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Roots Before Branches 02 - Balearic Beat '82 - '93

Roots Before Branches 02 - Balearic Beat '82 - '93

Playing tracks by

Art of noise, Primal Scream, William Orbit, Voice of Africa, Code 61 and more.

Balearic Beat! This is more of a 'day after' mix, downtempo, it's pretty laid back. The mixes aren't too hurried.

So what is Balearic Beat?

I've heard that "it's music that makes you feel good, makes you smile, and has no pretensions to be anything else. Big pop records and very underground stuff put together - the Ibiza sound"

Wikipedia says that it "was an eclectic blend of DJ-led dance music that emerged in the mid-1980s". "Balearic beat was named for its popularity among European nightclub and beach rave patrons on the Balearic island of Ibiza", "Balearic beat records vary between house or Italo house and deep house influenced sounds and a slower R&B-influenced (under 119bpm) beat", "plus soul, Latin, African, funk, and dub affectations", "The sounds of acoustic instruments such as guitar and piano were sometimes incorporated into Balearic beat."

It's a feeling. Love, freedom, empathy and togetherness. In the sun. Wasted.

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