Over the past few years, Jim Breese’s Balearic compilations have proven to be an arbiter of taste for all things downtempo, smooth and breezy. He would know what fits the bill or not after all, having been a resident at Cafe Mambo on the White Isle for many years.
Coming out just before the height of Summer, these compilations are a marker of what you should have in your record bag for all those afternoon sessions you’ve been booked to DJ at. Having released music on a variety of Balearic labels over the past few years, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping we’d make the grade at some point.
When we were making Dusk & Dawn with Phil Cooper who runs NuNorthern Soul, I think we thought he was joking when he first mentioned the possibility of a Faze Action remix for one of the tracks. They’re a real inspiration for us, so we were delighted they were interested in getting involved with that project. Their remix is a perfect compliment to the original in our opinion, keeping some of the strongest elements and overall feeling, but definitely has ‘their’ stamp all over it. Just what a remix should be really.