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HOSTEL LA TORRE RECORDINGS

Last year saw La Torre launch the first edition of their compilation, which went on to be named one of Resident Advisor's top 5 mixes of 2016.

Compiled by Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding, both integral to La Torre's musical identity and the wider Balearic scene. Pete Gooding holds over three decades of experience as a DJ, including over twenty years soundtracking sunset at the notorious Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, while Mark Barrott has become the face of Balearic, featured in the Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR and The Fader for his sublime productions and forward thinking International Feel label.

The mix includes obscure and much coveted material from the likes of old veterans Vangelis and John Barry, through to a new generation of musical eccentrics such as Lord Of The Isles, Tornado Wallace and La Torre's own Mark Barrott with an exclusive track. It skirts the outer peripheries of oddities to reimagine what is considered du jour, resulting in a charmed and esteemed choice of music that reflects the audience of La Torre - a cosmopolitan, original and radical set from all walks of life.

"Our hope is that even if you haven't yet visited us at La Torre, this collection of music will help you on this journey and if you have shared the majesty of the sunset with us, we hope it will transport you back to that glorious moment when the stillness and feeling of connectedness is so joyous it's almost overwhelming."

Tucked away in a secluded spot on the west coast of the island, Hostel La Torre reinvents the Balearic spirit pioneered by Alfredo Fiorito at Amnesia and José Padilla at Café del Mar in the early 80s, carving the footprints of a new and inspiring avant-garde scene in Ibiza's next chapter. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Though the White Isle may be overrun by knuckle dragging morons in shutter shades and shit vests, Hostel La Torre continues to fly the flag for Alfredo’s Ibiza, keeping the Balearic spirit intact one soothing set at a time. From their secluded setting on the West Coast of the island, Pete Gooding and International Feel boss Mark Barrott couple old gold from Vangelis, John Barry and The Durutti Column with a healthy serving of this year’s Piccadilly records of the week. Eclectic, eccentric and easy going – now that’s what I call Balearic!


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