Inspired by Cantoma

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 10:15 Written by admin Thursday, 27 May 2010 08:54

Phil Mison, a DJ who arrived in Ibiza for the first time in 1993, has been pushing sublime music throughout his career.

His latest release under the moniker Cantoma, “Out of Town” is the subject of a promotional return to the island, and guest sets at

amongst other places, the International Music Summit. Broadcast over the interweb by Ibiza Sonica, Phil inspired the

dining delegates in Ibiza sunshine yesterday afternoon. And none were more inspired than the team here at Balearic Mystique.

We are proud to promote Phil’s new album, that you can buy here, but more proud of the fact he will be treating us to

2 hours of pure Balearic bliss at the LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Industry launch for Balearic Mystique this

Saturday 29th May, for the IMS Wind Down sponsored by Pioneer and Sol, at Blue Marlin Ibiza.

If that wasn’t enough, Phil will also be appearing at part 2 of the public launch Acid House/Balearic Weekender at Corsica Studios

and The Light Bar in London on 5th

and 6th June. You can find all the necessary info here, and buy tickets to see Phil here.

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Shafted

Last Updated on Friday, 5 February 2010 01:21 Written by Ian Kennedy Friday, 5 February 2010 01:19

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Our latest offering from in-house remix maestro Lucci Capri. Enjoy, and spread the groove!

Isaac Hayes – Moonlight Loving (Lucci Capri Edit)

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Alice in Ponderland

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 06:51 Written by Ian Kennedy Monday, 25 January 2010 06:15

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While watching the baffling but very entertaining film “The Game” last night, with every housewive’s favorite, Micky Douglas, the soundtrack threw up a psychadelic classic by Jefferson Airplane. On further investigation this version by guitar hero George Benson came up on searchy thing, and I think you’ll agree it does have a somewhat Balearic feel to it.

George Benson – White Rabbit

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Gil Scott Heron

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 07:43 Written by Ian Kennedy Saturday, 23 January 2010 02:52

As the world expectantly waits for the breaking of a new tidal wave, which is slowly building off-shore of popular culutre, the force behind the squal patiently attend to their promotion, posting samples and new images, doing interviews and generally steadying themselves for the ride. The whispers under the surface are growing into chat, and will soon become roars, drowed out by the white noise of the wave flooding the deserted coastal outpost where once we were spoiled by horizon gazing poets telling us how we felt. Soon the emigmatic, and celebrated poet of a generation gone by will save us again with concious lyrics and heart swelling soul.

Like for most of my generation – born in ’81 –  Gil Scott Heron was the guy that made The Bottle. A strange paradox of soulful groove that at times seems to tip its hat at the carefree, but on other more introspective times holds a haunting message of our proximity to excess and oblivion. It’s a floor filler of it’s era, and ours. The man’s significance as a social commentator, a instigator of a kind of intellectual revolution, a firestarter, was sadly something that I became aware of much later on in my musical education.

This next release, courtesy of a resiliant, humourous and clearly philosophical Heron, was made possible by the production support of Richard Russel at XL Records, and for me shows that there is still hope for the world – so a thanks to Mr. Russel for that. If popular culture can embrace this gift of a human being once again, and not censor him, I think the next generation has a chance of growing up aware of the system and realizing their power to change it. I hope this record inspires new poets and musicians to articulate themselves and reach forward for a smarter future, rather than continuing to relish in the style obsessed, warring, apathetic, all consuming personality current pop music and popular culture seem to be promoting. Big up Mr. Heron, seen.

Of course I sound like an old man, not as old as Gil, but it’s a complaint I’m sure the younger generation are quite bored of. Something about this reincarnated Gil Scott Heron gives me hope that we can again all be one and rise up against injustice, financial slavery and excessive waste of our most precious treasures.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So Maybe No

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 11:46 Written by Jonny Lee Saturday, 16 January 2010 04:46

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A prayer goes out to all those in Haiti…and here are two soul/motown style tunes for you…from Stones Throw records’ new great white hype.

Mayer Hawethorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawethorne – The Ills (7″)

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