Hailing from a Balearic island off of Spain that is not Ibiza, the Mallorca man known as Bahia Deluxe delivers the album Pliiing! for the Cold Busted label. Ripe with percussion and plenty of strings picked from his tropical surroundings of white sand beaches, sunsets, and island music influences, the release is a low hanging, juicy fruit for any DJ who likes beats on the downtempo side, heavy with vibes. Highlights include the Latin-Caribbean dance floor shout out of “Caribbean Connexion,” kicking things off in a flare of energy. “Flangareens”, along with “Leaving Together” and “Sleepers”, show the more relaxed side of the album. “Illetes” uses bells and an angelic choir stabs to imply that if there is a heaven on earth, it’s probably an island. The title track brings back the guitars that figure prominently throughout Pliiing!, but this time with more swing, added electronic effects, and organs. Combined these beats make up a package that can be labeled all-natural in feeling and sound, for those who live in sunny breezy paradises or the less fortunate who do in daydreams.
released October 30, 2013
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