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The incognito re-edit label Balearic Blah Blah is back once again with a fresh batch of DJ delights from a cast of master editors. First off we have the mysterious Bastardo, who treats us to an extended cut of a seriously underrated Dino Paniele track. Riding on a thick steady beat and panning across the spectrum with flutters of jazz and scat singing, this beast of a track will lock down any dancefloor under the right spell. Opening the B-side is another Bastardo cut, this time aimed for the chill out set with the folky slo-mo "Il Sole Viola" that will surely put a smile on the faces of most beach freaks. AHKBE bring a well-needed extension of a very pricey and hard to find track - the Prince/Sheila E influenced "Nude Walkin" from 1989, an instrumental boogie stepper which has been a secret spin for a few of of the world’s top Balearic DJs. For those in the know, Melbourne-based (George) Hysteric has been relentlessly hammering out quality edits in abundance the last few years on labels like Public Possession, Fuego International and Bordello A Parigi. Covering everything you need, from italo to cosmic to euro-disco, his cuts of obscure dug-out finds usually offer a WTF moment to anyone who hears them. Here he delivers a wonky feel-good euro-boogie groover titled "Agmoslo Juntos" with a Hispanic woman lisping something about sex followed by a ridiculously carefree synth melody. Closing this 14th installment of the Blah Blah series is Manchester’s worst kept secret Haners with the laid back & bouncy white-man funk of "Red (Haners Ext. B-Side Version)". Could the title refer simply to the colour of the singer’s hair? Maybe, but keep that under your hat.

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Patrick says: The Balearic Blah Blah family keep us moving and grooving on the lost 14th release, bringing us beachside boogie, 80s pop and a white funk winner. 'Ave it!

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!

The Balearic Blah Blah edition of hard-to-find unShazamable gems always brings the quality and number nine in the series is no exception. "Walk The Walk" is a superb uptempo electronic afterhours/sunset style edit from VH - a resident in one of Ibiza’s bigger clubs - of a fairly unknown track by 80s band Talk Talk. VH adds modern Dixon-esque production to the original and end result is a surefire winner for any openminded dancefloor. Sweden’s Dj Ri??olo serves up two excellent edits on this platter, the first being "Cool World", an amazing 80s drum machine-led reggaefied Balearic groover sounding exactly like one of those unforgettable hooky warm up or middle-of-the-night records played in Amnesia in '87 by Alfredo or Leo Mas. His second edit "Goonies" has ‘Why Can't We live Together’ style rhythms with repeated keyboard hooks showcasing his rare versatility blending together deepest 80s grooves with dreamy cosmic Balearica. Also on Side B we have "Summertime", a sublime KBE extended string-based edit of a bonus track on an old 80s B side - never released on any album but a firm favorite in the bars of Ibiza, sounding like an amalgamation of Sade and Swing Out Sister. Another vinyl-only collectable winner from the Balearic mountains of Blah Blah...



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