Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:28 Written by admin Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:28
What can you say about Rico Loop? Well firsty he certainly ain’t no DJ. Rico’s live performances have to be seen to be believed. He is a one-man music machine, using a pedal-operated loop station and anything else he can get his hands on - from a guitar, to a toy keyboard, and even a bottle of water - to create enlightening and engaging, rythm filled grooves, right off the cuff. Rico warmed up the gobsmacked crowd at The Blue Marlin Ibiza, supported by Israli hang-drum player Ariel, as part of Balearic Mystique’s contribution to the International Music Summit. Despite narrowly avioding an artists argument with an unnamed DJ legend, Rico left the stage with the love and amazement of all that were there.Learn More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:31 Written by admin Wednesday, 13 April 2011 10:08
Phil Mison is an unassuming goliath of Balearic music. In the early nineties Phil arrived to play in Ibiza as a music officionado masquerading as a milk man, and left as a DJ legend. One famous mix inspired future Pacha Magazine editor, and Richie Hawtin manager, Ben Turner to write a glowing ode to Phil’s brilliance behind the decks. At the time written Musik Mag, the sentiments contained in the article have undoubtably been felt by many a punter since. Phil currently produces under the name Cantoma, but has also been partner in sublime crime with Pete Herbert on the infamous Reverso 68 releases. Last June, during the International Music Summit and the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life launch weekend, Balearic Mystique were spoiled by adding Phil to two line-ups within a week! Despite challenging circumstances at the first gig, Phil expertly turned it round, and then treated the Light Bar gathering to 90 mins of one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard. Phil we salute you. Cantoma has recently released its second album “Out of town”, you can buy a piece here.Learn More
Ian Kennedy – Alpine Sun Mix
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:49 Written by admin Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:39
After a month living out of a suitcase, you start to get quite creative with your clothing. That is if you’ve acutally had some time to sober up and think about what your putting on. The last trip I’ve just made to Austria, for the Snowbombing Festival 2011 – representing the charity Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – was sprung on me quite late. So somewhere I had to turn my luggage full of tee shirts, shorts and flip flops, into heavy duty snow-wear. I achieved the impossible and left London at 5 O’cLock on a grey Monday morning with enough thermal, padded, double layered socks as I could find…and what happened…yes you got it, it was f**king hot all week! Anyway, at least I managed to represent the other official charity partner at the festival – Comic Relief – with my custom made red nose.
Here’s a little mix I made up when I was there, inspired by the stunning alpine backdrop, the sun, drunken snowboarders and horse manure. Just like Ready Steady Cook, it’s amazing what you can make with the most random ingredients.