (from Cat People) – Giorgio Moroder – Back Street Records / MCA (1982) > buy link
  29. La Fête Triste – Trisomie 21 – Play It Again Sam Records (1986)
  30. Here Come The Storms (from Big Trouble In Little China) – John Carpenter – Enigma Records (1986)
  31. Le Parc (L.A. – Streethawk) – Tangerine Dream – Jive Electro (1985) > buy link
  32. Eurotheme – Men Without Hats – Statik Records (1984) > buy link
  33. Go Bananas (Instrumental) – Superlife – Go Bananas / Peoples Potential Unlimited (1982/2011) > buy link
  34. Air Stack 1 – Alexander Robotnik – Crème Organization (1983/2005)
  35. Arkanoid – Martin Galway – Commodore 64 / Robot Elephant Records (1987/2012) > buy link
  36. Ewok Celebration (Dub Version) – Meco – Arista (1983)
  37. Endless Race (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Wally Badarou – Island (1986)
  38. You’ve Got To Help Yourself (Instrumental) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Alfa Records / Music On Vinyl (1983/2015)

luv309

luv309 Or Is It

Or Is It?

the balearic  sound is hard to describe because it’s everything and nothing; it’s whatever you want it to be. balearic beat was birthed in Ibiza during the mid-eighties for well off vacationing party goers from all over the globe to lose their minds to as the sun rose on the beach. so it tends to be happy, eclectic, international, chill, danceable grooves full of positive vibes. it’s also kinda cheesy… or is it?
photo : Caleb Bratie
Tracklist
  1. Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix) – The Grid – EastWest Records (1990) > buy link
  2. Express – Coco Steel and Lovebomb – Warp (1994) > buy link
  3. Spider Woman (Novela Das Nove) (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Wally Badarou – Island (1986)
  4. Rotation – Herb Alpert – A&M (1979) > buy link
  5. Theme From A Tall Dark Stranger – Brenda and The Beach Balls – Probe Plus (1986) > buy link
  6. Elle et Moi – Max Berlin – Melodi’s Records / Tigersushi (1978/2002) > buy link
  7. Sea Of Tranquility (Sasha’s Ambient Mix) – Londonbeat – Anxious Records / Arctic Records (1992/1993)
  8. Pull Up To The Bumper (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Grace Jones – Island (1985)
  9. Snappiness (Sweet Instrumental) – BBG – Urban / Hi-Life Recordings (1990/1996)
  10. APT 3B – N.Y. House’n Authority – Nu Groove / Rush Hour (1989/2012) > buy link
  11. In The Light Of The Miracle – Arthur Russell – Soul Jazz (1993/2003)
  12. Stebeni’s Theme – African Head Charge – On-U Sound (1981) > buy link
  13. Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix) – The Residents – Torso (1986)
  14. Don’t Fight It, Feel It (Scat Mix) – Primal Scream – Creation Records (1991)
  15. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Bass – Bassomatic – Virgin (1990) > buy link
  16. Kiss You On The Cheek (King Of Town Remix) – Desmond & The Tutus – Tigersushi (2008) > buy link
  17. Lança Perfume – Rita Lee & Roberto – Pavillion (1981)

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We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams

this is an epic rave come down mixtape made up of tracks from a handful of rave come down mixtapes that my crew wore out back in the day. it’s a ‘7 A.M. Drug 2 Groove 2’ inspired by DJ DB, Tiga, the Interchill brothers and all the folks I used to after party with. much luv.
photo curated & created by Stephen Lebovits
Tracklist:
  1. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb – Wau! Mr. Modo Records / Island (1991) > buy link
  2. Cantamilla (Broadcast Standard) – Tranquility Bass – Exist Dance (1994) > buy link
  3. We Are The Beautiful (Spookys Extravaganja Dub Mix) – Chapterhouse – Dedicated (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Breakdown (William Orbit Stereo Odyssey) – One Dove – FFRR (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  5. One Too Many Mornings – The Dust Brothers – Collect Boys Own (1994) > buy link
  6. Higher Than The Sun – Primal Scream – Creation Records (1991) > buy link
  7. Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) – The Future Sound Of London – Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ (1992) > buy link
  8. Stoned (Gold Seal Mix) – The Groove Corporation meet oRiginal Rockers – The Cake Label (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Panther (Coco Steel & Lovebomb Remix) – Ultramarine – Dali Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Halcyon… – Orbital – FFRR (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Birthday (Justin Robertson 12” Mix) – The Sugarcubes – One Little Indian Records (1992) > (searching for buy link)
  12. River Of Bass – Underworld – Junior Boy’s Own (1994) > buy link
  13. Crazy (Acoustic Version) – Seal – ZTT Records (1990) > buy link
  14. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix In Two Halves) – St. Etienne – Warner Bros. (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Who Is It (Moby’s Raw Mercy Dub) – Michael Jackson – Epic (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  16. We Are The Music Makers – Aphex Twin – R&S Records (1992) > buy link
  17. Spiritual High (The Very Original Mix) – Moodswings – Arista (1991) > (searching for buy link)
  18. Dalai Lama Loves You All – Kissing The Pink – Custer’s Last Stand Records (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Daydreaming – Massive Attack – Wild Bunch Records (1990) > buy link
  20. Pacific State (Origin) – 808 State – ZZT (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Move (Volume Remix) – Moby – Volume (1993) > (searching for buy link)
  22. Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix) – Sabres Of Paradise – Warp (1993) > buy link
  23. Dreams (7” Version) – Gabrielle – Go! Discs (1993) > buy link