We are balearic at heart, deep house at mind. Many of our artists crossing over into music typically played daytime at the Sunset Strip – Ibiza.
Here is a great Balearic House playlist.
Balearic house is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the Balearic Islands, a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly Ibiza. It emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a fusion of various styles such as house, acid house, soul, funk, reggae, and rock. Balearic house is known for its eclectic and diverse sound, often incorporating a mix of instruments, samples, and vocals.
Check out Simon Field´s No-ones Talking in Spotify. A great example of deep house and balearic house.
Balearic house is characterised by a slower tempo than traditional house music, often featuring rhythms and melodies that are more relaxed and atmospheric. The genre also typically includes a greater use of instrumentation, with live guitar, percussion, and keyboard performances frequently featured in tracks. Balearic house often features samples of ambient sounds such as waves, birds, and other natural sounds, adding to the genre’s relaxed and chilled-out vibe.
Balearic house became popular in the club scenes of Ibiza, and quickly spread throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It has since inspired many sub-genres and offshoots of electronic music, and continues to be a popular genre today. Nomade artists releasing Balearic House / Balearic Beats:
There are many modern artists who are influenced by balearic house and incorporate elements of the genre into their music. Here are some examples:
- Todd Terje
- Prins Thomas
- DJ Harvey
- Gerd Janson
- Moon Boots
- DJ Koze
These artists draw inspiration from the original Balearic sound and infuse it with their own unique style, creating a modern take on the genre that continues to evolve and expand.