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.
best downtempo/jazz album i've ever heard. listened to it going to the mountains for a day of river-swimming. this is the BEST album in the CB catalog. the only 'bad' song to me is I Ran Around which is just kind of dull and redundant, and even then it isn't all that bad. everything else is an example of what artists can and should aspire to within this genre, imo. dave
To the smarty whom thought Free the Funk is hot garbage ….you play every track BUT the best one ?;)
Bro,why even make a comment like that at all? It’s not even constructive- it’s just junk…so save the hate for another place then trolling hard working beat making pioneers Bandcamp pages;)
keep rippin it Emapea…. So glad I got this tape - wish I could afford to buy some of the vinyl…one day !!
Much love from the True North ;)
Update: sending me that vinyl was an incredible gift thank bagsune2