Various - Balearica 20 - Balearica Records - Balearic
Track ListingA1 Chaplin Band, The Il Veliero (12" Version)
A2 Doobie Brothers, The Flying Cloud
B1 Boule Noire Aimer D'amour (12" Version)
B2 Masaaki Ohmura A Touch Of Temptation
Media Condition » Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition » Mint (M)
|Format||Vinyl 12 Inch|
Other Titles by Various
• True Faith The First Phase • Disco Exotique. Volume 1 • Lazy DJs • Fierce Dance Cuts No. 1 • Regrooves Volume Two • Serious Beats 1 • Vox Populi: First Choice Sampler 1993 Volume 1 • Betta Breaks & Beats Volume 1 • Chicago Kings And Queens Of House • Dark Acid III • Different Worlds EP • Discotheque E.P. • Electro In The Key Of Detroit Volume 1 • House Revenge 6 • March 88 Previews •
Some Other Artists in the Balearic Genre• Project Club • Electribe 101 • Electra • Herb Alpert • Simple Minds • The Beloved • Sueño Latino • The Aloof • Raze & Lady J & The Secretary Of Entertainment • A Man Called Adam • Inner City • Jan Hammer • Bruce Hornsby And The Range • BBG • Sydney Youngblood • Illusion • Cola Boy • Womack & Womack • Gerry Rafferty • Haircut One Hundred • David Essex • Finitribe • Sueño Latino & Carolina Damas • Chris Coco • Beloved, The • Chris Rea • Hear No Evil • Adriatic Style • Michael Bundt • Fleetwood Mac • Ghostnote • Grace Jones • Saint Etienne • Less Stress • Cure, The • Mike Francis • Nomad • Raul Orellana • Kate Bush • Rufus & Chaka Khan •
Some Other Artists on the Balearica Records Label•
Information on the Balearic GenreBalearic Beat or Balearic House is an eclectic blend of DJ'd dance music that originally emerged in the mid-1980s. It later became the name of a more specific style of electronic dance music that was popular into the mid-1990s. Balearic Beat was named for its popularity among European nightclub and beach rave patrons on the Balearic island of Ibiza (Spain), a popular tourist destination. Some dance music compilations referred to it as "the sound of Ibiza," even though many other, more aggressive and upbeat forms of dance music could be heard on the island.
UK disc jockeys Trevor Fung, Paul Oakenfold, and Danny Rampling are commonly credited with having "discovered" Balearic Beat in 1987 while on holiday in Ibiza. Reportedly, they were introduced to the music at Amnesia, an Ibizan nightclub, by DJ Alfredo from Argentina, who had a residency there. DJ Alfredo, whose birth name is Alfredo Fiorito, played an eclectic mix of dance music whose style encompassed the indie hypno grooves of the Woodentops, the mystic rock of the Waterboys, early house, Europop, and oddities from the likes of Peter Gabriel and Chris Rea. After visiting other clubs on the island where similar music was being played, including Pacha and Ku, Oakenfold and his friend Trevor Fung returned to London, where they unsuccessfully tried to establish a nightclub called the Funhouse in the Balearic style. Returning to Ibiza during the summer of 1987, Oakenfold rented a villa where he hosted a number of his DJ friends, including Danny Rampling, Johnny Walker, and Nicky Holloway. Returning to London after the summer, Oakenfold reintroduced the Balearic style at a South London nightspot called the Project Club. The club initially attracted those who had visited Ibiza and who were familiar with the Balearic concept. Fueled by their use of Ecstasy and an emerging fashion style based on baggy clothes and bright colors, these Ibiza veterans were responsible for propagating the Balearic subculture within the evolving UK rave scene. In 1988, Oakenfold established a second outlet for Balearic Beat, a Monday night event called Spectrum, which is credited with exposing the Balearic concept to a wider audience. It was 1988 when Balearic Beat was first noticed in the U.S., according to Dance Music Report magazine.