Various Artists

Balearic Blah Blah Vol. 15

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Balearic Blah Blah

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The relentless output of edit label Balearic Blah Blah continues in typical topsy-turvy fashion with release number 15 sliding in before number 14, bringing us more musical magic for the dancefloor and the deckchair. The set opens with "Myasi Loham Pellaka", a South African boogie groover with the dancing accordion of the famo tradition. Possibly the work of Forere Motloheloa, this drunken jam bears more than a passing resemblance to "The Boy In The Bubble", but with way more funk in its trunk. Reworked to perfection by AH & KBE, the snapping percussion and dexterous bassline wind your waist, while that relentless accordion should have you shaking your head skywards in celebration. Bastardo takes the controls for the B2 and boy do things get weird! "Brown Bay" dives into a pool of stiff drum machines, quirky acid and afro percussion, resurfacing as the perfect mood builder for the darker hours of the night. On the flip, the duo of AHKBE offers something different with "Dry Tears" - a killer track you could imagine as a Weatherall end-of-the-night tune - minimalistic dreamy walk on a cold beach with echoing dubbed out drums and haunting synths, pierced occasionally by a gospel choir, faces will be melting for certain. To top this package off, we have a nice sureshot banger from the Hamburg-based blog Frequency Without Control. Cleverly disguised under a new title, we get a re-cut version of an obscure euro disco 7-inch from 1979 with swirling synths and wild oriental touches - one for the peaktime I reckon!

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Another beauty from the land of the Blah Blah as AH, KBE, Bastardo and FRWCTRL retouch some seriously obscure shizzle. Lesotho grooves, techno tribalism, cold wave tear jerkers and the gloriously naff sound of unheard Euro disco - every one's a winner baby!

TRACK LISTING

A1. Myasi Loham Pellaka (AHKBE Edit)
A2. Brown Bay (Bastardo Edit)
B1. Coko Cono - Dry Tears (AHKBE Edit)
B2. Jan’s People (FRWCTRL Edit)

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