Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 1

ESK 502410 ESK 502410

The Eskimo label presents the first volume in a series dedicated to cosmic Balearic beats. This trans-global intergalactic funk odyssey starts with Stratus' disco-fied, cowbell ringin'. The duo is comprised of Mat Anthony and Martin Jenkins, respected producers and remixers who have re-worked the music of Serge Gainsbourg, Kylie, Playgroup and Calexico, amongst others. We then hook up with Phoreski aka Neil Dunn who also runs his own Fat Fuk Records while having his disco-cake and eating it as Richard Gateaux. Coyote then get in on the action as veteran DJs Timm Sure and Ampo, right before Solar Disco label-head Maelstrom presents his exclusive cosmic disco vision. Homerun sees the guitar-playing, electronic producer Laurent Grauwels hark to his '80s roots, while Bottin takes it back with his blend of '70s disco, early '80s electro, and horror-disco. Rubber Room (aka Disco Devil label runners Skinny Joey and Ferre) deliver one of the standout tracks on the compilation with the superb Italo-infected "Cockroach" and Massimiliano Pagliara continues the strong Italo influence with his collection of analogue synths and drum machines. Spektrum are one of the more well-known names popping up on this exclusive compilation and here we see DJ Cosmo get to grips with the gorgeous vocal refrain of "Fit Together." Then we have Lullabies In The Dark get their lips around an ice cold, staccato funk-filled number while Igor Skafar aka Ichisan gets his retro-futuristic-space-funk together. Things round off in fine style as the fast-rising duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor aka In Flagranti present some rolling disco-funk against the stunning, slo-mo, chord-laden funk of Lovelock. Roll down the windows, turn the stereo up and let the cosmic Balearic beats flood in.