fantastic all killer no filler compilation of sun-drenched gems from pop-soul legend tina turner. first up is the super cool mid-tempo house groove of justin strausss 12inch dance mix of afterglow from 1986 which hit big across the dancefloors of ibiza. also included are outstanding covers of led zepplins whole lotta love and a great extended mix of ann peebles-penned i cant stand the rain. rounding things off we get a brilliant dubbed out instrumental version of we dont need another hero from the mad max soundtrack.
fantastic compilation of sun drenched balearic beauties from the great italian singer/songwriter lucio battisti. features the sublime *ancora tu*, covered recently to great effect by roisin murphy but in no way surpassing lucios original version, followed by the superb in-demand instrumental floor-filler *il veliero*. on the flip is beautiful disco-tinged groover and big moonboots play *due mondi*, one of lucios rare duets from his highly acclaimed *anima latina* lp. also includes lexx favourite - the gorgeous *questo amore* and finally the often-edited *amarsi un po*, an absolute balearic classic with its fat bass, soaring strings, gentle guitars and sweetly emotional vocals. essential collection.
hot new release from sunkissed recordings celebrating italian synth pop hero mike francis aka francesco puccioni. back in the 80s, francis elegant electronic style and smooth rich vocals provided a perfect backdrop to nights dancing on the sand and in clubs throughout the mediterranean and his popularity continues today amongst the balearic cognoscenti. this ep features the fantastic in-demand club mix of *features of love*, a funky pop-soul opus washed with lush synths, lazy guitars and dreamy vocals plus the sought-after long 12 inch cut of *survivor*, a gorgeous slice of blue-eyed soul with a strong dancefloor sensibility. flip over for big cosmic play, the magnificent 12 inch version of *body thrill*, a bass-heavy chunky instrumental with an art of noise feel followed by francis beautiful laid-back cover of the bill withers classic *lovely day* and lastly the heavenly hypnotic *on and on*, a little-known gem from the b-side from a rare 12 inch. a great package!
once again, the sunkissed camp get it spot on with this loud-pressed 12 inch collection of balearic classics from brazilian songstress astrud gilberto. opens with the original version of mesmerising dancer *black magic*, a great dj weapon that got the tangoterje edit seal of approval a few years back. followed by balearic favourite *beginnings*, a jazzy take on chicago s classic hit which spins out into eight minutes of sensual bliss. turn over for big daniel wang play, the obscure lp track *all i ve got*, a glorious low-slung floor-filling gem produced by none other than salsoul orchestra founder vince montana who also supplies the sublime disco version of the song that made astrud a household name *the girl from ipanema*. lastly comes her cool and breezy version of the bossanova jazz standard *agua de beber*. beautiful stuff.
fantastic new compilation from sunkissed records features four balearic rarities from the great late 70s early 80s dutch new wave groovers flash & the pan all of which received heavy rotation at the original ibiza parties. kicks off with the full 12 inch version of one of dj alfredos amnesia anthems, the brilliant low slung >midnight man< followed by the bass-driven slo-mo disco groove of >hole in the middle< taken from their 1978 self titled debut lp. on the b-side we get the hard to find disco mix of >waiting for a train< a huge favourite of dj harvey who also featured the last track >walking in the rain< on his critically acclaimed summer beach set mix from a few years back. essential slices of balearic history that still sound fresh today
sunkissed recordings latest offering features four balearic gems from the incredible grace jones. one of the faces of the original ibiza party scene, grace spent many a debauched night partying hard on the island and her music was as influential on the original balearic scene as it was in the new york disco underground. first up is the amazing tom moulton 12 version of la vie en rose - a slo-mo sensual disco masterpiece that became an anthem at ibizas amnesia. next up is the extended 12 version of feel up with a fantastic groove that filled floors from the paradise garage to pacha. on the b side, we get nipple to the bottle another stunning sly & robbie production that found favour on the balearic dancefloors and last but not least the extended larry levan mix of the party classic pull up to the bumper.
new label sunkissed records brings you the first in a series of fantastic compilation 12inchs featuring choice balearic moments from different artists with the spotlight focused this time on blues rockers fleetwood mac. kicking off the beach party is arthur bakers incredible extended dance version of the mac classic >big love< that became an staple at the early ibiza parties as did the next track >ricky<, a lost 7 inch b-side also caned on the white isle in the late 80s. finally on this side is the more up-tempo disco-tinged >keep on going< keeping the floor moving. kicking off the b-side is the mesmerisingly dreamy groover >hypnotised< a true balearic classic followed by two more sunkissed delights, the sublimely sensual >brown eyes<, and finally >world turning< a bluesy stormer with some amazing percussion that also found much favour in ibiza. an essential slab of vinyl and a must-have for that perfect sunset record box.