Category Archives: Balearic

WS010: Air Zaïre – Love 94

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Brooklyn-based producer Air Zaïre is making his highly anticipated return following the 2014 release of “Sanibel ft. Patrick Baker.”

Featuring original vocals by newcomer Daniela Cabrera,”Love 94″ pays tribute to Air Zaïre’s favorite ’90s smooth jazz and soft rock radio station from his South Florida hometown.

Whereas the airy “Sanibel” focused on whisking away a love interest to a remote island, “Love 94” is a hopeful tropical anthem about second chances and winning back a lost love.

“Can’t let you turn around and walk away, baby”, sings Daniela before proclaiming, “Someday we could be together / But we’re alone tonight.”

Accompanying the release is a pair of club remixes from Mighty Mouse and AIMES, and a french touch reimagining by Douze.

Vocals recorded by Max Peterson. Mastered by Aman Ellis. Additional mixing by Michael Banks and Dan Diaz
Artwork by Giovanni Torres

WS009: AIMES – Falling

For our 9th release we are incredibly exciting to deliver a stunning new single from AIMES plus excellent remixes from Final DJs and Perdido Key.

Lots of support already, don’t miss out!

‘happy, summery tone with big energy.’ – Earmilk
‘one endlessly enjoyable jam.’ – Caveman Sound
‘Feeling this’ – Todd Edwards
‘Sick! Final DJS my fav but perdido is dope too’ – Chordashian
‘Really like this, especially the original and Final Djs remix.’ – Ben Macklin
‘I rarely give full stars, but this one got me seeing stars! This release is a full on knockout, stone cold cut!!! Good job guys!’ – Walter Jones

Flying Men – Only Love EPs

A few months ago we covered the excellent ‘Loading EP’ by Silver City, released on Catune Records. Now Catune is back with a couple of very solid releases from ‘Flying Men’, which consists of Japan based UK Balearic power house Max Essa and Italian legends Leo Mas and Fabrice. The pair of 12″s are drenched in sunny Balearic vibes and with a touch of acid perfect for the dance floor. Stream below and don’t sleep on on Catune’s future releases.

AIMES – Dirtbox EP

Out today is a new EP from NYC’s AIMES on Mexico City based label Trafico Music. This EP shows a departure from AIMES usual, into a left-field house conglomerate with two original tracks designed for the weirder moments on the dance floor plus two stellar remixes from Mexico City’s Juan Soto (Electrique Music) and NYC’s Tunnel Signs (Have A Killer Time / Clouded Vision).

NYC meets Mexico City for stellar results. Listen and Download…

MyKill – These Moments

Played at the right time and place, this track could change lives.

Death By Repetition Guest Mix 32 – Perdido Key

Wonder Stories fam Perdido Key drops a guest mix for UK blog Death By Repetition mix full of acid touched, chugging dark-balearic gems. The mix is full of unreleased goodies and is definitely worth a listen.

AIMES – The Marius Tresor EP feat. Brassica

Out today is an EP from AIMES on the UK vinyl only label Rothmans, entitled ‘The Marius Tresor EP’, after the famous French footballer (Soccer for us Yanks). The lead cut, Tunnel Down, is a mid tempo acid secret weapon that delivers a punch. An aggressive bass line, cutting arpeggios, and hypnotic redundancy makes for perfect underground sleaze. One the B side Brassica transforms Tunnel Down into a monster of a remix adding mesmerizing melodies, a stunning sense of atmosphere, and chord changes that wouldn’t be out of place in a 70’s Miles Davis cut. It’s no wonder that the record is already receiving support from the likes of Bicep, Tusk Wax, and Posthuman, to name a few. Out today and you can grab the vinyl here.

Tronik Youth – Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

NEIN Records label boss Tronik Youth has just released a splendid new single entitled ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye’. NEIN Records is notorious for fronting the UK’s portion of the slo-mo acidic chug movement pioneered by the likes of Andrew Weatherall and Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca (to name just a couple) and the release stays true to these roots. The original is a chugging dark-disco slow burner with hints of electro and acid and is complemented by a slew of similar but different, and totally outstanding, remixes by Dark Strands, Los Lopez, Two Mammarrachos,  and Peza. Out now, have a listen below or snag it off iTunes here.

AIMES – Pacific Pearlcast 008

To help celebrate the Mazatlan, Mexico DJ collective Pacific Pearl Music’s one year anniversary, AIMES has put together an hour and twenty minute long mix of spatial and balearic disco. Free DL, enjoy.

Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Kachiri EP

Out today is an EP from a couple of legends. As Italy’s answer to NYC’s Mancuso and Larry Levan, Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca helped shape the left-field Cosmic/ Balearic scene and influence numerous artist. Their mutli-genre DJ sets in the 70s and 80s impacted their own productions that would come later in the 90s. Fast forward several years and the duo is still making forward thinking cosmic music. Their new EP is stays true to their sound, bringing a tinge of other-worldy weirdness and just a touch of dark funk. Out now on NEIN Records.

Bonus: Check out Daniele Baldelli’s RBMA lecture here.